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Crazy Insane

This is absolutely a crazy, insane death wish. (And it didn’t take too many searches on YouTube to find a video of one. No, I didn’t watch it.) But it looks like sooo much fun!wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.… Continue reading

What Defines "Enough?"

As Americans, we are constantly fed an unending diet of “craving.” With manipulation to crave, to develop an increasing desire to possess and to collect, why would we expect anything less than our national obsession with things and image, with lifestyle, with status. Greed, as psychosis, seems inevitable. After all, we have been conditioned to believe that spending our way… Continue reading

I Say, "Start the Year with Photos!"

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been transferring all of my photographs out of Aperture and into Lightroom 2. I decided to take a break from tagging the tens of thousands of photos to create a new photo gallery. I am now using SlideShowPro Director as my online photo management and presentation system. It’s has two plugins that work inside of… Continue reading

Z2K

By now everyone is familiar with the Zune fiasco. At the end of the year, tens of thousands of Zunes mysteriously quit working. Microsoft is scratching its head trying to figure out why and assures the loyal customer base a solution will be in the works as soon as they can determine what killed “the iPod killer.” I say, “rest… Continue reading

Say Goodbye to the Buffoon

Well, Happy New Year everyone. Let’s all hope the future will be much brighter than 2008, the year of despair, the year of Bush. Only a few more days ’til we are rid of him. May his legacy always rot in hell where it belongs. These figures from the New York Times today:Decline in the S&P 500 in 2008:… Continue reading

The Conversion Continues

I now have all of my photos in Lightroom 2. I now have had a fairly decent run at assigning keywords to every photo. I deleted almost 7,000 photographs. Most were duplicates or really poorly shot. I’m now trying to decide if I should break the large catalogue (28,634 pictures) into smaller catalogues and how–though I love having them in… Continue reading