Posted by Codejoy Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:30:00 GMTIt isn't often I post I know, and I am sad I have no riviting post but somewhat of a tooting of my own horn. I haven't played around with my suggestr app in a while but given I got some new images with some new tags I figured why not. It was down and not working for some reason though but I seemed to got it up and running again, not sure how many flickr users read this but I have to say my suggestr app is a neat way for discovering new groups on flickr IF you tag your photos well! And run it multiple times at it only selects a random few tags to work off of :) So its here: http://www.thomasonrails.com/suggestr
Posted by Codejoy Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:01:00 GMTSo it is rare I will admit that I read a book straight through, but I am pleased to announce I can add one more book to my list of "have reads" and that book is: "Masters of doom". It was a pretty good read and made me long for the days of creating a game in the garage with a few good friends. I was lucky enough to get a taste of this (Though it didn't yield any Ferraris) but it was fun and even got some notoriety out of it.
Posted by Codejoy Tue, 16 Sep 2008 16:56:56 GMT"The 1st United States Congress voted to pay Washington a salary of $25,000 a year—a large sum in 1789. Washington, already wealthy, declined the salary, since he valued his image as a selfless public servant. At the urging of Congress, however, he ultimately accepted the payment, to avoid setting a precedent whereby the presidency would be perceived as limited only to independently wealthy individuals who could serve without any salary." - Wikipedia
Posted by Codejoy Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:46:00 GMTSo my first photography class did not go the full length it was supposed to (12pm-6pm). We got out early and it was a nice introduction to the dark room, what the class is about the inner workings of the camera etc. I even learned something, what a range-finder camera is specifically. It was a good class and our first assignment was "Found Photo". That is we are supposed to bring in a photo that evokes emotion for us and talk about it. The photo I am kicking around is this one. I am not a fan of Annie just cause shes on top, but she is good. This photo is awesome and it made me realize that vanity fairs covers are always top notch. What I like about this photo is the fact that you have two cold hearted criminals on the cover with this beautiful woman as a stark contrast to them. The kicker to me is the fact that the lighting is rather warm (Without being overly warm) one would expect it to be a colder color cast, so I wonder what she is saying about these cold gangsters, is it that they are really not as bad as they seem? We all did see the last episode though right? EDIT: I had misread the assignment to be a photo we liked technically, and then I wrote here how it was to be evoke a feeling. Then I realized that the assignment really did state to show something that evokes emotion. So this image doesn't make sense for the real assignment. Will be posted the new image I choose soon...
Posted by Codejoy Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:44:00 GMT
I know there are some non-techy visitors I have at this blog, but sometimes I have to get on my soap box and preach the gospel of technology and kids. There is this initiative that has been in the works for a while called "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) which basically means that kids in poor and developing nations can get a laptop that is built for their environment to use and get on the internet with. The background of this initiative is located here. I bring this up now cause it is the season for giving, and this OLPC has a new initiative "Give one, get one", where you can essentially donate 399$ to the organization and receive one of their OLPC laptops and also by doing so, send one to a child in a developing nation, 200$ of that can be a tax write-off. Get this: the laptops can be "wound up" for power, one minute of cranking is 10 minutes of use. How about that? So if you can, please Give one, get one.
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