Not like winter in Helsinki

2020s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Thought Provoking, Travel

The weather has been far too mild in Helsinki so far this year. Only a few days of snow earlier in the season. Nothing like the problems in Australia of course. Taking a walk in the centre during the weekend, even the market stalls don’t seem to fit the atmosphere.

Chicken Basil Tomato Pasta

Photography

Started copying some dishes on YouTube recently. It’s much clearer how to do and follow the process of making a dish with a video than reading a recipe.This one I took from this video.

https://youtu.be/kRXdQj69Uf8

After watching this other video on how to make pesto, using jars of premade ones are over.

https://youtu.be/6-dOZezSwwM

Autumn on Esplanadi – Helsinki, Finland – 28 September 2018

2010s, Finland, Helsinki, Photography, Travel
Café Esplanad in Helsinki

Café Esplanad in Helsinki


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Camera Memory Card Failure Lessons

Photography, Tech, Thought Provoking

Lessons From Losing a Week of Photos to Memory Card Failure

This was interesting to read about losing a week’s worth of photos from a memory card failure. I have had my own woes with memory cards and USB drives failing without backups being done. The costs are quite prohibitive for restoring hardware failures as indicated in the piece. The main lessons are getting many cards (reading negative reviews to judge failure rate), backup often and use a camera with dual card slots.

Some negative customer reviews are frivolous because they are rooted in user error, or because they concern themselves with delivery rather than the product’s quality or performance. However, negative reviews are generally more significant than positive reviews.

If you think that one shouldn’t focus on the negative while the vast majority of reviews are positive, consider that on Amazon, the average rating for a product is 4.4 (out of 5) as found here by analyzing 7 million reviews. Even a product with an average 4.0 rating (4-star) is below average. The large majority of products are rated above 4.0, so the difference between a great product and a subpar product is less than 1 (star) on average. On the other hand, we’ve just seen that the number of 1-star reviews for different cards varies by a factor of four.

Read the whole article.