Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

We arrived yesterday afternoon in Beijing. Today, we’re going to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. When I started to wear glasses during high school, I remember people calling me Pu Yi. We had been watching The Last Emperor in class, and they must have found a resemblance with me and the last ruler … Continue reading Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

MacBook Pro Woes

I’ve been experiencing random restarts and kernel panics lately on my newly purchased (yet already outdated) MacBook Pro. I’m typically using Aperture of Final Cut Pro when this happens. The computer’s optical disk drive suddenly whirrs, the screen blacks out, and the familiar restart process begins. To say the least, this has been very annoying, … Continue reading MacBook Pro Woes

Why I Bought the MacBook Pro

So, my intuition was correct. Apple released new MacBook Pros earlier this week. I’ve been using the now-previous generation MacBook Pro on my China trip for several days now. It’s proven useful as my mobile command center. With Aperture and Final Cut, I can work rip footage and process images with relative ease. With only … Continue reading Why I Bought the MacBook Pro

September 2007 COBA: Burning Man and DSLR Wars

The August meeting for the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user group will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in Cordura Hall 100 at Stanford University from 7:30-10:00 pm. Agenda 19:00-19:30: Sign-in and mingling period 19:30-20:15: Surviving the Burn: Photography at Burning Man 20:15-21:00: DSLR Wars Heat Up 21:00-21:30: Monthly Assignment: Age … Continue reading September 2007 COBA: Burning Man and DSLR Wars

Photography at Burning Man

Next week, Rae and I are heading to Black Rock City for Burning Man. Though we’ve had numerous opportunities to go in the past, it’ll be our first time. I’m curious to hear what people’s experiences have been like bringin DSLRs to the event. I’ve read that the dust there is notorious for getting in … Continue reading Photography at Burning Man