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  1. It's not all Black and White to me

    by , 08-04-2014 at 05:07 PM
    A couple of years ago, I needed to replace my digital Bridge camera and started shopping on the bay for something to use. I found a nice Kodak Z981 with a super zoom that fit my needs. The problem is I didn't stop there.

    Next, I started shopping DSLRs, buying and fixing and trading up to an Olympus E-3 with 5 lenses and assorted filters, bags, tripods, timers, remotes and flash. While hunting for 'my ultimate camera' I started noticing how cheap 35mm's had become. A Canon AE-1 ...
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  2. LF checklist

    by , 12-04-2013 at 08:52 PM
    Just a checklist. Not a wishlist. Unless... But I just wanted to post my list here.

    So. I will be having a 4x5 on the way. I also need to round up the following...

    Have or will have
    Tripod
    Camera
    Film
    180 lens
    Spotmeter
    Notebook
    Graycard
    All darkroom gear for tray processing and enlarging including Beseler 57MT

    Need to get

    Longer lens (200-300 range)
    Shutter release cable ...

    Updated 12-04-2013 at 09:01 PM by Christopher Walrath

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  3. Been two years. But I'm back.

    by , 11-26-2013 at 09:36 PM
    Well, I kind of departed suddenly. Without a trace. POOF!, one might say.

    I'm sorry I disappeared. I know I don't need to apologize. But I was having a hard time after Faith died. As I mentioned in the last entry I sold all of my camera gear. Just felt the need to remove the 'obligation' I felt to use something I had when I wanted nothing to do with it. And I moved in a different direction, that being getting my family through a tough time.

    Well, about mid-August ...
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  4. The Cloud over Higher Education

    by , 06-09-2012 at 08:39 AM
    Here is a recent essay of mine in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, which I suppose might resonate with some here. The link is here.

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    June 3, 2012
    A Technological Cloud Hangs Over Higher Education
    By Keith A. Williams


    I was there when it happened. And for the record: I did object. I was but a teaching assistant; the decision was not mine. The decision was to replace the pendulums and other demonstration gizmos in the undergraduate ...
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  5. Disconnected

    by , 03-28-2012 at 10:44 AM
    Disconnected
    (Thoughts uploaded
    by mobile device)

    Refresh... Refresh...
    Two hot devices
    Two batteries dying
    No outlet, no bars

    No signal, no data-
    Nothing to retweet
    Just fields and barns
    And ruminating cows.

    No towers, just hills
    And trees, and fields,
    And hills, and trees-
    Excruciating silence.

    Obliviously content
    A poor farmer plows-
    Must have ...

    Updated 03-29-2012 at 10:11 AM by keithwms

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