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R.I.P. Junior Seau


"DEA Ignored All My Cries"

What the fuck is wrong with people?!

"Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student who was left in a Drug Enforcement Agency holding cell for nearly five days, said the time spent in his cell was a life-altering experience.
Before holding a press conference Tuesday afternoon, the 23-year-old spoke with NBCSanDiego and said he was increasingly worried throughout the days he spent in a 5 ft. by 10 ft. cell, where he could not spread his arms out wide."

(article includes vid)…


Dalai Lama streaming live

at my school

it just started.




project rate for tech writing

If approached to rewrite everything for a company website. (Recycling and shredding services for small businesses and offices.)

Similar to this:…

It would be my first time doing this kind of writing so I don't want to quote and hourly rate.

Any experience or links to rates?

Thanks QBN.


R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart

"Andrew Breitbart, well-known author, pundit, and political activist, passed away shortly after midnight in Los Angeles. He was 43."…


Photo question - Outdoor nighttime

Tonight I will be shooting a 40th birthday party. The location is going to be a big backyard, they will be using rented lights that will hang sort of like this:

I will be using my Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f/4.0 L
and my Nifty 50 1.8
Plus a Canon 430ex Flash

I just picked up a 430ex flash on Craigslist so I am new to the flash world. I figured I will keep my flash on ETTL and play with my exposure and ISO on the camera until I find that sweet spot between flash light and ambient light.

I also picked up a diffuser for the flash since there are no walls to bounce the light from outside.

Do you guys have any other suggestions or ideas?



Selling Canon t1i

Selling my Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D for $400.

It's in perfect shape. I've had it approximately one year. All original box, paperwork, discs, and receipts.

Cropped Sensor
Full 1080p HD Video

This is a great camera to start with. I am upgrading to a full sensor Canon 5D Mark II.

I have it on Craigslist and a local photoclub forum but I thought I would give you guys a chance to get it too.

I will throw in a Tamrac camera bag and a 8gb memory card.



Brilliant song and Vid imo.


The Black Panthers (Lebron James)

The Black Panthers (Lebron James things change)

Been trying to find more info on these guys. dMullins posted it in a previous FMT. I've looked all over the internet and find nothing. I've asked a couple guys at a record shop about them and no one seems to have a clue who I'm talking about.

here is the link i uploaded today. It's nowhere else to be found.…

This text was part of the FMT post:

"Lebron James" is a concept album side project that has been in the making for a lifetime to-date. Featuring solo songwriting, recording, and engineering.…


FMT 120911…


Alternative to Soundcloud

I want to upload some mixes on a clean template that will allow people to listen and download.

I would like to also have a picture of me and a track listing.

On one of the FMT's a while back someone shared a downtempo mix that they had made. I remember thinking how nice it looked.

This is kind of what I am looking for but without all the official DJ chart business:

I am not really interested in 'followers' or comments which is what Soundcloud seems to be about. Any ideas?



Beats by Dre

So my little brother in Mexico City is totally set on getting a pair of these. He doesn't want the wireless ones that are $360 he wants the HD ones at $299 in the orange color.

He is going to send me the money to purchase them I told him he can spend his money on whatever he wants but he is crazy!

These are the ones he wants:

He keeps seeing them on a bunch of hip-hop videos and since he can't buy them down there they are a must have for him.

Has anyone actually listened to these yet? What is so special about them? He is not a DJ he's only going to use them at home and on the subway.


mind is blown


Google Wallet

Showed up on my Samsung Nexus yesterday after an update. I was able to add $10 from an old AdSense account. I want to try it I think CVS let's you. Anyone use it yet?


Nikon ILC


So good.



Interesting people on Twitter

I am finally going to give in and start using Twitter. Got some good ones?


Telephoto on a budget

I just had to get a new lens so I picked this up for $200:

Canon EF-s 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS.

It's my first telephoto and my third lens after my kit 18-55mm and my 50mm 1.8.

I have yet to learn how to shoot with a telephoto so I assume I will be using my tripod a lot right?

Anyway this week we are getting 10ft surf in San Diego so I was thinking about setting up on the pier. I should be able to get some good shots with this.



Hope this thread catches on.
I'll start with some surfing evolution or should I say revolution.

Derek Hynd surfing on the finless surfboard:



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