sorry about the lack o’ posts. busy. will advise when more.

Modern Times

Apple letter to customers. Read. Think.

linx o’ the day

A bit late for Valentine’s Day but, acrylic paint roses.

You think I post lots of links: Hah! see Doc Searls’ Bag o’ Tags

Kirk McElhearn, Kirkville, End of Solitude in internet age…

Walden is, of course, in the public domain and available as ebook with a few clicks of the intermouse.

Giant point-to-point eyeball

Doc Searls on visualizing the internet and salient riffs

and interestingly enough, Bruce Schneier looks at the web as a bot for both good and otherwise

Really good thoughtful pieces for your Saturday.

Marvin Minsky, AI pioneer, RIP

Different Angles

In NYC, they’re cutting back tourist heli flights, even though the complaints to NYC are miniscule.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, they’re starting tourism ops over objections in Goa, India.

Go Figure.

Even Day links

Thoughts on being a foreigner by Kirkville. Some of the notes resonate. Interesting read if you have a couple of minutes.

The famous ‘Migrant Mother’ image by Dorothea Lange was made in Nipomo, just miles from where I’m working now. Golly! And now they are… proposing a park on the theme. Hm. Also:

Linx of intrext

Stuff from the interwebs:

Eat Food…

Kirkville comments on ODPHD new dietary guidelines. Um, wait, the blog post made it sound new but it’s labeled 2015-2020. Hm.

See also:

Photogs’ Photog

From The Photo Society: “6th annual National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer award”.

Renewed EFF



Update lack

does not = lackadaisical. Just too darn busy and haven’t found a better mechanism for getting photos into posts in WP.

It’s now a multi-step process (ie vs. export option from Aperture; and Aperture is dead so I have to find a new photo manager) and no good ‘subscription’ method I’ve found yet so fans can get auto-updated when I post. I know and use RSS but most friends and family don’t.

So stay tuned please.

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

An interesting read of maybe five minutes of your time, on by John Perry Barlow from February 1996, while you’re waiting for me to steal some more time to post photos!

Good to know on tax day

Gads, first post of 2014 and it’s April.

From The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):

Is midnight the end of a day or the beginning of a day?

When someone refers to “midnight tonight” or “midnight last night” the reference of time is obvious. However, if a date/time is referred to as “at midnight on Friday, October 20th” the intention could be either midnight the beginning of the day or midnight at the end of the day.

To avoid ambiguity, specification of an event as occurring on a particular day at 11:59 p.m. or 12:01 a.m. is a good idea, especially legal documents such as contracts and insurance policies. Another option would be to use 24-hour clock, using the designation of 0000 to refer to midnight at the beginning of a given day (or date) and 2400 to designate the end of a given day (or date).

Hey ho hiatus-oh

If you’re seeing this, then I didn’t allocate my time right enough to post more pix. Stay tuned, mind your RSS feeds, email etc to know more about the continuations. Dave, proprietor.


Photographer Max Desfor nears age 100 in the NYT Lens blog

Mountaintop mirrors light up Norway valley village in winter, NYT

NASA Earth Observatory YouTube video of hurricane Sandy smashing NY/NJ a year ago

“This is Mars” book noted on Brain Pickings

 “The Most Honored Photograph” on about a WWII aerial recon mission



NYT Story on Hong Kong Trams (reference my HK photo posts earlier this year)

NSA probably has your contact and buddy lists

Richard Stallman in Wired on surveillance in a democracy

London’s Natural History Museum 2013 Wildlife Photog of the Year in The Guardian

Fight for the Fourth this Fourth

Do what you can to help keep the US Constitution‘s Fourth Amendment from being made defacto irrelevant by our gov’ts ongoing, long-standing, actions.

Restore the Fourth | Protest Finder | FAQ

Stop Watching Us

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Bruce Schneier

#restorethe4th on Twitter

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”


And now this, just in…

Say… if there are no photos today, it’s probably that I got busy and didn’t have anything new ready to post.

Take no offense, I’ll be back when able.

Howdy race fans

Sorry for the lack of updates, been traveling, busy, a bit ill. Resuming as soon as possible.
If you’re an RSS user, you’ll see the updates when the appear.

[Update 2/12… scheduled some pix starting 2/15, need to take some more!]

Thanks Scott Anderson!

He is the designer of the theme I’m using for this blog. I wrote him about how to reduce the height of the header and he came back with pinpoint instructions so now every viewer saves some scrolling effort. Hurrah!