There have been moments in my life when I have been ‘On Track’ and something has happened which has set me off on a track which I could never have thought or planned in my own mental space

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Our journeys at this point in our lives might not look like the straight trajectory of the disused railway line I photographed some years ago. But in a sense there is a connection with the photograph. Because at the times of uncertainty we need to find a route through the ‘maze’ we might find ourselves in. The simple route may look too obvious or straightforward, but it offers a path which, in the absence of anything else, we can at least follow, one step after another.

https://islandviewmusings.com/2020/12/04/on-track-2

Don’t Look Back — “We decided to take a few risks, planning a session representing the infidelity concept in relationships in a playful and fun way”

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He and his models took to Gerona, an idyllic city in Catalonia, Spain, chose a spot on the street, and started shooting. “It was quite challenging to achieve face expressions that were believable,” says Guillem. “Mainly because we always have a really great work atmosphere, and almost all the time one of the models was laughing while we were trying to take the picture.”

The ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ Meme Photographer Explains All | WIRED

There are parallels between my mother’s life and my own

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I’m shifting my focus, changing up my process. I will gather all the photos of one person regardless of decade and create a timeline. But what about the other people in that person’s life? Where do they go? Why am I doing this anyway? There is something I need from all of this. Maybe the clenching in my gut is a sign to keep going. To find the right path. I hope there’s juicy dirt or ridiculousness hiding for me.

https://enchantedlife.blog/2020/04/28/the-mom-chronicles

Can the Internet Break?

The other solution to congestion overload came out in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when videos began to be sent online more frequently. Video traffic accounts for a huge amount of internet traffic — about 60 percent — so Sherry says they introduced “adaptive bitrate algorithms,” which degrade the quality of video being sent online, depending upon how much traffic there is. Sherry explains, “If I’m watching Netflix at 3 a.m., I’m almost definitely going to get 4K video, but if I’m watching it during a high traffic time after everyone just got home from work, I’m going to be getting standard definition instead. Using Netflix’s numbers, they can support about 50 users at standard definition using the same bandwidth as one user using 4K.”

Every major video service does this, including YouTube, Hulu and anyone else you can think of. Sherry adds that this also happens automatically, which is why she says it was “funny” when these big streaming companies promised to lower their bitrate recently, as people are using more internet under quarantine. “These algorithms already do this automatically, so it was all a bit silly,” Sherry tells me.

https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/can-the-internet-break