Our new condo still isn’t wired for internet, so this morning’s Sunday Edition has been crafted with a wireless keyboard and an iPhone 6 Plus.

What a pain.

Nobody can say you can’t produce content from an iPhone, but this morning’s work has been far more difficult than I care to admit.

Happy Sunday.

Great Reads

A Most Dangerous Game — Street fighting, football, and stretchers: There doesn’t appear to be a more violent sport than the one played on Florentine streets.

(Via Audacious Fox)

The Perfect Workspace (According to Science) — I love this Albert Einstein quote:

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

(Via The Brooks Review)

GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done — As its name suggests, this is a fun look into the surprisingly complicated process of GTD.

On Apple Music — Kevin’s take on Apple Music appears to be shared by many people. Discovering new music and new artists has become far easier than ever before.

But when Jac and I headed to Grand Forks yesterday to join in some American Independence Day festivities, I had to switch my phone into Airplane Mode and rely on locally stored music for the trip. This may not have an impact for everyone, but it immediately scared me away from switching to a subscription-based, streaming-only music library.

We seriously need a cellular communications company to make waves in the international sphere.


Exploring Mount Pinatubo — A photo essay with next to no words. These are my favourite kind.

I recommend following Jelito on Instagram as well. Every shot is a work of art.

A Turtle’s View of the Great Barrier Reef — It’s time to strap a couple GoPros to the back of a shark and see Mother Nature at work.

Switzerland on film, Part I. — Switzerland just took a leap to the top of our “Must See” list for next year’s Euro trip.

You can find Part II here.

Made in Oakland, part I — Like the 500px blog, VSCO Grid is full of great photo essays. Granted, all are made with VSCO filtered-photos, but it doesn’t make not buying a plane ticket any easier.


Fun On The Street with E-M5 Mark II Titanium — Long story short, the titanium coloured E-M5 Mark II is the same as the other E-M5 Mark IIs.

However, there are a pile of images here and most are shot with the Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens. I’ve been obsessing over this overly-expensive lens for some time, and this article doesn’t help.

Micro 4/3 Portrait Lens Shoot Out! Leica Nocti vs Voigtländer Nokton vs Olympus — As I said earlier, the Nocticron appears to be an overly-expensive lens. I’m impressed to see how these other lenses measure up.

A quick aside: Tyson’s product photography is absolutely admirable. I watched a short video of him putting a black and white filter on his product shots in Photoshop and then colouring the colour back into the photo. Brilliant.

Juuso Hämäläinen on Instagram — This photo came up in my Instagram timeline this week and my jaw literally dropped. Here’s the link to the Instagram contest Juuso entered.

Audacious Fox — Kyle took a bit of a hiatus over the past few months, but I’m glad to see AF back and better than ever. Kyle has brought a contributing editor on board as well, so I’m looking forward to the body of work to come.

Chicago’s ‘cloud tax’ makes Netflix and other streaming services more expensive — Seems like Chicago’s city council is keen on implementing tax laws swiftly. This isn’t the first time the city has been quick to adopt odd tax laws.

MKCA’s 5:1 Apartment — I would need to learn the patience to rearrange my home every few hours, but the thought of needing so little space to enjoy a high standard of living is enticing. I can see why these kind of apartments could become popular in major urban centres around the world.