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Millions For Drone Tech In Poway

General Atomics Poway drones will multiply in 2018.

Poway Drones

Huge General Atomics Contracts In The Works

by Reviewer Rob

When I was a kid in the early-1970’s and my mom worked for a realty company on Poway Road houses were going for about 20 thousand a piece. Now that things have changed and there’s plenty of million-dollar […]

far sale: $195, Dancing Naked In The Mind Field, signed by author Dr. Kary Mullis

[Rare Books]

Dr. Kary B. Mullis, Nobel Prize Winner


4sale: $195. Dancing Naked In The Mind Field, 1998. This is a signed and dated first edition with mylar wrap on fine dust-cover and is to be sold bundled with copy of Celebrity Magazine containing an interview with the author that preceded the issue of the book by […]

antique gear: the Zeiss Ikon Contaflex


IG post: my new old camera
outdated cameras are only one of my obsessions

by Reviewer Rob
originally from an Instagram post here

Newly acquired: an early Model Contaflex from the German company Zeiss Icon. Looks like the fixed lens version they came out with in the beginning before interchangeable lenses were included. It’s attractive and serviceable in working […]

Adobe Lightroom Gallery To The Resue

[hi tec]

Automated Picture Displays in Adobe Creative Cloud

by Reviewer Rob

So, I went to a coffee shop last night at 12:30 and sat down, and by 3 a.m. automated a photo gallery in Adobe Creative Cloud for the first time. For two or three years now I’d been lamenting the absence of the standard included autogallery […]

PHOTOLOG: old glass, Tamron 19mm fixed focal length f3.5-22


analog lenses, circa 1989

by Reviewer Rob

More analog lenses.

Here’s my manual-focus 19mm Tamron f3.5 to 22 that I bought new in 1989 or so, when it was modern technology. I got it down at either George’s North Park or Nelson’s in Little Italy. I forget for sure which it was but I’m pretty sure it was […]

sub pop label sampler cd


An Unintentional Luddite?

by Reviewer Rob, from 5-29-16, 5:41 p.m.

Right Now.

Now I’m listening to this Sub Pop label sampler in my car CD player.

This is going to sound rightfully dumb, but it is almost June 2016 and this is the very first time I have ever heard a compact disc in my car radio. Don’t bother […]

on TTL-less high-speed lenses


photolog: 50mm f1.4

by Reviewer Rob

I was shooting photos in a bar (Casbah SD) and on the street last night with 1970’s Nikon lens technology mounted on my sturdy D5200. Even before I went digital 11 years ago I preferred either 200mm or wide-angle fisheye lenses so this 50mm has been stored in my camera bag […]

Cloud Pressure

On The Adobe Creative Cloud

by Reviewer Rob

So I finally caved and joined Adobe’s Creative Cloud and bought into their downloadable suite of apps. I’m going to try it month to month at first but I’m pretty sure it’ll only take a few weeks before I want to save $25 per month and go for the […]

cybersecurity predictions for 2016

[Scary Email]



CYBER SECURITY EXPERT: Michael Daugherty, is a Senior Writer for Cyber Defense Magazine and is a Board Member at Snoopwall the powerhouse cyber-security firm. He is author of The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into […]

Halloween at The Merrow


The Merrow Halloween Burlesque Show
A Not-So-Erotic Preview

by Reviewer Rob

The Merrow is a like a hidden secret spot getting fine use as a fine neighborhood watering hole in the part of town it’s in. Tucked back in away from the street behind one of the many restaurant-hookah bars cluttering San Diego city street retail districts, it’s […]