Yeah! it was available! So I took it. and I put a site there. Ok, not much of a site. But BS will be a site before it’s a book. Books cost too much to make, waste too much paper, aren’t incrementally updateable, and so on. So I’ll stick with a site until it gets popular enough for a book… or just falls apart.
Meanwhile I need to come up with a tagline for Boston Secrets. You know, like “boston secrets: blah blah blah”
I hate taglines.
Here are some thoughts. Boston Secrets:
… finally told.
… finally revealed.
… for past and present residents.
… for resident presidents.
… a guide for residents.
… a guide for presidents.
… please don’t tell anyone.
… listen closely.
… the residents’ guide.
… not a travel guide.
… not for tourists. (can’t use this, because of these people)
… seek them out.
… know them.
… what’s worth it.
… an organized city guide.
… is a such dumb idea.
… I hate taglines.
… fuck this, this is bullshit.
and of course
… Freddie’s Funnel Cake Emporium (offered by Freddie)
Also, received my 10D camera yesterday. I’m not going to post bad photos taken while screwing around with it so far, but I will say that I’m thrilled. Great image quality, usability (it behaves exactly like a really nice SLR: an actual shutter that pops up, almost no AF lag, no shutter button lag whatsoever, etc), and compatibility with every other (Canon) thing I own.
I do wonder, though, if this kind of digital SLR, which is basically a regular SLR with a CCD and LCD screen instead of film, will last much longer. It seems like they’re taking an old technology and changing it just enough to merge with a new technology. In the future will we be rethinking the digital camera into something entirely new? Maybe an all-digital digital camera?
It’s interesting to note what isn’t made useless by CCDs. These things probably aren’t going out of style in the next 50 years:
- lenses. digital won’t slow the demand for good glass.
- as long as you have a lens, you’ll have apeture, focal length, and shutter speed.
- which means mechanical parts are needed to stop down the lens and to move the curtain, at the very least, though something like LCD windows might eventually offer a solid-state answer.
- the shutter button isn’t going anywhere.
- you always need more light (especially with the tiny lenses and CCDs made today), so you’ll always need a flash mechanism.
- the need for a tripod might be reduced with technology, but definitely not eliminated.
- and there has to be a way to see the results. so printers and digital picture frames aren’t going anywhere.