The Art of Crafting a Leica Camera

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Great video from Leica highlighting the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each Leica Camera: Watch the making of the Leica M9-P »Edition Hermès« — Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas, introduced in Berlin at the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” on May 10, 2012. This limited edition is a celebration of the friendship and collaboration between Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, who died in May 2010, and Leica Camera AG. Via Gizmodo – This Is Why Leica Cameras Are So Damn Expensive and The Verge.

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Launching an iPhone App? Create A Quick Landing Page with ooomf

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Ooomf helps you create a quick and simple email signup page to promote your iPhone App. Simple as that, no frills. Sign up, upload a few images, and you’re up and running in no time. Love it. However, it looks like they may now be moving in a different direction.. we’ll be standing by for updates. ooomf | Create A Beautiful One Page Website For Your iPhone App.

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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

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A sad, but true tale about what could have been at Flickr. Because Flickr wasn’t as profitable as some of the other bigger properties, like Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Sports, it wasn’t given the resources that were dedicated to other products. That meant it had to spend its resources on integration, rather than innovation. Which made it harder to attract new users, which meant it couldn’t make as much money, which meant (full circle) it didn’t get more resources. And so it goes. How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet.

Infographic: Building The Case For Resunate – Does a Non-Traditional Resume Limit Your Odds?

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Another job-related infographic for today – Does sending out one of those trendy Infographic Resumes, like what vizualize.me creates limit your chances of being positively evaluated by an automated Applicant Tracking System? This certainly makes the case to use Resunate, which lets you optimize your text based resume in real time to perform agains ATS’s…. Does a Non-Traditional Resume Limit Your Odds? [INFOGRAPHIC].

Biking the 110 Mile Gran Fondo NY

Jeffrey Donenfeld Biking, Events, Sports, Travel and Adventure 3 Comments

Last sunday was the Gran Fondo NY, a 110 mile bike ride through NJ and NY, done in the classic Italian Style. My friend Chris came up from DC for the ride, and we met up with a group of friends. I did the ride on my new Cannondale SuperSix bike, which I love. A bit on the Gran Fondo: Gran Fondo New York brings Italian cycling culture to the world’s greatest city on May 19, 2013. Join thousands of cyclists on a challenging 110-mile Gran Fondo New York course from New York City to Bear Mountain and back in an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride. The Couse: Gran Fondo New York starts with a bang on the world’s most travelled bridge, George Washington Bridge, exclusively closed for you. Enjoy magnificent views of Manhattan during this once in a lifetime car free stint. Following Hudson upstream on rural roads and through scenic towns, riders will compete against each other and themselves on a timed climbs which will count towards the King and Queen of Mountain competition. The featured climb of the event and Cima Coppi (highest point of the ride) is the nearly four mile climb up to Bear Mountain in Harriman State Park. After descending, the course will wind its way back, hitting two more timed climbs before finishing in Weehawken with stunning NYC views. The total ride distance is 110miles/177k and the elevation gain is 8,500ft/2,800m. A few pics and videos from the ride: Subway in the morning – packed with bikes. On the starting line Rolling north Top of Bear Mountain! Finished!