The tabs build up as fast as I cut ’em down. This sweep is half photo-stuff, but I also have Second-Life humor, an Art-Rock conundrum, and what happens when you can’t write any more.
Second Life · I gave up on it myself, for the moment anyhow. So maybe it’s not like this any more.
GX-100 · I have speculated here that the Ricoh GX-100 might fill the fairly-empty “serious pocket camera” space. Finally, the mighty DPR has a full-on review. Summary: great ergonomics, weak sensor. I dunno, my Japanese colleagues’ seemed to be getting good results on indoor shots with their GX’s back in June; see Okazaki’s work here and here.
Pentax Gallery · Check out the Pentax Photo Gallery; there’s a lot of beautiful stuff there. I found that I actually disliked as much as I liked; the colours seemed supersaturated and the presentation generally hyper-real. I’m certainly guilty of cranking up the intensity in my own shots, but I thought these guys were really making it obtrusive.
Can You Tell Me Where My Country Lies? · I can’t tell make up my mind whether this is egregious art-rock silliness, or a triumph of composition, orchestration, and performance. Having said that, I couldn’t get the stupid tune out of my mind, so I slapped the CD in the van’s player while I was taking the boy out shopping. He, not sharing my burden of having lived through decades of Rock History, said he liked it.
I Forgot How to Write! · So complains Mark Cuban. Me too. If you’re gonna be in a meeting with me, I’m sorry, but my laptop will be on the table. Take it as a compliment; it means that I care enough to make sure that I’ll be able to use my notes, later.