April 26, 2024

Chapter 20: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

The Rabbit R1 chronicles.

Rabbit R1 Founder Jesse Lyu set out to make an iconic device, something we’ll remember for years to come. If the R1 reminds you of a Gameboy, that’s kinda the idea. As with any launch, there are glitches that need to be worked out, but here are my first thoughts:

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April 25, 2024
2nd Rabbit R1 in the wild, freshly unboxed.

Chapter 19: We came. We saw. We took home the future.

The Rabbit R1 chronicles.

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April 21, 2024

Chapter 18: Will your Rabbit get you?

The Rabbit R1 chronicles.

With the launch of the Humane AI Pin, we’ve become painfully aware of the growing pains an AI device can face. As with most problems in life, it’s a communication issue: An AI device needs to understand what you want and then try to give you what you want.

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April 19, 2024
Leica Q2M, edited in Photos on iPad

Chapter 06: What you’re supposed to shoot.

The Leica Q2 Monochrom journal.

When shooting microstock I was constantly pestered by the company to shoot the type of photography that was selling. The problem: I really didn’t want to shoot the subjects they were asking for. Even more, I realized that so many of those who were shooting for these services were producing shots that sold for a few cents rather than shots they really wanted to shoot. So people who really wanted to shoot flower photos that don’t sell well, found themselves shooting substandard people shots. I love shooting tombstones, but there’s minimal market for that. Photography for many microstock photographers had just become a low-paying, part-time job.

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Photography Leica Q2 Monochrom
April 17, 2024
Shot with Leica Q2 Monochrom

Chapter 5: The problem with JPG+DNG files on your iPad.

The Leica Q2 Monochrom journal.

Connecting your iOS Photos app to iCloud creates one of the best photo editing workflows possible. This automatically stores the original file in the Cloud and keeps the edited file in the iOS Photos app. If you want to go back and re-edit the image, reverting gives you access to the original and then saves the new edit to Photos. Works great—until you get into JPG+DNG files exported from the Leica FOTOS app.

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Photography Leica Q2 Monochrom
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