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  1. Do we know we apps he’ll be running? In case it helps at all, here’s a recent M1 Air review driving photography. https://fcracer.com/macbook-air-m1-late-2020-review-for-travel-photography/
  2. The San Francisco Symphony’s “Deck the Hall” Convert will be broadcast today and will be available free online for anyone wanting to get in the spirit. https://www.sfsymphony.org/Watch-and-listen/Events/Deck-the-Hall The orchestra’s annual “Deck the Hall” concert has been downsized to 16 instrumentalists (and one accordionist), 12 choristers (plus the San Francisco Boys Choir), and no live audience members. Conducted by Daniel Stewart, hosted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, and narrated by Raj Mathai.
  3. Another voice for Regas. Although slightly different models existed at the time, my hunt came down to two brands. I went the other route (Nottingham), but have many times thought I should have gone with the set-and-forget Regas. There were some crazy P8 sales recently, but they seem off now. Even the 1s sounds great last I heard it.
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    What'cha what'cha buy?
  5. My opinionated counterpoint: Nooooo! Disney+ is the worst. It’s like porn in that you get tired of really quickly. Hell, the desertscape of Apple+ feels like it has more potential at this point. Hulu+ is for cordcutters, though is repositioning for their constant sale. They’re also the premiere distination for horrible Xmas movies (though Netflix is challenging). Also Fargo! HBOMax is, of course, solid and has supplemental content from Turner Classics and Studio Ghibli. Netflix and Amazon are admittedly racing to the bottom, though both countering in producing, or usually buying, decent origin
  6. Isn't just like HBO productions, Netflix and Prime originals, Apple+, etc.? Here: the FX/Hulu Fargo season finale.
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    As I continue to try to spend peoples money, should anyone's interest in mics be excited recently, looks like the Aston mics are on sale everywhere. Aston Stealth down to $279-299 and Aston Origin $299.
  8. I've seen more [virtual] concerts during the pandemic than the last five years combined and the best by far was Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (said by a non-Cave fan). Streaming now with vinyl coming in a couple days.
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    Thank you for mentioning. I thought this was the current model (with new lens). It’s one back, so not quite the same deal I thought. x100 - first x100s - second x100t - third x100f - fourth x100v - fifth / current
  10. RIP David Prowse https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/nov/29/darth-vader--dave-prowse-dies-aged-85?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Had the pleasure of interviewing him for my high school paper in ‘84 or 85. Said he wanted to be cast as James Bond in the future.
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    If I wasn’t throwing money at medium format I’d be all over this. If anyone is looking for a carry around camera that hits above its weight, the X100F is on sale. https://www.fujirumors.com/hot-fujifilm-x100f-now-899-only-save-400/
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    Anyone need some K701s? Cheap today - $159. https://www.adorama.com/akk701.html
  13. 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in December An exploration of Josephine Baker, an avant-garde trumpeter and the composer John Adams are among the highlights. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/25/arts/music/classical-music-stream-december.html?referringSource=articleShare
  14. Hope it was a great one!
  15. We went expansive this year with sides from mashed potatoes all the way to smashed potatoes.
  16. Sous vide turkey breasts coming along. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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    Looks like commonly $478.99.
  18. Thanks for sharing. Add me to the Queen's Gambit fan group.
  19. Now that’s a camera. https://petapixel.com/2020/11/21/these-photos-were-shot-handheld-out-a-b-24-bomb-bay-in-wwii/
  20. Apple Silicon app ready database... https://isapplesiliconready.com
  21. Stream Lou Reed’s Berlin (directed by Julian Schnabel) free starting tonight. https://stannswarehouse.org/show/lou-reeds-berlin/
  22. RIP Jan Morris. You lead a fascinating life. “Her life story was crammed with romance, discovery and adventure. She was a soldier, an award-winning journalist, a novelist and - as a travel writer - became a poet of time and place. She was known also a pioneer in her personal life, as one of the first high-profile figures to change gender.” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/nov/20/jan-morris-historian-travel-writer-and-trans-pioneer-dies-aged-94?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/books/jan-morris-in-my-minds-eye.amp.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/new
  23. In case others enjoy the annual Notable Books list, just released... https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/books/notable-books.html?referringSource=articleShare Picked up Earthlings last month and just did The End of Everything.
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