Truth, beauty and quartz

A recent podcast (Scottish Watches, with Adam Craniotes) there was a nice side discussion of the nature of men’s watches. “Metal Barbie dolls,” to paraphrase, and it did inspire a thought or two. This is the watch on my wrist now – Seiko SBGX117, a Grand Seiko quartz diver made between 2014 and 2017. 42mm, […]

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OWC reviews in progress…

Just wanted to post a brief update – I’m done photographing the watches and will be doing photo edits and starting the writing. It took much longer than planned: My copy of Apple Aperture now crashes doing almost anything, so I had to find a new photography app and get it setup. That’ll be a […]

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Blue dials

And straps. Taking the Omega back for another service, won’t stay wound on the winder.

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OWC snowflakes

Yeah, plural! Review here and the time bum. Gorgeous, the new dial is… That’s on a Scurfa strap which suits it well.

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Thoughts on the Amazon re:MARS 2019 conference

The usual disclaimer: my employer paid for me to go, but this is my personal take, etc. TL;DR: hell of a show, varied tech content, unusual breadth and amazing audience. Crazy attention to branding. So most of the conferences I attend are tech focused: PyCon, Supercomputing, Google I/O, that sort of thing. re:MARS is machine […]

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The Abortion Debate Is No Longer About Policy

An unusually insightful post on a third-rail topic. Highly recommended – here’s a snippet to motivate a full reading: Ainsworth’s actions reflect an audacious disrespect that is now ubiquitous in our politics. The lieutenant governor, I imagine, was thinking something like: They have Hollywood. They manipulated the courts to establish abortion rights by fiat. They mock […]

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