When cleaning off slides for scanning, or the lenses on cameras that haven't been made for decades, I use PecPads.
I used to ruin positives when trying to ready them for scanning. Then I was told about PecPads. I have not ruined a slide in years and years. I also use the non-abrasive gauze-like pads to clean the lenses on my treasured Rolleis.
I use microfiber clothes on my glasses, but superstition keeps me using PecPads on photographic equipment.
Twitter user @sydneywhitson reported that “her coworker called in (yet again) and said she had a nail on her tire that caused her to have a flat” and reportedly sent in the above photo as evidence. Zoomed version below. Of course, Twitter delighted in the stupidity. Here’s an actual picture you can use next time […]
Our cities’ sewers are some of the most incredible structures in the built environment. In a new book, “An Underground Guide to Sewers: or: Down, Through and Out in Paris, London, New York, &c.” historian Stephen Halliday explores the systems (and people) that deal with our shit so we don’t have to. From the book […]
These are just a small sample of Michael Schlegel’s glorious photographs of trees in Fanal, the laurisilva forest of Madeira, Portugal. The otherworldly images reassure me with their quiet calm. (via Kottke)
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, you owe it to yourself to learn the language of the place you’re visiting. If you’re not sure where to start, give these resources a look. From mobile apps to online courses, these products can get you conversant in a new language before you […]
Anyone who loves biking, skiing, or snowboarding in the great outdoors knows just how difficult it can be to safely transport your gear—especially during extended trips. These three accessories make it easier than ever to securely attach your gear to your car. So if you’re planning to embark on a outdoor adventure soon, you’d be […]
It seems like AI is everywhere these days, from the voice recognition software in our personal assistants to the ads that pop up seemingly at just the right time. But believe it or not, the field is still in its infancy. That means there’s no better time to get in on the ground floor. The […]