Archives: May 2009

My Lenses – Let me show you them!

I’ve been knee-deep in photography-related activities lately but have barely written about them here, other than posting a few pictures. Let me fill you in on how things have been going. Looks like I wrote about my camera back in July after I got it, outlining how I made the decision to go with my

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Where is your anger?

It’s a question I’m asking myself. I get caught up in the day to day struggle of just getting through the work week, and I feel like I’m not doing enough and I’m letting too many things go.

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links for 2009-05-28

Telegraphics – Free plugins for Photoshop & Illustrator…and other software (tags: webdesign photoshop tools plugins favicon)

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links for 2009-05-27

25 And Over « Tomato Nation ast the quarter-century mark, you see, certain actions, attitudes, and behaviors will simply no longer do, and while it might seem unpleasant to feign a maturity and solicitousness towards others that you may not genuinely feel, it is not only appreciated by others but necessary for your continued survival.

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links for 2009-05-23

Infinite Summer The Challenge: Read Infinite Jest over the summer of 2009 – You've been meaning to do it for over a decade. Now join endurance bibliophiles from around the web as we tackle and comment upon David Foster Wallace's masterwork, June 21st to September 22nd. A thousand pages1 ÷ 93 days = 75 pages

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links for 2009-05-20

25 logos with hidden messages – Amazing Graphic Designing tricks! | Graphic Design Blog (tags: logo design) To score, keep your goals to yourself: Study a series of experiments shows that when others take notice of our plans, performance is compromised because we gain "a premature sense of completeness" about the goal. (tags: productivity psychology

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Knitting project

I’m learning to knit. This piece will be a scarf alternating brightly-colored stripes with stripes of black. 2022-03-12 Update: After starting and stopping this 12 times, I ended up knitting it in the round and then stuffing it as a bolster pillow that is uneven and lumpy. It’s now in the attic. I should get

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links for 2009-05-18

The Circle City Sidewalk Stompers Clown Band We met Ed Toll from this band downtown while taking a stroll, and he let me take his photo, so I'm saving the link so I can add it to the photo caption. (tags: indianapolis music) cavil – Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary to raise trivial and

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Lamb Brains

Taken with my camera phone at a yard sale in Herron-Morton Place. I didn’t have time to compose the shot because Stephanie didn’t care for the can at all and really wanted me to put it down and get in the car. But I couldn’t let it go, so I bought the can so I

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links for 2009-05-16

Triptrop NYC: extraordinarily pretty subway maps from anywhere to everywhere in new york city (tags: nyc travel visualization maps)

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links for 2009-05-15

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, Available in Various Sizes For those folks who don't get my repeated jokes about why werewolves are cool. (tags: funny amazon) Lifehacker – TiltShift Makes Your Photos Look Like Miniatures – Tilt-Shift Photography (tags: photomanipulation photofinishing photography) Penguin considering DK options | theBookseller.com Interesting, since I'm currently redesigning

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links for 2009-05-14

Airport AirStreamTM Professional photography equipment – camera bags, camera cases – from Think Tank Photo (tags: wishlist photography camerabag cameras) Photography Pinhole Products and Prices by Lenox Laser, Your Photo Pinhole Source Pinhole lenses for DSLR cameras. (tags: photography camera equipment pinhole) Photoshop Insider Blog By Scott Kelby » Blog Archive » It’s “Guest Blog

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links for 2009-05-12

Better Living Through Torture I hear that torturers make the big bucks and have lots of career advancements. I gotta get into that business. (tags: torture Bush corruption violence)

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links for 2009-05-10

Geotagger 2.0 software download – Mac OS X – VersionTracker (tags: geotag geotagging metadata geocoding gps) My Photography Workflow 2009 | Thomas Hawk Digital Connection (tags: photography workflow)

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links for 2009-05-08

graphpaper.com – Who Watches the Watchman? An elegant solution, designed and patented in 1901 by the German engineer A.A. Newman, is called the “watchclock”. It’s an ingenious mechanical device, slung over the shoulder like a canteen and powered by a simple wind-up spring mechanism. (tags: gadget design history time security)

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links for 2009-05-06

Digital Photography Tutorials (tags: photography tools tutorial) Joe The Plumber Slurs Gay People: I Would Never Let "Queers" Near My Children I wouldn't let Joe the Plumber near my children, so I guess we're even. Except that I don't enjoy the same basic civil rights that Joe enjoys, causing me anguish and frustration and heartache

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links for 2009-05-03

[link deprecated: http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/articleNew.aspx?id=77262 ] The Great Families – Indianapolis Monthly Prominent Indianapolis families (tags: indianapolis indiana history)

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links for 2009-05-02

Digital SLR Camera Disassembled An "exploded" view of an DSLR camera so you can see all the bells and whistles – very cool. (tags: illustration graphics photography camera)

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Whence this fragrance wafting through the air?

What sweet feelings does it’s scent transmute? Whence this perfume floating everywhere? Don’t you know, it’s that dear forbidden fruit. It’s that time of year again – Time to sing one of my favorite songs ever… The Lusty Month of May. (Preference goes to the version sung by the divine Julie Andrews, of course.) Happy

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Conservatives

I don’t dislike conservatives as people, I just think the conservative ideology is morally and ethically bankrupt, utterly repugnant, intellectually stunted, and should be eliminated from the philosophical arena. Conservatives themselves are just fine, so long as they don’t either act on their conservative ideology or demand special privileges such as being able to vote.

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