World’s Most Polluted

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Not that it’s all that surprising, but it is a bit scary to see the chart above and realize I have spent nearly two years of my life in the World’s most air polluted region. I am actually quite surprised to see how low the Americas are on the scale. Read more here.

Time Spent With Contrails - Wallpaper Collection

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Time Spent With Contrails

Time Spent With Contrails is a collection of wallpapers compiled of photographs shot by yours truly. They were taken and collected over the period of a several years and thousands of miles. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong, from Vietnam to San Francisco these photographs were all taken on 120 film and left untouched by Photoshop. The photos are now being offered as a collection of fifteen wallpapers that includes several sizes for different screen resolutions, iPhone and iPad. Every photo in this collection was shot on 120 film with either a Holga 120 CFN, or a Diana with a 38mm Super Wide lens. No editing software was used to color-correct or touch up the photos in any way.

Download all fifteen in all sizes for $1.99

My Two Cents On iTunes 10

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iTunes 10

I hear a lot of people complaining about the UI changes in the new iTunes 10. To be honest as far as the UI changes go I think people get a little too nit-picky, very quick to criticize any little change made. I am not really sure how the colors of the menu icons really effects my iTunes experience all that much. What I (and I am sure many people) REALLY think they dropped the ball on is not offering a subscription based service. You ask any Rdio user and their iTunes usage has drastically dropped after signing up. But if Apple offered a service with a monthly fee that included music, movies, tv all in one place I would seriously consider it. I hope Apple isn’t getting to be one of those companies that is getting their fingers into so many pies it can’t keep up with the little guys.

Lima, Ohio

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Kewpee

Earlier this month I was in Lima, Peru… tomorrow I am going to Lima, Ohio. I will be leaving Cleveland heading back to Salt Lake City this Tuesday, and before I left I wanted to check out small town Ohio. We found this small town called Lima that sounds pretty strange and unique. Apparently there is a Kewpee burger chain and the flagship store is in Lima (if you don’t know Kewpee click here, or here). Anyway, should be interesting.

Read more about Lima

Peru Panoramics

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Amazon Pano

Machu Picchu Pano

Sacsayhuaman Pano

Machu Picchu Pano

Cusco Pano

A few panoramics I shot on the Peru trip.

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Peru Trip Wrap-Up

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I am back in the country after a two week adventure in Peru and things are finally calming down. It was a tiring trip with lots and lots of traveling via plane, train, bus, taxi and boat. That being said I saw some of the most beautiful countryside and landscapes I have ever seen. Peru Is a beautiful country and two weeks was not even enough to barely scratch the surface. We were able to visit Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and an area of the Amazon called Manu. It was my first time to South America, but I can be sure it won’t be my last.

Check out a bunch of photos from the trip

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Headed South

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Tomorrow Yaya and I have a long day of travel. We are headed to Peru for a couple weeks for a bit of a Summer journey before she has to go back to school. We have a pretty loosely planned itinerary, but at the moment the plan is to head to Lima for a couple days… then on to Cusco to see Machu Picchu… and then to the Amazon for some jungle adventures and to hopefully avoid any run-ins with big ass bugs, snakes or crocodiles.

I will be leaving my laptop at home, but should have access to internet occasionally to post photos and update on the happenings. Though I am looking forward to being ‘unplugged’ for a while.

Kidplastik – Summer Minimix

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Summer Minimix

Here is a little minimix I put together while working on a set I played a couple weeks ago. It’s just barely over ten minutes long but packed full of bangers.

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Tracklist

1. Don Rimini - All About
2. Breakdown - Feels Like (Ft. NTYS)
3. Congorock - Babylon
4. Digital Noise Terror - Riot!
5. Shaved Monkeys - Get Rough (Little Poney & The Killers Rabbits “Get Roux” Remix)
6. Scanners - We Never Close Our Eyes (Gooseflesh Remix)
7. Green Velvet - Harmageddon (Felix Cartal Remix)
8. Les Savy Fav - The Slip (Kids At The Bar Remix)


On the Road Again

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Earlier this week I left Salt Lake City again and headed back to Cleveland to stay with my girlfriend who has one more semester of school left here. This is my second trip to the now Lebronless Cleveland. I am rather impartial to the city, but I must say there are some good eats here. The first thing we did upon my arrival is head directly from the airport to Happy Dog. Damn good stuff.

Last night we went to see Delorean and Glasser play at The Grog Shop. The crowd was disappointingly sparse, but the show was as good as I had hoped it would be.

Later this month Yaya and I will be headed to Peru for a couple weeks. It will be my first time to South America and I am really excited for the food, Machu Picchu and a little jaunt in the Amazon for a few days. Just crossing my fingers I don’t get Malaria or bitten by one of these.

Holga D - Holga Digtal Camera - Saikat Biswas

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The Holga D - Holga Digtal Camera looks like it could be pretty awesome. It’s only a concept at the moment, but I am excited to one day hopefully get my hands on one. I wonder what the proce point will be on one of these.

TheDopeFiend V8

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It has been quite some time since I have posted in my other blog TheDopeFiend. It’s pretty hard for me to keep up with it while traveling, but I have just launched a new version which will hopefully make it easier for me to keep fresh content constantly updated. Bookmark it and spread it around.

Washed Out

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I have really been enjoying the music of Washed Out lately. It reminds me a lot of Neon Indian but a bit less kitchy, and a little more sentimental. Makes me want to go lay on a beach somewhere.

Pentax Optio I-10 and H90 Cameras

A Message From the Founder

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I was looking through my YouTube inbox today and came across a couple of messages that I found pretty funny to look back at.

awesome video of china!

hi there. my name is steve. i’m one of the founders of youtube. i just watched your video of your china travels. i thought it was well put together and, all together, a very good video filled with good content.

i hope you don’t mind me featuring it on the front page…

-s

Here was my response…

I don’t mind at all! Thank you for the compliments, and thank you for featuring me! I think YouTube is great!

And the back from Steve…

it was a good video!

thanks for the compliment on YouTube. because we don’t have any marketing department, we really rely on our users to get the word out there. it would be great if you could tell your friends & family (and anyone you meet on the street today!!) about us. heh.

thanks!

-s


That Time Again

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Packed Bags

I can’t really count the amount of times in the past few years I have packed my bags and moved to a city for an undetermined amount of time, but I am doing it again. The time to leave China has come, and although the past 10 or so months have been really good here I am glad to be going back to the States. This has been my fifth time to China, and third time living here. I have been bouncing around for the past few years and I feel it’s time to grow some roots. Now only if I could decide which city that should be. One thing I do know is that it will be in America. Home sweet home.