Monday, January 3, 2011

Third World Nerd's New Year's Resolutions


It's that time of year, so here's what to expect from Third World Nerd in 2011...

1. Write more

More updates! More importantly, more updates that matter. When I conceived of this blog, I found myself challenged by what I had to offer online as a former tech journalist. Still am. The first world may have first dibs on all the gadgets, but I really believe this third world nerd still has something to offer. How To's that don't break the bank are just the start, reviews on apps and stuff that are relevant to us in this part of the world are another thing, plus I'm currently at work on getting more tech goodies to write about. Stay tuned.

2. Play more Rock Band


Two things are on my resolution list each and every single year: write, and play guitar. This year I vow that I'll be doing my guitar on Rock Band. Because it's just more fun that way. Maybe some Garage Band too. With Rock Band instruments. Yes, it can be done. I'll tell you how.

3. Take more photos

It's a toy lens that I spotted on www.43rumors.com. Like a lomo. 26mm, f/1.4, $80. Me want.

Yet another interesting contraption for my camera. This one is for macro shots.

When my son Vito was born, I had an excuse to buy a real camera. I've found ("real") photography to be rewarding and simple to do. I'm just a hobbyist, but I've picked up a few tricks along the way. Maybe working with some of the country's top photographers and art directors rubbed off. Or maybe my camera is just nice. (I took the photo at the top of this post!) I intend to share everything I learn about the gear -- and the art -- of photography. Everyone's a photographer nowadays, and I for one love it.

I'll end this list at those three things. Any requests or advice on how to make this blog better will be appreciated!

1 comment:

spork said...

Definitely write more. Been waiting for an update on this blog.

Wait - Rock Band instruments on Garage Band? Like as a controller? And please do share tips you've learned on the Olympus. I haven't been happy with my shots and am about ready to throw in the towel on that.