Time flies: Longines & RAF

A very nice review of an equally nice watch. While Longines is not a brand which comes spontaneously to my mind when discussing aviation and pilot watches, they do have a legitimacy in the field, having provided the Royal Air Force with a nice, simple, readable time instrument back in the 30s (and up to the 60s). The RAF 6b-159.

Full review by Monochrome.

No, you can’t have my username.

I regularly receive messages from Instagram users asking me if I can give or sell them my username (@remi). The answer is “no” for several reasons:

1/ Being named “remi” is not a sufficient reason. It’s also my first name and we are a few millions in this case.

2/ I was one of the very first users of Instagram, back in October 2010 (somewhere around the 1500th user). This allowed me to secure and use this perfect username. This is not your case, I know. Sorry.

3/ Instagram’s terms of use do not allow usernames to be traded.

Now, if you park a brand new Porsche 718S “Miami Blue” in front of my house and hand me the keys in exchange, I might hesitate.

Greetings to all the Remi of the world.

Testing the iPhone XR sensor.

Challenging light here but the new iPhone XR performs very well. It still managed to capture details in the shadows while not burning the bright sky.

See below for a before and after: the untouched picture and, once clicked, a version edited with Snapseed posted on Instagram (which might be slightly over-processed, I confess, but it shows the level of details preserved).

By the way, this is the beautiful AMPA Morane Saulnier MS317 (1937) based at Lausanne Airport, Switzerland.

MS 317
Morane Saulnier MS 317 (1937)