These may be the AirPods I’ve been waiting for. I don’t like stuff in my ear. I’ll wait to hear (pun intended) from audiophiles on sound quality.

Apple introduces $549 AirPods Max over-the-ear headphones —

One of my favourite camera apps just got an update.

Lux Optics, the company behind the popular iOS camera app Halide, has announced the release of Halide Mark II, a second-generation camera app for iOS that’s the culmination of more than 18 months of work. — Halide Mark II

TopGear brainbox Paul Horrell on Link&Co’s ‘free’ car scheme — BBC Top Gear Magazine

My wife and daughter visited a @MichaelsStores in West Windsor for supplies for a college art project. They felt like they were inside a COVID-19 Petri dish.

I attended my second family zoom wedding today, and it felt bittersweet. To me, Indian weddings are about family and community and Zoom was substitute for the real thing.

My email workflow is read, respond/schedule, delete. But I find Big Mail’s privacy stance refreshing.

Tonight’s dinner. Home made butter chicken. 📷


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:

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. — 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 📷

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!

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