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Don’t bother me: I’m thinking deep thoughts. It looks even more impressive when you hold a cellphone while you think…


Don’t bother me: I’m thinking deep thoughts. It looks even more impressive when you hold a cellphone while you think…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This guy was sitting at an outdoor cafe called ‘Arte Around the Corner" at 73rd Street and Columbus Ave in Manhattan.

Note: this photo was used to help illustrate a June 2009 Boorah blog titled "Amsterdam Cafe, New York – 79%."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (early Jan 2012) blog titled "Amsterdam Cafe, New York."


This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 First Thoughts Review

25 ? We just got the Lenovo Y580 gaming laptop in and after unboxing have done a tour and quick overview of this new laptop with Nvidia GTX660 graphics. The IdeaPad Y580 is a 15.6″ screen gaming style laptop, it can be configured with up to a 1920 x 1080 screen. Intel’s new Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor is used to power the brains of this bad boy. The nicest thing about the Y580 might be the price though, you can get all these performance features and a nice design for around 0 in the US It’s possibly the best bang for the buck gaming laptop on the market. Here are the country specific links to with current deals! Lenovo US Laptop Deals: Lenovo UK Laptop Deals: Lenovo Canada Laptop Deals:

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HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 2012 Ivy Bridge Tour and First Thoughts

25 A quick video overview of the HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition 2012 update with Intel’s Ivy Bridge. If you’re interested in the dv7t-7000 Quad Edition please see my video review of that here:

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Aluminum MacBook Review- Part 2 (Replacing HDD/Battery/RAM; Graphics/Battery Life; Final Thoughts)


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Life Update: iPhone 3G thoughts, New Laptop


Hey Everybody! Long time no see! A general update on how I have been doing and what I have been up to.
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