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May 09, 2005

Famous People on Flickr

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Originally uploaded by Rosie O'Donnell.

I've been having an oddly fun time seeing Rosie O'Donnell's camera phone photos appear on my flickr contacts page. It's an interesting glimpse into a famous person's world. For example, this is a photo she took of photographers taking photos of her. Rosie (are we on a first name basis yet?) also has photos of her kids, wife, day-to-day life, events, etc. Are there any other famous people using flickr?

May 03, 2005

Have I Mentioned Lately Just How Much Flickr Rocks?

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I was lamenting to a human at flickr earlier tonight that the Magpie RSS thingie plus a flickr group's RSS feed is great but the size is a bit too large at 240 pixels wide. Good news! Flickr recently added a new badge-making tool that will let you create a badge that is one of three different sizes from photos in your own collection, one of your groups or everyone's photos. Lovely!


March 25, 2005

Digging Into the flickr API: Help?

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I haven't mentioned in a few weeks how much I love flickr. It will be interesting to see how their sale to Yahoo! affects them: hopefully in good ways. I've been wanting to do more with the display of photos on websites other than my flickr account/pages but I'm not really techie enough to figure out how to tinker with the API. It appears that Pete Caputa is also curious about what can be done.

I'd really like to talk to someone that has (or is interested in) building off of the flickr API, so that photos stored on flickr, can be shown in an album on another website. Anyone?

Personally, I'd like to be able to have photos from the Exploit Boston! photo pool appear over on my Exploit Boston! website in random order in one spot, similar to the bit of code that flickr provides me (used over on the right side of this page) to do that sort of thing with photos I've added to my flickr account.

Anybody know how to do this or have an example of someone doing this on another website?

March 08, 2005


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JPG Magazine announced that the theme for issue three is "fabulous." They'll start accepting submissions on April 2, 2005. Fabulous!


February 07, 2005

JPG Magazine

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JPG Magazine Issue 1: Origin

Issue numero uno of JPG Magazine arrived in my mailbox recently. The magazine is curated by Derek Powazek and Heather Powazek Champ. Each advertising-free issue features photo submissions that pertain to a specific theme. Issue number one is about "origin" and includes an interview with long-time photoblogger Emilie Valentine and features the photos of Noah Grey plus twenty nine photos submitted by other people towards the end of 2004. I am thoroughly in love with photo sharing websites like flickr but there is just something extra deluxe special about seeing these photographs in a printed booklet. Hopefully I'll have a chance to submit a photo for consideration for a future issue. Go buy a copy of JPG Magazine while it's still available!

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January 22, 2005

Snowstorm Photos

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Michael is collecting blizzard photos that he's taking during this weekend's storm.

December 10, 2004

Photos from dinner at Casablanca

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Sam and Sun

I took a few photos at Thursday night's dinner party at Casablanca. The full photoset is at flickr. Someone asked me how we'd characterize the overall group because it seemed like a mix of people with different backgrounds. How about interesting people? That seems good enough to me.

December 02, 2004

Taking photographs up front at the Pixies show last night at the Tsongas Arena

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Joey Santiago

Where do I even begin?

Last night Yves Etheart and I attended the Pixies sold-out show at the Tsongas Arena. We were there on behalf of Exploit Boston!, my event calendar website. It was amazing. I had a photo pass which allowed me to go up front with the photographers from The Improper Bostonian, Boston Metro and The Boston Phoenix. There were 3-4 more photographers but I didn't have a chance to meet them. Eric Barry was there for The Boston Phoenix. He does freelance photojournalism and wedding photography.

When we first arrived at the Tsongas Arena we discovered that they were seperating men and women into different lines and doing semi-thorough checks to see if you had cigarettes, cameras, etc. When I got to the front of my line, I mentioned that I had a camera and needed to pick up my photo pass. They directed me to leave the building and go around to a side entrance. Once I got there, one of the security guys greeted me but had no info about the photo pass/comp tickets. He called one of his cohorts and then directed me back to the main lobby. Instead of leaving the building and going back through the main entrance, he pointed out an elevator around the corner. Once we got back up to the main floor we picked up our tickets and my photo pass.

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November 26, 2004

Michael and Christine at Thanksgiving Dinner

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Michael and Christine

Yesterday I took a bunch of photos at Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Debbie and Steve Femia (Michael's brother and sister-in-law).

November 15, 2004

Nebraska Photos on flickr

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I love the "tags" feature at flickr. This is a photo from phactiondc's Nebraska 04 photo set.

October 16, 2004

Photos from October Trip to Nebraska

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Nebraska Sky taken while zooming along in a car on Highway 275

During my trip to Nebraska last week I took oodles of photographs when I was back for my grandmother's funeral. The above photo was taken while my sister Amy and I were zooming along Highway 275 from Fremont on our way to the airport in Omaha for my flight home to Boston. I finally had a chance to meet my new (first!) baby niece who was born in late May. I also scanned a few old photos that Amy found while cleaning out our mom's house to get it ready to sell. I especially like this photo of my grandparents, mom and uncle taken for a holiday card sometime in the early or mid 1960s. There's also a photo of my family taken at Easter 1978. Hopefully someone saved the photo of my sister and I at Easter the year before where we both had pigtails and bright red hair.

October 01, 2004

Pigeon Camera

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The humans over at Engaget posted a funny photo of pigeons with cameras attached to themselves from 1903. So that's what The Tragically Hip were singing about in "Pigeon Camera"? Aha! And the last set of lyrics in that song sounds like an embarassed Bush supporter even though it was written a while ago.

it was handsome at the auction, oh but when we got it home, it grew up into something we could no longer contain where's our pigeon camera, by now he could be anywhere and after all that training and after all that training, something we could no longer contain it's boring, i'm embarrassed, i don't endorse that, i didn't want this

this house it has it politics; over there that's my room and that's my sister's and that's my sister something we could no longer contain it's boring, i'm embarrassed, i don't endorse that; i didn't want this, it's horrific, i'm embarrassed, i didn't want that, i didn't want this it's like we burned our boots with no contingency plan

July 22, 2004

Photographs from Baghdad

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Paul Taggart, an aquintance of mine, is on assignment in Iraq as a photographer. He's got a blog to document his stories and photographs.

June 22, 2004

Photos of George's Island

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I don't know Bob, but he sure took some excellent photos recently of George's Island. I haven't been there in several years. I mentioned to j a few weeks ago that we should do some sort of blogger outing there sometime this summer. It's a fun area to wander around in, especially the underground tunnels.

April 17, 2004

Photos from BloggerCon II

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Here are a few photos I took earlier at BloggerCon II. Ah, wifi!

Photos from BloggerCon dinner party at Durgin Park

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I took a few photos at tonight's BloggerCon dinner party at Durgin Park that I put together. There were 70ish people there. The Durgin Park staff was outstanding and very accomodating for the group as people wandered in. The full photo gallery is over at Captions coming sooner or later. It's way past my bedtime thanks to the early morning kickoff of BloggerCon II that is just around the corner.

March 17, 2004

Photos from the South by Southwest Interactive Festival

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I borrowed Michael's camera to take a few photographs while I was in Austin for SXSWi. The collection is in my photo album over at The unofficial SXSW blog has a lot of photos, too.


January 05, 2004

Oleg Volk's 2004 Gallery

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I've been a fan of Oleg Volk's photography for several years after stumbling across his website doing a search for digital photography resources. He recently moved his online archives over to the Gallery tool. My favorite of the bunch is the nature albums.

December 08, 2003

New (old) photo gallery

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I set up Gallery during the Great Noreaster Hibernation 2003 yesterday and brought back to life in the process as my new (old) photo gallery.

October 20, 2003


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Last night I was wading through my old photo archives at and stumbled across this photo I took of a peony a few years ago. It's too bad my favorite flower is only around a few months each year. Click the image to see a larger photograph.

a peony! click to see a larger image

August 31, 2003

Summertime in Harvard Square

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Just a few photos I took a few weeks ago while wandering around Harvard Square. Click each image for a larger photo.

A banner hanging up outside the Harvard Square T.

Someone drew an enormous circle/canvas on the sidewalk area across the street from Wordsworth. Michael added a map of the United States.

A performance artist puts on his makeup.

August 08, 2003

New photo album: A Random Assortment

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I finally finished a roll of film that had been sitting in my camera for eight months.

August 07, 2003

Photos? Photos!

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8-tracks and James Dean

My digital camera is terminally sick so I'm once again making the effort to use my old manual SLR camera. I finally got around to finishing the roll of film that's been in the camera since December. This is a photo I took in the used department at the Harvard Book Store where Michael works. Click on the image to see a larger photograph.

April 02, 2003

Daily photographs

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I'm going to try to post daily photos again. It's been a while. I took quite a few photos in Nebraska last week and posted a photo of Max in the photolog today. I absolutely adore pugs. My fondness for pugs is mostly all my mom's fault when Max and Bud became a part of her world a few years ago. Max has so much energy. It's hilarious watching him run around. But then he'll stare at you and tilt his head to the side and you can't help but wonder what he's thinking.

February 07, 2003

Knitting Adventures

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Shannon knitting a hat

Shannon came over last weekend to help me out with an introductory knitting lesson. It didn't go all that well; but I have hope for next time. I'm overdue for new contacts/glasses so that probably didn't help. Being able to see the little loops and yarn is a convenient bonus! Shannon, on the other hand, is a knitting whiz. Mostly I just want to learn how to knit socks. And a little cozy for my notebook computer. Click the image to see a larger photograph and a better view of Shannon and the hat-in-progress.

February 01, 2003

Photographs and Comic Relief at The Boston Celtics Game

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Photo #1: Vin, his Netezza coworker Sonia and her husband Mike.
Photo #2: It looks like the Celtics have a new mascot. What's his name?
Photo #3: The beverage menu for the Premium Club. Would you like a bottle of Dom with that burger?
Photo #4: The Celtics were losing by fifty points with five minutes left in the game.

Last night Michael and I attended the equally hilarious and sad Boston Celtics basketball game versus the Detroit Pistons at the Fleetcenter. I'm mostly a sports fan by osmosis (via Michael); but attending Celtics game are usually a lot of fun. Michael's dad has season tickets and I sometimes go when there's an extra ticket available. Last night we had really great seats in the "premium" area (thanks to Vin, Michael's dad!) which meant a comfier seat, cup holder, waitress and access to the premium club restaurant. It's too bad that the one game of the year that we had great seats was also the game that would go down in Celtics history as their worst loss. It was comical seeing the fans turn on the Celtics and start to loudly cheer whenever the Pistons scored in the fourth quarter. And despite the Celtics' mega loss, we had a lot of fun.

January 31, 2003

Elvis and Baden Württemberg

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Elvis and Baden Württemberg

This morning I received an email from someone at the Berlin office of Scholz   Friends, an advertising agency. She found a photo I took of an Elvis impersonator at The South by Southwest Interactive Festival March 2001 and wanted to use the photograph for a campaign they are working on for Baden Württemberg, a state in Germany. In particular, her email said it would be used for "220 Citylight Posters in Berlin for 7 days." Unfortunately I didn't keep the original, high resolution digital photograph so they won't be able to use my photo. I'm highly amused that Elvis is a component to their campaign for a state in Germany. It's really not a high quality photo so I'm surprised they even wanted to use it. Baden Württemberg has a great website. Here are a few tidbits that I discovered:

  • Baden-Württemberg has more institutes of higher education than any other German State.
  • Baden-Württemberg is the third largest of the 16 German Federal States.
  • There are more women than men: 5.2 million male inhabitants are outnumbered by 5.4 million women.

But no sign of Elvis anywhere on theiir website.