The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Upgrading to a 4K Monitor

I'm in the process of getting back into photography which will mean a new camera, more on that in a later post. But the first step for me was a new computer, one with the horsepower to handle a modern day camera and its RAW files. Along with the computer comes a new 4K monitor. 4K is great for media consumption, right? Your characters on your favorite show or movie really look detailed and realistic. Scenery looks wonderful. Everything looks great, right? Wrong. You know what doesn't look great? That photo I took in 2012 that I thought was sharp but is very much not. I transferred over my past catalogs of photos over to Lightroom Classic and eagerly began opening up some of my favorite photos. At first I was happy with how the colors looked and how the scene was composed. Then I noticed it was a little soft. Well I had just gotten a new contacts prescription so that must be it. Changed to my glasses and the photos were even blurrier! I went through photo after photo and most ca

The Time Keeper Review

The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. I can't remember how I came across the book, to be honest. I might have seen it profiled on some book site earlier in the year and picked it up as an If I Have Nothing Else To Read book. I picked it to read because I was looking for something quick and to wipe my palate of The Hobbit that I had just finished. Again. And at roughly 200 pages, according to my Nook, it seemed to fit the bill. And boy did it.

There's a certain quality to the way the book was written that made it really easy to jump into this novel about Father Time. With three main characters and separate (at first) stories, I was worried this was going to be Cloud Atlas all over again. But we can easily see how the three stories come together, and though there were no big surprises throughout the book, the book was satisfying at the finish.

The book looks into the concept of Time; from the earliest attempts of breaking the day down into measurable units to how time runs our lives today. It's characters have different amounts of time left, have different ideas on how to spend the rest of their time.

It's a very different read, for me, and reads a lot like a Paulo Coelho book, or at least how I remember them. It's been a while since I've read him. If you're looking for a quick read I highly recommend this. One of my favorite reads of 2012.

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