Citing budget constraints in 2021, my current client will not renew my consulting contract for 2021. I am now in search of work for 2021. My resume and contact details: monkeyhill.llc

Cultured meat, produced in bioreactors without the slaughter of an animal, has been approved for sale by a regulatory authority for the first time. The development has been hailed as a landmark moment across the meat industry. ~ The Guardian

The Fuji X Weekly Film Recipes iPhone app is up on the App Store.

Fuji X Weekly — Film Recipes is a free app that gives you access to over 100 Film Simulation Recipes for Fujifilm X cameras! These JPEG settings allow you to get various looks straight out of camera, many based on film stocks, such as Kodachrome, Portra, Tri-X, Superia, Vista, and many more! If you have a Fujifilm X camera, there are Film Simulation Recipes in this app that are compatible with your gear—it’s a great resource for Fujifilm X photographers!

On M1 Macs … before you can reboot to enable ACE, you first have to reboot into Recovery Mode in order to tell the system to allow extensions. Then you have to change a setting from “Full Security” to “Reduced Security,” and check a box allowing kernel extensions from identified developers. ~ Rogue Amoeba’s apps updated for M1–with a catch – Six Colors

Weekly and monthly challenges like #mbnov and Lens Artist reinforce my regular blogging and photography habits. 📷

sunset on Stony Brook Trail loop
Sunset on the Stony Brook Trail, Pennington, New Jersey | Sunday 29 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Takumar-A Maco-Zoom 28-80mm F3.5-4.5

One thing I’ve missed this year is playing “dodge the pedestrian” on the Brooklyn Bridge. #mbnov 📷

people walking on Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Brooklyn Bridge | Saturday 12 January, 2019 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR
people walking on Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Brooklyn Bridge | Saturday 12 January, 2019 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Double Dunk by Prairie Artisan Ales in Krebs, OK is an Imperial Stout brewed with Oreo Cookies.

craft ale glass and bottle
FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR 📷

Now you have to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punks?! ~ The Mask

Wizard of Ox
Wizard of Ox by Janet Keller Laughlin and Alissa Keller Laughlin | Saturday 28 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

#mbnov 📷

I am minimising my minimal legacy film camera collection. But I have a dilemma; shall I keep my X-700 or the XD-11 I bought on eBay last night? #mbnov 📷

cat hunting at screen door
Alphie at the screen door, stalking birds. | Friday 27 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR | f/2.8 | ISO 400

In photography, one must carefully adjust ISO, aperture and exposure to get the desired result. #mbnov 📷

grass
Saturday 21 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | f/2.8 | ISO 400

After a morning of what seemed like a never-ending WebEx call, the name of this ale accurately reflects how I feel at the moment. #mbnov 📷

beer can and beer glass of Mostly Dead IPA by Alternate Ending Beer Co.
Mostly Dead by Alternate Ending Beer Co. | Wednesday 25 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | f/2.8 | ISO 500

Students are getting more failing grades during remote learning, evidence shows … The best thing the nation can do would be to offer everyone a “do-over …” ~ The Washington Post

I support that.

In the Commonwealth Caribbean (aka the West Indies), root vegetables such as yams, sweet potatoes, dasheen root, eddos and cassava are often called “ground provisions”. #mbnov 📷

view into a kitchen
Kitchen, Brick Farm Tavern | Tuesday 24 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | f/4.0 | ISO 12800

The Fuji X Weekly app is a mobile film simulation recipe library containing over 100 recipes for Fujifilm cameras! fujixweekly.com

Shaan had just completed his Tae Kwon Do black belt chain of pain. The camera was there to capture his authentic emotions in that moment. #mbnov 📷

Shaan | Saturday 16 June, 2012 | Nikon D40 | 35 mm f/1.8 | f/3.2 | ISO 800

I live on the border between Montgomery, Princeton and Franklin Townships. Today, Bhavna and I picked up apple and pumpkin pies from Griggtown Farm in Franklin Township. #mbnov 📷

Only six allowed inside. | Sunday 22 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8

I hate winter. #mbnov 📷

Salisbury Road, Montgomery Township | Wednesday 26 January, 2011 | Nikon D40 | 35 mm f/1.8

The light can fade the dye on old photographs. I am scanning family photographs before the history is lost. #mbnov 📷

My maternal grandparents, Bequia

Next year, it’s possible I may celebrate my birthday on the beach in Bequia with a rum drink from Bar One and a Lobster pizza from Mac’s. #mbnov 📷

Port Elizabeth, Bequia, August 1998

Believing that everything you do in life has no dependence on others, is a load of crap. #mbnov 📷

Wednesday 18 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | f/2.8 | ISO 12800

Apple Music has a music genre under the title “Americana”. I’m not familiar with what that means but most of it sounds like country music. Confused!

I’m concerned about our energy usage during the coming winter months. Normally the kids would be away at college/university and Bhavna and I would be at work for several hours in the day. I had an Away schedule setup. Now the ecobee SmartThermostat comfort settings are one Home for 16 hours.

More days like this ahead. This marks the end of my weekly outdoor dining experiences. darksky.net 🥶

Listening to Springsteen on my HomePod mini. #mbnov 📷

Big black train comin’ down the track
Blow your whistle long and long
One minute you’re here
Next minute you’re gone

HomePod mini
HomePod mini | Tuesday 17 November, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR | f/8.0 | ISO 4000

We’re in the midst of a second COVID death wave and the memory of what happened back in April is causing some stress. #mbnov 📷

October 2020 | Minolta X-700 | Minolta MD Rokkor-X 45mm f/2 | Kodak Pro Image 100 35mm Colour Negative Film