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Archive | November 16, 2015

‘Popular Photography’ Magazine, December 2015 Issue: Notes Of Interest.

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Continuing my series of running notes, mainly for my use BUT I am also sharing them with you, from recent camera/photography magazines given that I go through so many. This will serve as a convenient reference in months to come.


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1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 70.

2. Polaroid Snap.

3. Leica SL, full-frame at $7,450 just for the body! WOW. Pigs will fly.

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5. Panasonic Lumix GX8 — AGAIN!

6. Think Tank Trifecta camera bags, $140 …

Articles
1. Grand Canyon (tips): rim trail Mather Point. Sedona (tips): Mogollon Rim.

Ads
1. ‘White Wall’ photo lab, $59 for 4’x3′ print.


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Gene Amdahl, Of IBM Mainframe Fame — Video From 1984 Talking About PCs.

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Related Posts:
>> Gene Amdhal passing.
>> Gene Amdhal tribute video.
>> Gene Amdhal & I.
Gene Amdhal + Anura Guruge 1995
>> IBM Hursley pictures.
>> “Think” sign.

>> Hursley’s John Fairclough …

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Search on “Hursley”, “IBM” & “mainframes” for other IBM (Hursley) related posts … and also ‘Dylan’ >>>>


Gene Amdhal
(16 November 1922 – 10 November 2015)

obituary post.


1984 video of Gene Amdahl.

Click to access 1984 video of Gene Amdahl.


I had hoped to find quite a few videos on YouTube that I would be able to share with you. This was the only one I managed to locate so far.

Good video. IF you have never met the great man this video will give you a very good feel as to his personality. As you will hear he was very soft spoken with a noticeable Scandinavian accent though he was born in South Dakota. He was also a very gentle man albeit with an iron resolve which you could sometimes clearly see in his eyes. Always very deliberate and thoughtful in what he says.

1984. Watch the video. He got the PC architecture part 100% right! Wow.

Now listen to Lore Harp at the 3:13 mark. Listen to what she has to say about PC CLONE vendors. Wow, talking about getting something WRONG. Great contrast here. Gene gets it right and she is dead wrong. Funny.

I, as you can see, as is my wont, is trying to pull together as much media of Gene in one place for future reference. IF you have any photos or videos of Gene that you would like to SHARE please let me know. I will work with you. Thank you.


Eric Hodecker (Meredith,N.H.), Incisively Funny Cartoonist, Brother Of Stephen.

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Related posts:
>>
Stephen Hodecker bronze nude.
>> Stephen Hodecker, Wyethian of late.

>> Stephen Hodecker nudes 1.
>> Stephen Hodecker nudes 2.
>> Stephen Hodecker nudes 3.

>> The Wyethian James O’Neil.

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These are all COPYRIGHT ‘Eric Hodecker’.


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Eric Hodecker’s current Website at ‘GoComics’. Click to access.


Eric Hodecker is Stephen Hodecker’s brother. Given that he lives in Meredith, N.H., as does Stephen, I would have to think that I have met him. I do remember a Christmas party, probably 1998, at a Hodecker household, with a Hodecker wearing a very clever ‘Viagra Erectable-on-Demandred christmas hat. Given his humor and talent that very well could have been Eric.

Not sure how or why he was not on my radar given that I have followed Stephen’s work since 1987.

A few days ago Stephen posted Eric’s ‘deer co-worker’ cartoon, middle (yellowed) one on top, on Facebook. I LOVED it. My time of off-beat but incisive humor.

I befriended Eric. Now I can follow his work better. I need to find more of his work. Very clever. What a family. What talent.


My kind of British humor.
I am sure Eric will get a kick and maybe some inspiration
from this video.

Check Category ‘Humor’ on sidebar for more >>>>

Click to get to video …


19-Year Old Cleverly Updates & Commercializes Classic Works Of Art.

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Click here for the U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘ original,
with a lots MORE pictures.

Click on the images below to ENLARGE and read here.

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When first saw the headline in the Daily Mail I was sure I, as an avid fan of old masters, was going to be livid as to what I thought would be sacrilegious desecration. 

But when I looked at the pictures I was not offended. Kind of cute and funny.

And very clever and painstakingly done. Check the fingers, straps etc. No crude overlays. Very carefully doctored. I was impressed.

Enjoy.


The NEW Greyhound Website Has Major Issues — Healthcare.gov Redux.

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Related posts:
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Amtrak baggage check at Penn Station.

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Click at YOUR peril. Best call 1-800-268-9000 though they have issues too.


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Until May of this year, when we had to get to Philadelphia to pick up our Jaguar XJ8, and Amtrak had had its Amtrak 188 Brandon Bostian crash, I had never been a great believer in buses as a means of long distance transport. Yes, we had taken an airport bus to Boston a few times but we really considered that a shuttle rather than anything else.

But the trip in May, when we used two bus services, one from Dover, NH to South Station in Boston (C&J), and then Greyhound from New York to Philadelphia, made a believer out of me. I am now convinced that Greyhound is THE BEST way to get from New York to Philadelphia. It takes exactly 2 hours (barring mishaps). That is about 30 to 40 minutes longer than by train. But it is less than half the price. $44 vs (say) $16 for 30 to 40 minutes — given that you have to hang around stations anyway.

Well I was trying to make a reservation on Sunday. The NEW system kept on giving me the above ERROR message or crashing. WOW. How could Greyhound have gone live with that? That is STUPID. I had no choice but to call the 1-800 268 9000 number. She was helpful enough. She admitted that the new system was NOT working. But here is the crazy part and I was NOT amused. Her system crashed TWICE while she was doing my reservation and she initially quoted me a price that was 50% higher than what it proved to be — because that was what the system told her.

Not good. If Greyhound can’t process reservations they will run into trouble quite quickly.

In my days as a BIG system consultant this was our golden definition of what a MISSION CRITICAL system was — any major airline would go belly up if there reservation system was down for 72 hours. I can’t see that that has changed much over the years and as such Greyhound is flirting with disaster.


‘6 images for the day’ — November 16, 2015.

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Taken with my (second) Sony RX100 II.


Original 5472 x 3648, ~4Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 220Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

All taken in and around Alton, New Hampshire
on Saturday, November 14, 2015.







Enjoy. Thank YOU.


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