I love trying new things, but I’m not sure why bother. I’ve had most things figured out for years.
Here’s a quick, incomplete list of software and hardware that have continued to work for me, doing what they were designed to do, without much fuss or trouble, for a very long time. In no particular order.
Apps and formats that have been around a long time and have burned themselves into my life. These are the things I always come back to.
- Text files (a la Markdown)
- Photo Mechanic
- Files and folders, organized neatly, viewed in Finder (or Pathfinder)
I look for newer, better, faster all the time. Sometimes I find it, but mostly I just keep using these…
- Leica M6 w/50mm Summicron and Tri-X
- Domke satchel
- DVDs (or now, Blu-ray)
- Manual typewriters (Olympia SM3, mostly)
- Pen and paper
- Watch (automatic)