35 Burst results for "Olympus"
John Zmirak: As Flies to Wanton Boys, Are We to the Left
"A lot of pieces that stream dot org. And talk about the one where you quote Shakespeare, if you don't mind. It's called as flies to wanton boys. Are we to the left? They kill us for their sport. That is a paraphrase from king Lear, the actual line is as flies to wanton boys. Are we to the gods? They kill us for their sport. If the character of Gloucester, he's a loyal courtier, he's blinded and thrown the wilderness to starve to death by the villains of the play goneril and Cornwall. He's speaking about the gods, again, it's a pagan world in king year, are elites are pagans, and they think of themselves as gods. And they treat us the way the Greek and Roman gods treated ordinary people. They descend from Olympus, they rape, they kill, they rob, they tyrannize, and they go back to Olympus, and they expect not to face any consequences. And I don't care if they go to church and screen Jesus the way rainfield Warnock does or Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi do. These people are pagans who think of themselves as gods. They need to be set apart from the rest of us with blue checks on Twitter with the freedom to riot mostly peacefully and burn down cities when they want and face no legal consequences to nullify elections, the tariff, the social contract, spit on our constitution, do fake impeachments of presidents, commit perjury, lie on television, face absolutely no consequences. They opted the left is occupied the U.S. capitol. They never went to prison for two years without trial. They were never put in solitary confinement. The people who took over the Wisconsin state capitol when Scott walker was governor, the number of leftists who were punished for their terrorist crimes is zero.
"olympus" Discussed on The Digital Story
"More fun. I want to give you a menu secret for those of you that shoot with Olympus cameras and this will work on the EM one Mark three, the EM X and the OM one. And it's called the low ISO processing. And I didn't know about this trick, but I found it and I had to share it with you. So basically what it does is that when you're shooting that low ISOs, if we set there are two options in low ISO processing. So if you set it to detail priority, the camera will prioritize image resolution and reducing noise. Both of those sound like good things. And then in drive priority, which is the other option, it will focus on frame rate, the number of images per second, that would be more for action photography and sports. So what I noticed was when I went to check mine on my OM one, that it was set up for drive priority and not detail priority. And I was going, oh wow, I'm missing out on an opportunity for even more detail and even less noise. I want this. I want this. So here's the way that you do it. If you have an EM one Mark three, or an EM X, then you go to menu, E one, and you look for exposure ISO bulb. That's like a threesome there. And you'll find a feature called low ISO processing. Now, it's easier on the OM one, right? Because they redesigned the menu. So all you have to do on the OM one is go to camera menu one and look for low ISO processing in the list. It'll be right there. It'll be right there. So it's easy. You'll have two options. One of them will be showing whatever showing is what you have selected right now. In my case, it was drive priority, so I switched it to detail priority, and now I'm just dying to go out and shoot with it in detail priority. And see if I notice any difference or not. You can get the most out of those low ISO images by adjusting the setting. Then of course, if you shoot sports and stuff, then you probably want to switch over to drive priority. It's just.
Sowell's 'Vision of the Anointed' Explains How Liberals View Others
"They just don't get it I mean he sees himself Trudeau as most liberals do as he's benevolent kind of benighted knights of the round table like figures that are saving humanity from the smelly Walmart horde of deplorables that we all are you know That's what they do Gosh saving you from the body odor infested Walmart crown all missing teeth and all voted for Trump That's how they see themselves I know it you know we joke and it's ridiculous and it's stupidity But I'm not kidding That's how the left seizures a great book about it The vision of the anointed by Thomas soul one of my favorite books ever an older book but you'd read it in a night or two and it really describes how the liberals really think they're these anointed ones That there's these patricians who should just oversee us just dopey rubes who don't you know dumb hay seeds all of us And if we would just shut our mouths and keep quiet the Jen Psaki's and Jake Sullivan's of the world could lord over us and would lead to a more lead to a more prosperous tomorrow And because they see themselves in this as the quote Fred Siegel with this patrician spirit like the fatherly avuncular figure among us She's these dopey Trump supporters They would just shut their mouths We would take care of them and lead them into the promised land right What that does is this hubris this unearned pride they have This non meritocratic aristocracy where they anoint themselves they put themselves in the Mount Olympus of intellects and aptitude right
"olympus" Discussed on The Digital Story
"You can order directly from Olympus or from any authorized Olympus dealer. So that's pretty nice. So if you know you're going to get it anyway. Why not get the extra battery and why not get what turns out to be a total of four years of warranty on this camera? I think they feel pretty confident about the build of this camera. They probably won't be a lot of warranty issues, but it's nice to have, right? It's nice to have that warranty. Just in case something does go wacky in the electronics, you can get it repaired and they'll take care of it for you. So that's our first look at the Olympus OM system OM one flagship digital camera. It's a beautiful camera. I'll have pictures of it in the show notes. I'll have all the different angles and everything so you can take a look at it there. I'll have a link if you want to take advantage of that pre order offer. I'll have a link there in the show notes as well. And then once I actually get my hands on the camera and start shooting with it, I'm going to do the pre order myself. I've been waiting for their new flagship camera. My last flagship camera was the EM one Mark two. I got to test the Mark three, but I didn't purchase it because I loved my mark two so much, but I've sold my mark two and I've been waiting for this. I mean, go ahead and get this the OM one and once I have a chance to spend some time with it, I'll do a follow-up on this podcast. Very exciting news. I'm really looking forward to spending some time with this camera looking forward to reading the reviews about it as well. And I.
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"Switching it to a net based system, where every single day, it is buying $10 million worth of home and selling $11 million worth of home. Instead of just selling $11 million worth of money or sorry. With that, you are going to generate new activity and volume in the market, you're going to provide additional liquidity where let's say that that is a day where there's more supply in the market. You know, maybe it ends up actually buying back 13 million and selling 8. Essentially, it creates a wider band my expectation at least. Of liquidity that allows volatility to compress and single point in time, supply and demand to sort itself out better. I view it in the very in a very similar dynamic to what I was like the water analogy with the staking rewards where you're like diluting that dilution away. Similar, but with supply and demand in the markets. There's this big focus that I've been trying to push on the economy of Olympus. I call it the economy with an H between the O and the M but essentially for a currency to be successful. It needs an economy around it. You need to have de correlated. You need to have de correlated activity happening on top of you. That has nothing to do with the currency itself. It's just people transacting or trading or whatever. So there's this massive push within the Dow that there's like an incubator program and grants and really heavy outreach to build up our economy around us. I would say that that's probably the single biggest one. And that aligns with the liquidity piece. Really, we're just trying to spread our wings within the industry. Cool. That's a lot of plans. So where can people go to find out more about you and Olympus now? Yeah. So you can go online, Olympus dot finance. The Twitter account is at Olympus Dell or there's a link on both to the Discord that's like the main hub for community activity and you know if you have questions if you want to meet people that are in the community, I would advise that that's probably the place to go. I believe there is an unofficial telegram group, so I won't give any out for that, but it does exist. I kind of want to take that back now. Please make sure that you're in the right one. I'm also just going to throw out like, please, please, please. Never interact with people that DM you first on Discord or Twitter or telegram or any of these things, especially if they're saying that they're a team member that their support, any of these things. This is not Olympus specific. It's anything in DeFi. They are trying to scam you, they will take your money. Do not click links, do not download an open files. Please, like, the number of people that have reached out to me, and said, I made one dumb mistake. I opened a link and my meta math got exploited and now I have no money. It breaks my heart every single time. Please be careful. It's a dark forest out there. There's a lot of people looking to take advantage of you and you got to no one is going to look out for you except for yourself, but at Olympus doubt on pretty much everything. Thank you, Zeus. Those are good last words. Thank you so on. Thank you. Thank you for joining us on this week's episode. We release new episodes every week. You can find a subscribe to the show.
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"Like, you know that this dynamic exists so pervasively everywhere. And I would argue that Olympus is probably one of the best cases of it. It's one of the cases where it makes the most sense. Because you're actually storing that for the future rather than just burning the money away and you see no benefit beyond that single point in time, you know, you spend like sushi spent $250 million last year on pool two incentives. And where is the benefit of that today? You know, you don't see any benefit of it beyond the single point in time in which you gave the money out. Whereas in our case, we have $600 million in assets now. Like, you know, essentially very similar emissions where we grew our supply by 87%. They grew their supply by 37%. And we have 600 plus times more to show for it today than, you know, I don't know. I think that it honestly one of the least Ponzi dynamics when you really think about it in that light. Because, you know, every single DeFi mechanism relies on constant inflow of new demand to satisfy these incentives that you're pushing out for whatever activity. The last one that I was going to touch on is just the early money pays or late money pays out new money dynamic in itself. You can argue that at a single point in time of like, oh, like value appreciates and to realize that you need new buyers to come into the market. You know or that is true for if price is not going to depreciate, you know, if you want price to be flat, then you need equal new demand for the supply that's coming onto the market. Again, the treasury is facilitating all this liquidity where it will buy back if external parties do not. But then it has a reserves as well. The dynamic that you actually see is early money pays new money, right? So if someone came in and they contributed, they bought bonds and they contributed money to the treasury months ago, and then they left, and now the value of the network is greater and the treasury has to be topped in either with the liquidity or the reserves. You're having the early money pay the new money, you know? You flip the dynamic on a Ted. It's actually the opposite. I think that alone is like, okay, you know, I just see this argument so much. And I really don't think that it holds up. Yeah. I would totally give you that I mean, what you're doing is transparent. I mean, it's not a fraud. And basically, I think I truly believe that I mean no one's forced to go into this, right? So I mean, it's not like you're defrauding investors or anything. At least in my view, but yeah, so basically I think the term funds is yeah I do get your point that yeah there is a different connotation to it in this ecosystem than in most other settings. People are deeper, I think using. You know, it's a little dangerous. Yeah. We're kind of we're running long. So I would love to keep going, but we need to wrap. So what are your goals for Olympus? This year. A couple thing. I'll throw some more intangibles and then some specifics. So one of the things that we're targeting is greater and greater liquidity influence within the DeFi and crypto ecosystem. So one of the most important components of a currency is that it is the most, if not one of the most liquid assets so you can find. So we're aggressively targeting building up our liquidity influence not only in our in our own pools, but capturing new projects, having them pay against us, partnering with existing projects and having them move their liquidity with us. There's actually a new exchange that will I don't have a date to give, but it's going to take a pretty proactive stance on helping us facilitate that. Because there's a lot of upside, I would consider for an exchange in partnering us with us in that endeavor. There's very few projects and entities that have any interest in actively growing Dex liquidity. Besides us. Another one is, you know, I think that we're probably going to start actively like utilizing the treasury for what I see the treasury as being able to provide. Besides those like real tail risk bank run scenarios, is that we can use it to influence incentive structures in the market and artificial ways that might be beneficial to the market. So essentially, you can have the protocol take positions that you don't want it to be this massive loss losing position. But it's something that a rational actor in the market probably wouldn't do. The best case or the best examples of this are just when you have opportunity cost. So some opportunity that still makes the treasury money, but you could have taken that money, put it somewhere else earned more. But in manners that I'm working on this call strategy kind of thing where, you know, the protocol can offer offer options in a manner that would be very hard to incentivize third parties to do, but there are intangible benefits to the protocol and allowing it to provide additional liquidity with lower cost. And provide new forms of exposure that are kind of unique to our market. I think another one is just so we have this new bond infrastructure. And with it, we can do this we're going to see if we do this, I haven't proposed yet. But I think I mentioned it before net a net structure on bonds. So rather than having it one way where you have only the protocol taking assets into the treasury and not the other way around..
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"Let's treat this as like someone's listening and they want to know, because that's probably what this is. I try to never talk about the yield, except for what it's for, right? So I personally and I've said this like many times like pretty much since we launched. I think that it's the least exciting thing here. I felt that way from the start, but you know there is a level like, okay, you know, this is gonna catch eyes and that's a good thing because one of the hardest things to do in this industry is just capture attention. You know, there's so much going on every single day that you need some way to draw eyes. But you know I have always tried to stress like it's for a purpose and the purpose is not to view it in that light. So definitely one talk to someone and going through or other explaining or just discussing, you know, don't talk about that in terms of like, oh, in one year, it's going to be worth this much. It is obviously a much more complicated equation than that. And really, it just serves a purpose. I view it personally as like the targeted rate of growth of the network of anything. So it's not how much it will grow. It's targeting. You know, how much it actually does is determined by many factors probably chief among them being execution, which is always the risk in pretty much everything is execution. When talking to people, don't fixate on that as the end all be all or purpose of this. It's very much not the case. You know, it is a means to an end in a tool and nothing more. So there's a lot to unpack here. So maybe I kind of I'll try to kind of break down what I'm taking from this in two parts. So the second part is that Olympus Dow has a treasury and it manages its own treasury a lot like other protocols. And then basically there's a year on that treasury and I mean that's kind of that's the part that we've seen time and time again. In this ecosystem. The first part is kind of how Olympus thou actually comes to hold that money. And I do view that in the very least, at least as unorthodox and I mean this is kind of this was kind of where the aspect of it comes in and basically what people think is a Ponzi basically the fact that if you look at the definition of Ponzi, it's a form of fraud that pays profits to early investors or people who cash out earlier with funds from more recent investors. And I feel like there's not really a way to deny that that is happening here, right? First off, just on a semantic level, I just like that term. I think that most people in DeFi and in crypto understand what people are getting at when they use the term, but in a more traditional sense, it is the importance of that is not so much early investors pay new investors because you can that's where the everything is a Ponzi argument, which I don't think is a great argument, but that's where they come from is that you can point to very, very many things in the world and say, look, the exact same dynamic. What class of it is a Ponzi is generally that you are lying about what you're doing and you know like they connect where they said that they had a proprietary algorithm to minor trade Bitcoin. And we're using that to generate the returns. That's not the case at all. That's active deceit. We are very, very open about what we're doing like I would very, very strongly argue that that is not the case. And so I don't like the term just because people that aren't in the industry will look at that term and think deceit. Whereas the reality is that you're pointing to a mechanical thing. And you know, I'm happy to debate on that. But yeah, I just wanted to throw that out there. The second one. So I think a really good analog here is literally like Bitcoin mining or pretty much any proof of work network. So to date, I actually posted a satirical tweet yesterday about this and it went over a whole bunch of people's heads and they were fired back with like, oh, this is such a terrible take. And I was like, yeah, you're right. That was the point. But Bitcoin emits every single day about $40 million worth of Bitcoin that is sold on the market to pay for mining operations. To date, it has sold over $25 billion worth of Bitcoin. At the value when it was emitted. That has been sold by miners to pay for electricity and equipment and all of these things that there's no persistent value really to the network of that. They expense that has to be paid just for operations. That is how I view mine. You know, the only difference in that relationship is that, you know, we have the luxury of being on Ethereum, a layer one. So we don't have to pay for security. We don't have to treat that as a pure expense where that money is gone immediately and never coming back. Instead, we can store it, you know? That's the only difference is that we can tap into it later in the future instead of just burning it essentially. But I don't like that argument just because it insinuates I would just ask like how does Bitcoin work then? How did Ethereum spend the first 7 years of its life in deeply net negative issue or positive issuance where it's constantly being sold on the market? And you're not seeing any there's no treasury there for you. Like, you know, how does any DeFi token that has pool to emissions work? Where, you know, it's giving out tokens for free in those get dumped on the market..
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"Just based on that framework. Yeah, so if you zoom out a bit, where does the value come from? So where's the value actually created? Yeah. So it is a mix of intrinsic value, which is the treasury, and extrinsic value, which is a monetary premium. So if you look at Bitcoin or eth, you know, there are some level of value there and I think eth is probably the stronger one that you can make this argument on, but that comes from fees that are generated, but a very large degree of it is just monetary premium. Same goes for gold where there's industrial uses for gold. You can turn it into jewelry. That's not what makes gold 5 or $10 trillion asset. What makes it a 5 or $10 trillion asset? I don't remember which one it is, but is monetary premium. It's that we, as human beings, figured out a long time ago that it's inefficient to use as money, something that is worth that actual amount. Because then you're just wasting a bunch of value in the economy. And so instead, we place a monetary premium on things. We increase the value greater than what it actually is, so that we can trade with something that is really just based on social consensus and utilize value for actually valuable activities rather than just to sit in a vault or your pocket or under your bed waiting for you to go spend it. And then someone else does the same thing with it. So what I take from this is that basically you can create arbitrary profits as long as people don't cash out. So basically, those have book profits. So basically, if I wanted to, I could start the stable coin and say, doubles its value every value every other day and on paper, the holders of this stablecoin would soon be very rich indeed. But if they end up looking to redeem that's a totally another story. So basically, can you walk us through how Olympus would deal with a significant amount of stakers and bandas redeeming? Yeah, so I mean, like I'll first say that this is the case with any asset. So it doesn't even have to appreciate if anyone hold the error. If everyone holding some asset looks to cash that asset out, the value of it is going to go down. Unless you have some entity or group of buyers that are going to buy every single token off of them. It's just how a market works, right? Supply and demand pushes the market tool price of a single point in time based on supply and demand at that time. And if supplier demand changes than the price will change. What the protocol does do is facilitates trading and offers the market itself. So you have this guarantee that there will be liquidity in the market. And so, you know, on a normal day, when you're not like, if you're not in a bank run situation, then the protocol is completely capable, pretty much all the time of allowing you to get out if you want to get out. Bankrupt scenarios are really a loss of confidence. And so essentially, I'll talk about that. But barring that loss of confidence, there's no issue there. You can have the same dynamic with third party LPs, but you have a trust relationship that those LPs are going to continue to provide that liquidity. Otherwise, you can have that dynamic deteriorate. So suddenly there hasn't even been a loss of confidence with holders, but no one can leave. There's just no liquidity for you to sell into. In the bank run scenario, so you know, you still have the protocol providing liquidity. And so you know, it's actively buying back throughout this process. But the price starts to tank because more and more people are selling, and that leads to more and more people selling. And you know, you can kind of spiral. Again, this is a dynamic that you can see is literally anything. But we're not immune to that. We have yet to do this and I will kind of go into why, but the idea is that in these scenarios, the protocol taps into reserves and says, okay, we're going to step in and provide that by side liquidity so you can leave. And because this is a confidence crisis at the end of the day, it's just that people are scared that if they don't leave now, they're not going to be able to, and so everyone wants to leave at the same time. The treasury stepping in quells that confidence issue. Suddenly everyone is satisfied because, oh, if I want to sell protocols got my back, treasury's got my back. It's gonna let me do so at reasonable price. And so I don't need to sell. And suddenly no one wants to sell. This is how currencies work. Like, you know, if everyone decides tomorrow that they need to get out of USD or Euros or anything, those even the strongest currency in the world will collapse. It is guaranteed. It's just a matter of generally that's not an issue. And when it is an issue, they can step in with their foreign reserves. And satisfy the masses that are so scared. This is what FDIC insurance does as well for commercial banks. Instead of being worried about a bank run that everyone is going to pull money out of your specific bank and there's going to be no money left because, you know, the bank is doing factorial reserve and it's lending out your money to someone else that it doesn't have it on hand. FDIC insurance in the U.S. will print dollars and give it to the bank. So that concern does not exist. There is never a scenario in which there's not enough dollars to pay you back. And so you never see a bank run because why would you have a bank run? There's no concern to be had..
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"And greater than the discount on your Bond bump dump your steak holdings, then yeah, you would take a dollar loss. One question around this so it seems like the dynamic for stakers is that you and just tell me if this is along the right track. You lose money on depreciation of ohm, but since you're getting paid and rebasing every time, home is bought. You're you would expect to be net positive. Is that how it works in terms of staking? Yeah, so essentially your value equation is price times supply. So for most assets, your value equation is just going to be price. That's the only independent variable that influences anything. And you're holding you are going to be static, maybe you're staking for 5, 6% yield or something. But you can consider that someone negligible. So really all you care about is the price of the asset, whereas in this case it's a two variable equation, right? So it's the price of the asset times how much supply I have. And you combine that into what the actual value is. What leads you to believe that in the long run, the money that stickers make from rebasing will be higher than the amount they lose on depreciation of home price. Yeah, so there's this argument that has been made, which is that ohm should trade for the value of the treasury. Which I think aligns pretty well there is this idea that, oh, you know, it's just going to depreciate back down to the treasury and whatever value you have is just going to be whatever you're like R of V or if you have one person in the network, 1% of the treasury is going to be your value. I think that that take is very flawed. The easiest way to debunk it is that it's like the equivalent of just saying that any asset should go to zero over time. Because that's essentially what it is. I view the treasury as offsetting zero up. So you have in a normal network that has no assets behind it. Zero is zero. In a market that has a $100 million in assets behind it, a 100 million is zero. That's the point on which you can zero is your floor for the market. And if you have an entity or the protocol, which can set the floor at a higher price with infinite assets relative to supply to maintain that floor, like you literally can not lose this game. It has more money that it can buy back every single token and supply and have money left over. Then you just offset your zero up. So is there a guarantee that staking rewards increase faster than the token depreciates? No. Same as, you know, is there a guarantee that Bitcoin will go up in price? No. Is there. Any guaranteed that UFD will depreciate slower than the federal funds rate? Probably not. Or even faster than your curve yield. No. You know, everything carries risk. Especially anything that has upside, right? So if there's upside, there's always going to be downside. I think that our success comes down to a lot of factors and really the staking yield is a abstraction. So it's kind of irrelevant. It serves a purpose, which is that we can have a relatively we can have consistent pricing on the asset while still having growth in that people as part of the network and take part in. But it's kind of irrelevant. This is why I kind of like genome, even though a lot of people don't is that it does shatter that illusion. And I think that that's why people don't like it, but it's got to happen sometime, and. That's essentially what the staking abstracts away. And it has purposes that are not really like make you think that I don't view the purpose of the staking rewards as make you think that the price will stay completely flat guaranteed and you will earn a 1000% APY. So talking of yield, so Olympus thou advertised for the longest time and I think still does APIs of a thousand to 10,000% can you explain those? Yeah, so the equation to compute APY in any scenario is the amount of yield in some period, times the number of periods in a year. So we do rebases every 8 hours. In a year, there are a 1095, 8 hour epochs. If the yield is like .16%, then you end up with a 1000% APY. Historically, it's been higher. I think early on, it was like .6 or something. But that is computed correctly. I also would pretty strongly argue that it was true. So what we're looking at, we're still two months out. But initial APY for staking was around a 100,000%. And we will probably end the year at a 130 index, which is actually 13,000, but I would consider that pretty damn close. And in the coming years, so we're lowering to a 1000% roughly, which I think will be done in like a week or two. The expectation is that that is maintained for around a year. Essentially, we have this framework that every time supply has increased by a 1000%, the rate is cut by, I think it's 25 or 30% per epoch. So essentially, with a 1000% APY, that will be a 1000% APY for the entire year. And that framework is also very public and widely known where you can forecast it pretty easily into the future, even if the rate is accurate, but whether that persists for one year from when you start is a question, but you can compute what it will actually be..
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"Automated and I see it as a removes moral hazard from the equation of the protocol liquidating its own token in exchange for assets. So it's looking to accumulate assets. There's a route that you could take of just mint a bunch of tokens into a multi sig and sell them into the market. That is wrought with moral hazard. There are so many things that can either go wrong there or be used for malicious actions in either a direct way, you're just like scaling money or an indirect way of your front running trades and you know you're doing things like that. So the bonds have it's essentially a mechanism where it spins up and isolated market for an asset. It prices that asset based on third party behavior. It doesn't use an oracle. And one thing that is unique to the way that we implement them is that they defer trades over a set amount of time. So you go and you bond and maybe your vesting term is weak. And you will not receive those tokens until a week from that. The protocol pays a little discount or a little premium on the assets for that because you as the buyer are going to look for some level of discount to accept that illiquidity. Otherwise you can just go to the market and buy there. And you have the tokens right then. One of the things that the bonds accomplishes that they provide liquidity to the market, where right now, it's one directional flows. So it's providing cell side liquidity. That's kind of a meme when VCs say it, but I do think that it's quite valuable in that one of the issues that you will run into, especially with early stage projects is just that there's not enough liquidity for people to enter. And so they won't. If it's not, you can only buy ten K worth without moving the price by 10%. And so, you know, if that's not enough of a position for you to really care about it, then you're just going to go somewhere else. So I will add, I think that especially probably in the near future that will move to a net system where you're doing two way flows, protocol is actively buying and selling, and it just becomes what is the net of that. So as it sold more this day has it bought more this day, and that gets determined by how people are behaving in the market. So if the market moves down, it'll buy more if the market moves up, it'll sell more, and then if the market goes flat, you have some net that's kind of like tuned. The staking is this component where you have tokens and you can stake them with the protocol to earn more tokens. And especially historically, this has been had quite high rates. The reason for that is that the protocol was accumulating assets at quite high rates relative to market cap and to the treasury that already had. The dynamic that this has. So when you offer bonds, they are inherently deflated, or dilution onto the market, right? So you're creating new supply and you are adding it into the market. And everyone else is ownership of the network is going to decrease as a result of that. The analogy that I would use here with how staking plays into this. And I see this as one of the chief benefits of it is, you know, imagine like a bucket or a pool or something of water. And you drop some dye into it. And if that water is still, you're going to see the dye in the water. You know, it depends on how much you put in there, but if you imagine it's like a decent amount, then the water is going to change colors. What the staking does is it makes that water moving. So, you know, now imagine the same thing, but with a stream. And you dump die into the stream, and you'll see it for a second, but then it dissipates and it moves because the water is constantly moving and it's getting shifted around to everything and it gets swept down. Where I think it's pretty crazy. So we have grown supplies since launch by 87% and the treasury is worth $600 million. Our market cap has been below that for what like 60% of that time. So without even selling half of the supply, it was able to accumulate a significant amount where essentially that staking component protects everyone from that dilution. It spreads that impact of the bonds out. It defers it over time so that it is not it would be economically unfeasible. I think to do this if you did not have that staking component there. The good thing though is because we started with very, very high rates. And the result of that is one, you're going to have a lot more volatility because flies growing really quickly. Two, the bond discounts get really deep. Because there's additional implied volatility. There's also kind of keep up with what staking is going to provide. And so the protocol has to spend more for every asset that it takes in. But we started out very high because the treasury started with a quarter $1 million. And the growth that you're targeting is incredibly high in a percentage basis from that. At this point, with a $600 million treasury, the growth that we target remains high, but it's not that hot. It's significantly lower than it once was. And so there's taking rates can come down. And with the mistaken rates coming down, you see decreased volatility as a result of supply expansion. The rate at which everything is growing around the liquidity and around the treasury is diminishing. And so the treasury doesn't even have to sell as much because essentially the goal with the treasury is that you want to keep up with the rate of inflation in the network. You don't have to add any single given time, so there are times when you're growing slower than the network, time for your own faster than the network. But on a net basis you want to match it. If supply is growing slower, you don't need to do.
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"So if you're a company and you're trying to sell some item and you determine based on the input costs and how much profit you're trying to take, that it should go for this amount of money. And you spend a month money on marketing to advertise that product to people saying it cost this amount of money. If that if the value of that money is constantly changing, then you have to throw that out the window, you know, every couple months. And update all of your materials saying, oh, it's actually now this price. And you know, it produces instability within the economy because people never have an anchor to lean on. How does this convert to other mechanisms that aim to keep stable value but not necessarily dollar value? So an example of that would be right. What do you think om does better or differently than those? Yeah, so I mean the difference is just that they're in this very early stage of home. There's a speculative component to it. There is upside in the growth of the network and you can take part in it. Rye essentially took the route of let's be that currency from day one. And the issue that they've run into is that there's no incentive to grow that network or really use it, where the end state is, yes, you have a non USD currency that has its own monetary or independent activity, but there's been a very difficult, I think, like acquisition of user experience for them,.
"olympus" Discussed on Epicenter
"Welcome to episode, the show which talks about the technologies projects and people driving decentralization and Zach chain revolution. I'm Puerto Rico Anson and here with zubin kucha. And today we're speaking with Zeus, who is the founder of Olympus Dow. Olympus now is an interesting project. It is a protocol managed treasury that some have called a Ponzi and we will get into that in just a bit. But before we speak with about Olympus now, let us tell you about our sponsors this week. Tally is a new wallet for web three and D 5 that sees the wallet as a public good. Think of it like a community owned alternative to meta mask. It has all the features of metaphor, but the difference is that tally is a 100% open-source under the GPL V three license. And it's a 100% user owned with all profits flowing to the community, not a corporation. The launch of tally is coming in the new year, but the team have just released an early version to the community. 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So they recently this week and crossed the 5 billion in trading volume and GIP 13, so noses improvement protocol 13 moved to phase two. And it's a proposal to spin out the protocol team and launch its own token. You can vote on that now. Perfect. Zeus, thank you so much for joining us. Yeah, it's great to be here. Thank you for having me. It's a pleasure. So obviously you're a nun. So basically we usually ask people what they did before and how they got into crypto. So maybe you can give us the slightly lost over version of this. Yeah, spent a couple years in traditional markets and then got into crypto in early 2018. Spent some time trading eventually I think especially during the 2018 to 2020 like zero sum bear market trading environment decided that that was not really the best use of my time. But defies summer occurred and you know there's this proliferation of new ideas and like this first real utility for smart contracts and especially on Ethereum or pretty much totally on Ethereum at that point. I found that fascinating to that stood out to me was kind of earlier in the actual summer was ample forth and the other being like the basis ESD DSD whole wave of senior ridge like stablecoins. I was especially drawn to algo stablecoins. You know, I kind of came in as a Bitcoin guy. I see one of the biggest utilities of this new blockchain technology as creation of new user owned and decentralized currencies and monies. And so that was where I kind of kept most of my attention. You know, I kind of witnessed the Ryzen fall of all of those different experiments. It got me thinking, especially with ample forth in the rebasing where it's a pretty new phenomenon in finance in general, is just the ability to unilaterally adjust supply of an asset. And yeah, I mean, at that point, started thinking about the base concept that ended up being Olympus, tried to pull kind of the things that worked didn't work from all these various experiments. And then yeah, kind of created this persona in December. Z prime, or Memphis viscontis, who ripped, he was supposed to be here. Unfortunate. But yeah, I mean kind of got into the swing things. We launched a lump this back in March, and yeah, it's been a pretty crazy year. And I'm sure we'll get into that. Cool. How would you describe home in a nutshell and what made you excited to build this or how did you come up with the idea originally? Yeah, so om aspires to be a reserve currency. And the keyword there is currency. So first of all, not a hedge fund, not trying to be a hedge fund. A lot of people have been claiming that we are, and I disagree and I don't think that like an amount of money makes you a hedge fund just by default. Anyways, so what I see is that we currently have several different forms of money in crypto. So the most well known ones are probably Bitcoin and Ethereum. But we don't have any actual currencies. There is a difference between the two. So the things that are held up as great for monies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, you know, the fact that they are hard and that they're immutable and monetary policy to at least a high degree in that they are in some part designed to appreciate indefinitely. You know, those make for great money. They don't make for good currencies. And what we've seen is because of that lack, there has been this hyper dollarization in the industry. So stablecoins are the fastest growing asset or like class of assets in crypto by a large degree. You know, they make up spots like three and four on the top ten now. You know, there's like more than a 150 billion in market cap. It points to a massive market need for an actual currency in the industry. And if we don't build one that is defined native or crypto native, it will just be tokenizing the tried fire equivalence. So that's the goal is to be that Internet native currency rather than a money. So how does this set out to become a better form of currency than the U.S. dollar? Yeah, so there's a couple of components. One, so there's this rebase mechanism in the I'm sure that we'll talk about this more. But one of the purposes that that's meant to achieve is that you don't want your currency to be changing rapidly in value over time or pretty much at all. The ideal currency is going to maintain the same purchasing power indefinitely. Maybe some amount of inflation is good and that it pushes people to use their money and not just hoard it. But you can just think it is like ideally flat. You know, if you have that's difficult to. Balance with incentives where there's this need to incentivize people to build up a new monetary network. You're going to be taking on risk that it doesn't work. You also have other opportunities that you can go and take your money to. And so there needs to be some incentive to bootstrap the network. If you don't want that incentive to be price growth, then you need something to defer that price growth onto something else. So there's this rebase mechanism that essentially grow supplies so that the price can stay relatively stable, where the price of home has been plus minus some of volatile, but plus minus 50%, 200%. The same price since we launched. I think currently, as of today, it's 50% below, like the initial price of the network has grown, but the price itself can remain within a consistent band where the goal intent is that over time, volatility constricts, but you always have a reasonable expectation of what one ohm is worth. And that allows you to price goods efficiently. I would point to the biggest issue with a currency that is one volatile or two consistently trending in a single direction is that you're constantly forcing people in the economy to update the price of their goods..
"olympus" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"She was more man and we weren't covering more of maybe we don't even wake up olympus. We'll do twenty six through fifty. We'll have you back. The next volume two comes out sure and we can actually have physical copies here. Where can everybody find you amy. Well of course like i personally me or were they can contact you not physically. Finding we want to keep you safe. Where do you want what you want people to check out. Yes of course. I want to have them check out the crusaders crusaders dot com Of course i can never get it with backslide nerd on backslash in out. I i always say backslash. I'm a weirdo anyway. Of course you can find me over there. We just started spooky season which i am so excited for because our first book was revival which is awesome Only go check out that episode and the the does i'm so exhorted food And then after that. We're doing something killing the children which is crawl. Would so good pitino of this killing children. And i'll check that out too. It's so an nice house on the lake is another one. You wanna do. Nice house on the lake The turn on that one turn on that one for the versus you. Erica says all day and then of course if you wanna find me. I am always ide jane. You robot on all the various social media platforms because lord knows. I picked a handle a stuck to it. Yes it is what it is what it is because i cannot be told dark not ugly on everything on everything Everything but yeah and then on occasion. I do Swing by an intern for the film. Loss fers on which is another movie based podcast and their subjecting me shenanigans. So was that your dear. Evan hansen movie and i am i'm Were you may have yes and no. There's no song i cry. No no says that wasn't that was an issue. You might have to actually listen to the episode. We're gonna happen to my take on it. Because i am a straight music buff and then we talk movie. Musicals ya shenanigans. Can i say real quick Thumbs up thumbs down in the heights. Yeah i loved it. they did. They did velgo all right. Okay expanded some things. They need things around in the in the the set list. Yeah so you can find me. I'm doing that thing. The that's in them things website. Then you'll be back here. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah we can talk about all the other things that happened with this because seriously you guys. I'm like episode. One hundred seventy six right now and i pay every week every sunday to get my new issue and there's needs to get more hermes like oh so much more out more about deciding to it just makes me laugh shenanigans. Okay one last one last shot real quick this thing finding out that haiti's is the because he didn't like sand whether it's a joke or not loved. It loved that line. Anyway out josh awesome. Everybody thank you so much for joining us If you're listening on all the podcasts apps awesome stop by. Follow us on apple podcasts. spotify Subscribe on youtube. If you want to see some video versions of our podcast all of our episodes video there so check that out nerd on dot. Tv backslash youtube and check on our website dot tv has.
"olympus" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Is going. I like f- like if i'm gonna knock whaler this. I liked it it payday when you look at it. And the colors are great. And so i've been a reader of myths and mythos for quite a time or two And this kind of just hits that sweet spot for you like so. My first impression was saying i like this. I'll driven I had actually heard of this. I when i guessed a hosted a cables episode from amy herself. As the first time i heard of a laura olympics and Then i heard it from caitlyn and we in this episode I hadn't read it before until Preparation for this episode. And i didn't really know what to expect. I am not a connoisseur of wed web web tunes or web connex So i kind of dove in blind And i was pleasantly surprised by especially the art style of this I am a big in the big aficionado on it But i i love greek. Mythology is weird and his Kind of strange in incestuous dark can be The idea of each of these Gods goddesses isn't always been intriguing to me. Probably because i saw hercules at a at a young age Which made it a lot of fun. Shut up to rip torn as But yeah i. I was pleasantly surprised by by the art style. And i kinda just want through twenty five kind of flies by kind of impressed by that. So josh yeah. I mean i'm just going to repeat a lot of what people have already said and Say that my experience of reading it was great. I really enjoyed it The coloring the design of the characters. The experience of reading it on the web tunes app was Refreshing so to speak. It was just super easy to like corey. Said like one through twenty five. It was like oh okay. I'm i'm done now found through it. Yeah filmed technical term. Look it up. It's thing Being phil yeah. I think so. Yeah i dug a lot. i'm so experienced. Weapons got in. Yes so simple. So eaten up This is my first time too into web tunes But yeah look it. Uh-huh same thing. We're growing i think amy was the biggest like You know cheerleader. Supporter campaign driver of laura limpest. The i know of. I absolutely love. I feel like every time we had like a where we quit requested. Like topic suggestions. It was like we would get in our. Dm's for mamie. Laura olympus yeah qinglin absolutely loves it so There was two fronts. It was it was a temporal pincer and No i absolutely love greek mythology damaged. I absolutely love The the the evil that the gods are capable of. I absolutely love the minnesota modern engines. But and that's the thing where it's i. I loved kind of like what this does. Is something that i do not like that. Romeo plus. juliet did I did not have love grabbed my long sword and it was like i'll long magnum and like what is this. This is a real. There's going to break it all down into very modern language and then have modern aesthetics to it. The art style is something that i was definitely not into. First amy may know from my time at the crusaders. Like i'm a big fan of the jim lee. The dan more than a very hard line stuff right very the more animate. Look the better and this is this is very electric's its own style. Women i get it. And i think this over here. Eleven alex ross I think what makes me really excited. Is that the idea of you..
"olympus" Discussed on One Great Book
"olympus" Discussed on One Great Book
"Today marks the end of one great book volume five for more great book content and reading recommendations. Check out our sister show. What should i read next. Where every tuesday we go beyond the bestseller list to help you find your next great read. Listen wherever you get your podcasts readers. When i think of texas i think of cowboys and texas rangers megachurches and small towns. I think of miles and miles of ranch land and all of the incredible stories. I've read or watched that are set in this expanse of state. Classic western novels like lonesome dove and all the pretty horses captured the texas landscape and introduce us to rugged character striking out on their own more recently published novels like attica locks bluebird bluebird and kelsey. Mckinney's god's bear the girls examined various facets of the culture and climate of texas today and the ever popular television show friday night lights captures big state pride wrapped up in a small town story. Stacey swans debut novel olympus texas enters the texas literary canon with a story about a big messy family. Living in the town of olympus. This fictional town is located just outside of houston and aside from turning over a few old businesses. It hasn't changed much over the years. It's small enough that everyone knows everyone else's business and secrets. Don't stay secrets for long. So when prodigal son march briscoe rolls into town word spreads fast and so does the drama on the surface. This new novel slots nicely into the texan literary tradition. It's complete with a family ranch. Age-old rivalries gunslingers and stunning descriptions of the state's natural beauty and wildlife but swan has a few tricks up her sleeve. Olympus texas features characters inspired by larger than life. Greek and roman gods and goddesses mixing their classic stories of infidelity mistakes and consequences with a real small town problems and the result is one great book readers. If you're looking for a way to keep track of your great books. I have a new reading journal coming out in september and it's perfect for collecting your thoughts about what you've read keeping up with your to be read items browsing seasonal booklets for inspiration and reflecting on your reading life right now when you preorder the journal you get a sneak peek at some of those reading lists and a bookmark. That doubles is a reading tracker that you can use to capture those titles until your journal shows up order your copy of my reading life a book journal wherever you buy books and then had to modern mrs darcy dot com slash journal to claim your bonuses. And don't miss our recently added option by yourself or a favourite reader our special my reading life gift box that includes the new reading journal a personalized library stamp and other goodies that ordering info. Is it modern. Mrs darcy dot com slash journal olympus texas opens with a lush description of the texas countryside and slowly zooms in on the white pillared. Briscoe family home there on the banks of the brazos where june peter wake up to an unexpected phone call announcing the arrival of their estranged son march. Peter invites march to lunch while june stews over the news. They haven't seen their youngest son in over two years but june isn't sure she's had enough time to forgive him for what he's done. Whereabout the find out why her son's actions are so hard to forgive. We quickly learn march with caught sleeping with his brother's wife and he skipped town back when word leaked out two years later pretty much. Everyone still hates march. And now he's back in town his volatile temper although the volatile is putting it lightly is evident as ever given the unpredictability of his behavior and his ill-fated affair marches. Presence feels to olympus citizens like a ticking time bomb. Everyone knows it's gonna blow. They just don't know when or who it's going to hurt this time. As marjorie encounters is siblings and the townspeople mixed up in their family business. we learned. there's more to june's anger than a righteous concern for her wrong son infidelity. It seems runs in the family and she can't escape. It's daily reminders. Her husband peter's extramarital affairs have not only cut strife in the couple's marriage they've also produced children who remain in their lives. Some of whom june has mothered and cared for. But that doesn't mean she's forgiven or forgotten. It was easy for me to get caught up in this family story. And as i did. I noted more and more clever references to greek mythology. The first instance is the epigraph from of it. The roman poet it reads but then is everyone not his own. God there on page one. In in the early chapters. I would have deemed that a reference to the huge egos of the briscoe men but as i read and the clues began to pile up. I began to suspect something else was going on. It couldn't be a coincidence. That marches dogs are named romulus and remus that the local watering hole is called turps. Corey's that another set of twins bear names in stories awfully similar to those artists and apollo. I thought to look up. Olympus texas on a map to see if it really is located where swan put it in her book twenty miles east of houston and i found. It's not a real place or that is it's not a real texas town but then i realized in another sense. It is a very real place in the pages of greek mythology. And i could see what's.
The Hero from Season One
"It's time for another installment of si-hun it's still alive and this time we're going back to season one episode twenty-six the hero and it premiered on july fifth nineteen fifty eight sixty three years ago on my third birthday. The hero opens up with mike underwater. Telling us these working with. Dr george snider on a project to turn ocean plants into food. Apparently they need funding for their research. And that's where a millionaire elliot conway and his wife. Gloria come in you see. Elliot is a big game hunter and he wants to take his hunting underwater and he wants to hunt for sharks and giant squid only problem. He doesn't know how to dive. He needs mike to teach him and gloria so he can bag. What's down there. Mike price five thousand dollars now since it's going to research glorious says it's a worthy cause and a tax write off elliot agrees to pay like twenty five hundred dollars upfront and the remaining twenty five hundred when he gets his first shark. So now they're off to a place known for sharks portable ongko and they go in elliott's private plane and that plane. Looks like a dc. Three named misguided gal now. Puerto blanco is on the west coast of south america. A small fishing village with a new hotel. Not much more. Just as they're getting off the plane guy comes running up and he introduces himself as dr gomez. Any needs to use of elliott's plane to get a sick child to a hospital over three hours away. Elliot agrees so now. They're all set to start their scuba training. And mike tells. Gloria things will be okay if elliott follows all precautions glorious says he never does mikes response he better now before they start training mike scouts out the deep area offshore for sharks. We see a variety of sharks white tips black tips and even some clown fish interesting. Now we start to see what scuba training was like in nineteen fifty eight. Mike takes the couple through snorkeling skills and then talks about how the equipment is delicate and technical. He tells them there is only one way and that is safely theory in practice. That's what it takes. But elliott is getting impatient in the next scene we see mike demonstrating what happens when a balloon is inflated at depth and brought up boom. Goes the balloon back on the boat. Mike tells them it's called an air. Embolism and you must always excel. Exhale as you extend. Gloria asks mike. How fast and he tells her no faster than your bubbles. Elliott wants to know. When do we stop learning and go hunting. He wants his shark. Glorious says she's tired and wants to sit out the next dive. Elliot tries to coax her into diving. But mike says it's dangerous to dive if you're tired so now we switch back to the hotel and we can clearly see the tension between elliott gloria. Gloria tells mike that that elliott is a mixed up millionaire. He's an architect. Who inherited the conway oil company when his father was killed in an auto accident. Elliott doesn't want to really be an architect anymore. Just a big game hunter. Now elliott comes into the scene and he's carrying a spear gun that he's all proud of its cocked and loaded. Mike is furious and he and elliot start to argue. And in the argument elliot drops the spear gun. It goes off narrowly missing gloria and lodging in palm tree. Now we switch back underwater. Mike says elliott has be elliott has become pretty good. Shot with the spear gun. And they're shooting at this target. That set up kind of lake for archery. But mike says he just needs to stop pointing a gun at mike. Now we switch back to land where mike. Gloria elliott are working on camera to document the shark on elliott. Says he wants to order. Chicken cacciatore for dinner might tell them. Oh no that's too spicy before diving. Says okay good now. Probably order to and elliot goes off. It's just mike gloria now. Gloria tells mike she's unhappy made a big mistake in marrying elliot. Mike tries to console her and she tells mike he's sweet and she puts her head on his chest. Elliot sees this and is upset. What's going to happen when they go on the shark hunt the next morning. They are at the dive site. Mike cuisine i finds a shark and is ready to take them down for the hunt. Just as soon as you can get the bait ready now. The three of them are down below at seventy five feet. Gloria has the camera as mike elliott head off to the hunt just end we switched to the surface in a boat is approaching. Its dr gomez. He needs elliott's playing again. As you get close to the dive boat. He throws his anchor over the side and it crashes down into gloria breaking her rag might just happens to look back and sees the glory is in trouble and they both rush back elliott steps in and starts buddy breathing with gloria the sharks. Fresh off debate sense trouble. As the big one continues to circle. Mike is impressed. With elliott's calmness and sends them to the surface while mike fights a rearguard action again and he spears the big shark. We then see all the divers back on board and dr gomez says we must go sure back at the hotel. Elliott s mike. Why don't they haven't hospital here. In puerto blanco might tells him. It's always money. Justin dr gomez emerges and skulls mike for letting gloria dive in her condition. She's expecting a child in six months. And dr gomez congratulates elliott by saying congratulations senor. Now you need to take her back to the states to the hospital. That does elliott is going to build a hospital in portable. Ongko and keith tells mike it'll be done in six months. Mike says that can't be done elliott. Replies you don't know me when i go to work elliott conway the hero. You'd recognize him. That's larry hagman. J are jr ewing from dallas or tony nelson from my dream of jeannie Mike nelson tony nelson coincidence. Who knows
"olympus" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Now at least those guys found something there about a year ago. Olympus announced that they were getting out of the digital imaging business and that they would not be making cameras any longer and that would have been a shame if these Tech this technology went by the wayside. I really liked my Olympus t g six. well don't worry. A new company named 'em digital solutions is producing the old olympics. Cameras binoculars audio gear. They took over in january. Two thousand twenty one. Their website is get olympus dot com. Now if you want to know more about the company checkout oem dash digital solutions dot com. This company is based out of tokyo. And it's led by sha guinea saga motto all digital solutions employees about two thousand people with evaluation of twenty seven billion yen or about three hundred and thirty three million. Us dollars the oem comes from the nineteen seventies oem solutions that they put in place to make cameras smaller more rugged and quieter. This is great news especially for us olympus fans. Here's some sobering news out of florida. The manatees are under stress as of june fourth. This year. Seven hundred and eighty two manatees have died in two thousand twenty one alone and that's a one hundred and fifty one percent increase from the three hundred and thirty one that died during the same period last year to put this in perspective. The record number of deaths for manatees in a year is eight hundred. Twenty one or eight hundred and twenty four and that was in two thousand eighteen. This increase is so dramatic that representative vern buchanan from florida wrote a letter to the us fish and wildlife services to change their status from threatened to endanger and that's the highest level of protection here in the us. The florida manatee used to be on the endangered list until two thousand and seventeen when their numbers rose. Above six thousand six hundred they now estimate a census of about seventy five hundred but as we can see that number is going in the wrong direction. Now what's the cause food availability. The seagrass is being killed off by oversaturation of nutrients and the manatees simply. Starve to death. Not sure how a change in status will solve the sad scenario but we need to start someplace. Well it's summer. And i know that a lot of people like to catch up on summer reading while they're on vacation we'll scuba diving. Magazine just published a list of books that you might consider in their armchair adventure section. A couple of book stood out. One of them was in oceans deep courage innovation and adventure beneath the waves. And that's written by bill steve. And it's a history of our underwater presence. He covers submarines saturation diving and recreational gear. Bill also goes into the impacts of aro vs versus in-person exploration. You can pick up this book in ocean deep for about fifteen dollars in paperback. Now the second book is exploration deep ocean the first descent to the bottom of all five of the world's oceans and it's written by josh young. The book covers the exploits of victor scovill and his team on their history-making mission. You can find this book in hardcover for a little over twenty one dollars time to kick back with some good summer reading and finally here on wet note if you're a collector of vintage gear or want to start mark your calendar for the vintage scandal auction on july seventeenth. The auction is run by the nation's attic and you can register at live. Auctioneers dot com now. The auction starts at ten. Am central standard time. You can go to the site now and take a peek at all the cool stuff you can also register embiid early. The first part of the auction folks who focuses on vintage scuba gear from the nineteen forties to the nineteen seventies things like regulators knives mask cetera. Then it switches to maritime artifacts and closes out with the really expensive stuff. Those classic military commercial hardhats. I missed the last one. Because i was out diving. But we'll definitely try to tune into this next one get set up early and register. It moves pretty quickly when when the auction goes off. And don't miss out on that special piece of scuba history. Well that's it for wet notes. For sunday fourth.
Wet Notes - 7-4-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for sunday july fourth two thousand and twenty one first up today i wanna talk about re fest two thousand and twenty one this october. The reef environmental educational foundation will again be holding refenced from thursday october fourteenth to sunday october. Seventeenth in key largo. That's four days of some great activity. The festivities kickoff on thursday. And one o'clock. You can then get a couple of days of diving in on friday and saturday morning with a two tank dive from either key divers amaury dive resort or essence. Those charters run about ninety dollars and they go out at eight am. If you wanna do a kayak tour you could also do that. For sixty dollars with florida bay outfitters. There are seven afternoon workshops and seminars and activities at john pennekamp park the coral reef restoration foundation. The history of diving museum and the florida keys. Wild bird sanctuary. Wow this sounds like a great event. Unfortunately i won't be able to make it down due to a family obligation but this sounds really good. Be sure to check out repressed. That's reef fest. Two thousand twenty one on their website. Well who watches the tv. Show curse of oak island. I think matt has watched every episode. And i think they're still searching for treasure but i came across an interesting article about one of the guys on the show. I guess tony sampson had a strange situation happen about a year ago tony's frequently on the show and he runs a tour company called salty door. Salty dog tours. Well he was taking some tourists out when one of his guests hat blew off so quickly turned the boat around to fetch the hat. And that's when he spotted something else a voter in the water. Apparently the boater was on his maiden voyage with this new boat when it capsized and he couldn't get to his life jacket because it was tied to the boats seat ono so tony fortunately rescued the voter in what is called the oak island triangle triangle. I guess the boat subsequently washed up on oak island now at least those guys found something there about a year ago. Olympus announced that they were getting out of the digital imaging business and that they would not be making cameras any longer and that would have been a shame if these Tech this technology went by the wayside. I really liked my Olympus t g six. well don't worry. A new company named 'em digital solutions is producing the old olympics. Cameras binoculars audio gear. They took over in january. Two thousand twenty one. Their website is get olympus dot com. Now if you want to know more about the company checkout oem dash digital solutions dot com. This company is based out of tokyo. And it's led by sha guinea saga motto all digital solutions employees about two thousand people with evaluation of twenty seven billion yen or about three hundred and thirty three million. Us dollars the oem comes from the nineteen seventies oem solutions that they put in place to make cameras smaller more rugged and quieter. This is great news especially for us olympus fans. Here's some sobering news out of florida. The manatees are under stress as of june fourth. This year. Seven hundred and eighty two manatees have died in two thousand twenty one alone and that's a one hundred and fifty one percent increase from the three hundred and thirty one that died during the same period last year to put this in perspective. The record number of deaths for manatees in a year is eight hundred. Twenty one or eight hundred and twenty four and that was in two thousand eighteen. This increase is so dramatic that representative vern buchanan from florida wrote a letter to the us fish and wildlife services to change their status from threatened to endanger and that's the highest level of protection here in the us. The florida manatee used to be on the endangered list until two thousand and seventeen when their numbers rose. Above six thousand six hundred they now estimate a census of about seventy five hundred but as we can see that number is going in the wrong direction. Now what's the cause food availability. The seagrass is being killed off by oversaturation of nutrients and the manatees simply. Starve to death. Not sure how a change in status will solve the sad scenario but we need to start someplace. Well it's summer. And i know that a lot of people like to catch up on summer reading while they're on vacation we'll scuba diving. Magazine just published a list of books that you might consider in their armchair adventure section. A couple of book stood out. One of them was in oceans deep courage innovation and adventure beneath the waves. And that's written by bill steve. And it's a history of our underwater presence. He covers submarines saturation diving and recreational gear. Bill also goes into the impacts of aro vs versus in-person exploration. You can pick up this book in ocean deep for about fifteen dollars in paperback. Now the second book is exploration deep ocean the first descent to the bottom of all five of the world's oceans and it's written by josh young. The book covers the exploits of victor scovill and his team on their history-making mission. You can find this book in hardcover for a little over twenty one dollars time to kick back with some good summer reading and finally here on wet note if you're a collector of vintage gear or want to start mark your calendar for the vintage scandal auction on july seventeenth. The auction is run by the nation's attic and you can register at live. Auctioneers dot com now. The auction starts at ten. Am central standard time. You can go to the site now and take a peek at all the cool stuff you can also register embiid early. The first part of the auction folks who focuses on vintage scuba gear from the nineteen forties to the nineteen seventies things like regulators knives mask cetera. Then it switches to maritime artifacts and closes out with the really expensive stuff. Those classic military commercial hardhats. I missed the last one. Because i was out diving. But we'll definitely try to tune into this next one get set up early and register. It moves pretty quickly when when the auction goes off. And don't miss out on that special piece of scuba history. Well that's it for wet notes. For sunday fourth two thousand and
The Legend of the Sphinx
"Anyone who went through in egyptology phase probably knows the sphinx. A winged lion with the head of a human while popular tradition suggests that sphinxes are always feminine. That's not necessarily the case. The egyptian great sphinx of giza reportedly represented the old kingdom pharaoh. Qafra lion and human composite creatures can be found in legends from all over the african and asian continents. So while they're generally wise and protective they come in quite a few different variations. In fact it's not until the greeks imported the egyptian version of the sphinx into their own legends. That the creature picked up its most notorious characteristic. Love of tricks and riddles. If you can solve one of its puzzles you might not be devoured own. Mount olympus gates had been barred to fix the sphinx for as long as she existed creatures like her were deemed too inconsequential to find a home here. The gods viewed her as little more than a conquest for their half human children so when fixed received a scroll of summons she considered not going a belated invitation was worse than no invitation at all plus the gods were probably just calling her because they were angry. She had eaten the goddess artemis sacred deer. Still curiosity had a way of wriggling under her skin. Fixed couldn't resist the chance to see the gods home. She glided between the ivory gates on her white wings. Her golden for glinting in the sun. She loved the breeze and the smell of fresh fruit and wine in the air. She dipped her head to enter the palace of olympus and marveled at the white marble columns that held up the stone. Roof above fix would have been happy to call olympics home. Were it not. For the god's that infested it
Wet Notes - 5-21-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock. Radio for friday may twenty one two thousand and twenty one first up. Today's news from the history of diving museum down in. I'll mirada florida about a month ago. On april twenty first to be precise. They opened up a new exhibit at the museum. This new exhibit is called diving in pop culture and it runs through december two thousand and twenty one the exhibit showcases. The underwater world portrayed in advertising entertainment and mainstream culture. The museum says that there is something for everyone. They have the regulator that was used in star wars. I think i read somewhere that a been an old decor that was used for darth vader's heavy breathing. They also have stuff from jaws men of honor and of course see hunt. Yes it's still alive. This is not a virtual So you'll have to get down to i'll miranda before december thirty first to catch diving in pop culture. Pick or it didn't happen. That's the tagline used by light. I'm sure to have my acolyte. Olympus t g six rig when i head down on a couple of days well i just saw that. They are running a contest for people to design their new pick or it didn't happen shirt. The design winner will get five hundred dollars worth who i like year. That's pretty nice. I hope you also get a teacher now. The contest opened on may first and runs until june sixth. So he's not a lot of time. The designs must be underwater photos or have underwater theme. And you must incorporate pick or it didn't happen into the design. No other words are allowed. You cannot use the ike light logo or any other copyrighted material the entry form on the lake blog so you have to search for light contest to find the link. I wasn't able to get to directly from their main websites. Who just do a little bit of searching there so fire up your creative juices and enter the pick or it didn't happen. T shirt design contest from michael. Light is reef. Well this is very interesting. Hope reef is an initiative that is being sponsored by shiba. The cat food brand hope reef is in sulawesi indonesia and they are planning to restore one hundred eighty five thousand square meters of reef spells out hope and apparently you can spot the letters on google earth. The purpose beyond restoration is to drive awareness and show how positive change can happen in our lifetime. Hope was unveiled on may fifth. Two thousand twenty one but it actually started two years ago is using something called restare technology that incorporates centimeter wide steel stars that the corals can attach to hope reef has its own youtube channel and you can check out the short one minute and thirty eight second video called the film that grows coral. It's called the film that grows coral because all advertising revenues from the film support the hope reef. Just go out there and search hope brief. Take a look diving with a purpose. That's exactly what a team of divers started last week. According to an associated press article. That i read this team of five to ten. Divers started a massive six month effort to clean up lake. Tahoe out in california. Their plan is to cover seventy two miles of shoreline and their goal is to conduct three dives each week to a depth of about twenty five feet. The team will be running this dive schedule from now through november. The operation is being sponsored by a nonprofit called. Clean up the lake. It was founded by a guy named colin west who is a diver and a filmmaker. The ultimate cost of this endeavor is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars on that i dive. They pulled two hundred pounds of trash from lake tahoe and tagged twenty larger items for subsequent removal. It's amazing that people still use our lakes rivers and oceans as garbage dumps. Good luck to this team for making a difference and diving with a purpose in case you missed it. Psi pci the gurus scoop scuba cylinder inspection. Recently posted a short article on died news wire. They needed to dispel a couple of rumors. Flying around out there about scuba tanks. One was about old luxury tanks. But that's not what i want to talk about here. Apparently there is a really bad rumor going around that beginning in two thousand and twenty one. Steel cylinders are exempt from ota cleaning requirements. What how did that one start. That is just unsafe and dangerous. Cg a or the compressed gas association states oh to cleaning is required for anything above twenty three point five percent over to please please please make sure you get your tanks properly serviced and cleaned for. Oh two as necessary thanked. Psi pci and finally. Here's some news from vermont. The remote business magazine recently reported there has been an appeal of the vermont agency of natural resources permit to sink the one hundred and fifty two foot ferry and the adirondack. as an artificial reef in lake champlain. The vermont national resource council via in the lake champlain committee. Lc has appealed to permit the vn rc's policy and water program director. John grove been. Doesn't think that this sinking is for the benefit of the people of vermont as it only serves a small group of divers. Laurie fisher the executive director of el-sisi stated that lake champlain is not a dumping ground. She feels the pcb's and other contaminates from the ferry will impact their drinking. Water she indicated that lake champlain. Already has one hundred racks and doesn't need the mvp honor adirondack on the bottom certainly an interesting perspective wondering how this will turn out.
"olympus" Discussed on Archives of Fabella
"Hello and welcome back to archives of daily the only podcast telling you the real history behind the olympian's today is april night. Equal to areas twentieth. Books are available on amazon. Please rate in review the podcast on itunes. Or wherever you listen to your podcast and hit that subscribe button for more great stories. Right in your feed. The eighteenth century bc with whom to the beginning of the shang dynasty in china but in greece young zeus litter rag tag group of soldiers to become a legend. I'm dillon foley. And this is archives of bella Beyond our world there is love beyond our world. there is war beyond our world. There is life beyond our world. There is for aries.
Remains of Guatemalan Migrants Massacred in Mexico Return Home
"In Atlanta. The remains of 16 Guatemalan migrants massacred in the Mexican state of Tom Olympus in January were returned to their native country today. As Maria Martin tells us, the families of the migrants had traveled to Guatemala City from their rule villages to receive the remains of their loved ones. Investigations into the massacre continue in Mexico, where police are believed to be responsible for the shooting deaths. Meanwhile, the grieving families of those who came from what the mullahs Many of them from one small indigenous community near the Mexican border can have some closure and bury the remains of these young men and women making their way north to the U. S. For a better life. The bodies were found piled and charred pickup truck across the Rio Grande from Texas. A dozen Mexican state police officers were arrested. In connection with the
How Psychedelic Drugs Are Making A Comeback To Treat Depression
"Depression. It can be a difficult mental illness to pin down. It can feel different for everyone and even those who struggle with it can have trouble identifying bought. It is a mostly came to understood that. I had depression through talking with my friends for the longest time. I kind of system that everyone felt this way. Like weird just like general malays for this twenty nine year old. Depression surfaced about six years ago and began as a feeling of being disconnected with the world. I didn't want to eat because they didn't feel like i deserve to eat. I don't know. I didn't hang out with friends because i didn't feel like i deserve to see my friends. I didn't feel like i should be punishing them by talking to them seeing them. This person uses they them pronouns. They're a maryland resident and work as a software tester. They sought help for their depression. Trying numerous types of treatments may visited a bunch of different mental health professionals and tried different types of arby's In different types of medication but it always kinda felt like things were getting worse and worse and a current really find someone who has really helped me understand what was going on like. I still didn't even believe that. I had depression. All the while the depression advanced it felt like being alive and lake wanting to die rolling constantly fighting over like the resources in my mind then. Their health insurance lapsed in two thousand eighteen making the situation worse a surprise solution appeared while they were scrolling on social media and a posting from johns hopkins university researchers and then one day i was kind of like clicking through facebook and i actually found this ad four like this little simon. Study silla simon. That's the psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms. And i thought it was fake remarks. I didn't expect there to be you know like a a legitimate study showing up on like facebook ad but they had no insurance basically they were out of options so they called wanted to have hope again from the wall street journal. This is the future of everything. I'm janet babbling today on the podcast. How the hallucinogenic compounds silla zyban once associated with nine hundred sixty s drug culture is making a comeback and giving people suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. Hope for this twenty nine year old study participant. Depression was not something that happened in their family. My family's from the caribbean and lived in america probably for about lake in years. We came here in ninety nine. It's kind of interesting because where from like a place that doesn't really view mental health. The that like america's mental health. It took me a while to realize that. I was having mental health problems that i was kind of experiencing depression. Depression affects a staggering number of people hundreds of millions worldwide according to a study published in the peer reviewed journal the lancet in two thousand eighteen. The pandemic didn't make things any easier. Last june about a third of people who responded to web based surveys said they suffered from symptoms of depression or anxiety disorder. Those results were published by the centers for disease control and prevention the protocol for treating these conditions hasn't changed much in the past few years. What we've been using is typically one of two things either a medication that people take every day or we have psychotherapy dr. Alan davis is clinical psychologist and an assistant professor at the ohio state university. He's also an adjunct assistant. Professor at johns hopkins university. A lot of people will improve with either medication or therapy or both to basically have both have a better chance but it doesn't work for everyone. Some studies report between ten and thirty. Five percent of patients suffer from treatment resistant. Depression and davis is that similar to what he's found in his own practice working with veterans suffering from substance abuse trauma and other mental health issues. So he began looking for alternative treatments present and welcome to psychedelic science. Two thousand and thirteen in twenty thirteen davis attended a science conference and came across a study exploring the use of silla. Sivan a chemical compound found in specific varieties of mushrooms to treat cancer patients with mental health conditions. The compounds documented facts include feelings of heightened awareness ecstasy visions and changes in the perception of reality for researchers say one of the most useful qualities is its ability to dissolve the ego to allow a user to observe oneself from the outside in the study of cancer patients. The drug was able to alleviate some of the anxiety and depression that can be associated with having a life threatening illness. I was just inspired by that word. I thought gosh this really could have a strong impact in the areas that i'm working with veterans and with others davis became part of a team of researchers at johns hopkins university that put together a randomized clinical trial. Twenty four participants. They were administered. Silla sivan with talk therapy to treat their depression. Enrollment for the trial took place in two thousand seventeen and twenty nineteen and the results were analyzed in two thousand twenty. Most of them had had chronic depression meaning decades of experiencing depression though not some had had it for shorter amount of time but this study was a weightless control trials so some people came in and started treatment right away. Others had to wait eight weeks before starting treatment so we had a comparison group. The study subjects received an extensive intake examined questionnaire to confirm. They were suffering from symptoms of depression. Participants were screened for schizophrenia. And drug use as these conditions can interfere with suicide and treatment. The big worry many people have about psychedelics is what's often referred to as a bad trip. Mary negative hallucinations. That can be scary and this is kind of trip that can go bad. Martissant received hefty doses of these drugs. The doses are based on weight and they vary slightly but patients receive around twenty milligrams in the first session a bit more in the second session to minimize the risk of a negative experience. Davis says researchers focused on controlling. What's called and setting. They work ahead of time to ensure the volunteers current mood and surroundings while taking the drugs. Remain as calm and comfortable as possible and so we spend about eight to ten hours with people before they ever get the drug talking about what the effects are talking about. What may or may not happen when they have this experience and that's why we have to train professionals there with them not only to prepare them for that but to help them through the experience when it happens because a lot of people have anxiety coming into the session. The person we spoke to the twenty nine year old participated in davis study group in august of two thousand eighteen. They had no prior experience with psychedelic drugs and didn't know watch expect basically went in kind of blindly. I don't have any other options. So that's kind of my thought process at the time was just basically kind of sticking anything to the wall and hoping it would work after fasting the previous night the treatment can cause nausea. They were placed in a small tranquil room fitted with a comfy couch. The whole room was a really really cool in very comforting because like they had like these statues like imagery in their end like. I think one of the muslim dowa tibetan model. I wanna say this and like there was like this nice lamp. It's off this really. Soft light psychedelic assisted. Therapy participants are encouraged to bring in objects from home to make them feel more comfortable. Some bring in ten bears pictures of family. The twenty nine year old brought a lightness of an ancient sumerian goddess. Soon nana once they were settled in the room. They were given two pills in a wooden cop the therapists top that the sivan would take fifteen to thirty minutes to start working. In the interim they were told to put on ice shades and headphones. That would play a selection of music they choose from classical tibetan chanting african drumming and modern music too. Once the drug fact the participants says the first session became a kaleidoscope of mental images and sensations. I remember being in lake. Felt like mount olympus the fall of the gods like oval the clouds and suffering them. And then one of my god's up to me and she gave me a key fell through the clouds. And i felt all the way down through the earth and i ended up in hell which is really strange because they don't remember being scared even though i was in hell and i remember asking like hey you know why am i hair And it was like haiti's leading me through hell kind of just like showing me around for life this very cold and desolate last. He was like of course. This is where you would come like. This is where you've made your home. The self revelations continued throughout this long session and turned intensely personal. I remember like hearing like the beats. Come on and i felt myself in like this place like all of my ancestors were and i was really close to my grandfather when i was a kid. And he died. Probably around when i was like four and i saw him kind of materialize And he walked towards the youth like these. She'll bananas which is what he's doing her then he handed one to me and i always kind of was afraid that if he was alive he would be disappointed in me and i remember asking him you know. When am i supposed to do like if my family like my parents and lake my siblings can accept me and he said that he'll always be there for me and my ancestors will always be there for me and i like that scene just like it. Metsu in mental to me after about seven hours than drugs started to wear off when it was over. You know you're still kind of like feeling it but just not as intensely so just basically like this really happy kind of floaty failing and we couldn't drive so like i had to have a sister pick me up. They ended the experience hungry and exhausted as for the depression not much appeared to have changed then. They tried the silla sivan trip once more this time with the stronger dose and after that these say they experienced to palpable shift. It felt like i was back into the world again like i was in reality. A lot of people said that not only was there. Depression differently felt like they had come out of dark hole that they've been in for years but a lot of people regardless of whether they're depression was gone or or reduced said that there was something really meaningful different about how they view their life initial results for the study reviewing outcomes from up to a month after the sessions were completed found that silla sivan plus therapy was more than four times more effective than other treatments. Such as medication alone at one week. Fifty eight percent of the sample were in complete remission from depression that actually lasted up to four weeks. After fifty four percent of people were in complete remission and were now studying those same people up to twelve months after to see how long that remission lasted the rest of the participants in the study. Were not in remission they were still experiencing clinically significant depressive symptoms researchers have yet to publish the results of longer term outcomes for all the participants their condition up to a year after treatment and this was a small study. Just twenty four people. Some scientists remain skeptical of this kind of treatment not just of silla simon. But of the validity of the data an outcomes for all studies involving psychoactive substances
"olympus" Discussed on The Foxhole Podcast
"On who Who reveres them or who follows them. I like what you said earlier to. Into explains a lot about our country. You know a lot of this stuff goes in an echo chamber people here and it's especially true for right now People hear what they wanna hear. Because it perpetuates conspiracies. It perpetuates their thoughts about what's going on in the world And i feel like the media like cnn right. Or whoever named your input input media source here It is such that they want. They will show you what they want you to see and largely you know these. I can't speak from experience. But i know that like combat reporters and people that get sent out will say one thing in this happened in vietnam quite a bit will will see one thing and then report another or leave out some details or or you know maybe Report something but then it gets filtered through all the different all the different sort of Channels and a maybe a fraction of of what was actually observed and reported actually gets shown to the american public. Because either they're not ready for it or it's just not something that's relevant at the time and that's really sad and that's why. I'm really glad that we have you on right now. Because you're helping us. Fill in those gaps. So i gotta ask you to before we kind of transition throughout this. Was there anything. Was there anything in now. Zad before you left that just like shocked. You completely was there. Anything like new sat back in you like the one moment where you thought like. I have to make it this. I have to tell people what it was really like. Anything that hits you Kind of looking back on her right now. so i'm a pretty Pretty introspective guy from time to time. Sometimes i wax poetic sometimes philosophical and all three of those things happened in this particular instance so we had a an area called. mount olympus. Mount olympus was on the opposite side of the valley from now that itself and in between now zad and not limp was aimed hill so They would send us up onto this area. It was really an observation post because you could see the whole damn valley from up. There had some pretty cool optics up there too but they would send a squad at a time or a team at a time. No squad squad at a time up there To get you know. Just some from chill time Because the zero percent chance that you probably take contacts didn't never zero but pretty damn. It was the opposite side of the conflict. So you know that when you probably got your your best sleep. I read the things that carried up there probably to cover five times in a row Which is a great book. But i had a. I had the watch for the night and there was one man watch. It was your job to just wander around. make sure we didn't get overrun and answer the radio when they call so Had the radio nearby. And i'm kind of looking up at the stars and out across the city.
Using Your Smartphone with Your Digital Camera, Not Instead of It
"Today's theme is using your smartphone with your digital camera. Not instead of it. I'm derek story. There's been so much talk about how smartphones will replace our digital cameras. But i think for nimble photographers. That's the wrong approach instead. Let's explore how we can use smartphones with our digital cameras instead of replacing them. I'll share one scenario today with a fujifilm x one hundred v in iphone. Twelve pro max. Although there are many combinations that will work great for both ios and android and of course on the digital camera side as well. I hope you enjoy the show. They're certainly situations. When i want my digital camera with all its tools inconveniences and then other situations when my smartphone will work. Just fine but to tell you the truth. The best scenario is having both with me. And that's what. I want to explore today now on the digital camera side when i discovered is that if i go with smaller more compact cameras which shouldn't be a shock to you right the fujifilm x one hundred v the olympus pen f the fujifilm x f. Ten with the twenty eight millimeter f. Two point eight lands those kinds of cameras that i absolutely love shooting with. But i don't want to carry all the accessories and everything you know. That's the funny thing about digital photography you can start out with a relatively compact camera and then maybe a compact lens and then you start packing your bags and go. I really should bring this. And i really should bring that. I need a longer lens. I need a wider lens. I probably should have a flash all that kind of stuff. Maybe i should bring my ipad. Maybe i should bring you know my Laptop maybe i should bring all the stuff in the next thing you know even though you started out with a relatively compact camera ended up with a relatively large camera kip. And if you're just going out the door for a walk you're going to. Maybe you know go visit a local park. If you're going to do something like that. Do you really need to bring all that stuff with you. Well i mean at the end of the day. That's a question that only you can answer. However i'm going to pose an approach that maybe you want to think about. That is a very nice alternative to starting out with a small camera and ending up with a big kit now the idea. I'm going to present to you. Today is taking one of your favourite microphone. Thirds are a pse cameras that you truly like. It could be a relatively compact a photo frame mirrorless as well if especially if it had A lens on it. That was reasonable in size and then augmenting it with a smartphone and especially one of the more current smartphones made by all the heavy hitters but especially smartphones at least two cameras you know two lenses and ideally three cameras or three lenses now the idea being that that smartphone can fill in the gaps that normally would be stuffing stuff into your camera bag to fulfill. And then you get to pick a camera that you truly like with lens that you absolutely love but are not worried about being limited by just having that one camera in that one lens with you you know you have like your favorite thing to shoot with just go. I love shooting with his camera. I love this lind's and then you have your sophisticated smartphone in your other pocket. That will allow you to leave everything else behind. Just your favourite camera just your smartphone and see how far you can go well. The fact of the matter is through my testing. You can go pretty far so what i'm gonna do right now is i. I'm going to start out. With listing some of the benefits of digital cameras. These are the things that i like about a digital camera. This is why. I will not give up a digital camera right and then i'm going to list some of the advantages of smartphones because they have many advantages as well and then i'm going to do is for the third list. I'm going to combine the two and say this is the dan of using both of these devices already so that is going to be the flow of this show. So let's start out with the list of benefits for digital cameras and for me. There are many the first thing that i like is that they typically have great viewfinders. That are so nice in so many different situations. In of course bright sunlight being at the top of the list so if i can look through a very nice electronic viewfinder a very nice optical viewfinder in compose a shot in really contrast bright conditions. I like that better than having to compose the lcd
Why buy a DSLR?
"Are you today. Excellent happy december. Absolutely i'm to leave. I'm going to lead the year out of that happy but you know happy december. The did you see the video. That ryan reynolds production company created about two days ago. Yes with devil and twenty twenty i. I've seen he says. I have not seen all of it but it looks really good zip So the story line for those who haven't seen it basically it's an ad for match dot com. Which is a dating site. And you've got the devil Who gets a notification on his phone saying that he's got a a match on match dot com and it's this girl who he goes to the meats and he says two zero two zero and she says call me twenty twenty they hang out together and the world's gown absolute crap and at the end this sitting side by side on a park benches asteroids flying in and hitting the earth the devils going. Be she to wind. And don't forget the required dumpster fire in the background. So yeah it's pretty indicative of this year. I think it is So how has your last. Seven days bain. My friend It's good a little busy a little. I had a lot of presentations this week. Which you know that's good. That's that's making money now and in pandemic time but i will tell you. I did something that i've never done before. So if you're if the listeners wanna check this out they can feel free to weigh in on this and maybe we'll talk about it next week. But i did a presentation for olympus yesterday run and You can see this presentation. It was a livestream. We did it on the olympics. The us olympics facebook page. So it's get ged t get. Olympus is the username. And i decided to kind of go out on a limb and they were kind enough to let me do it so they asked if i would participate in this twelve days of christmas promotion that they're doing and i said of course being and they said it'd be cool if you could you know do something about Doing like holiday portraits in creative things for holiday portraits and again. That's cool at sept-. I can't really shoot. Be because of this pandemic stuff and my wife is immuno-compromised song they're gonna bring a model makeup artist and that kind of stuff but the light bulb went off. I said i'll tell you what if you're game. I'd like to actually take it to the extreme and do our. But i don't wanna show any pictures at all. Wow a single picture. And i'm not gonna take any pictures so i'm going to do a one hour presentation about taking creative holiday portrait's and not show pictures and i'll admit they raise an eyebrow but they said hey we trust you you know your stuff so it's like okay and it was pretty well received so what i did just not scaring people completely is. I decided that it would be really cool to try and get people's creative thoughts going. So what i did show are lots of props but like you know the obvious christmas decoration things like to so garland nat but i had glasses drinking glasses and glass vases and i had some material things and i talked through all these different things that you could do to make your holiday. Portraits were interesting with the idea. Being that i didn't want to give people an example so that they could be lazy and just copied the example. I wanted to kind of plant an idea and really it. Any motion and challenge. And then olympus was was good enough. They agreed that we would run a little hashtag contest with it and The deadline is december twentieth. And the best shots that we pick olympus. Us and uk are going to share on their facebook pages and they're instagram stories. And then separately from olympus. I'm going to pick a one winter. The coolest shot the most creative idea that i find in the group and i'm going to do a one hour video consultation with them. Whatever topic they won't we can talk about their photography to a portfolio review post processing business. Whatever so so far experiments also good start it was it was pretty well received. There are a few people that were not happy that we weren't showing vigils. Most people actually commented if they thought it was actually a really neat thing because they were sitting there listening and they were actually able to imagine ideas in their mind based on where they're going to be for the holidays or based on their house and decorations. So we'll see i. You know i figure. Hey gotta take a chance. Every now and say in principle that sounds like the absolute ideal way to approach that. Because as you say the minute you put up images people are just going to go. How can i recreate that. It's what i want them to do. Is get away from those to actually get creative and yes right. So i i went to great lengths to really kind of describe my ideas in detail how i would go about doing them but i didn't want to show them ideas and i'll i'll make sure i share the link to the lies yea totally so it It was it was kind of fun doing it. I won't i won't lie. I was a little worried the whole time. Because as i'm talking to the camera i can't really watch the comments so i'm thinking all right she like this or they hate it. When i finish talking. I was almost afraid to look at the comments
Joes library management strategy
"Me from allentown pennsylvania. It is mr jones elwin. Joe welcome back four hundred ninety one. Why is it. I think this is only the third time on shutters. What's up with that. That is a case of criminal negligence on my part. I i have a feeling your partner in crime was trying to suppress my voice. You're more than likely just because he's not here. I take shots at. That's absolutely right. have you been. I'd be good. That'd be good you know. Hey it's a pandemic. so what can we say but hanging in there Staying out more trouble than i normally would because it's harder to find trouble that's yeah it has been one crazy crazy year. Hasn't not or how are how are you guys doing with it. Down on fairly look being managed out of control i would say that four populated countries. I think australia has to be pretty close to the top of the list for the way we've handled it the that's all. i think. Awesome the here about a lot in the news here. We don't hear australia mentioned so that's interesting because they've done very well as well live managed to keep it under control will And put it on the news a lot. I think for the entirety of the year. I think streisand had about a thousand deaths if that all. I don't think we've had massive numbers at all. Victoria had a second wave way. The whole state went into lockdown for months on end and people were not allowed by the houses unless they had a good reason did they could only go within a five kilometer range and all that sort of stuff so we've been at governments have come under criticism for being too heavy handed but when i look look at africa's against say the us figures kind of think well i'd rather a slightly heavy handed government that actually keeps us alive the one that draws the just sweep it under the cap and pretend it's not a problem it's getting pretty rough here in europe is also going through the same and right now of course we're kind of in this crazy limbo where you know. We're really not getting any great direction. At this point administration. They're they're talking a lot. They're encouraging people. But obviously we still have the old administration. It's basically sand. Yeah there's no pandemic everything's fine. It's like we kind of live in two different worlds. Yeah it's been an interesting year this year so photographic. Have you been up this year. Haw well let's see. Prior to this year. I was doing a ton of traveling. Or olympus since my other sponsors teaching that kind of stuff i came into this year with what would have been literally my busiest year probably in the last twenty years might might. You're booked solid The beginning of the year. I was doing a nationwide tour. For olympus introducing the new owen. Dam one three camera. And the last trip i made was down to florida in the first week of march and Came home a couple of days later. We went into lockdown and within three weeks my entire schedule for the year was just wiped out. Everything had cancelled well in advance A few of the events went Went virtual but You know. I've always kind of been somewhat of an entrepreneurial spirit so i figured all right you need to pivot quickly and Some photographers pivoted by kind of moving into like product photography in that because fortunately people were still producing catalogues online stores. And i really didn't feel like going back into that area. I'd done that years and years and years ago. So federate i'm teaching. I'm enjoying the teaching. So i didn't learn how to do it online and i took a couple of days and did the whole pros and cons thing like okay. What are all the things that i like about online teaching. And what are all the things that i hate. And not of course was the longer list I'm a bit of a marketing nerd. So i've done a lot of marketing. Webinars where you sit there and the instructors staring down a laptop screen with really bad lady and a blurry image. And they're like okay. Let me let me share my screen with you. Oh wait hold on a second hold on I knew i had that slide deck. You're just a second you know. They're just painful. So at that point i did a ton of research figure out. What's it gonna take. How can i make a presentation. That is as close to doing in person as possible without really being there. And
5 Things Photographers Wonder About and Sometimes Debate
"Know it's funny. The things that just sort of come into your mind sometimes, and yes, we have Google and a lot of times we use Google. But the thing about Google is that you don't really have a relationship with Google, in the sense, there's any predictability about what Google is going to say, and the analogy that I like to use our film critics and film critics are interesting to me because when you find a film critic that has similar tastes to yours then that film critic becomes really valuable because he or she then you know has opinions that that more often than not you know you're going to like or see eye to eye with. So it's not like you just you know on Google is like you get all film critics. All film critics all over the map. And some of them you know may have the same sort of tastes that you do and some may not, and there's really no way to know, and that's kind of the cool thing when you get to hang out with someone or you have a friendship with somebody. who sort of sees things the way that you do and in photography that can be particularly useful because as you bounce ideas off them, they're just not gonna go off all over them. Happy. You know you go. Well, what should I use? You Know Light Room or you know? Capture one pro and they go I think you should never use anything at all. And you go. Well well, I have to use something. No finder based is the best way to go and you're just going. This is totally not useful. Not Useful. I. Need. So on that sort of understands that a photo management application is useful at least as a starting point. The reason, why bring all of this up is that with all the advantages that we have with online life these days, there are still a lot of little gaps gaps where you go man I just. I just wish Google understood me I just wish Alexa. Understood me. So that she would give me some sort of answer that came close to the way that I see the world. Now that sort of a long winded way for me to say some of these questions that they have here. I'm sure you have asked yourself before you know sure that you've just Kinda gone in your mind. Well, you know are they you know Blah Blah Blah and then kind of look it up and you get all sorts of different things in some point you go. I don't. I kinda the same spot I was before and you still may be in the same spot that you were before with these after I talk about them. But at least we'll have fun doing it right in that. Okay. There's something to be said for that. All right. So I have five things here that SORTA come up. and. They're fun to deal with in the world of photography. And sometimes it's really helpful to have a sounding board for these things and I'm going to start with the first one are generic batteries okay to use. And are they as good as the ones sold by manufacturers at twice the price in any of us who shoot with digital cameras, which probably is all of us know this scenario when you buy the digital camera, you get a battery and it's made by the manufacturer or at least it has the manufacturers labelling on it. In the manufacturers, very clear about these are the only batteries that should go in your camera because otherwise who knows it may start you know catching on fire or go up in pufus smoke or The meter may suddenly give you odd readings and things like that odd things that you just don't know. And my experience has been with third party batteries and generally speaking I use a Watson for my batteries that are not made by the manufacturer and I've had great luck with them I use them in Olympus Cameras, use them Fuji Cameras, use them in Nikon cameras. The reason why I use them is because they cost a lot less in my experience has been that they last as long and they perform as well and I have yet to have a problem with any of these batteries in the sense that my camera did not perform the way that I expected it to have not had any of those issues at all. So right now, in fact, I have in the other room I have a double chargers, a Watson charge of double charger with removable plates. I can charge two batteries at the same time and I can charge all sorts of different types of batteries because each little plate that costs whatever six, five, six dollars. allows me to fit a specific camera battery in it, and when you're sewing like me, that's always having different cameras and stuff in in the mix This is really helpful. Now when I go out for a shoot generally speaking I will have three batteries with me. Right, it'll be one daddy in the camera, and then I'll have an extra two batteries and rarely do I have any problems having three batteries with me even on cameras that go through batteries pretty fast. Now, one of those three batteries will be manufacturer's battery and the other two generally speaking are made by someone else like Watson or something like that, and I don't even think about which battery is in the camera and he'd given us not like I'm always going to start with the manufacturer's battery, and then if I have to, I'll go to the Watson. I don't do that. I mean sometimes watching starts out in there sometimes the manufacture. It doesn't make any difference in I. Don't notice any difference so. To answer this particular question. I don't know what Google says. Is. It's OK to use generic batteries. Look at the reviews before you buy photographers will tell you if the battery is performing well or not. If it's got four star rating or more, and most of the comments are hey, the saying I can't even tell the difference is probably safer you to use it and you will save a boatload of money. In other words you could buy two of those batteries and probably a portable charger for the price that the manufacturer wants to charge you for their battery.
Should You Create a Photography Budget?
"After the first week of shooting with the Nikon Z. Five near camera with twenty four to fifty millimeter compact Zoom Lens and compacted is for a full frame. I started asking myself where can I reasonably come up with the seventeen hundred dollars to buy this kit? And you may recall that I talked about this camera a few weeks ago on the podcast and I really liked it i. did I was so impressed with the images that does making from the eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe with this camera than I thought man, this would be good to have access to all the time. All the time. You know it's not too heavy. The compact twenty, four to fifty millimeter lens was performing really beyond my expectations. And I already have lots of Nikon glass that I could use with an adapter. I don't have the Z. Mount Glass. I would just have the twenty four fifty if I bought the kit. But I have all sorts of F mount stuff I have g lenses and I could get their adapter in use all of that with this camera. So I was very very tempted. Full frame cameras that had shot with in a long time that not only did I like the camera itself not only I enjoy shooting with it. I loved the images and I felt like it was a manageable camera to have with me when I'm hiking and doing things outdoors. So now, we fast forward three weeks later. And I'm boxing up the Nikon's e five in attaching the shipping label to return it to be an H. Photo who had let me use it for a month of for review purposes. So by this point I was okay sending it back. I didn't want to but it was the right decision. So I went from you know that first week just really being infatuated with it wanting to hang onto it. I still want to hang onto it but over the course of the next three weeks, I got to the point to where I can send it back. You know pretty much like I was supposed to. So, how did I get from Point A to point B right? Now I can look you straight in the Mike in say I'm okay. Sending it back. I really have. Here's how. Because, that seventeen hundred dollars plus probably another four hundred dollars for accessories and especially, I was GonNa need you know the adapter? So I could use my f Mount Lenses. That was not in my twenty twenty photography budget. In fact, you know we're only in October and I have less than seven hundred dollars left to spend. So back to New York the Z five goes now that wasn't the only factor in I'll. I'll explain a little bit more about that, but it was definitely a factor. You know I have done my budget ahead of time I do it about this time of year for the next year. I have made some very good purchases that I'm in love with. And seven hundred dollars left and Z five just doesn't fit in that tiny little window of seven hundred dollars doesn't even come close. So the funny thing is even though. On one level I hate them I'm a big Fan of budgets right? You know. I guess it is the ultimate love hate relationship. You Know I. Have An overall budget for the business you know and I run that monthly and that's for the. Business and then I have a breakout budget specially forget and that's more what I'm talking about today. And then I create budgets for trips as well. Well, at least I did until about six months ago. And I haven't created any of those lately at all I wonder why wonder why? I do the photography budget because it protects me from me I know how easily a new camera or a new land can turn my head I. Know that about me I do. So easily in fact, that I usually have to create a pros and cons list in addition to a budget to reach a sound decision I'll give you some examples earlier this year. I wanted to by the OEM D one mark three, right I had had it on loan I loved shooting with it. You know I went to Costa Rica with it. I had it with me in Costa Rica along with some lenses. and. I was truly impressed with this camera and I'm already shooting Olympus. It was eighteen hundred dollars then when I when I first resisted and now even worse for me, you can get one for fourteen hundred dollars. You can get the M one mark three for fourteen hundred dollars. That is a good value. I'm telling you right now. But you know that's still twice as much as my remaining senator dollars in my budget to tell you the truth. This is where the pros and cons comes in as well. I really can't justify it because my mark to is still an amazing camera that thing has been producing great images for such a long continues to do so.
Brooklyn Nets hire Hall of Famer Steve Nash as head coach
"Welcome to the low post podcast where the plan was to talk hilariously awful game sevens and DEFCON. In Milwaukee with the one and only Kevin Arnovitz but Mr Kevin Arnovitz about five minutes ago news dropped from the news gods on Mount Olympus of Basketball Steve Nash Steve Freaking, Nash, two time. NBA Mvp. The point God of the seven seconds less Phoenix Suns will become the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. This is I think the first one since Brad, Stevens to Boston were like the news came although that came via a press release the celtics that one themselves where the news came like an earthquake with absolutely no warning no rumors know anything all the rumors moghreb Popovich a note, Steve Nash. So Steve Nash Has Minimal coaching experiences consulted team Canada. I'm not sure again this just happened I haven't looked up his exact role, a team Canada he was a consultant with the Golden State, warriors GM. You might have been the GM GM Canada. You're right. And I think clearly relevant in his consultation with the Golden State. Warriors developed a close relationship with Kevin Durant and I and they worked together in the off season a lot on various aspects of Katie's game in I interviewed. Steve Two years ago. About Kevin I wrote a big piece in the two thousand eighteen finals or so anti climactic that my big final piece was not about the finals at all it was about like what is Kevin Durant WanNa be as a basketball player like what is Kevin Durant? You Know Kevin Durant and his entire career has been. You could argue who was the quote best player on the team with the warriors not with the thunder he was clearly the best player on the thunder team but was never the lead ball handler of his team. So I wrote this sort of like, what is Kevin Durant and Steve Talk to me in depth about their relationship and about how after the warriors won the first title he and Kevin would talk about how Kevin did not fill fulfilled by. Winning that title in the way that he expected that it did not give him the fulfillment that he expected all this. So I, think that's obviously A big reason why Kevin by Steve Nash is now the coach of the nets. I mean the nets have lots of stuff to not figure out they have to superstars coming back carousel avert head. As you know like a superstar scoring run I guess in the bubble they gotTA figure out fits those guys I mean, what's your? What's this just happened? What do you think what's happening? So, one way to look at this is what is the head coach's role in two thousand and twenty, twenty one and to a great extent. Especially when you have talent like durant irving, you're in the talent management business, you're in the business of men managing relationships, empowering players the right way. Their XS and os no. By the way if there's anybody who's the personification of modern basketball, it's this guy or like everything you and I talk about every single time I'm on can in some ways be traced back to that son's team. So you're talking about a guy with an enormous. Basketball IQ and by all accounts and emotional IQ as well. So. So, that that is the case sport that that look that is the primary responsibility of the New Jersey Nets. Can you listen to me Brooklyn Nets had could they're
5 Easy Ways to Edit Movies Recorded with Your Camera
"So for a while, I was wondering about the actual need of having all this video capability. With are still cameras of course you know that's a little biased me saying that right there because they're just cameras but around the world, a lot of folks are really looking at these things to shoot video. And then Oh yeah they take pictures as well and that is a real thing. Studies are showing that the manufacturers are saying that's what the demand is. So. This is being driven by the consumer as well as those that design the cameras and then I started thinking about my own work and how often I do fire up the video mode on my Olympus or on my Fuji Film Camera and I it's a real thing. Isn't it? And then I think getting. From listeners and they're going you know especially now when we're sheltered in a lot more can't go outside as much and. Are exploring new features on our cameras. One of the features that they are exploring is making videos and than sharing them with people, you know most photographers and most artists have a variety of different interests and some of those interests are very nicely explained of by making a video about how to do this or how to do that. Is Essentially what I do for a living, right? So. So. Why not everyone? Else's? Well, why not? I was looking at you know this sort of conundrum that comes up with you know okay. Capturing images as one thing. And you know taking video is another and then getting decent sound is another and then once you get that video and has some decent sound. What do you do with it? I mean, do have to go out and spend two, hundred, ninety, nine dollars to buy final cut or. By adobe of video editing software or can you use something that you already have the do the basic things in the basic things are really what most people need at the very top of the list is trimming because a lot of times when we're shooting video ourselves, which we do most of the time, right? You know the production crus- somewhere else in there we are. We've gotta take care of everything ourself. And trimming is the big deal right because you know you start the video. and. Then you know maybe the camera tripod or whatever, and you know you gotta walk over and then you get in front of the Cameron Start Talking doing your thing and then when he finished saying what you're, GonNa say then you gotta walk back to the camera turn off. Well, you know those bits on both ends and even if you're doing handheld stuff, right press the button all that while there's usually some rigmarole that goes on then those bits on both ends are the things that need to go away in fact. If we just get rid of those bits on both ends. We already have the meat of a pretty good video right there. So trimming is something that everyone needs to do everyone needs to trim, and if you're not trimming, then do not share your videos with other people right? Unless they're just you know something fun like an iphone video or something like that. another very common request is being able to add videos together like video bits together to make one movie. people also like to be able to add a title. Or some sort of graphic to their movie you know. So all these things are really nice to be able to do to to take it from just a clip to something that's a little bit more of a presentation, and then when you've done that, you know, how can you share it? I mean, can you export it into a file format that works Nicer Youtube or works Nicer facebook or whatever you happen to us to share your video. So these basic tasks do not require you know final cut ten or another expensive video editing up there are APPs upset you probably have on your computer right now that can handle most or all of these things, and that's what I'm going to talk about right now I have five of them for you. And I'm going to start out with a quick time and quick time for the Mac. Now, quicktime used to be for both windows and Mac, and then around two thousand, sixteen or so. Apple stopped officially supporting quicktime for windows even though that latest version that latest windows version seven, point six or seven point seven actually still works on windows ten so but is not officially supported. So I'm just going to talk about it for the Mac right now, I do have windows APPs to that we'll be talking about we'll talk about quicktime for the Mac but the player, not even quicktime pro but the modern player that every Mac user has actually does a pretty good job of trimming movies of stitching clips together, and then you can even move them around when they're on the time line and I don't think. I. Realize that you can do this. You open the video clip that you shot with your camera. You know you go to edit there's trim right there, and then there's also a command to add clip at the end and you go. Why can I add clip at the beginning? We don't have to worry about that. Just add the the clip at the end the second movie. Because once added, then you can click on it and move it around. You can move it around so you can move it to the beginning.
5 Ways to Spice Up Your Pix Life
"Much has been written about the evils of your Acquisition Syndrome often referred to as gas. And the US. It is a real thing for many photographers. But my personal view of this election is isolated more to spending big bucks on cameras and lenses. What about those smaller purchases that bring us true joy and energize our enthusiasm for photography. I'll make my anti gas case on today's tedious podcast I. Hope You enjoy the show. I don't know if you've ever done this but I'm going to admit you right now. That I have okay. Now fortunately is just you and me so you know no one else will. No I've never I've never admitted this anywhere else before. And this is the truth I'm telling you the truth right now. So but just from my mouth to your ears right now have you ever Set. A new camera or an accessory for it. On. The table in front of you while you worked watch TV listen to music you know just. said it there It wasn't in use. There was no particular reason to do this. Other than you just wanted to look at it and admire it's beauty. I've done that. Honestly, I. I have done that more than once. To cases that come to mind right now, the first one is the Olympus pen. F. In its handsome leather half case Oh. My Gosh. What a beauty So pretty. The other one is the Fujifilm x one hundred V with its aluminum grip? Yeah. That's pretty two different cameras you know the my pen F is a silver Penev. Got Some really beautiful silver lenses and I get this brown leather half case with a matching rhys strap. Really Nice and then my ex one hundred V is the all black model which I really liked for the Fuji Film. And it has this aircraft aluminum grip really really pretty. Really Nice. And when I look at these things sitting on the table in front of me. While I'm watching TV, while I'm listening to music while I'm browsing the web doing whatever the heck. I do at ten o'clock at night. It makes me WANNA go out and take pictures you know I go i. Can't wait to get that camera my hands and go do something. And that's the idea that's the idea and especially right now that's the idea. To be excited to have enthusiasm to you know want to go do something that you actually can do pick up your camera and go take pictures when we're a bit stale feeling that stale how can we spark this kind of joy? Without digging our credit cards for a fifteen hundred dollar charge in my trick as you've already figured out has been through new accessories and techniques, and you may be surprised to know that I have five of these. To share with you this week. Okay. So let's let's get started on these little things. This is my anti-gas list. Okay. Because they don't qualify they don't call not one of these qualify. For Gear Acquisition Syndrome and you can argue that with me but I'm not going to yield on this on already. Here we got and I'm GonNa fool with you on the first one the first one's. GonNa. Mess with you right out of the shoot. The first one is a new Lens. Coin what you just said, right a new lens but a vintage one. Yes. So it's only new to you is been around for a long time. Yes. You could spend twelve hundred dollars on a new state of the art optic no problem. You can spend more than that if you wanted. But scoring of vintage beauty for one hundred dollars or less. Can Be just as satisfying in evokes a far less guilt. In the images that this glass producers can truly inspiring because it seems like each lens that you find on Ebay or craigslist or Oetzi or your local camera shop each vintage lens that you find has a different feel to it and. Go. Wow. This is really Kinda neat and sometimes in the world of digital optics everything sort of produces the same super magnificent results right which is great. Until you know a thousand frame of the same super magnificent result and he got I really would like to see something different. A new vintage lens can do that. And since most of US shoot murless or have a meritless camera, they adapt these lenses adapt. So well, meritless cameras. It's not even funny. You can get an adapter for like fifteen bucks at works. Great. You have this manual Focus Lens you take some pictures with it. You're going. Wow, this is really interesting. This looks different. It's different operating is different looking through the electronic viewfinder with it's just different the way around and it can be very motivating very inspiring. It can push you to photograph things that you might bypass otherwise just because turn out interesting with this particular Lens.
Human Beings Being Human
"Hello. This is peace out stories for coming down and relaxation. My name is Chanel. This season, we talked about the life cycle of Pebbles Gio, D- mice, helium tomatoes trees, Sea Stars Sea. Salmon CICADAS and of course, the T. Rex. And now we're here. At the last episode of our fourth season. And it's all about you. It's about us. Human. Beings. Sit in a comfortable position. Rest your hands on your knees. If, you'd like to lie down go ahead. We're GONNA take our time settling into this first part today. Close Your eyes if you'd like. Breathing. In and. What's going through your mind right now? Our minds are always making thoughts. So. Sometimes, it might feel like we're standing in a river. The thoughts always flowing. and. They'll keep flowing and going. and. That's okay. But sometimes it can feel like to watch. If. We need a break from the flowing thoughts instead of trying to stop them instead of letting the water carry you away. There's always the option to. Step right out of the water. And sit on the riverbank and have arrest. You can just sit. And enjoy watching the water run by. But you're not feeling the push of it. Not Worried about where the water's coming from or where it's going. And then when you're ready and want to get back into the cool water. You'll be able to play in it and stand strong for longer. If the flowing river our thoughts. then. That little break on the riverbank is mindfulness. Mindfulness is about staying in the present moment. Not Thinking about what's happened in the past. Or worrying about what might happen in the future? Just being here. Now. Take notice of your breathing right now. Is it slowing down Or fast. Is it long and deep. Or short shallow. You don't have to change anything about it right now. Just notice it. Our brains are always working and making judgments on the information thoughts and experiences coming in. If you've seen the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory You'll probably remember seen when Ruka Salt Sasi Geese that lay golden inks. The golden eggs would come down onto the educators scale that would decide whether it was a good egg. Or A bag. Well, of course, in real life, there are many more judgments beyond good or bad. But, the brain is like that educator. Taking in each thought and making a quick automatic decision if it likes it and tells us that we should keep looking for these good things or doesn't like it and tells us to avoid these things. Or maybe our brain is neutral about them. We don't really have to pay attention or do anything about it. That brings us to another big part of being mindful. Letting. Go of the judgment. Our brains will always be judging the information coming in. which is not a bad thing. Let's say Mr Willy Wonka began noticing that there have been a lot of bad aches lately. He might wonder. Why are my kiessling so many bad eggs. Are They not getting enough healthy food. Not Enough water. Maybe, we should give them more to eat every day or something different to eat on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Should I get the Olympus to check on the more? Are the bad eggs really that bad. Maybe I need to think about how we measured what good eggs. And change it. Or maybe I need to let my geese run freely in a big field and not keep them in this room.
Lets talk about OLYMPUS!
"Put on his makeup, but before we start I want to talk a little bit about why do this livestream real quick in the main reason. Is this big announcement that now? That Elizabeth's put out earlier this week? That triggered a lot of media outlets. Arguably mine included inside of our community to kind of talk about it as Olympic is fall in the sky's falling. It's all over for Olympus etc I. Know Rob, or I knew rob was affiliated with the company, so I sent him a quick message like rob you okay, man, what's going on and he was like dude. There's a lot of disinformation. Let me! Set you straight. ABC and I was like okay well. Would you be willing to come on and say that on the show so hopefully use the platform of whip to demystify this stuff and lucky enough he said yes, and here we are so rob night man, welcome to the show man how you doing. Hey, I'm good man. Thanks, traveling I I appreciate the opportunity to actually. Have a real conversation about all this crazy stuff. You mean versus salacious headlines. I've read a lot of expert opinions on facebook over the last few days in. It's A. Very few experts actually chiming in anything's. The you say expert opinions, you say expert opinions with with quote marks right indeed. UNINFORMED, experts agree that ABC. So. Let's listen before we dive into the let's talk a little bit about just set. The stage of who robbed night is and what your affiliation with Olympus gives us that. Give us the back story. Yeah, well I'm I'm basically photography teacher I'm from predominantly do destination photo workshops, but obviously with all this stuff. I'm not doing that so I teach photography I go to events and give presentations I go to camera stores. All all sorts of anyway I can interact with photographers and and teach photography socially nature, photography, travel, photography, and about going on a year ago, Olympus, approached me and asked me to be a part of their new. Team they have the they've had the visionaries for a while and. There's the educator team now and then the what is it explores which is their social media folks? And I'm basically a brand ambassador. That's that's what we're called. You know I'm a part of the educating which is is not a job as much as it's a relationship, you know I use their equipment to do what I do, and they understand the value of that. People come on workshop with me and they see me shooting with you know my gear and they want to go buy it and that's that's kind of you know my job, and then they send me out to do things and and you know what would have been a full spring of birding events and nature photography events. You know on behalf of Olympus was be. Sitting at my house, my kids trying to figure out what he'll do, but but that's. That's the nature of what I do I'm I'm a brand ambassador as far as Olympic is concerned. I love. I love that. Okay, so let let's let's dive in and talk a little bit about where things are today right so. On the heels of that I know you and I sort of interacting, you know we were ambassadors of different. We I still am, but you were ambassador on Panasonic side, and then made the jump over to Olympics. That's a whole `nother show. We're going to save that for a different show about the impetus and driving factors behind that decision. Which is deep I? Really I don't want to do that an injustice, but let's let's let's focus on this side so olympus right so. Looking looking at the company of Olympics, a story brand right so Olympics. Olympics I think like I think Panasonic. Especially Panasonic because microphone thirds I think Sony Canon to when I saw that news, the knee jerk reaction was Oh crap. Okay, we're losing one of these. These pillars in the industry story brand like a Kodak is folding and okay. So what's going to happen and people that are shooting at what's going to happen to their cameras? There's suddenly going to stop working. Not The case, but you know you those things go your mind. The doom and gloom hits I. Think is maybe human nature, doom and gloom first, and then the reality of what it is. It's so set that stage for. What's the reality of this announcement? Is Olympics like just? Sin And everybody in the Camera Division home and know people that have the cameras you gotta go. Buy Spare parts at garage sales now or is it? Well the first thing I want to say is that I do have a relationship with Olympic, but I'm not I'm not speaking for you. Know Olympus. Corporate when I'm talking about this and the things that I'm going on to answer that question are the things that. Mostly, what everyone else can read online? There's there's the the letter of intent that has posted on Olympus website. I have pieces of that to sort of reference and then we did as an ambassador. I do have sort of Cuban a sheet that that Olympus sent me, so that's as much insider information as as you can get. But basically they they have announced that they are going to talk to company about buying the imaging division from Olympus and Olympics makes they have an imaging division. They have medical. You know medical devices, and you know they don't only make cameras. So what they're talking about is taking the camera business and selling it to this company and Japan Ajay. Ip and