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Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Al Patterson
OK, then check out these cast iron...

OK, then check out these cast iron skillets...

www.finexusa.com
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Al Patterson
I don't know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, my...

I don't know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, my birthday is on December 9th. Not even thinking about Christmas yet.

Although, I do need a new lens for my DSLR, and maybe I could use some film for my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,347
Posted By Al Patterson
Well, to be honest, a brokerage account I...

Well, to be honest, a brokerage account I inherited from my mother pays enough in dividends to by roughly 2 CLs a year, but I put the money in a Roth IRA.

I might just check out a used one in a few...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-21-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,347
Posted By Al Patterson
Now if I can use my 40mm Summicron-C with...

Now if I can use my 40mm Summicron-C with it....

And I hit the lottery.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-20-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,398
Posted By Al Patterson
I'm thinking of the Retro Leather 5 or 7...

I'm thinking of the Retro Leather 5 or 7...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-08-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,747
Posted By Al Patterson
I actually like their laptop bags better than...

I actually like their laptop bags better than their camera bags. Might need to pick up a larger one for use with my work PC.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-02-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,747
Posted By Al Patterson
OMG, discounted Think Tank bags...

https://www.dpreview.com/news/6577418081/think-tank-photo-outlet-center-launches-with-discounted-goods

The outlet center for Think Tank...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-04-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,914
Posted By Al Patterson
I have the small in Orange. Loaded, it gets...

I have the small in Orange. Loaded, it gets pretty heavy. I used it for travel when I needed to carry my camera and laptop in one bag when flying.

Now that I use tablets for travel, I'm looking at...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By Al Patterson
Hmm. Crickets. Hello? Hello?

Hmm. Crickets. Hello? Hello?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By Al Patterson
Another Think Tank bag purchase

Having seem the new leather accented camera bags, I went and wandered around the Think Tank site, and lo and behold, the Retrospective Laptop 13 was $50 off, so I now have another bag...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-24-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,386
Posted By Al Patterson
Nice, but I can get a leather bag for that price..

I rather have a Moop if I'm spending $195.

Next bag more likely to be a Tenba DNA bag though.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-05-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By Al Patterson
I actually liked the NC style at Lexington BBQ...

I actually liked the NC style at Lexington BBQ when I was there with Greg last month. It does beat the Mustard style prevalent in Columbus GA by a fair margin.

Although KC style is tasty also.
Forum: Travel 04-16-2015
Replies: 228
Views: 19,424
Posted By Al Patterson
I've also thought about Albuquergue or Easterm TN...

I've also thought about Albuquergue or Easterm TN or Western NC...

Flagstaff AZ was intersting, but have only spent one night there. Hated Sedona, found Jerome fascinating.

The food would be...
Forum: Off Topic 03-31-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Al Patterson
I had one of those, as I played in Jr. High. I...

I had one of those, as I played in Jr. High.

I leant it to the daughter of an ex girlfriend, who probably still has it. Maybe I should buy another one though.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-16-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,416
Posted By Al Patterson
You could get a Chromebox for about $200US, use...

You could get a Chromebox for about $200US, use cloud software.
Forum: Other RF 09-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Al Patterson
I like the Canon QL17 GIII... Or a Leica CL.

I like the Canon QL17 GIII... Or a Leica CL.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-19-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 8,034
Posted By Al Patterson
I'm an amatuer. I did win a few NHRS chapter...

I'm an amatuer. I did win a few NHRS chapter photo contests, but the tiny sum they paid barely covered the cost of making the prints for the contest.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 5,322
Posted By Al Patterson
I said 2018 becuase of watching the improvements...

I said 2018 becuase of watching the improvements over that last 4 or 5 years.

Sure, they can build it, but who will be able to afford it?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,848
Posted By Al Patterson
Having both the iPhone 5c and a Nexus 4, I would...

Having both the iPhone 5c and a Nexus 4, I would go with the 6. I do think the 4.7" size is just a bit easier to work with. But then I have big hands.

And both fit in whatever pocket I try to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,833
Posted By Al Patterson
Nice bag, great price. Too bad I just bought a...

Nice bag, great price. Too bad I just bought a ThinkTank laptop bag, no more bags for a while.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Al Patterson
The neatest thing about the bag is I am able to...

The neatest thing about the bag is I am able to put the 13" laptop, 9" tablet, 7" tablet plus my phone. I'm sure I could get a second phone in there if I tried.

While smaller than all my other...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-30-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Al Patterson
I still have two functioning Windows XP desktops...

I still have two functioning Windows XP desktops to upgrade to 7 or some form of Linux, but I see a Chromebox in the future if I don't get a Mac Mini at some point.

How big a monitor can the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Al Patterson
Which Asus chromebook? The 11" or the 13"? I...

Which Asus chromebook? The 11" or the 13"? I like the 13" ones, the small ones I find the keyboard cramped. I have the Toshiba version.

But, I love the minimalist ChromeOS for a travel/backup...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Al Patterson
What looks cool is it appears there is room for...

What looks cool is it appears there is room for my Chromebook, my 9" Nook, my 7" tablet and a phone. The Toshiba 13" chromebook seems to be the same size as the 13" MacBooks. I wonder if my Nexus...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Al Patterson
Talking Yeah, went with black since it didn't come in the...

Yeah, went with black since it didn't come in the Pinestone the Retrospective bags came in.

I wonder if it will explode when I put my Chromebook and Android stuff in it..
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Al Patterson
New bag arrived...

Not for cameras though. I just bought a Think Tank My 2nd Brain 13 briefcase for my phone, tablet and laptop...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,535
Posted By Al Patterson
My Tenba messenger and Timbuk2 bags fit my 14"...

My Tenba messenger and Timbuk2 bags fit my 14" laptop. They may fit a 15" also.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,495
Posted By Al Patterson
I'd prefer to use film, but most of the film I...

I'd prefer to use film, but most of the film I liked to use is no longer available, so I'm doing more and more digital every year.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-03-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,617
Posted By Al Patterson
Today was Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and the last of...

Today was Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and the last of yesterday's Victory Dirt Wolf.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,986
Posted By Al Patterson
I bought for the name, and I did like the style. ...

I bought for the name, and I did like the style. In use however the bag is too deep, and won't fit a 13" laptop. Maybe I shoud get a smaller laptop?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,986
Posted By Al Patterson
Mine is too big, and too small for my laptop. I...

Mine is too big, and too small for my laptop. I do like the overall style, but the execution is not great.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,617
Posted By Al Patterson
Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPA.

Victory Dirt Wolf Double IPA.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 10,616
Posted By Al Patterson
Looks like crap. If they leave the classic view,...

Looks like crap. If they leave the classic view, fine, but if they stick with that new thing that looks like a tinker toy kludge with a colostomy bag on it, sorry, makes Windoze 8 look good...

And...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,019
Posted By Al Patterson
Where to get a decent 50mm lens for my P?

I've been looking for Jupiter-8's and Canon lenses to get a 50 for my Canon P, but they seem to have become scarce as of late.

Anyone know where to get one?

Note to mods, if someone wants to...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 06-21-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,333
Posted By Al Patterson
I like the P the way Canon made them originally. ...

I like the P the way Canon made them originally.

Now if you own one, you can do what you like, but I wouldn't buy the red one in the link.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 17,881
Posted By Al Patterson
I already have the Tenba Small messenger and a...

I already have the Tenba Small messenger and a Timbuk2, so I haven't bought one of these. I was thinking of selling the older Tenba and getting the newer DNA in it's place. If I was buying a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,027
Posted By Al Patterson
Real nice stuff. I missed the last run of 611...

Real nice stuff. I missed the last run of 611 because I was working and thought I would ride it the next year. Oh well, those were nice, but 611 needs to be on the front and under steam next time...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-01-2014
Replies: 1,012
Views: 194,567
Posted By Al Patterson
I've been out of the loop for a while. Is 611...

I've been out of the loop for a while. Is 611 running again?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, even with glasses manual focus lenses are...

Yeah, even with glasses manual focus lenses are too slow. Thankfully, newer cameras have excellent autofocus.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,773
Posted By Al Patterson
I'd love to, but I need to work Saturday night. ...

I'd love to, but I need to work Saturday night. Computer upgrades...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-21-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,362
Posted By Al Patterson
I like the look of the District 13 and 15, as I'm...

I like the look of the District 13 and 15, as I'm more of a messenger kind of guy. I also recently looked at the newer Tenba messengers, as my Tenba "small" now seems huge.
Forum: Off Topic 04-18-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Al Patterson
One less XP machine in the world...

I just booted of the DVD drive under Linux Mint 16. Took all of about 30 seconds to get online. Now, need to find GIMP or another Linux photo editing tool.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-16-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Al Patterson
Update, the bag has arrived. Sometime in the...

Update, the bag has arrived. Sometime in the next day or two, I'll use the cellphone camera and take a few pictures.

It isn't as sturdily constructed as the older Timbuk2, but it looks pretty...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-08-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,821
Posted By Al Patterson
I admit that I am powerless over bag purchases......

I admit that I am powerless over bag purchases...

:)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-08-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 5,821
Posted By Al Patterson
The 30i works well for CL, extra lens, digital...

The 30i works well for CL, extra lens, digital p&s and a tablet.

Mirrorless Mover is a silly name for a great bag.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Al Patterson
At $109 it won out over the Thinktank...

At $109 it won out over the Thinktank Retrospective 15 laptop bag at $150+.

The sad thing is I'll likely end up with one of those anyway when I have a bit more slop in the budget...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah. And it appears that if you get the Timbuk2...

Yeah. And it appears that if you get the Timbuk2 photo insert for a medium bag, it will fit. Currently, I only use the Timbuk2 TSA compliant messenger for my work laptop, as the bag the company gave...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 04-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Al Patterson
Not a camera bag, but...

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/recycled-vintage-messenger-bag/2882859

A bag made out of recycled mail sacs. I like my black TSA compliant Timbuk2, but I couldn't resist getting a brown version...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-31-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 6,694
Posted By Al Patterson
I also have one, with enough room for a CL and a...

I also have one, with enough room for a CL and a digital p&s. Room or my large Nook, and an extra lens for the Leica.
Forum: RFF News 03-30-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 24,944
Posted By Al Patterson
I usually don't view RFF on a phone. On my...

I usually don't view RFF on a phone. On my laptop and larger tablet, it looks OK. But if you could find a way to display on the phone, I'd get the appropriate app. (Android though, iPhone is too...
Forum: RFF News 03-30-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 132,485
Posted By Al Patterson
Facebok "like" and Google + "+1" are fine over at...

Facebok "like" and Google + "+1" are fine over at those places. Don't need that here.

Mostly, I miss some of the people who are no longer here. But that's just life, and not something the owner or...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-25-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,640
Posted By Al Patterson
I have the 30i as well. I keep a digital P&S, a...

I have the 30i as well. I keep a digital P&S, a CL plus lenses and a cell phone in the bag. The iPad slot fits my Nook HD+ quite well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By Al Patterson
Winning... Some good news

ACLU wins one for photographers...

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/03/12/landmark-settlement-reached-in-preakness-arrest-case/
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 4,162
Posted By Al Patterson
I have the new 13.3" Toshiba. Think of it as a...

I have the new 13.3" Toshiba. Think of it as a large tablet with a keyboard. I bought i as I needed to replace my almost 8 year old XP laptop. I am looking for the right Linux distro to replace XP...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By Al Patterson
It ends soon is a good #2...

It ends soon is a good #2...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By Al Patterson
How about Al Gore?

How about Al Gore?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2014
Replies: 131
Poll: Winter Sucks
Views: 9,745
Posted By Al Patterson
Yep. Spent 18 months in Georgia. Summer is 90...

Yep. Spent 18 months in Georgia. Summer is 90 to 100 degrees. Winter is like 20. Having grown up in New Jersey, Georgia winter beats Georgia summer by a wide margin...

I do miss fall in the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 203,498
Posted By Al Patterson
Buy a postcard from the gift shop...:rolleyes:

Buy a postcard from the gift shop...:rolleyes:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,909
Posted By Al Patterson
If I had more money I'd get the leather one. Not...

If I had more money I'd get the leather one. Not that much more than the canvas.

I'm currently looking for a laptop bag, but while this one would fit the bill, it is out of my price range at this...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-21-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Al Patterson
For $100 or so, an EPL1 would be good to try. If...

For $100 or so, an EPL1 would be good to try. If I don't like it, I can't lose too much money.

The M to u4/3 adapter probably will cost more than the camera.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 9,030
Posted By Al Patterson
And I'm worried about the stitching. I can...

And I'm worried about the stitching. I can afford $125 or so for a leather bag, I should just buy one and take one for the team as it were...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-21-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 9,030
Posted By Al Patterson
I saw a messenger bag I like, but I'm wondering...

I saw a messenger bag I like, but I'm wondering hwo repairable the are if the stitching isn't great. Even a $50 repair a few years in would still make these a great deal. And if it lasts 10 years,...
Forum: Off Topic 02-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By Al Patterson
Damn, hadn't been here as much lately. New job,...

Damn, hadn't been here as much lately. New job, busy, etc.

Fred would be missed.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,217
Posted By Al Patterson
I was looking for "all of the above"...

I was looking for "all of the above"...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 6,813
Posted By Al Patterson
So far I have never spent more than $100 on...

So far I have never spent more than $100 on either a camera or laptop bag. And the $99 that is my current highest price was for a Tenba camera/laptop messenger.

Some of the newer laptop bags go...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,553
Posted By Al Patterson
Best m4/3 for a 40mm Summicron-C

Ok, I'm not selling my CL Summicron, buit I'm thinking of getting a Oly or Panasonic to use with the 40mm as a portrait lens.

Was thinking of the EPL-1, or the EP-3. How about the the new E-10?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Al Patterson
Were I a small freak I would have gone with the...

Were I a small freak I would have gone with the 11.6" screen system and even smaller bag...

Of course, had I enough money, I just buy both and eBay the one I like the least. Or more likely, keep...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Al Patterson
A Thinktank laptop bag question...

I have plenty of camera bags, but I am getting a new computer and want another bag as the older one will still be needed to store the XP laptolp.

I want one of the Retrospective Laptop bags, so the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-11-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,743
Posted By Al Patterson
I just wandered into the hardware section here. I...

I just wandered into the hardware section here. I go to www.tomshardware.com when I look for information, but only lurk in their forums.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,659
Posted By Al Patterson
I liked "Instant Asshole - Just add...

I liked "Instant Asshole - Just add alcohol".

I'm looking at getting a photo of a cat with the saying "wanted: dead and alive".
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-01-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 12,396
Posted By Al Patterson
So, waht does one buy? XE-2? XM-1? XT-1? ...

So, waht does one buy? XE-2? XM-1? XT-1? Almost too many too chose from. Kinda like the Oly EM-D choices...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,393
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, pretty much. We're almost done these days....

Yeah, pretty much. We're almost done these days. One terrorist attack from (real or fake) from the barbarians stoming the gates...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By Al Patterson
I didn't realize anything survived thebankruptcy...

I didn't realize anything survived thebankruptcy of the retail chain...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,223
Posted By Al Patterson
However, doesn't Fred expire his posts? He posts...

However, doesn't Fred expire his posts? He posts some great stuff.... so, ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-18-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,737
Posted By Al Patterson
Nah, he doesn't look like a mayor to me.... ;)

Nah, he doesn't look like a mayor to me....

;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,808
Posted By Al Patterson
Somehow the cheapness I acquired being out of...

Somehow the cheapness I acquired being out of work for a while drives me to buy last years model on closeout or used for 50 cents on the dollar or less,but since my vintage 2008 digicam still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By Al Patterson
Wink Not sure old money would waste it on trips like...

Not sure old money would waste it on trips like that...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,597
Posted By Al Patterson
Some families might need an even wider lens...

Some families might need an even wider lens...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,469
Posted By Al Patterson
Always wanted that round touit, maybe it would...

Always wanted that round touit, maybe it would stop my propensity for procrastination.

Never knew you could actually buy one...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-31-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,229
Posted By Al Patterson
So, you advocate slavery. That is what free work...

So, you advocate slavery. That is what free work is...

Seriosly, NEVER work for friends if you wish to keep them...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-30-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,848
Posted By Al Patterson
I thought I saw Joe Biden logging in.... And I...

I thought I saw Joe Biden logging in....

And I doubt this site is anywhere near as busy as that other site.

Same error here in US.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 6,230
Posted By Al Patterson
To damn lazy? I second that. I work with...

To damn lazy? I second that. I work with computers all day, and don't want to program my camera prior to each use. I set them to program mode and hope their software is well written.

Add my +1 for...
Forum: Travel 10-23-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,756
Posted By Al Patterson
Oh, and looking forward to the ballon festival...

Oh, and looking forward to the ballon festival shots.
Forum: Travel 10-23-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 5,756
Posted By Al Patterson
Great work! The funny thing is I was talking...

Great work! The funny thing is I was talking about food with a guy I work with who grew up in Cedar Crest...

So, did you go green, red or Christmas?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 24,543
Posted By Al Patterson
There you go injecting common sense into the...

There you go injecting common sense into the discussion. While I cannot afford a digital Leica at this point, who knows about the future? Today Ilook for the best $500 camera. Who knows about next...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-19-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,279
Posted By Al Patterson
Where? Last I saw it was still way more...

Where? Last I saw it was still way more expensive. Maybe I need to look at eBay instead of B&H...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Al Patterson
Cool! Thanks for the link.

Cool! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-18-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,279
Posted By Al Patterson
If introducing the xe-2 means I can get the xe-1...

If introducing the xe-2 means I can get the xe-1 at 50% of last year's price, sure....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Al Patterson
Sounds interesting, any pictures or links?

Sounds interesting, any pictures or links?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-15-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,294
Posted By Al Patterson
Remember "90% of everything is crud"....

Remember "90% of everything is crud"....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-12-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,574
Posted By Al Patterson
I was wondering where one could acquire silver...

I was wondering where one could acquire silver tape...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, but being hand made in the US, they are...

Yeah, but being hand made in the US, they are more expensive than I can afford at this time, even though I want to supprt their idea. Maybe the cheapest option this time, and the messenger bag...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Al Patterson
Thinking of getting a sleeve for my tablet...

Thinking of getting a sleeve for my tablet...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Al Patterson
Sure, i agree, but a leather Timbuk2 messanger...

Sure, i agree, but a leather Timbuk2 messanger bag would be so cool...

If I had the $$...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-11-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,202
Posted By Al Patterson
Interesting bag idea...

So, cruising Google+, and I find this...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/r3dna/r3dna-reclaimed-leather-goods-from-salvaged-luxury

I really like my nylon Timbuk2 Messenger, would love to get the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,574
Posted By Al Patterson
I would rather buy a Raymond Loewy version...

I would rather buy a Raymond Loewy version...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-11-2013
Replies: 138
Views: 11,574
Posted By Al Patterson
Must use PCs, Ive is a big wig at Apple,...

Must use PCs, Ive is a big wig at Apple, responsible for design of most of their products.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By Al Patterson
I am seeing restaurants using iPad Minis and...

I am seeing restaurants using iPad Minis and Square doing just that. However, I usually just pay cash...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-05-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
Posted By Al Patterson
I thought that selling buying a Leica was going...

I thought that selling buying a Leica was going to the dark side... ;)

Seriously, judgmental threads like this usually end badly. There is no dark side in camera choices....

Other topics? ...
Forum: RFF News 10-02-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 11,816
Posted By Al Patterson
Seems faster, but I don't see anything changing..

I second the good software changes are invisible...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By Al Patterson
More likely trolls are male, but yeah,...

More likely trolls are male, but yeah, assumptions may be way off the mark...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-01-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,066
Posted By Al Patterson
I liked Win8 RT on a tablet, wish I had a license...

I liked Win8 RT on a tablet, wish I had a license for 7 for my desktop, may be forced to get Win8 when XP support ends next year.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By Al Patterson
I wouldn't consider anonymous trolling by losers...

I wouldn't consider anonymous trolling by losers who won't sign their name hate mail, just bleating of a tiny minded moron without the guts to use their real name. Consider the source, and move on...
Forum: Off Topic 09-23-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
I don't do you tube, too slow. I read as video...

I don't do you tube, too slow. I read as video is too slow a medium for knowledge transfer.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, $249 unlocked can't be beat. I'm...

Yeah, $249 unlocked can't be beat. I'm interested in anyone who actually uses the camera. I'll still use my Rf and SLR stuff on vacations, but I wonder just how good these are as cameras.
Forum: Off Topic 09-22-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
I'm still learning. As stated on another thread,...

I'm still learning. As stated on another thread, I loved "The Black Swan", and am looking to read the other Taleb books when I can. Never read Galbraith, as he wasn't on the approved reading list...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Al Patterson
Any Nexus 4 users?

Just picked up a Nexus 4 on the close out. Wonder if there are any others here who have one.
Forum: Off Topic 09-22-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
I do think that at least here in the US banks are...

I do think that at least here in the US banks are allowed to be way more leveraged than might be prudent. The Fed always plays with buying and selling bonds and changing the Fed funds rate. Why...
Forum: Off Topic 09-22-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, "all other things being equal" was the...

Yeah, "all other things being equal" was the economics term I hated the most. I was taking econ 101 during the "stagflation" period in the '70s, and Keynesian economists couldn't explain why...
Forum: Off Topic 09-22-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
The lack of basic economic knowledge on the site...

The lack of basic economic knowledge on the site is astounding.

Through a process known as fractional reserve banking, banks do create money. $100 in deposits becomes $457 in loans, creating $357....
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Since the average profit of the S&P 500 is closer...

Since the average profit of the S&P 500 is closer to 10% than 20%, can you tell me who makes that 20%, Microsoft and the drug companies excluded? BTW, you are right, the real problem is that too...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Ah, a point on which we agree.

Ah, a point on which we agree.
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
I'm not convinced Eisenhower was a leftist, but...

I'm not convinced Eisenhower was a leftist, but we certainly did ignore his message. I do think he wouldn't get through a Republican primary today though. Now,we have the "security industrial...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
And didn't a president who had been a general...

And didn't a president who had been a general warn us about the "military industrial complex" in his farewell address?

I'm sure Gary Kildall would have been happy if IBM chose CP/M 86 instead of...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
True enough, but somehow while the tea party...

True enough, but somehow while the tea party impacted the GOP, OWS just melted away when they left their camps.

Yeah, there were some great shots from the New York OWS events.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-21-2013
Replies: 2,625
Views: 381,222
Posted By Al Patterson
I like those recent tree shots.

I like those recent tree shots.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-21-2013
Replies: 2,625
Views: 381,222
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, some great country in the Catskills, Finger...

Yeah, some great country in the Catskills, Finger Lakes area and the Adirondaks. Too bad I went there in my pre-photography days.
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
True that not all of those making $500k a year...

True that not all of those making $500k a year actually EARN it, some do and some don't. Blanket class envy doesn't solve anything. Bill Gates made a lot of money, and a lot of people do work for...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
OWS is Occupy Wall Street, they were the anti tea...

OWS is Occupy Wall Street, they were the anti tea party. They were big news here about two years ago. They were anti big business and pro social justice. They seemed to fizzle out though.
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Yes, while you might not be attacking any...

Yes, while you might not be attacking any individual per se, I took you message as ALL conservatives are whiny bitches, which I find an offensive statement.

And other posters calling the 1%...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
You totally missed my point. I have an issue...

You totally missed my point. I have an issue with conservatives being called names. On this site, conservative views are generally treated like a turd in the punch bowl..

Edit: I don't think mikel...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Yes, but calling people whiny bitches makes you...

Yes, but calling people whiny bitches makes you sound like you are still 8....

The argument is the typical economic argument that these threads descend into, Keynes vs Hayek and all that...

And...
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Typical, when you can't defeat the argument, some...

Typical, when you can't defeat the argument, some folks go right to name calling.

Mods?
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
Two things: Like Roger, my collection took 20...

Two things:

Like Roger, my collection took 20 plus years to acquire. Having been out if work, I did buy a camera this year, but prior to that my last camera is vintage 2007 or so. I haven't had...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,432
Posted By Al Patterson
I have a Luigi case on my CL, and with the Euro...

I have a Luigi case on my CL, and with the Euro rising ( or dollar sinking) I can't afford a new one. I would probably buy the Zhou case if I find I need another one.
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
The economy in the Virginia and Maryland counties...

The economy in the Virginia and Maryland counties surrounding Washington are doing very well.
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
I could tell you what I think, but I don't need...

I could tell you what I think, but I don't need to have any more posts deleted...

The economy is growing, too slowly, but it is growing.
Forum: Off Topic 09-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 6,308
Posted By Al Patterson
QE4? Wouldn't need anywhere near $85 billion...

QE4? Wouldn't need anywhere near $85 billion though...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,213
Posted By Al Patterson
You sound like a drunk in denial. Own up to your...

You sound like a drunk in denial. Own up to your GAS addiction and get what you want. Life is too short to beat yourself up over this kind of thing...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By Al Patterson
Ah, dress like a pirate, have a heart...

Ah, dress like a pirate, have a heart attack....

Yeah, too tasty for me these days.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-19-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By Al Patterson
Anyone remember the words to "Barnacle Bill the...

Anyone remember the words to "Barnacle Bill the Sailor"?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-17-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,419
Posted By Al Patterson
Blade Runner was matte paintings and overlays and...

Blade Runner was matte paintings and overlays and such. Too early for CGI. Looked more real than a lot of newer stuff. Recently read the book on which it was based "Do Androids Dream of Electric...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-17-2013
Replies: 163
Views: 24,419
Posted By Al Patterson
Blade Runner and Barry Lyndon.... Oh, and...

Blade Runner and Barry Lyndon....

Oh, and Citizen Kane
Forum: Off Topic 09-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,085
Posted By Al Patterson
Not sure about the Stalin or Saddam, but when you...

Not sure about the Stalin or Saddam, but when you post about an individual you need to know what they maybe known for other than main career. I could mention I admired a former Shutterbug editor who...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,085
Posted By Al Patterson
Thanks, I had forgotten the details. Still too...

Thanks, I had forgotten the details. Still too weird for my taste, but at least it involved consenting adults...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,085
Posted By Al Patterson
For some reason I didn't see it until much later,...

For some reason I didn't see it until much later, maybe 1990 or so when I rented the movie from the local video store. She was seriously hot when young, and even at 60 she looked better than a huge...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,085
Posted By Al Patterson
As good as Hanoi Jane looked back then, who...

As good as Hanoi Jane looked back then, who needed to act?

Loved the movie BTW. It was a hoot.
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,085
Posted By Al Patterson
Not applicable here as no charges are pending. ...

Not applicable here as no charges are pending. And wasn't she an adopted daughter? Still too far out for many, but lessens the creepiness factor somewhat...
Forum: Off Topic 09-15-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,085
Posted By Al Patterson
Did he use Leicas to take pictures of the young...

Did he use Leicas to take pictures of the young girl he raped? Why are we discussing this disgusting pervert anyway?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,290
Posted By Al Patterson
Have a CL, wish I could get the CLE.

Have a CL, wish I could get the CLE.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-13-2013
Replies: 132
Views: 12,248
Posted By Al Patterson
So, if Just keep waving my iPhone around, it will...

So, if Just keep waving my iPhone around, it will decide when to press the button on its own?

I doubt it. Just marketing bull puckey for Apple fanbois...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Al Patterson
Seriously though, both Think Tanks I have that...

Seriously though, both Think Tanks I have that have spaces designed for iPads fit my Nook HD+ with room to spare. Android, iOS, even WinRT, all good if it fits your way of working...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Al Patterson
In or to? inquiring minds want t know.... They...

In or to? inquiring minds want t know....

They look to much like purses for my taste, but I can't always fit everything in my Sub Urban Disguise...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By Al Patterson
My 2nd Brain from Think Tank...

New iPhone and iPad bags, wonder if my Android phone and tablet would fit, or explode...:D
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,511
Posted By Al Patterson
Have the TSA compliant laptop bag from Timbuk2,...

Have the TSA compliant laptop bag from Timbuk2, want to get the camera insert. Best messenger bag I have.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 51,098
Posted By Al Patterson
Wise words. I choose to avoid Facebook, but do...

Wise words. I choose to avoid Facebook, but do have a few social media accounts where I hardly ever post, just browse.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-07-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 8,360
Posted By Al Patterson
Back in the day, I carried two A-1 Canons. Now,...

Back in the day, I carried two A-1 Canons. Now, a film camera and a digital....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,397
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, some people around here seem to think...

Yeah, some people around here seem to think programmers should work for free. I'm more likely to get Elements again, but $10 a month? In my younger days I spent more than that every Friday at Happy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7,397
Posted By Al Patterson
Yep, capitalism works. Not enough takes at your...

Yep, capitalism works. Not enough takes at your current price, so down it goes. Probably should have been at this price from the get go....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-04-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,718
Posted By Al Patterson
I missed that, but $800 is fairly inexpensive as...

I missed that, but $800 is fairly inexpensive as workshops go. You were expecting free maybe?
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-02-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 6,718
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah,I sort of expected an article on switching...

Yeah,I sort of expected an article on switching from Adobe or other expensive software to open source editing software like GIMP...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Al Patterson
I'm glad I'm a tea drinker... That post was a...

I'm glad I'm a tea drinker...

That post was a hoot, thanks Roger.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 09-01-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 7,823
Posted By Al Patterson
They cost more, therefore they must be better......

They cost more, therefore they must be better... ;)

Now, I use a Windows XP laptop from Toshiba, and took it on my last trip back in 2008. If I had the money, I'd get the smaller Macbook Air,as I...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-24-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 4,938
Posted By Al Patterson
This job gives you time to look for the next one,...

This job gives you time to look for the next one, and the chance this one becomes permanent. If that doesn't excite you I don't know what will. Good luck, and enjoy it...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-23-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 4,938
Posted By Al Patterson
Talking Excellent news! You should buy a bag to...

Excellent news! You should buy a bag to celebrate...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,436
Posted By Al Patterson
Not the first, and not the last.... Now, can I...

Not the first, and not the last....

Now, can I get Tri-X somewhere?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-22-2013
Replies: 68
Views: 7,474
Posted By Al Patterson
I hear he was an artist. Imagine an alternate...

I hear he was an artist. Imagine an alternate reality where he was a famous painter...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Al Patterson
Thank you for that image just before breakfast...

Thank you for that image just before breakfast...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Al Patterson
You watch too many prison movies... I had this...

You watch too many prison movies...

I had this happen when my SLR strap slipped out its mooring. Fortunately the camera landed on top of my camera bag. No damage, but a second or two of terror.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-20-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Al Patterson
Sure, but what exactly is a small tablet? 7"? ...

Sure, but what exactly is a small tablet? 7"? 8"? My tablet is 9"....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By Al Patterson
Welcome back.

Welcome back.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-16-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,723
Posted By Al Patterson
A question. Just saw on the main menu that there...

A question. Just saw on the main menu that there are 138 posts in the thread, but the last post I see is 123, and the software says I am on page 5 of 6, but I can't get to page 6. Does this...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-16-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,723
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, this sums up my felling as well. While I...

Yeah, this sums up my felling as well. While I voted in the poll, I saw no need to explain or reveal my vote. It was interesting reading through the thread though.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,161
Posted By Al Patterson
Let's not go there... Funny thinking it through...

Let's not go there...

Funny thinking it through though.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 19,161
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, I can see it now. A family from another...

Yeah, I can see it now. A family from another state is vacationing in LA, and when they take a picture of THEIR child, they get arrested because someone else's is in the picture...

What a bunch of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, in some towns people are dodging bullets,...

Yeah, in some towns people are dodging bullets, and they hurt a lot more than internet insults...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-12-2013
Replies: 202
Views: 17,096
Posted By Al Patterson
Question In a club in Georgia, definately. An artistic...

In a club in Georgia, definately. An artistic pic on RFF? Not so much...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By Al Patterson
I've come close, but so far I'm still here. May...

I've come close, but so far I'm still here. May spend less time here if the local folks near here are around less.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-12-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 102,191
Posted By Al Patterson
That correlates to my memory of how things have...

That correlates to my memory of how things have gone...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-11-2013
Replies: 140
Views: 46,723
Posted By Al Patterson
I second that...

I second that...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-10-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, I have been having connection issues with...

Yeah, I have been having connection issues with wifi, so I usually post before I read the entire thread, as my connection might go away before I get to the end...

I don't like the number of posts...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-10-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,574
Posted By Al Patterson
Maybe, but he is correct that this happens a lot...

Maybe, but he is correct that this happens a lot for some reason...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,026
Posted By Al Patterson
Unfortunately, the first amendment rears its head...

Unfortunately, the first amendment rears its head any time someone feels their rights are violated, and this was in the US, so it applies. That said, I found the pictures boring.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 8,026
Posted By Al Patterson
Good question. Can your neighbors charge you...

Good question. Can your neighbors charge you with indecent exposure if you remove too much prior to closing the drapes?
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,646
Posted By Al Patterson
Isn't that if you can't win, cheat? And, I am a...

Isn't that if you can't win, cheat?

And, I am a Star Trek fan BTW..
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2013
Replies: 130
Views: 23,334
Posted By Al Patterson
Flaming battery issues? Now, THAT was funny. I...

Flaming battery issues? Now, THAT was funny. I may pick up a GX-1 or one of the Pen series though. I agree that 1,000 monetary units be they $ or otherwise is to rich for my budget these days.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 5,090
Posted By Al Patterson
Isn't that where these things end up usually? It...

Isn't that where these things end up usually?

It is sad that "the law" sometimes seems to not know the law.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, when you have one party rule for 50 years,...

Yeah, when you have one party rule for 50 years, corruption ensues. Doesn't really matter WHICH party either...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By Al Patterson
Exactly the way I think. Use the whole cow, from...

Exactly the way I think. Use the whole cow, from the moo to the rump roast...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, the only thing cooler than that might be a...

Yeah, the only thing cooler than that might be a TARDIS bag. Small as the Bowery, able to carry ALL your gear...:p
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By Al Patterson
If this type of problem keeps your mind off of...

If this type of problem keeps your mind off of other things, why not? still want a Moop messenger, but need to make some more bucks first, or sell some other stuff. Or, get the house in another...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,656
Posted By Al Patterson
I have been on trips where I had a second bag in...

I have been on trips where I had a second bag in my car with backup bodies just in case, but I've only ever carried two bags at once in an airport...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 7,724
Posted By Al Patterson
And I do need to check them out, as I see they...

And I do need to check them out, as I see they are still made in Vermont. I currently have a Timbuk2 messenger laptop bag, but I forgot where it was made.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-27-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 7,724
Posted By Al Patterson
Which reminds me that in another thread I had...

Which reminds me that in another thread I had said that Think Tank were made in US, but I finally found the paper which says "designed in California, made in Vietnam". I still like their bags, but...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,474
Posted By Al Patterson
Just one more for the road...

Just one more for the road...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,298
Posted By Al Patterson
Cool. So where is the most central spot? The...

Cool. So where is the most central spot? The food court at DFW airport?
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,298
Posted By Al Patterson
I think I saw him once at a camera show if...

I think I saw him once at a camera show if southern California. Wouldn't remember him if I saw him in a local Starbucks though...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,298
Posted By Al Patterson
An RFF 10th anniversary Think Tank Retrospective...

An RFF 10th anniversary Think Tank Retrospective bag would be oh so cool. Even better if designed by back alley...

I know, aint gonna happen, but I'll order a hat and if a golf shirt is an option...
Forum: RFF News 07-19-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,298
Posted By Al Patterson
Is there any way to re-use the original baseball...

Is there any way to re-use the original baseball cap design and add some 10th anniversary verbiage? I still have my RFF hat, and I just put it on to wear while posting this message.

Anyway, glad to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,955
Posted By Al Patterson
As I said in my reply to my own message, it is a...

As I said in my reply to my own message, it is a small percentage of police who seem to not get it. The majority are professional. We need to make sure the bad cops get weeded out before doing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,955
Posted By Al Patterson
Oh, just so the law enforcement RFF folks get me...

Oh, just so the law enforcement RFF folks get me wrong, the majority of LEO are smart professionals. They need to weed out the idiots in their midst. I try as an IT pro to weed out the idiots, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,955
Posted By Al Patterson
Well, for you or I obviously. For the police? ...

Well, for you or I obviously. For the police? Not so much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,955
Posted By Al Patterson
Yeah, I would have vote for that.

Yeah, I would have vote for that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,955
Posted By Al Patterson
Most likely the ACLU...

Most likely the ACLU...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-17-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 5,955
Posted By Al Patterson
We need to hire police who are not idiots. Have...

We need to hire police who are not idiots. Have these idiots even READ the constitution?

Probably not, they may be unable to read without moving their lips.

Idiots... I hope they win millions...
Forum: RFF News 07-17-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 146,341
Posted By Al Patterson
I am having wifi problems where I am, but the few...

I am having wifi problems where I am, but the few times today I've been on have been OK.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-16-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,781
Posted By Al Patterson
Try being out of work. I recently bought a...

Try being out of work. I recently bought a camera, and the last one was bought in 2008.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-15-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,718
Posted By Al Patterson
If it is a fantasy, then I want to spend a few...

If it is a fantasy, then I want to spend a few days on the ISS, or be on the next trip to the moon.

Oh, heck, I want to photograph the sunrise on Mars...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 170
Views: 16,930
Posted By Al Patterson
I read the Black Swan, but that doesn't mean I...

I read the Black Swan, but that doesn't mean I understand it. I too read a lot of economics stuff. I liked "The Great Reset" , but it probably means more to those of us in the US than it might to...
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