Just links to other stuff.
Some software for photographic freelancers:
FotoBiz looks pretty comprehensive, with a FotoQuote stock pricing module. It's written in FileMaker and is extensible. $229.
An index of software for photographers over at stockphoto.net. Not a very focused list, but maybe worth a look if you can't find anything else.
I've been trying to find some relatively easy software solutions to the problem of tracking photography submissions to various publishers. There are a bunch of options for freelance writers, but none I can find for photographers.
Norman Koren walks you through the basics.
I'm a sucker for a DIY project:
And to replace the CS-205:
The latter project has the benefit of being useful for non-Pentax cameras, as well.
I'd like to find a kit for making a timer device. Anyone know of any?
Over on craigslist I found an ad for an online outdoor adventure magazine called Stellar, calling for submissions.
But the reason I'm linking to it is because they produce tiny documentaries about people living that life. And one of those people is Ace Kvale, noted ski and adventure sports photographer.
The most interesting thing about all the different profiles is that these people choose to be outsiders (pun not intended), so their stories are told from the outside in. This kind of perspective can't help but lend itself to a certain view of the way people live their lives. So, for instance, Kvale says that when he travels, the culture shock comes from coming back to the US.