Analog photography processes

20.02.2019 20:15

One of the two cameras that I have and use is my Nikon FM. It is a manual 35mm film camera from the late 70s. It is fully manual, but it has a built in light meter.

Starting to shoot with it was probably the thing after the initial DSLR phase where I learnt the most about photography. You have to do all the work yourself, and you really get it into your fingers how the different settings work together.

I have this and a X-Pro 2. The way I deal with my analog process is that I shoot some rolls, and then I hand them in five at a time. And get them back a few days later, and then I scan them. By that time it is usually some dust and other things on the scans. And they are never in order. The next step after I have scanned them all is to add them to lightroom and process them.

The result is that I get far from perfect images, I have no idea when I took them etc. I get really annoyed about that for a minute, but then I think: the X-Pro digital photography is for that.

Analog photography is more like some random snapshots from an event where I chose to take analog pictures instead. They are messay and awesome, and I always get at least a handful of images I really love from each roll.

It is expensive, but shooting in full manual always feels like back to basics.

You can of course get the same clean images from analog, but it requires a lot of work, and that is not what I am doing with it.

The future of .NET and Visual Studio

19.02.2019 21:55

This was written as a draft back in August of 2018, but I never got around to posting it.

The future of .NET is .NET Core, because of the corner Microsoft have painted themselves in with regards to having to support all kinds of different API’s, workflows etc, the coming 4.8 version of framework will probably be the last one. And all new stuff will happen in Core.

I also think that the future of Visual Studio will be based on Code. Where the main thing is Visual Studio Code, with all the features from Visual Studio missing as plugins in some shape or form.

The reason I think the future of Visual Studio is Code, is because the current version of Visual Studio is slow, buggy and in general horrible, while Code on the other hand is freaking great, and some plugins could replace most of it.

Lamy 2000 is still the king

17.02.2019 18:11

I own more pens than I far to admit, and most of them are fountain pens that are great. Any one of them would be a great only pen for me. And I have two pens that I carry every day: the Lamy 2000 and the Pilot Vanishing point. I guess I use them the same amount of time.

They have different strenghts. The Vanishing Point is very convenient. But the Lamy 2000 is the king. I just love that pen, it is my all the favourite pen design and the ink capacity is awesome. All of the put to the side, my favourite thing is how great it feels to write with. Unlike many fountain pens it doesn’t require any work before it starts writing.

If I lost all of my pens, I’d probably just get another Lamy 2000 and leave it at that.

The Visual Studio Code Git Client

17.02.2019 18:06

I have been using Git on the command line most of the time, for as long as I can remember. There have been periods where I have used apps like Tower. Some of them are okay. Tower is a great one, but way too expensive for me, and Fork is another great option.

Git clients in IDE’s and editors on the other hand have always been really confusing to me. I can never understand how the hell to use them. The exception being the one in Visual Studio Code and Magit. What I really like about the one in VS Code is that the visual UI is just about about committing changes. You have some other UI like showing the current branch, and some nice wrappers for running git commands through the command interface and other places. But the main UI thing is committing.

I really like it, because it makes it all really intutive and easy to understand for anyone.

Link dump

16.02.2019 11:03

Stardew Valley

13.02.2019 21:11

This was one of the first games I downloaded for my Switch. I think it was the first day when I got it and I downloaded a few games.

It is a great game, and I do enjoy it a lot, but I don’t love it. This is the perfect game when you just want to kill some time. I have played a lot of it on the train from and to work.

I think this is one of the games everyone with a Switch should get, because it is not expensive, and you get a lot of entertainment out of it.

Why I went for Clojure

11.02.2019 18:32

The reasons I went for Clojure is:

  1. It’s the one with the most Hackernews traffic
  2. JVM
  3. Node
  4. Great tools
  5. A lot of great documentation (and books)

My Bullet Journal Setup

10.02.2019 12:01

A new Kindle Paperwhite

10.02.2019 11:52

My story with Kindle’s and e-book reading starts with my first modern smart phone. I got a HTC Hero back in 2010, and then I also got a iPod Touch a few months later.

I started to read some e-books on them, and then around when the first iPad came out I ordered a Kindle 3. It’s the last one with a keyboard on it. And I used that until late 2012 when I bought the first Kindle Paperwhite.

That one died a few years later, and I replaced it with a iPad mini. And when that died I didn’t replace it.

Some time after I didn’t have a dedicated e-book reader my e-book reading went way down. So this year I decided to finally get one again.

I went for the cheapest model, the Paperwhite. It is great, the reading experience is awesome, the side lights are great when you read in the dark.

The general feel of the UI is still klunky and slow though. And the process of setting up a new Kindle isn’t great. It comes paired with your Amazon account, but it still takes forever to download the books and all of that.

Anyways. It is a great device, and I recommend having a dedicated device if you want to read more e-books.

Mophie XXL

09.02.2019 16:07

I’ve been a huge fan of powerbanks for years. They kind of changed how I think about using battery powered devices. Suddenly you’re not limited to the built in battery or having to sit next to the power outlet while it charges.

I ordered a new powerbank in the beginning of December. It is made by Mophie, it’s just called XXL. The main feature of it is that it is a real USB-C powerbank. You can charge it with your MacBook Pro USB-C power brick and it will take advantage of the power of it. And you can also charge anything USB-C, like the Swithc or even a MacBook.

It also comes with a A style port.

What I love about this thing is that it charges from empty to full way faster than anyhting I have owned. And it can charge anything USB I own. It have made by travel powerbrick situation a lot simpler.