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Where I've Been Lately 2008
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Image by Thomas Hawk
Best Viewed Large.

Two years ago I published a graphic showing the favicons of places that I'd recently visited on the internet. I thought I'd take some time (a few hours actually) this afternoon to revisit and refresh that graphic. In order to see this graphic best I'd recommend clicking through the image to Flickr and then clicking on the magnifying glass above the graphic on Flickr to view full size. Best viewed large I suppose as they say.

If you'd like to add a note with a hyperlink to a url for any site feel free. šŸ™‚

The image above represents only some of the websites that I've visited in the past 2 weeks. The list does not include everywhere I've been on the internet. I've only chosen to share sites in this graphic that have favicons that pop up when you visit them. Probably about half of the sites that I visit (my own included) don't have favicons. The above graphic contains 330 different internet sites that I've visited.

Some stats on my internet activity over the course of the past 2 weeks. From May 15 until today I have visited 12,601 pages on the internet on my primary laptop computer (MacBook Pro). I have visited more pages than this because this is not my only computer. In addition to my primary MacBook Pro, I have three other PCs that I use regularly to surf the internet. I estimate that I probably load a little over 1,000 internet pages a day.

The number one site that I've visited over the past 2 weeks has been FriendFeed. The number 2 site I've visited over the past 2 weeks has been flickr. These two sites represent over half of my internet activity over the past 2 weeks.

Below is a list of sites that are included in this graphic.

1001 Noisy Cameras
30 Boxes
Yahoo Answers
Anyone's Guess
iTunes Store
I'm Not Actually a Geek
Big Thoughts from a Small Mind
Eskelin Technology
Epic Edits Weblog
Flickr Blog
FriendFeed Blog
High Touch
Magnum Photos Blog
Twitter Blog
photopreneur / Law Blog
Google Blog Search
Blue Side of Life - Dave's Weblog
Google Book Search
Broadcaster House
Brugo, Your Daily Dose of Bit Rates
Paying Attention
Colin Walker
# Comments
Dotted Line
Creative Commons
Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection
Mozilla Developer Center
Dossy's Blog
Ethan Klapper
Firefox 3
Fred Wilson
Good Experience
Google Groups, FriendFeed
honest ape
Hype Machine
Google Image Search
Instrumental Analysis
Jonathan Penny
J W Horne
All Things Digital
Confess 2.0
Laughing Squid
Letters Have No Arms
Google Maps
Yahoo Maps
Project Muse
New Media Fanboy
BBC News
pilcrow Lit Fest
Picasa Web Albums
Craigs List
the Next web
The Pop Cop
Dare Obasanjo
AV Club
Cartoon Network
CD Universe
Children's Choice
Chris Brogan
Church of the
Duncan Riley
Ed Bott
Environmental News Online
Fast Company
Hacking Netflix
Ignite Social Media
Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally
LoJack for Laptops
Mark Evans
Network Car
Nicole Hanusek
Outside the Beltway
Paul Graham
Read Write Web
Rob Galbraith
Scott Kelby
Washington Post
Web Strategy
Web Monkey
Robert Seidman
Zatz Not Funny
Alexa Sparky
American Express
B&H Photo
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My History with Apple (Computer) Inc.
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Image by Adam Kuban
Edwin Tofslie created this visual. On his site, he says, "A visual I created to show the evolution of most all Apple products created over the past 30 years. This was created to show the evolution of the form factor and industrial design of the products, not to show every single model or upgrade Apple has launched."

I grabbed it and thought I'd use it to make a history of my Apple purchases. From left to right, top to bottom:

The Apple ][c I must have gotten this in 1985 or '86 (when I was 10 or 11). I remember wanting this computer *so bad* after using the Apple ][e in grade school. I remember going to the Apple dealer (er, excuse me, the Apple authorized reseller) in Olathe, Kansasā€”The Bottom Lineā€”and drooling over the computers there. I was an overweight kid, so my parents made me a deal: Lose X many pounds, and they would buy the computer. I lost a little weight, but not the specified amount. Still, I think my parents were swayed by my argument that it was an educational tool and an investment in my future. I learned to type on this machine, using a program with a little wizard who did magic according to how well you did. I also discovered Zork (never did finish) and Wishbringer (finished, 'cause it was easier). A couple years later, I got into the Bard's Tale series. This was supposed to be a "portable" computer, hence the "c" for "compact." The machine itself had a handle on the back that folded down to prop up the computer or folded away into the body. You could carry the computer around, but the monitor was one heavy summbitch. Consequently, it never left the living room, where it sat on the desk toward the back of the room. I loved this little machine! I used it until about 9th grade (1989) and then didn't do much with computers at all in high school. By the time I got another computer, see below, they had (OMG!) something new called a hard drive. Hmm...

Macintosh Performa 6220CD: OK, the one pictured here is from the Performa series. I had a 6220CD, which was a pizza-box configuration. My parents helped me buy it, and we got it from Best Buy, of all places. Best Buy! Can you believe that? That was in, oh, 1995, maybe '96, during the dark Gil Amelio years. Anyway, at that time, I think Apple had a glut of products, and the 6220CD was one of the machines Apple made for the casual marketā€”hence the Best Buy thing. It had a 75 MHz PowerPC 603 processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1 GB hard drive, and a TV/Video card. It came with a little remote, and you could run cable or a broadcast antenna into the thing.

I got this either during my junior year or first senior year of college (I had two senior years because I switched majors), after I discovered the internet in the auxiliary computer center in Strong Hall at KU. I remember bringing this thing home and having one of my roommates kinda freak out a little bitā€”"Oh man, Adam. I can't believe there's a computer in our house." He wasn't excited; he was a bit disdainful. At the time, he was kind of a hippie in a very minor way, and I think he saw computers as something evil. Sometimes, I think he was right; but mostly, I love computers. That roommate now is totally into computers and has a pretty nice top-of-the-line Powerbook.

Anyway, I got on the internet and thought it was the coolest thing ever! "Oh my god! You can look up Beastie Boys trivia on the web! This is *so* cool!" I discovered MUDs and MOOs with this machine and made my first webpage that probably had a URL like Tomodell was my username (self-chosen) and was after my old high-school history teacher, Tom O'Dell.

In May 1997, I brought this machine with me to Oregon, where I used it to keep in touch with friends back in Kansas and in Japan. It was on this machine that I created a short-lived collaborative humor site (now defunct) called and also had a sort of short-lived group blog that some friends and I did. They'd send me emails, and I'd sit there in the common space of our loft, drinking PBR, and post them in reverse chronological order. I also took out the domain in '98 and have had it since.

This was also the machine that I created the proto version of Slice on. It was originally going to be a photocopied 'zine, and I laid out the mock-up pages in QuarkXPress on this computer.

iMac Rev B: After convincing my parents to buy an iMac Rev A, I liked theirs so much I bought the Rev B. This must have been in late '98 or so. I don't remember doing anything remarkable on this machine. I replaced it rather quickly with an ...

iBook (clamshell, in Tangerine): I bought this one in 2000, shortly before moving to New York City. I didn't want to lug the iMac cross-country, and I left it with my girlfriend at the time, who didn't have a computer. She used it so we could keep in touch as we tried the whole long-distance dating thing. That didn't work out, and the iMac made its way out east. I sold the iMac on eBay and continued to use the iBook. I remember doing freelance copy-editing on it in my Bay Ridge apartment, sitting on an inflatable mattress because I had no furniture and couldn't afford to buy any. Later, when I got a crappy chair from IKEA, I would sit and work at this lame console tableā€“cum-desk that the previous tenant left in the apartment. I kept this this machine until 2003, when I bought my ...

iBook G3: I bought this one in late August or early September of 2003, shortly before creating Slice. I didn't buy it to build Slice, though. I bought it because I had recently gotten cable broadband and wanted a new machine that took full advantage of the fast connection! Little did I know I was getting a piece of shit. I got the last of the G3 Dual USB iBooks, the ones with the faulty logic board problem. I still own it, and it's on its fourth logic board(!!!!) and second hard drive. Apple was good enough to replace all my logic boards for free under a special program, but I had to eat the cost of a new HD for it. I'm letting a friend borrow this computer right now.

I have a certain fondness for this machine, as it fostered the creation of Slice and A Hamburger Today. It's been to San Francisco, where it left its cold machine heart; Kansas; Florida; the Jersey Shore; and Amsterdam, where it visited the Red Light District and picked up a virus (just kidding). It also has a cool In-N-Out sticker on it. I used it until February 2005, when its first hard drive crashed. After four logic boards, I gave up and bought an ...

iMac G5 (17-inch): Unfortunately, this was the first generation of the flat-screen stand iMacs, and it had a problem: excessive fan noise. This machine worked like a dream at first, but after a firmware update pretty early on, the HD cooling fan started running at top speed under the lightest of processor loads. Because of a lame fan design, the thing sounds like a DustBuster. It is highly unpleasant to work in front of for any length of time. I appreciated the large screen and the speed, but when it came time for me to visit Kansas for Christmas 2005, I had the iBook G3's HD repaired and went back to using it. But the iBook G3 was getting mighty sluggish, so it was great when I joined Serious Eats in October 2006 and the company provided me with a ...

MacBook 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo: I'm typing this history on this machine now. It's loaded with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard driveā€”basically, it's maxed out. It's been a good little machine, except the white keyboard and casing get dirty. I would have liked the black MacBook, but the advisers setting us up with machines said they cost extra, so my boss, Ed, and I both got white machines. This one is missing the cool In-N-Out sticker, mostly because I don't want to gum up company property.

That's it for the Apple computers. But I also purchased ...

iPod 3rd Generation: Actually, my dad bought this one for me when he came to visit. (Thanks, Dad!) This is the one with the four buttons at top and fixed touch wheel. It worked well and I even developed "piPod" for it, a little set of files that rested in the Notes folder that told you where to get good pizza in NYC. That little "app" brought Slice a lot of attention. This iPod served me well until the day I was visiting my friend Janice, sitting up on her apartment rooftop on a weak chair. The leg broke, and I fell, cracking the LCD display. The pod still workedā€”I just couldn't see what it was playing. I got by for a while, then did without, then bought a ...

iPod Photo (60GB): This was the top-of-the-line iPod for, oh, about 2 months. Then the damn iPod video model came out. Ugh! Apple made such a big deal about how, with mine, they were all going to have color screens!!! Woo-dee-fucking-doo. They were probably just trying to get rid of all their small color screens before switching to the video iPod. Anyway, this is my iPod today. I haven't upgraded to video iPod or the iPhoneā€”yet. I'm sure I'll move to the iPhone one day, but not until after the first generation. I've learned my lesson.

And, I forgot the peripherals! ...

Pro Mouse (White): Purchased pretty soon after it became available, to make laptop computing easier when using my iBook G3 at home. This mouse served me fine until the Mighty Mouse came out.

Mighty Mouse: I was lured by the 360° scroll wheel. The scroll wheel worked like a charm while it lasted. Unfortunately, it gums up with dirt pretty easily, and despite the suggested cleaning routine, mine never started working again. I liked the added two-button feature (finally, Apple! Took you fucking long enough to bow your head and admit that MS had something here). But it didn't work well. It never really did sense when I was applying pressure to the left or right sides of the mouse. I replaced it with a non-Apple product. A Microsoft Intellimouse. My MS mouse is AWESOME.

Airport Express: Works like magic! I love being wireless anywhere in my apartment and out in my garden on nice days. I like that I can stream music to my stereo. I only wish it could stream regular non-iTunes sound to the stereo as well.

Claire says I should now "add up all the money [I've] given to Steve Jobs throughout the years," but I just can't. I don't remember the retail price of some of these machines, plus, I'd be too depressed šŸ™

[July 19]

UPDATE (In honor of Steve's leaving Apple) - 8/25/2011

Since I first posted this -- my most popular image on Flickr by a landslide -- I have used/owned even more Apple products...

Macbook Mid-2010: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo, 2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM I can't remember exactly when I started using this one. It was probably shortly before or after my wedding. I think I had been complaining loud enough at Serious Eats about my previous MacBook's slowness and crashiness. One day a shipment of new laptops showed up and I got one. This machine served fairly faithfully and well but did get a bit slow before I finally left Serious Eats in May 2011. I've always had the experience that Macs work very well for a while but then seem to begin to slow down. Maybe because I gum them up with too much crap. Anyway, I turned this computer back in to the company on leaving and bought myself a ...

MacBook Air 11-inch, 1.6Ghz/4GB RAM/156GB SSD: The smallest MacBook Air maxed out on processor, RAM, and solid state drive. This machine is beautiful. When I look back at my old iBook, I can't believe the same company made both these machines -- or that that iBook itself was considered great design at one point. Frankly, I don't know how Apple can improve on the aesthetics of the current MacBook Air line. I suppose in minor ways, but as is, it seems almost perfect. So far, fingers crossed, I've had no problems with this machine. It's a little sluggish editing RAW photos, but that's to be expected. I bought it knowing I wouldn't be able to do HARDCORE photo- or video-editing. And that's fine. That's about all I need for the blogging I do these days.

iPod Nano, 3rd generation: I don't even remember why I bought this. At some point my iPod Photo must have died. I don't even remember how or why or what I did with its carcass. I loved the size and format of this Nano -- it's the squat one with the color screen. Before they switched back to the long, narrow stick. I still have it but don't use it. That's because in August 2009 I finally broke down and bought an ...

iPhone 3Gs: And, holy crap, did it change my life. For the better, for the worse. I love having all the information a truly smart smartphone provides at my fingertips. But I do have to admit that I am addicted to it. I'm not even making light there. I truly have a hard time not futzing with the device. I know it's rude to do so during dinner with my wife or out at the bar with friends, but I cannot help it. That is how it has changed my life for the worse. For the better, I absolutely love the GPS navigation app I downloaded for it, which I can't imagine driving without again. And I like being able to look up restaurant advice on the go. At some point, I got caught in the rain with this one, and that began its demise. I killed it the rest of the way by leaving it on the windowsill in the shower and then forgetting about it while turning on the water. (I was listening to NPR while trimming my beard in front of the grooming mirror in the shower ... then stepped out to put the trimmer away and clean up the tub before turning on the faucet... D'OH!) ... Even that didn't kill this iPhone dead, though. I was able to do the rice trick and revive it, but it slowly deteriorated until it started shutting off and asking for full restores. After restoring it 7 times in 2 days, it died.... NEXT!

iPhone 4, 16GB: Even though I had the 32GB 3Gs, I stepped it down to the 16GB for my current (8/24/2011) iPhone. It wasn't worth the extra money for the extra memory. I hadn't maxed out my previous iPhone anyway. LOVE the Retina display and the massively improved camera on this one. Other than that, not much of a difference over the 3Gs.

Thanks, Steve Jobs, for designing all these amazing products. Even though I have had some issues with some of them, they are beautiful, elegant machines that are intuitive and a pleasure to work with. I can't imagine having to use the alternatives (er, actually I can, because I use a shitastic PC at work).

Prototype I
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This is my first clean slate workspace. It started as the screen, keyboard, mouse, and desk. Workspace consists of the MacBook Woz Edition on an mStand with some crappy microsoft wireless desktop and a ViewSonic 17" screen.

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What's In My Bag
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Earlier today when reviewing the EF 50mm f/1.2 lens, a commenter asked what I kept in my bag. I've written a lot about the different gear that I use day in and day out, but not a comprehensive "what's in my bag" post.

I'm pretty anal about my gear. It goes with me pretty much everywhere. I think as a photographer so many of the best shots happen spontaneously. I've kicked myself too many times early on for not having my camera gear with me. So now it goes with me everywhere. To work, on the weekends, in my car, I always keep my gear with me. I try to do this 100% of the time.

The actual bag that I use is a Lowepro bag. It's a really nice laptop camera combo bag called the CompuDayPack.

So, here's what's in my bag.

1 Canon EOS 5D digital SLR
1 EF 50mm f/1.2 lens
1 EF 24mm f/1.4 lens
1 EF 135mm f/2 lens
1 EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
1 Canon EF 1.4x II extender
1 8 GB SanDisk Ultra II compact flash memory card
1 4 GB Transcend compact flash memory card
1 CameraMate CF Card Reader
1 Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch (cable release)
1 Canon CG-580 battery charger
3 Canon Li-ion battery packs
1 set V-Moda Bass Freq Modaphones
1 box 100 Moo cards
1 Verizon EVDO card
1 MacBook Pro
1 incase MacBook Pro case
1 pen
1 small notepad

My favorite lens to shoot is the EF 135 f/2.

I shoot every single day and each day dump the contents of my shoot onto my MacBook Pro's hard drive. I process some of these images and then about once a week dump the folders of each day onto an external 750GB Seagate hard drive. I've got about 5.5 terabytes of storage at present. I highly recommend the 750GB external USB Seagates.

Gear at home that sometimes comes out with me, but is not included in my bag are

1 SLIK 611-800 Tripod
1 Bogen-Manfrotto 725B Digi Tripod
1 Canon EOS 10D camera
1 Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens
1 Canon EF 70-200 f/4 zoom
1 Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom
1 Canon Speedlite 550EX flash
2 MacBook Pro power adapters
All the hoods for my respective lenses

All of my lenses have UV filters on them. Most recently I've been buying Hoya Ultras which are a little nicer than standard.

In terms of where to buy gear, my number one recommendation is B&H Photo. I also think Costco is a pretty good place to buy a camera body because of their very flexible return policy.

I hate buying at most camera stores here in the Bay Area. The selection is generally not very good. Maybe it's just me but I also haven't found the service terribly good at most of them. I'm not going to name names but given the store markups over what you can buy online typically it's just not worth the hassle for me.

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