Nikon D5600 in 2021: still worth it?

2021 update: still yes — Short answer: yes. You should get it. Note: the images in this post went missing in a media cleanup! I posted more in my review of the 70-300 lens. Slightly less short answer: it’s good enough in enough situations that the main thing holding it back is the glass you…More

A yarn about software development culture

Note: This is a republished version of an article from an old blog. Richard Stallman resigned and/or was pushed out of the FSF, depending on your alignment. People put up with his behavior because he helped start the free software movement. But after a point you have to wonder: how many potential contributors were put off…More

I listened to Joe Rogan’s podcast so you don’t have to

Here are all the things I’ve heard about Joe Rogan, mega-popular podcaster: Nazi Transphobe Idiot Genius I finally gave in and had a listen to a few of his very, very long podcast episodes after Bernie Sanders called out his interview with Rogan. The result is…he’s okay. Fine. Good. Doesn’t seem like a Nazi. Has…More

That time I got two defective refurbished Nikon D3400s from Adorama

I have long wanted to get serious about photography. I used a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS until it died on me, and quit photography. I just didn’t have the money for another camera, and phone cameras were inadequate. One day, I finally saved enough to get a proper DSLR in the form of a Nikon…More

ActivityPub Could Be The Future

I’ll admit, I’ve spent the last several years disillusioned with technology. All the quirky little tools people made gave way to ad-fueled companies that refused to play well with others. This is the first time I’ve been excited for a new technology in memory. ActivityPub is to HTTP what HTTP was to TCP/IP. TCP/IP bridged…More