Photography, fruits and vegetables, technology

Photography
I’ve browsed through a number of non-Flickr sites lately that have provided excellent inspiration for my own photography projects. Here are some:

Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art Gallery
“Rubik’s Cube Sandwich,” which I plan to make someday (but with different, more colorful fruit and vegetable ingredients)
James D. Griffioen’s photo sets, including Feral Houses
“Gallery: Inside Alaska’s [...]

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Da Vinci Days, movies and ice cream

I attended da Vinci Days in Corvallis on Saturday, which was the second day of the annual festival celebrating art, science, and technology. It was pretty fun. I posted some photos to Flickr and tweeted a bit.
We spent most of Saturday afternoon in Darkside Cinema at the da Vinci Film Festival encore.
I loved the [...]

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WordPress 2.8.1 (and Flickr, fonts, AJAX, Eudora)

Today I updated spiral::notepad to WordPress 2.8.1, which is the first maintenance release for 2.8.
Flickr and Creative Commons images
Earlier today on Twitter I also noted that I am trying to deal with social media overload. I should probably evaluate how I use Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Vimeo, YouTube, FriendFeed, etc. What I really want is [...]

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365 Days photo project on Flickr

Last week I started a “365 Days” photo project on Flickr. It’s a personal experiment that will span July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. My rule is that I must take at least one photo every day and post it to Flickr. Stockpiling photos to post on uninspiring days is not allowed.
Here is a [...]

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Addictive YouTube videos, LEGO Arcade, Wimbledon

In light of some recent YouTube video addictions, I have made a quick list of a few videos from the past year or two that I’ve watched dozens of times (literally). The list mainly includes silly mashups, remixes and parodies of pop culture (featuring Auto-Tune, Lil Jon, etc.).
Most addictive YouTube videos of all time
(that [...]

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Crazy cat people: Transformation complete?

It is time to continue the story of our apparent transformation into crazy cat people. I left off a couple of months ago with my two “Autumn cats” posts.
When we moved out of our apartment in October, we did in fact bring two outside/stray cats (Daisy and The King) with us to our new house, [...]

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Autumn cats: Conehead cat and Smokey (Part two)

This is a continuation of Autumn cats: Part one.
This autumn, in addition to transporting furniture and boxes of crap we’ve accumulated into our new house, we’re contemplating moving two or three stray cats with us. These planned acts of kindness clearly put us on the road to becoming crazy cat people. Read part one [...]

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Autumn cats: Becoming crazy cat people? (Part one)

As the chill of the autumn rainy season descends upon us, we have been moving from an apartment into our house for the past couple of weeks. This means leaving the dwelling that gave us Eli and Repete and the “outside” cats we feed that live under our building. Since we now have a [...]

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Tennis shoes, aliens and Wimbledon on Independence Day

The Oregon State University Nutrition and Exercise Sciences office is collecting old shoes this month to benefit kids in the local area through the Congressional Reuse-A-Shoe Drive. The goal of the drive is to collect as many worn-out athletic shoes as possible, which will then be recycled and turned into donated sports and play surfaces [...]

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Giving in to Doritos: The Quest

Well, the Frito-Lay marketing ploy worked for a second straight summer. Today was grocery-shopping day. I hadn’t bought a bag of Doritos in over a year, not since the X-13D Flavor Experiment . . . which of course turned out to be the oddly compelling but ultimately quite gross Cheeseburger flavor. Now, today, I couldn’t [...]

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