Yes, folks… depending on your persuasion November 1st could mean for you that it is rabbit rabbit rabbit time, All Saints Day, first day to start your mustache for Movember, or the start of National Blog Posting Month, or some other good thing.
Here at Black Phoebe, I am going to do my best to blog away happily and jump start my daily blogging practice again.
The nice BlogHer folk at NaBloPoMo have stated: “The theme for November’s NaBloPoMo is blogging for blogging’s sake.”
Yay! So here I am, blogging for blogging’s sake! Rather than tweeting for tweeting’s sake, of which I will do when I push publish on this post to encourage folks participate in NaBloPoMo.
Mon 08.20.12 – Photographer and Alchemist Ian Ruhter is travelling the US taking and making big, bold wet colloidal large format photos that are gorgeous, esp. the tree photos.
A quote from the video, “Life grants us a series of opportunities, and those opportunities come with a cost.”
Watch the video to be inspired to create and take chances, no matter your medium.
Sat 07.02.11 – This Wednesday, I installed the Meego 1.2 ‘MidSummer’ Community release on to my Nokia N900’s microSD memory card. My first act after booting up to the Meego side of the dual boot was to take photos to see how the N900’s camera ran on Meego. The outdoor photos of neighbors Ryan and Tammy results were amusing as the light sensor didn’t know what to do with strong sun v. shade, but the indoor photo of Belle turned out as nice as any photo taken on the Maemo 5 side of the Nokia N900.
The problem I encounted the last couple of days since Wednesday, is that due to the fact that Meego 1.2 wrote the photo files to the microSD MMC card that the OS itself is living on and I was unable to get the photos off as bluetooth on the Meego partition was not interested in talking to my MacBook and USB cable only saw the N900’s Maemo 5 side of the partition, I couldn’t get the photos off to show y’all.
At the urging of Jukka Eklund (@jukkaeklund) and Randall Arnold (@texrat) on Twitter, I posted a what is best practices question on the Meego Forum. The nice folks at the Meego forum suggested SCP to transfer my trapped photos to a server, this morning I ended up using SFTP on the N900 Meego’s Terminal app to transfer the photos to my server and now to the world, or this blog post as the case may be.
Once I solve my Qt/deb/Meego issues that I talked about in my forum question, I will *hopefully* have a branched version of d-pointer’s Quickflickr that will work on the N900’s Meego side so I can send my photos directly to Flickr.
But not today, as I am helping my Mom move into her new summer beach apartment this afternoon.
Sat 05.14.11 – Here are a few of the photos taken during and after the sessions of Mobilism 2011, as well as on Saturday. Both Thursday and Friday, I had the opportunity go out for delicious dinners with other speakers and friends. On Thursday, we went to Kantjil & de Tijger, a dutch-indonesian fustion place on Spuistraat, and on Friday a super delicious Italian slow food restaurant, Pianeta Terra on Beulingstraat. After dinner on Friday, we went over to Cafe Hoppe (Anno 1670) for drinks and talk.
On Saturday, after all of Mobilism was over, I rented a bike from the hotel, took the ferry to the NDSM werf and met up with Martin & Abi Sutherland and their family for a late lunch at the fun & funky Cafe Noorderlicht and then a lovely bike ride up to Het Twiske, as well as a tour of the book cases. As a proud reader & book addict, I too, one day endeavor to have a two wall living room / book case showroom. Even more important, Abi gave me a few good book recommendations.
On Saturday evening, after a bike sprint back to Amsterdam and a walking sprint to the Ouid-Zuid, I met up with Brian LeRoux, Joni Rustulka, and her brother Jay. We had dinner at an Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant that had the best tasting Ethiopian food I have ever eaten (not usually a fan) and a lot of laughs. All was well, until 2am, when the food decided it didn’t like me. Oops.
All photos at Mobilism or afterwards taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.
Mon 12.13.10 – Ms. Jen happy as can be to have friends visiting from a far.
Sun 09.05.10 – Today I drove down to San Diego to meet up with Erika, who is currently in San Diego for a month. She is staying in a back house of a very cute 1920’s spanish bungalow in the North Park section of San Diego.
We walked over to Ranchos Cocina for a lovely, albeit a bit late lunch. The food was very fresh and tasty. I had an excellent shrimp chile relleno and Erika had the asada tacos.
Around 4pm, we meandered over to the Golden Hill section of San Diego to visit with Peter Schrock, a good friend from college and beyond, who showed us his photos from a recent trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Peter is one of my favorite street photograthers and his Dhaka photos are wonderful.
The best part of the afternoon, after lunch with Erika, was having geeky photo talk with Peter and Thomas. Getting to hang out with Erika, Peter, and Thomas all together was well worth the drive to San Diego.
And getting to shoot photos with Thomas’ Nikon D300, above, and Peter’s Canon 5d was also very delightful. More on this tomorrow.
Sat 08.21.10 – More photos from the Nokia E73 Mode Beach Party, as taken here and there with my Nokia N900. Don’t ask my why I had two camera phones running that day…
Let’s consider these photos the outtakes.
Tues 07.06.10 – Two sides to a coin, possible paradoxes, and sisters in arms: fragile | tough, hope | courage, brittle | tears, anger | yearning.
To my two friends who are going through much travail this week, I walk with you in mourning, tears, and anger. I give you a big hug across the country. I wish I could be there.