HOW I GOT ROBBED...

a blog about things I find interesting...

March 24, 2019

I have been doing the tv production thing for a long time. I have to tell you, from the first time I shot a tornado as a kid and got it on the news, until a few weekends ago at the march meet, I am always looking for way to do my job better. With the quality of the iPhone matching or surpassing some of the available prosumer gear there is no reason not to...

November 2, 2018

Facebook recently launched a really cool new 3D photo feature that adds a whole lot more depth to your photos.

Before you get started, the first thing you need to know is that in order to create a 3D image, you have to take the photo using the Portrait mode on a dual lens iPhone (7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, or XS Max).

Here's how to enable and use the new 3...

May 31, 2017

It's midway through the National Association of Broadcasters and my days are starting to wear on me. I feel relieved to be headed to dinner with one of my long-time friends. Knowing we're going to one of my favorite restaurants dulls the pain. I am distracted by the thoughts of crispy rice and spicy tuna and the always massive amounts of sake to be consum...

October 7, 2016

I wanted to make a list of my top 100 movies, this list is based on my movie preference. I want a good story, I think all of the cinema tricks, cg, etc, should only be used to help tell the story. If you are blowing stuff up just to blow stuff up, I probably won't like your film... 

  1. Citizen Kane

  2. Vertigo

  3. The Graduate

  4. North by Northwest

  5. ...

August 14, 2016

Where this all started:

One of my early jobs was at a manufacturing firm that made custom car stereo parts. The boss always had this strange contraption in his office that would pour the most amazing coffee ever. I found out this device was called a French Press, and I quickly ran out to the local housewares store to get one. It was a strange device with a...

August 13, 2016

One of my favorite things to do on the road is to have some comforts of home. I always take a favorite pillow case (it makes a difference trust me) and I bring my own shower head (learned this from my old friend Jimmy). Having the same shower wherever you go becomes a nice routine. Also I bring smaller versions of my favorite shampoo’s and soaps. Again th...

July 8, 2016

I read just about anything I can get my hands on. I subscribe to at least a dozen magazines, and probably have complimentary subscriptions to a dozen more. This means that at any given time I have about 13-14 things in my house I am actively reading, not including my daily skimming of Reddit, Deadspin, Verge, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC, SkyNews, and of cours...

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