Ramblings

wish we could say more

It's that time of year... September is traditionally the time of year for some shiny new apple goodness to be announced. In this case we do know a few things for a fact: we know that iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will be out this fall so there will likely be announcements about that. We can be relatively certain that there will be an announcement on the iPhone 6 (possibly two different models) and more details to do with the iPad Air 2. 

What else can we hope to hear about? There's rumour that we may hear about the fabled iWatch. Maybe we'll get lucky an there'll be information about the iTV? 

There is usually some correlation or clue hidden in the tagline of the invitation; in this case the event is on September 9th and the tagline is "wish we could say more".

where the ladies at

So today, while being a normal person (read: sitting in Starbucks with my morning coffee), I was reading an article on the Telegraph about he marginalization of women in the film and television industry. The article suggests that over the last twenty years there has been a decline in the number of women both in front and behind the camera in the Film and Television industry. Based on the article though it seems the study was limited to "writers, film producers and directors" so it's hard to tell if that figure is skewed since e vast majority of positions lie outside those roles.

In the interest of being open with you, or at least those who don't know me as well as most of my readers, I work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. Though most of it is in the live performance area have worked in film and I still have quite a few friends who work in that sub-section of the industry (both male and female).

Before I get flamed I want to preface the below by saying that many of the women I do know in the industry are very competent technicians (and managers) who can perform the jobs just as well or even better than many of the men I know in those roles. While I would agree that there tend to be fewer women in most of the technical roles I'm not sure that's entirely to do with the industry being misogynistic or rather more of the interest level among women compared to men when it comes to that kind of work.

I'd be interested to hear thoughts on whether this trend is noticeable in other industries or if it's limited to the film and television genre.  

Ottawa to Stowe

Just a really short post to share a few photographs I've taken in the last week. The first was taken on a walk into the Byward Market from my place as I crossed the canal:

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And the second was taken earlier today in Waterbury around sunset. It's not the greatest photograph but as they say, "the best camera is e one you have with you".

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This was right after having dinner at a place called the Reservoir which was the destination because it was the only place nearby to stock Alchemist Heady Topper, it's an American double IPA and it was pretty tasty.

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So cheers!

no time for that

Kayla Chobotiuk over at Featured Shoot posted an interesting article today about how New Yorkers eat dinner. It opened my eyes to something that I, myself, have been a part of and that's the (de)evolution of the dinner hour. Apparently, a study shows that up to half of us now eat dinner while concentrating on something else be it television, the internet or, god forbid, work.

Speaking as someone who doesn't have a kitchen table or really, anywhere to sit other than my couch, I wonder how this shift is affecting us as a society or if it's affecting us at all.