My main way of getting to work over the past decade has been on a bicycle; much of my ride has been on the Jeff Davis bike path. It’s so much less stressful to me than driving a car, and I am so glad I don’t have to start my day in an automobile. Nevertheless, [...]
Someone has finally seen the humor of this photo I took in 2008. It’s featured in a story on Shine (from Yahoo) about “men who orgasm too quickly.” And, yes, they gave proper credit, so I don’t have to send a takedown notice like I did with HuffPo last week.
This photo just turned over 10,000 views on Flickr. This is the fourth such photo of mine to achieve such popularity — and thus far all of them feature Xy. Only two are sort of vaguely cheesecakey. One you can’t even tell if it’s a man or a woman or what. And in none of [...]
This photo recently became my most “favorited” on Flickr. With 26 favorites it has surpassed Big Cloud, which is gratifying because I think this is a much more interesting shot. I took this one on October 13, 2006 in Gentilly, on Mirabeau Avenue near the London Avenue Canal breach. In the background you can see [...]
Here’s two sets of a dozen pictures each. For maximum enjoyment, view each slideshow in fullscreen mode. (A button will appear in the lower right corner after you click play.) The first batch is over 40 years old, the second batch was collected (from our refrigerator) over the last three months, but both were scanned [...]
I remember when I first encountered the web in 1995. My immediate response was, “I wanna upload my life.” That fundamental motivation continues to drive this blog along. But I still have a lot of catching up to do. To that end, I’ve recently uploaded 70 or so photos and photocopies from 1990. That was [...]
Some of my neighbors have been bickering, er, I mean debating about Comiskey Park here in Mid-City. The basketball goals that used to be there were taken down when an television production company made plans to rebuild the park for a reality show. That didn’t pan out in the long run, and the park was [...]
Does this image of the Ten Commandments ring any bells? Well, if you know me, it should look vaguely familiar. Those are my teeth. It’s a remix by a Flickr user “zeevveez” in Jerusalem which uses a photo I took of my own teeth just over four years ago: That’s what I love about Creative [...]
“Chigger Bites” has become my first and (only photo) to score over 10,000 views on Flickr. No need to share your home remedies, by the way. This photo was taken four years ago, so these bites have long since healed up.
Once upon a time, there was a used car lot next to the University. Now it’s a parking lot for the University faculty and staff. There’s a fence on the perimeter. The fence still had some ugly razor wire along the top, but since the fence no longer goes all the way around, the razor [...]
Here’s my new desktop wallpaper, courtesy of Brother O’Mara: This photo was taken on Iberville in Mid-City, up near N. Telemachus. I’ve passed by this drainpipe many a time and thought it would make a great picture. I finally snapped a crappy shot with my phone, which led to Brother O’Mara to visit the location [...]
Continuing to experiment with Google Presentation and Flickr’s Creative Commons photo search. The text for this is a poem I wrote about twenty years ago.
Three years ago, I became aware of a collaborative poster project which made use of a couple of photographs I’d published under a Creative Commons license. According to the krazy genius who put it all together: This mosaic was made from 2500 individual photographs of circles, photographed by 542 talented individuals. The mosaic was constructed [...]
I started taking digital pictures with increasing frequency after moving to New Orleans in 1999. But I didn’t start using Flickr in earnest until sometime in 2004. So now I am bridging that gap. Over the last month or so, in what is laughingly referred to as my “free time,” I’ve managed to excavate 260 [...]
I was sorting through some old photos the other day, and I came across a set taken on October 16, 1999. As I looked at them I was overwhelmed by a sense of bittersweet melancholy. (Is there any other kind of melancholy?) This was the first coherent group of digital pictures I ever took. I [...]
Last week I posted about how Flickr should make sharing photos easier. (Actually I first started bellyaching about this last October.) I just wanted to point out that (as of yesterday) they seem to have taken my advice. I’m so pleased I’m not even going to bill them for a consulting fee. Thanks to the [...]
Yesterday I learned from Karen G that Flickr is now hosting video. Of course they’ve provided a nice “embed” feature just like you’d expect, so you can grab an HTML snippet to paste the video into your blog or webpage. That’s dandy. But what really chaps my ass is: Why can’t they provide the same [...]
I’m not the kind of guy who carries around pictures of his newborn child. But I will post ‘em on the net. I can understand that our geographically dispersed family members would want to see more pictures of our little girl, but I was surprised that friends and co-workers have requested more as well. I [...]
At last, an easy way to geocode Flickr pix. You can see some of my pix on a map here.
A few days ago I posted a picture of Milo and me, and noted that we had the same color eyes. My friend Sean went a little crazy with this picture and swapped my eyes with Milo’s. The results are funny and a little disturbing. According to Sean, “Milo’s eyes fit perfectly inside the iris [...]