Hjertnes.blog

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May 15, 2018

Ordered a 23mm for my Fuji last night; and two new photo bags.

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May 15, 2018

Clojure❤️

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May 15, 2018

I’m thinking about testing out Keybase as an option to Slack at work.

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May 15, 2018

Every time I see a Tesla I think: I hope someone shoot me if I consider buying one

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May 15, 2018

There is one thing I hate about my current work situation, some asshole makes it impossible for me to bring my dog into the office.

Adjusting podcast playback speed..

May 15, 2018

So let’s say you want to change the speed you listen to podcasts; or audiobooks.

Then you need to do it step by step. How I have done it this time, when I have gone from what ever is the maximum in Overcast to around 1,5x is that I have moved it down one step. And then I listen at that speed, not just until it sounds normal, but beyond that. Because when you slow things down people sound like stoners, but it also feels boring. What I mean by that is that you have this annoying feeling in the back of your mind: oh my god, this is so slow.

I just continue to listen until I stop thinking about it, and then I move another step. If you listen to a lot of podcasts I think one step per week is a good pace.

Another 35mm vs 50mm rant.

May 14, 2018

If you are going to have just one lens I guess most people would recommend either a 35mm or a 50mm for maximum versatility. (This is a 35mm and 50mm on a full frame or 135 FILM camera, do the math if you use something larger or smaller).

I have written countless posts about the subject of which one is the best as your “one” lens. And the reason is simple: the 35mm is in general the most versatile focal length because it is the best for one type of pictures, while the 50mm is the most versatile because you can use it both for what you would use a 35mm for (to a certain degree) and for a short portrait lens.

A 35mm lens is awesome for shooting “snap shots” or groups of friends or family members or landscapes, because you don’t have to get far away to capture it all. It’s kind of like a phone camera. You can just shoot from where you are and take most pictures. And the wide focal length means that the impact of a lower F stop number is less, and auto focus is often faster.

A 50mm on the other hand is better because you can control a little bit more what is in your picture, and easier blurring out backgrounds and portraits look a little bit more pleasing.

I personally prefer the 50mm when I’m shooting pictures or even portraits. But the 35mm like lens on my x100 is the best when I just shoot stuff around the house. If I had to pick one lens for a vacation, I think I would go for a 35mm.

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May 13, 2018

Test

Discovering pain points.

May 11, 2018

All software and all other tools as well have pain points.

Pain points are where it isn’t as enjoyable to use them. Some of them can be large or it can be that little tiny thing that gets a little bit more annoying every time you use it. Starting from not really noticing them, to driving you completely nuts after days, weeks or months using it.

They are the kind of thing you don’t really notice when you do a regular review. This is the reason I often write one review of a thing right after I got it. And then I continue to write about it as I use them more. One thing I also often do is to rewrite something when I’m about to stop using it.