I’ve had most of this setup for more than a dozen years and I feel no pressing need to upgrade any of it.

Camera snobs irritate me: copingmechanism.com/2021/use-…

Some photos of my sort-of darkroom copingmechanism.com/2021/its-…

If I knew how to make stuff like these retro computer terminals I would make stuff all day uri.cat/projects/…

I was going to do a Fitness+ workout but I haven’t been wearing my Apple Watch and the battery was dead so I’m eating a Pop Tart and typing this instead.

As a defensive move against blowing nearly $600 on Apple’s AirPod Max headphones, I instead bought a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4s. I’ve no reason to doubt that they are as good as Apple’s for the way I use headphones, while costing $200 less.

So much for not shooting film in 2021: copingmechanism.com/2021/i-fo…

Alice enjoying the sunshine, from the first roll of the year (Leica M6. Tri-X @800 in HC-110).

I told myself that I probably wouldn’t be shooting any film this year. That lasted, what, a week? First roll is hanging to dry now.

Hey @twelvety, stop contaminating my recs! 😆

I’ve been feeling analog lately so I’ve been wearing my “real” watches. I love this Seiko 5 (SNK807). It’s a simple, very inexpensive automatic watch.

I’ve given up the idea of consolidating my blogs, so I consolidated their RSS feeds instead 😋. www.baty.net/2021/foll…

Dammit I accidentally posted to my Blot blog at baty.blog.

I stopped forwarding email to Hey.com a couple weeks ago. I grew uncomfortable with the idea of not “owning” my email. This morning I re-enabled forwarding. I just really like how Hey works and missed it. MailMate for work. Hey for personal.

I’m enjoying StoryGraph as a pleasant, quieter alternative to Goodreads. thestorygraph.com

I know I sometimes like to bitch about the always-on, too-synchronous feeling of Slack but when Slack is down things get more difficult for me and I take it all back.

She’d rather use her iPhone, I think.

I seem incapable of staying off social media and I am certain it’s damaging me.

Trying to make Hook part of my process copingmechanism.com/2021/bi-d…

That was a close one, Adobe, but I’ll be doing it myself, thanks. copingmechanism.com/2021/the-…

If I add any more vignetting to my photos in post I’ll end up with solid black rectangles. I know it’s wrong but I can’t help it. It’s like drop shadows. I love drop shadows.

I’ve almost convinced myself to go with Lightroom for a while even though it’s not even close to Capture One when it comes to power and flexibility. I’m basically testing the tradeoff between power and convenience.

The ongoing debate about my photo workflow: copingmechanism.com/2020/who-…

A little pre-workout playtime

We used to build websites differently. Remember image maps? We made this one in 1998. It’s a little broken but still. Also, screens were a lot smaller then: sixsides.com/index.htm…