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Another 35mm vs 50mm rant.

14.05.2018 02:00

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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13.05.2018 02:00

Test

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11.05.2018 02:00

Building, Running, and the REPL | Clojure for the Brave and True > Clojure was forged in a mythic volcano by Rich Hickey. Using an alloy of Lisp, functional programming, and a lock of his own epic hair, he crafted a language that’s delightful yet powerful.

Discovering pain points.

11.05.2018 02:00

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.

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10.05.2018 02:00

Hmm the Golden Bear might be the only pencil I use as I run out of other stuff.

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10.05.2018 02:00

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10.05.2018 02:00

Anyone with opinions about text expansion in Emacs?

How homebrew is better than most package managers

10.05.2018 02:00

Homebrew is an awesome package manager for Mac OS X. And there is one thing about it that makes it a lot better than most. I deal with what most people expect a package manager to do. Like dependencies and updates etc. But my favourite thing about Homebrew is that all packages are installed isolated from everything else. That means that you can have every version of Python that runs on your operating system installed side by side or both Mono and Chicken scheme installed on the same system(both of them have a command called csi).

The way it works is that you can have all of them installed, and then chose which version you want to “link”. In other works is that everything is installed in “/usr/local/Cellar/PACKAGE_NAME/VERSION” and then if you want to link python 3.6.2 to the python command you can link that to /usr/local/bin/python by using “brew link”.

This is very powerful, because package manager like Pacman (on Arch Linux) will not let you install multiple packages that have the same command.

Awesome and surprisingly powerful package manager.

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09.05.2018 02:00

Upgraded my Thinkpad today; larger SSD and 16GB of memory. I’m going to experiment more with using it for work this spring / summer.

The process went much faster than I expected because of some dd and file system resizing magic.

Also: got a new ink today.

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09.05.2018 02:00

I’m probably a little bit late to this but I do not get Gnome3.