Will Fuji match MFT comprehensive lens range in 2014?

I have been very happy with Micro Four Thirds, especially with the extensive range and quality of lenses available to the system. The other mirrorless systems like Fuji X mount, Sony E and FE mount, or Nikon 1 had not come close on the lens range.

But Fuji is working very hard lately to change that. They are putting out quality lenses on a rapid pace, and with good strategy. In tandem with my continued admiration for the Fuji look, better ISO noise control, and JPG quality, this had me sat down yesterday and assess how Fuji lens range is panning out.

This assessment is to satisfy my own curiousity, so I am approaching this questions based on how I might be able to replace my current MFT lenses with somewhat equivalent X lenses. While this comprehensive list shows more than 50 lenses for MFT, the ones that matter most to me are these following 3 primes and 2 zooms, starting with..

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8

My micro four third kit has gone through continuous expansion and contraction, but it has started with one camera and one lens. Panasonic GF2 and the 14/f2.5 lens. I had shot with this lens exclusively for 11 months. I actually went on holiday to Japan for a week with this kit. The 28mm equivalent focal length feels natural to me.

After picking up the acclaimed Panasonic Leica 25/1.4 for the faster maximum aperture, I have always struggled with the 50mm equivalent focal length. It may be considered the normal field of view, but I found it either too short or too long most of the time.

2 R courses on Coursera

If you work in data analysis, you should definitely pick up on R or at least give it a try. Once you have decided to learn R (and why wouldn't you?) these 2 upcoming Coursera courses can help put you on your path. These starts in September and October and will require 3-5 hours per week. Videos below might help you decide if these are of your interest.

AIS 3G 2100 and my mobile data usage analytics

ผมใช้โทรศัพท์มือถือเครือข่าย AIS และก็นับวันรอที่จะได้ใช้ 3G เครือข่ายใหม่อย่างใจจดจ่อมาก (ถึงกับกดสมัครขออัพเกรดเครือข่ายไปรัวๆ ทุกวันอยู่หลายอาทิตย์) และในที่สุดก็ได้อัพเกรดสมใจไปเมื่อวันที่ 6 พฤษภาคม ก่อนเขาเปิดตัวอย่างเป็นทางการ 1 วัน

เครือข่ายใหม่ มาพร้อมกับแพ็กเกจใหม่ให้เลือกใช้ (ซึ่งก็ยังถกเถียงกันอยู่ว่าเข้าเงื่อนไขที่ต้องลดราคา 15% จากเดิมหรือเปล่า) ผมใช้เแพ็กเกจเดิมมาราวๆ ปีครึ่ง ตั้งแต่ย้ายมาจาก DTAC ก็คิดว่าเป็นโอกาสดีที่จะทบทวนว่ายังเหมาะอยู่รึเปล่า

American Airlines' fresh new identity

I cam across this post at BRAND NEW pointing out the rebranding of American Airlines. I have to agree this is great work! The design manages to retain the eagle, the color combination, the letter A, and yet combined and reduced them all down to a minimal and almost abstract level.