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Lyft vs. Uber

So, Lyft vs. Uber… I was a slow adopter of ride sharing platforms, but once I started using them, I began using them a lot. I use them a great deal to travel to and from airports. I first began using Uber. But, the more I heard about Uber, the more I disliked the company. The CEO strikes me as… Continue reading

A Little Video Lens Experiment

I shot this when I was last in San Francisco. I went up to Mount Tamalpais. It was so green! This video demonstrates what an anamorphic lens does (comparing it to the iPhone camera lens by itself), shows the effects of a polarizer filter and a neutral density filter on the Moondog Anamorphic Lens, and has some Prisma image output… Continue reading

Time for Something a Little Different…

Perspective, point of view, is everything, isn’t it. Ideologically to be sure, but I’m speaking from a purely visual standpoint. For all of the visual information we perceive, we are really very constrained in what we experience through our eyes. We almost always see things from the same height, in a limited color pallet (granted its millions of colors) compared… Continue reading

Tripping Out in the Marin Headlands

You know, I discovered the Insta360 Nano camera that shoots in 360º—panorama photos, panorama videos, livestreams in 360º… This little camera rocks! It stitches in real time. Now, it’s certainly not the picture quality of my Canon 5D DSLRs, but it’s instant, it’s crazy small and light, and this counts for a lot. So last weekend I took it up… Continue reading

Actual Innovation

So much of what passes for innovation is little more than swapping whose bank accounts profits go into while putting others out of business. Yeah, Uber, I’m looking at you! The convenience of your app: yeah, innovative. Everything else: all that is hideous about capitalism! But Tesla… Now these guys are innovative! They are seriously changing personal transportation! Their impact… Continue reading

What Just Happened?! [Updated]

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin I was completely unfamiliar with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, which pianist Denis Kozhukhin performed last tonight. Words fail me in describing this musical experience. The piece is insanely difficult, filled with explosive, muscular rhythmic dissonances that create a complex musical texture accompanied by powerful, angular, quasi-a-tonal melodic machinations that survive the fray generally… Continue reading

Tim’s Poo Poo List

Image by: N14219 – Flickr – skinnylawyer (1).jpg Today I’m traveling. I was seated, waiting for my flight to board, when emergency services wheeled a man by on a stretcher. I’m not making this up. It really happened. So, naturally, I immediately thought he was a passenger who had been ejected from a United Airlines flight. I’m serious. This was… Continue reading

Some Clever Passive Aggressive Behavior

I met a new friend this past Sunday, an old time friend of Steve’s I had never met before. He came to town for the Olivia Newton-John Concert. We all left together in one car, and, on the way out, I noticed his car tag. It was something like this: 0OO00OOO0O Maybe there was a capitol “D” or two in… Continue reading