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NPR shares a heartwarming story about Jamaican author Juleus Ghunta, who faced reading challenges in his youth until a compassionate young teacher recognised his potential. He is currently working on his first full-length collection of poetry.

Finshots has a TLDR; explainer on how a 1990s mega-merger with McDonnell Douglas might have led to the downfall of Boeing.

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The Online Photographer (TOP) handles a topic, depth of field, that I have wanted to write about for a while but I know their version is less offensive than what I would have written. I admit that I was also guilty in the past of spreading the equivalent aperture myth.

First, I've observed (over many years of observing) that EA is almost always asserted (not always, so don't take offense, please) as an argument against smaller-than-FF sensors, and of the superiority of FF sensors and fast lenses. Second, people seldom point out that you can get even shallower DoF with larger-than-FF formats. The reason for the latter is probably because shallow DoF isn't actually the point. Showing that one's camera is cooler and mo bettah and more he-man than gnarly liddle-sensor cameras and baby zooms is the point. Third are all those people who shoot wide open all the time even when they shouldn't, getting important areas of the image (like the dog's nose) out of focus even when more DoF would be better for the picture. Third are all those people who shoot wide open all the time even when they shouldn't, getting important areas of the image (like the dog's nose) out of focus even when more DoF would be better for the picture.f/1.7 is ƒ/1.7 (Don't Be a Looser)

After reading this old TOP post by Mike, I have decided to learn a new macOS or Lightroom short every day until the end of the month.

I damn sure don't know everything Photoshop can do. Furthermore, I'm secretly convinced no one does. That's right...my superstitious, primitive, ignorant folk belief is that there is not one being in the Universe who knows everything Photoshop is capable of. The people who design it sure don't, because they keep adding other ways to do things it can already do. I don't think even AI can know. As in Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Nine Billion Names of God," perhaps the Universe will end as soon as any single being masters Photoshop completely. Overhead, without any fuss, the stars will go out. I'm joking. Kinda joking. Also a tiny bit…not.In the Era of Tech, Ignorance is Ordinary

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I can relate to what Brett wrote. Please click through to read his entire post.

… I, at the age of 45, do not have the energy and “hustle” required to make it on new platforms. I will continue doing what I’m doing, and will probably eventually follow my peers into digital obscurity. It’s not that I steadfastly refuse to adapt to new things, I try new things all the time, it’s that these platforms have come to reward behavior I don’t think is beneficial to the end user, and I tend to opt out. I’m not going to “hustle” to make more money for someone else, which is the way we’ve allowed everything to become structured.Back in my day… some thoughts on blogging then and now by Brett Terpstra