greener pastures

Coming up with fresh blog content is an interminable, drawn-out process enough as it is; add the editing and laying out and formatting involved in making the post pretty, and all of a sudden it's a lot easier to put off updating. Read more [...]


I was never cut out for day jobs. Anyone who’s worked with me at one can attest to that. Thank god for the people that are because the world would cease to function without them, but I wasn’t one of them. Back in high school, as we looked at the future with that unique combination of hope and naiveté and my classmates fantasized of winning Pulitzers and Oscars, of curing diseases and ending hunger, or even just of making boatloads of money, I dreamed of living on a boat and sailing from port to port. There was too much out there I wanted to see. I wanted to travel. Read more [...]
people words

don’t shoot your heroes

I'm not an autograph hound. It's just not in my nature. I enjoy the thrill of a celebrity encounter as much as the next guy, but I never feel compelled to get an autograph or ask to have my picture taken with them. I just don't really see the point, to be honest. I don't need a photo to remind myself of the experience, and I don't feel the need to prove it to others, so I don't really bother. (This is more or less the same reason why I don't have photos of myself in front of landmarks or exotic places). Which isn't to say I haven't collected some autographs. But it was never just for the sake of the signing. What was signed was just as important. Ben Lee signed my iPod, for example. Neil Gaiman signed my old work badge.  Stuff like that. Read more [...]


Years of seeing various Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns going viral and hitting record numbers made me start to believe I could easily do the same. After all, I had a pretty decent online presence, expert friends I could surely depend on for advice, maybe even one or two that could give me a sizable signal boost. I figured all I had to do was make a good product, set up a campaign, share it with my friends, and let Internet Momentum take it from there. This was, to put it mildly, optimistically naive. Read more [...]
gear reviews

dear fuji

Half a year after it hit the market and your wunderkind is still on back-order almost everywhere. You don't need me to tell you that you knocked this one out of the park, so I won't bother. What I will say, though, is what you can do to to make it even better. As amazing as your camera is, you missed a few things. And, this being the internet, I'd be remiss if I didn't use my completely unknown blog to offer my unsolicited opinions to a massive megacorporation. So here goes. Read more [...]