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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Will the Yankees Let Their Hair Down?

Billy Witz for The New York Times:

If Frazier, a top outfield prospect for the Yankees, played for most any other team in baseball, his hair would be embraced in all its flaming glory.

But with the Yankees, Frazier’s hair has brought unwelcome attention. In short, the Yankees do not do big hair (or beards), under a policy set years ago by George Steinbrenner and vigorously policed by his daughter Jennifer. Now there is a guessing game over whether the team will send Frazier to the barber before sending him to the plate.

Tradition is tradition. If you are a Yankee, you have short hair and a trimmed beard. It’s not like you can deny the Bronx Bomber success during Steinbrenner’s tenure.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Rishad Daroowala's Second Trip to the Alps

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A Review of the PowerCube ReWirable USB + Plug Travel Adapter

That’s one heck of a name. The real name of the company is allocacoc, so it only gets better from there.

This nifty travel adapter was quite the purchase before our trip last year. I was able to charge almost my entire gadget list each night with the PowerCube, except for the nights with the quirky outlets in Italy.

And, I can use the PowerCube at home in a pinch.

Travel adapters can be the bane of a travel experience for a geek like me. I was grateful for how well the PowerCube handled my backpack full of devices.

Head over to Tools & Toys for the full review.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Multi-Million Dollar New York City Panoramas

Read through and then click through the slideshow. If someone gave me a cruiser full of cash, I’d go with the view from 39 East 29th Street.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

A Review of the A-Slim Tsuki and Machete Wallets

And over on Tools & Toys, Bradley Chambers reviewed two different wallets from a relatively new (to us) manufacturer. A-Slim sent Bradley the small Tsuki wallet and the larger bi-fold Machete wallet to test out for a few weeks.

Turns out, they also sent me the set of wallets, so I had the chance to photograph them with that new off-camera lighting system.

These were shot during the day, with both flashes acting as fill lighting. Again, it was lots of fun to experiment.

Being able to control light changes everything about firing the shutter.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Best Blogging App on Mac for Wordpress: MarsEdit

Today on the Sweet Setup, the team posted our pick for the best blogging app on Mac for Wordpress. It’s MarsEdit, of course.

In fact, MarsEdit is so good, it has me wanting to switch to WordPress just to use the app. It’s so simple. So straightforward. So fast. It also happens to be one of the older apps we’ve recommended in quite some time. Just look at Shawn’s review of MarsEdit back in 2008.

The hero images for this review are a particular stepping stone for me. I recently picked up two Cactus RF60 flashes, a Cactus V6 IIs transceiver, and two Cactus CB-60 softboxes, and this is the first set of hero images shot with the new off-camera lighting system. Never before have I been able to shoot in this context and it’s truly game changing for my workflow.

These were shot at about 9:00PM a few evenings ago — pitch dark outside and only ambient incandescent lighting in the house.

I have so much to learn when it comes to flash photography, but it’s been addicting to practice over the last few evenings.

Photography aside, this review of MarsEdit by Stephen Hackett is pretty darn good. Be sure to head over and give the review a read.