I received this Montblanc Meisterst├╝ck rollerball as a gift nearly 30 years ago. It’s been a bit of a mess for quite a while, but still usable. Until today, when it literally fell apart. I don’t know if I’ll replace it, as they are very expensive.

Remember going to concerts?

For some reason I don’t mind so much when the Polaroids fail. Because wow, did this one fail.

I’m not going to touch it. You touch it. www.cnn.com/style/art…

Never heard of Creeper before yesterday but this record’s been on repeat since. It’s an ambitious, campy little bugger and I kind of love it.

Where should I record the day’s minutiae? copingmechanism.com/2020/dail…

I seem to be incapable of forcing myself to read. I really (really!) love books, but 3 or 4 months ago I just stopped reading. No specific reason. I make it about 15 minutes before wandering back to some device or other distraction. It’s maddening. Could require drastic measures.

Wow. Powerful and intimate.

Back at The Lathe for my daily notes: copingmechanism.com/2020/tidd…

Another bonus from my break from film photography is that I moved the big enlarger, which made room for another bookshelf.

There’s a lot of things I may start to miss during my break from shooting film, but scanning isn’t one of them. Look at all this crap I have just for that step.

Playing with the old wiki has been a blast today, but will I stick with it? rudimentarylathe.org

I’m glad I no longer smoke, but I kind of wish I could. I was good at it. Also, the accoutrements were cool.

Back at it with Flickr: copingmechanism.com/2020/all-…

Viewing Instagram stories feels like staring at racks of magazine covers and useless impulse items while checking out at the grocery store.

AC/DC is good for my soul

I don’t know what to make of this

Does it matter if it’s film or not? copingmechanism.com/2020/not-…

Dug out the Keychron keyboard and am giving it as spin today, just for giggles. It’s no match for the HHKB but it does have actual function and arrow keys and sane placement of things like ~. So far, I’m at about a 50% error rate ­čść

I’d love to use Lightroom CC but I get the output I like much faster in Capture One. Also, if I want to “go deep” with an image, C1 does that better, too. If only there were a sync solution and an iPad app for it.

C’mon, throw it already!

Simple fuzzy rock riffs all day.

I got a new (to me) camera. copingmechanism.com/2020/my-n…

The Leica M to L-mount adapter came today so I’ve started doing silly things like mounting this ancient Canon 50mm LTM lens.

Corners are pretty rough at the wide end with the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8. DO NOT make me buy the Leica version!