I'm probably 20 blog posts behind. The strategy here is that if I learn something new, I just leave it open as a tab in Safari, this works really well, because you can share Safari links on any Apple device, so when I want to find something old that I've been working on the discipline is to then post it onto this blog. So you can think of this blog as a set of Safari tabs dating back to 1996! So here goes

Standing Desks

This is the one thing that I didn't get in this pandemic, mainly because, we have a ton of very serviceable Ikea tables (not fancy I know) and then got a bunch of monitor stands. But if I were to do it over again, for desks I would just get a moving table so that you can sit or stand. And for existing desks, I would spring for a moving desk because you get a monitor stand *and* a moving thing. Here are some good ones from Wirecutter:

• Standing Desk Convertors. I haven't tried these, but if you have a big enough desk, they sit in the middle and the best ones have a separate movement for the keyboard and the monitor. You can also get them with up to three monitor arms as well, so pretty perfect. They like the Kangaroo Junior the best but Uplift also makes an awesome electric one. These are pricey at $200-400, but remember that monitor arm costs$100 at least.
• Sony 600mm FE f/4 GM OSS. Wow a 600mm lenses, you deefinitely don't need to buy one, but at $536 for a week great for a sporting event. Now the other set of choices is to go all zoom. In fact, with my now old Canon 5D2, that's what I did, I had a 16-35mm, 70-200mm and a 100-400mm F/2.8. With that older camera with effective ISO of only 1600 (wait, did I just say only?), this worked well in daylight but not at night. And, you do give up sharpness with zooms. But Sony does offer the same range of great zoom, I would recommend: 1. Sony FE 24-70mm F/2.8 GM. It's actually hard for me to recommend this lens and it's DxOMark of 30, I would actually get the sharper by double, 55mm or 50mm instead, but it is there for you. 2. Sony FE 16-35mm F/2.8GM. This gives you nice wide angle zoom and with a DxoMark of 39, you can see there is a tradeoff in quality, but you get a really wide lense. 3. Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS. This is for weddings and other events and is expesnive but very general purpose. Magsafe Chargers There are actually very few of these around. Just beware of the chargers that say Magsafe, but aren't certified as Cnet points out. Also they are insanely expensive: 1. Apple Magsafe. This at$34 is probably the best deal. It works with other Qi charged products and is a flat puck. The main thing is that it works well with Magsafe cases. net, net, if you can hold off from buying, hopefully there will be more options.
2. Belkin Boost Up Charge Three-in-one and two-in-one. At $150, you can get a Boostup that charges your watch, phone and AirPods at the same time. I actually have such a thing that isn't Magsafe and it is convenient, but there is still quite a premium for it. 3. Apple MagSafe Duo. This is$129 so really expensive, but it combines a $34 Magsafe with a$30 Apple Watch charger into one compact thing.