Gary is currently in Grand Chute, WI (May 22nd, 2015)

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Monday’s Links for Curious People: Wisconsin Edition


Travel Update

After four months in Europe and Western Canada and a stopover last week in New York, I’m back in Wisconsin to spend some time with my mother and try to catch up on all the writing and photo editing I wasn’t able to do while I was traveling. I counted approximately 5,800 photos in my queue when I started and I’m down to about 5,000 now. I’m going to try and just do a few hundred every day until I’m caught up. In the past I’ve tried to do everything in a few days and that isn’t much fun.

Because I’m in Wisconsin, I’m also able to work on my 27″ iMac. I purchased it last year when my father was in the hospital but I seldom get to use it when I’m traveling. Working with a monitor this size and with a much faster computer is a fundamentally different experience than working on my laptop. The laptop is fine for some things like writing, but it is horrible for editing photos.

Today also marks a new chapter in Everything Everywhere. I’ve decided to reboot how I go about running my website and how I balance travel and work. Starting today you will be seeing more posts from me as well as from select other people. I’m really excited and have been busy the last few days getting ready.

I’ll be in Wisconsin for a few weeks before I head out again. I’ll probably head to Minnesota to attend the State Fair and see some of my friends. I have no idea where I’ll be heading after that yet.

New Ebook

I don’t normally promote ebooks from other bloggers on my site, but Bethany Salvon from Beer and Beans recently sent me one that caught my attention. She has created what might be the best introduction to photography guide I’ve read: Getting Out of Auto. If you have a camera, especially and SLR, and you are shooting in automatic mode (aka “P” for programmed), then this is the book for you.

It is a better reference than anything I’ve found browsing at Barnes & Noble and at $9.99 it is also cheaper than any other introductory book you can find. I keep a copy of the ebook on my iPad just so I can show others.

What I’m Reading

House Harkonnen (Dune: House Trilogy, Book 2) is the second book in the Dune prequel trilogy written by Frank Herbert’s son Brian. Last week, I mentioned the first book in the series, House Atreides (Dune: House Trilogy, Book 1).

For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge Of Time – A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics is a book I just purchased by Walter Lewin, a Dutch professor at MIT. Lewin is probably the most well known physics professor in the world. I first discovered Lewin several years ago from the videos he created from his Phyiscs I, II and III classes at MIT. His lectures are fantastic and gather over 1,000,000 views a year from people all over the world who want to learn physics. Even Bill Gates has watched the entire course for Classical Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism. I watched all three of his courses before I started traveling.

Links This Week

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  1. oh man, i watched the clip of walter lewin above and was captivated. i;m not exactly good at physics. wiould you recommend it as a fun read? based on the video it looks like a very interesting book, and he’s a dynamic teacher.

    • Gary says:

      If you are interested in physics and just want to understand it in layman’s terms, I’d buy it. There is no real math at all unless you want it in the appendix.

  2. Rajesh says:

    Felt awesome after reading your blog

  3. Recently discovered your blog. Glad to see you’re a fan of the MN State Fair! I make sure to go at least 3 times a year (I live only 30 minutes away). Once with family, other with friends, and lastly with my camera :)

    Maybe I’ll see you there! Cheers and enjoy the R&R!

  4. Hey Gary,
    Looking forward to hearing more about how you run the blog – particularly how you cope with so many photos! Any tips for catalogues and storage on the road would be great!

  5. Benny Lewis says:

    People get a little intimidated by complex e-junkie affiliate links – sometimes it’s best to replace it with a /go/[name] or similar on your site that redirects. Could encourage more clicks :)

    Looking forward to the new selection of posts, including your iPad review!

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