Archives for February 1, 2023

Thursday: Nanlite, SmallHD, Magnus, Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here once again (how did the week fly by already?) and we have a fresh set of B&H Photo daily deals running until 2/2/23 at 11:59pm ET:

+ NanLite Compac 24B Adjustable Bi-Color Soft LED Panel Desktop Light with Stand for $39

+ Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter for $10

+ SmallHD 703 UltraBright On-Camera Monitor for $2199

+ also Synco microphones, Auray audio bag, and JBL bluetooth speaker

MEANwhile the Thursday Meh daily deal is not so meh after all, it is the Vankyo Performance V600 Native 1080P LED Projector with 100″ Screen going for $100 plus shipping…

UPDATE: there are two Adorama dailies (change Friday 10am ET), a Joby on-camera shotgun mic for $300 and a Yamaha 5.2 AV receiver thing for $430.

We are not cooking with gas here at this blog, we are cooking with air ~ a couple of Philips Air Fryers are on sale ($93 and $165) at the Amazon USA gold box. Yes, I’m posting this for the express purpose of attempting the “cooking with gas/air” joke 🙂

FREE e-Book: Troublemakers (using Art Shay photography)

This is a FREE e-book from University of Chicago Press. It is offered for free by them, not through the usual ebook portals. As such, if you don’t use any of the services they use, you may have to create an account or login or use *GASP* Adobe DRM!

If I haven’t scared you away yet, keep on reading 🙂

For the month of February 2023, to celebrate Black History Month, the University of Chicago Press is offering their book “Troublemakers – Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay” by Erik S. Gellman for FREE. There are over 250 Photographs by photographer Art Shay, along with essays/text of Gellman. This is 304 pages long and came out in January 2020.

You can get the book for FREE in three different ways, you have to give them your email address:

  1. read it online at BiblioVault, login required via Google or Facebook or a Chicago Press Books account
  2. download using the Readium/Thorium/Aikido apps on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Linux (Chromebooks can use the Android option or Linux if they have it installed); you have to create a “PassPhrase” for access
  3. download it using Adobe DRM (BOOOOOOO!!!!!) and an appropriate eReader app

The last time I tried to download from them (a while back), the only option was the yucky Adobe DRM. Thankfully now there are two more options. Still not as simple as buying an ebook on a Kindle or Google Play or iOS (or Windows Store whenever Microsoft flirts with offering digital content (and then promptly shuts it down it #ZuneLivesInOurHearts))

PS: if you want to get a feel for the book (Look Inside) and read customer reviews, check its Amazon page [NOT FREE at Amazon, it is $16).

Live-Tweeting Samsung Unpacked (Wedn 1pm ET)

The time has come again, Samsung is hosting another “Samsung Unpacked” event starting on the interwebs on Wednesday 2/1/23 at 1pm eastern, and, why not, I will be live-tweeting it on the Twitter, in the usual “noisy style” 🙂