Michelle is from a small “hick” town (her words) outside of Austin. She has a younger sister who she basically raised because their father left and their mother had to work. She is on her way to visit family in Germany. This is the first time she’s made the trip to Germany without her sister. We actually talked to a while about photography and technology.
In the end, Michelle got her camera out and took my picture as well. So I think I avoided the creepiness factor on this one.
I found Costic? AcsinteThe name “Acsinte” is also written on the page as “Axinte.” Neither translate to anything on Google Translate but the “axinte” version leads me to a LinkedIn profile with the job description “mechanical at Magic Systems SA.” It hints at interesting things but probably just in my head. which is a new Flickr Commons participant. It also has a Twitter account. I really like these photographs and the backstory is interesting as well. They almost seem to good to be true but I’d almost be more excited if they were. In any case, the images are awesome. A number of factors coalesced last night- these photographs, returning from taking too many present day photos for the VSTE conference, and some inspiration from Stephen Downes’ ‘Half an Hour’ site. I decided I’d spend 30 minutes each night making something. It’s not Daily Create (although it might be at times) and this isn’t a pledge to you in order to keep myself accountable. I tend to trend much more towards self-directed inspiration and react against most, if not all, outside pressures. With my self-analysis session out of the way, I decided last night to try to “repair” one of the photos from the Costic? Acsinte group. I say “repair” because I really love the artifacts of decay in the […]
I’m semi-happy with how this turned out. I lost a track twice thanks to not paying attention and some help from my kids. You might think hitting save a lot is a good idea but it also wipes out your undo options. It might have been better but waiting for good enough is the reason I have several hundred draft posts on this blog. It’s all in good fun anyway. Anyway, here is mashup of Gardner Campbell’s Open Ed 2012 keynote and Tighten Up by the Black Keys. It is not necessarily representative of Gardner or the The Black Stripes but it ought to encourage you to check out both. GCRemix20122 Thanks to Grant Potter for encouraging me to do something other than nothing. @twoodwar – here’s @gardnercampbell #opened12 keynote MP3 dl.dropbox.com/u/2251996/open… > any chance of a remix a’la Jan’11 dl.dropbox.com/u/2251996/bago… — Grant Potter (@grantpotter) October 22, 2012
Forrest Gump Not my favorite movie but I’m now randomly thinking of movie shots that would make good animated GIFs in my head during spare moments. Wolverines! Red Dawn was one of my favorite movies growing up. I lived in South Korea on an army base when this came out. I was totally prepared to live out this movie- full camouflage and survival gear every day, fully trained and prepared. I then go to Youtube and see if my memory has any fidelity. You see the results below. Messed up the speed on this one but I leave it here as a momento of a lesson learned. Even if it looks right in PS, don’t trash the capture file- EVEN if it keeps your desktop cleaner. Blues Brothers Another actual favorite.