I think a lot - i really do - about how facebook, google et al base their business models on snowing the public into believing these things:
- There is only one level of acquaintance, "Friend"
- Normal people have no secrets
- Normal people don't take pictures of their sex parts
Photo management apps, by and large, have no concept of share levels or permissions. I can't tell my phone "look, you fuck, yes, I photographed my Dick last night because I have friends who want to see that. Stop showing it in my thumbnails."
Even if I was willing to use the google/apple cloud services, they have no mechanism for not uploading my sex pictures or porn I save to my phone. They absolutely know this is a thing, but acknowledging it would be *fucking apocalyptic*
today i have been through three different "cloud replacement" apps for android. none of them are remotely functional.
each of them grinds my android phone to a halt. none of them support even the most basic functionality i would expect from a cloud replacement app.
the most basic thing i need is that when i take a picture it gets uploaded, but this naturally, obviously, clearly begins with the step of synchronizing my existing pictures to the server. this doesn't work.
The thing that really kills me about the silicon valley hypercapitalist hell spiral is how many good, desirable ideas they're killing forever by implementing them so fucking horribly that when everyone wakes up from this daze we'll reject massive swaths of concepts reflexively.
My phone is out of space. I know this is because I have a year+ of photographs on it, but I'm loathe to delete them because then I won't be able to find them. I have my phone photos for the last four years on my PC at home and I can't get to them when I want them.
Call me petty or shit-talk my lifestyle if you want but I /am/ extremely Digital and I /am/ extremely Online and I do want to be able to recall images of anything I can recall, instantly, wherever I am, at a moments notice.
hey how about that the austin bomber was a deeply mediocre white man with the most basic-ass bone-stock conservative psuedopolitics with the reek of having been culled entirely from online comments who could have predicted
weird. can't figure out where he got the idea to kill random people of color from. i mean he did parrot the drivel of people who i remember even in 2000 couldn't go ten minutes without saying we should kill someone for not being white. no idea where he got this idea
anyway so my sony betacam
god. god damn. this thing is like a fucking cybernetics experiment it has so many goddamn interchangeable parts. this is my jam. this is what i'm here for.
okay okay it's like this. when a company like this releases a product like this, it isn't exactly like apple releasing a macbook. it's not like "the Consumers will worship at our alter". people have jobs to do
so sony creates this new camera system. says, ok, it records on betacam SP, takes the NB-1P battery for 8 hours of record time, has a monochrome viewfinder, and you'll play back video with an external deck except for review
sorry i've been really far off my brand for a bit, let's get this back on track. hello
In the 80s and early 90s Japan had an absolute obsession with this kind of just-under-candy-apple red. i've spoken of this before. hey so let's look at the control panel though.
it sucks that modern industrial design eschews colored buttons. they're easy to make and they draw attention. camcorders tended to use blue and red for things that you REALLY NEEDED TO KNOW ABOUT - in this case power and record, on one i had, eject and record.