Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Module R

Mike Johnston pointed out that Rob Galbraith pointed out that Leica has discontinued it's Digital Module R.

The Digital Module R was sort of a beautiful frankenstein: a digital back that snapped onto Leica's R8 and R9, turning the film cameras into 10 megapixel digital SLRs. The Module R's were surprisingly light, and didn't include an anti-alias filter in front of the sensor, resulting in much sharper images.

However, it was profoundly expensive. $6000 for the back, $3000 for an R9 body, and thousands for each lens. And no auto focus. It had a limited audience. The cost made quite a barrier to entry. Early delays also tarnished its image.

Lets hope the M8 does well for them. I might hold out for a digital MP.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Interesting random mail of the day:

Hello ! How are . your beautiful breasts are fascined me .Do you to marry me?



Wednesday, February 07, 2007


This is one of the worst tech articles I've read in a long, long time. Perhaps one of the worst ever.

The iPhone is secure because it has built-in support for IMAP or Internet Message Access Protocol and POP3 Mail, Golvin said.

Most organizations run Exchange, which has IMAP support, which means the iPhone can automatically receive push e-mail, unlike RIM devices, which need a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to receive e-mail, Golvin said.

Like a bunch of morons playing telephone.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


You know what I really don't like?

The contraction "'lil."

Is it really that difficult to say "little?" Makes me want to kick someone in the jungleberries.


Oh, and the next time journalists whine about how the web is pushing them out of business, remind them how their peers suck.

After re-reading that awful Newsweek interview, I simply can't believe that the "journalist" listened to Gates' obvious lies and didn't even ask for concrete examples.

The MacOS is hacked "every day." Microsoft actually introduced MacOS features first, but spent so much time making Vista secure that they released them after Apple.

Completely asinine.

Journalists suck.


Gian Carlo Menotti died this week.