Thursday, April 25, 2013
Chasing My Tail
This is sort of how I feel this week. I'm supposed to send in my paper (for the PATNET conference in San Francisco at the end of May) by next week. I've got several blog posts - including one on Begich's press memo on his vote against universal background checks - that need more work. I've got some work to do with the Citizens Climate Lobby local group today and tomorrow, and tomorrow I'm doing a workshop with Warren Jones at the YWCA on "Why is it so difficult to talk about racism?" (It's from noon to 1:30 with a suggested $5 donation to cover costs if you want to come.)
Also, I finally broke down and bought a new camera that I'm hoping will let me take better distance shots. Like this dog next door. He was barking a lot yesterday, but they were so sweet about it when I asked them to take him in.
I've been looking at cameras for a couple of years now as I pass the cameras at Costco and this seemed like the right combination of features and price. (Though it cost more than my first car.) I did notice right away that the manual focus is a lot less smooth than my old film Pentax. And the instruction book is over 300 pages. I wanted a Canon on the grounds that there might be some overlap between how my Powershot works and this one does.