Reading List - GAS, wheat allergies, mindfulness

Every Saturday, I share a list of inspiring or interesting articles that I read during the week. Here’s what I read this week.

GAS is gear acquisition syndrome. Many photographers often suffer from this ailment which can cause mental anguish.

What's the cure for camera agony of any sort? Just work. Shoot. Get interested in something. Take stock of what equipment you already have, and figure out what it can be used for. Go shoot. Get involved in the pictures. If your camera isn't the last word in high ISOs, then find a little more light and shoot at lower ISOs. You'll live. If your camera doesn't have the best dynamic range, then avoid high-contrast scenes (there are scenes the A900 won't handle, either). If your camera won't print really, really big, then make your prints a little smaller. It won't kill you, I promise. It ain't the camera.

The more that people get interested in the pictures they're making, the less they obsess about equipment. Try it. It's really true—it really works.Full Frame

The problem isn't the gluten. It's you.

Researchers have struggled to determine why some people, who lack the characteristic blood, tissue, or genetic markers of celiac disease, experience celiac-like GI symptoms, as well as certain extra-intestinal symptoms, such as fatigue, cognitive difficulties, or mood disturbance, after ingesting foods that contain wheat, rye, or barley. One explanation for this condition, known as non-celiac gluten or wheat sensitivity (NCWS), is that exposure to the offending grains somehow triggers acute systemic immune activation, rather than a strictly localized intestinal immune response. Because there are no biomarkers for NCWS, accurate figures for its prevalence are not available, but it is estimated to affect about 1 percent of the population, or 3 million Americans, roughly the same prevalence as celiac disease.Columbia University Medical Center

Time to stop and smell the air.

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.BBC Travel

Weekend Reading

... there's one major reason why traditional workspaces will never disappear: People generally like coming into an office and interacting with their coworkers face-to-face.Why working from home won't become the norm anytime soon

Like it or not, indie apps are becoming like indie games and web pages: markets that behave more like art than technology.The Supply-side Blues

How to succeed: pick the right thing to do (this is critical and usually ignored), focus, believe in yourself (especially when others tell you it’s not going to work), develop personal connections with people that will help you, learn to identify talented people, and work hard. It’s hard to identify what to work on because original thought is hard.The days are long but the decades are short

For ideological reasons, Obama doesn’t like the Israel that exists.A new inside account of Obama’s Israel ire

Kicking off the keynote, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said that over 55 percent of active Mac users are using Yosemite. He also announced the name of the latest OS X 10.11: El Capitan.Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2015 in one handy list

Simultaneously writing and releasing the game, like a sort of wakeful brain surgery, Persson and his staff coded while an algorithmically increasing number of players sent suggestions, found bugs, and played and played and played Minecraft, before the full version was released, in 2011.Cover Story: “Playdate”

Weekend Reading

CC0 Anna Demianenko
CC0 Anna Demianenko

Links to the interesting articles I discovered during the week.