Thursday Thought: Less Swagger, More Pirate

Pirate attack by pbario

Whatever the craft, there exists inside of each of us these two conflicting forces. One that gets caught up in our victories, stokes our egos and inevitable leads to our downfall. The other force only cares for the next win and the fastest route to buried treasure. -Dave Jeyes

This is a nice post by my buddy and comrade at AddThis. In a nutshell, it’s not about being right all the time—it’s about keeping an eye on the treasure.

Often times we can get caught up with politics and trying to prove our worth and intelligence amongst our co-workers, but the team that wins will put all their egos aside to accomplish what is right. Ultimately, everyone can take credit for that kind of success.

AddThis Analytics Refresh

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Big things shaking here at AddThis. We’ve got a refreshed analytics using a card convention. It also sets us up for some things brewing. Stay tuned.

Kudos to the team (you know who you are!) for pulling it off. It’s amazing to see it go from a whiteboard sketch to a real product.

First Astrophotography Shot

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Unfortunately, the long exposure test shots killed my battery before I could capture the lunar eclipse this morning. And, my backup battery was dead too. So, what I have is an overexposed 30 second pic.

Anyway, I wanted to share a test shot—this was 1 hour before the eclipse actually happened.

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The photo above was shot and cropped from my iPhone. At least I got something. Lol.

Tokina 11-16mm F2.8

I just got my new wide angle lens. I’ve always wanted a really wide angle lens, and ever since this model came out, I’ve been eying it. Here are some test shots at the office.

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Pretty bad ass. I have to give credit to Roger for recommending it to me years ago. Hopefully this lens will come in handy for my future trips.

As much as I love my iPhone camera, nothing compares to a real SLR with a big hunk of glass hung over the front.