Kicking off my Summer vacation

Today is the first day of my Summer vacation, and I've started it with an unexpectedly appealing drink in a park with our daughter while we wait for our son to finish a lesson nearby.

Today is the first day of my Summer vacation, and I’ve started it with an unexpectedly appealing drink in a park with our daughter while we wait for our son to finish a lesson nearby.

Remarkable Formula 1 Photographers

I just watched a YouTube video featuring three photographers who capture Formula 1 races: Vladimir Rys, Qian Jun, and Mark Thompson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riwfILW6LHY Of the three, I really like Vladimir Rys’ style, with his emphasis on the shadows, and underexposing the images in varying degrees. Here’s an example: https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1142478461057081346?s=20 unsplash-logoFeatured image by Chantel Lucas

Ambling around Lisbon

It's a free day today, so I wandered around nearby Lisbon with two colleagues.

We had a free day today, as our team meetup winds down. I went for a casual walk around part of Lisbon that we hadn’t seen yet with two colleagues today. Usually, when I walk, I walk. This time, we literally ambled along in the general direction of the coast. We didn’t actually reach the…… Continue reading Ambling around Lisbon

Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17

Photo by Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash

I watched a couple interesting videos that I enjoyed, and thought I’d share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PvHlk3yig This Engadget video about the differences between DSLR and mirrorless cameras is terrific. Chris Schodt did a great job explaining both camera categories, and the advantages each type has. Well worth watching. https://twitter.com/ChrisSchodt/status/1117883051973865473 Leonardo Da Vinci was clearly a remarkable person,…… Continue reading Opportunistic diversions for 2019-04-17

First-hand accounts of how the President’s team responded to 9/11

President George W. Bush speaks with White House Chief of Staff Andy Card Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, aboard Air Force One. Photo by Eric Draper, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library

I read a remarkable article comprising first-hand accounts by a number of people who surrounded President George W Bush on the morning of 9/11. I remember when the tragedy struck, and read reports about how the President’s team responded to the emerging crisis in the hours that followed. The story of those remarkable hours—and the…… Continue reading First-hand accounts of how the President’s team responded to 9/11