2014 Jan 5, 3:09
List of useful free or CC licensed photography and icon sites.
2014 Jan 5, 2:22
totally free photos for your commercial & personal works
2010 Jun 3, 6:32
Angie's photos from my wedding. There are some excellent bunny slipper photos in there.
2010 Apr 16, 1:08
Analysis of a potentially time travelling individual captured in a 40s photo "Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940".
2010 Feb 19, 3:20
Bing Maps blog post on their integration of Flickr photos onto their street side view. Very cool
2009 Aug 5, 7:57
"Ten times smaller than barcodes, Bokodes’ low-cost optical design can be read from as far as 4 meters away, much farther than barcodes, by taking an out-of-focus photo with any off-the-shelf
camera." Love for stuff like this to catch on, however compared to QR codes, these are much more difficult to produce than barcodes in that you can't just print them out and they require changes to
the photography technique (must be out of focus) rather than just analyzing any photograph of a barcode. They seem to be solving slightly different problems.
2009 Jul 12, 2:56
"...I asked him if he was allowed to do that, and he said the rule was that he could do anything with Photoshop that he could have done in a darkroom. I thought of him when I saw..." On press
sanctioned photoshopping including links at the end.
2009 May 29, 9:17
"Anyway, the idea is to find techniques, be they arrays of bright infrared LEDs, or paints that shine well in infrared but are not obvious in visible light, and create invisible graffiti that only
shows up in tourist photos and videos."
2009 May 29, 8:59
Don't need to cover _flash bulbs_ with infrared paint, but the paint is to block out all but infrared light so could be useful otherwise. Via
2009 May 29, 8:49
Howto on goggles that block out everything but the small range of IR that's barely visible. "INFRARED GOGGLES FOR UNDER $10, A Human IR Vision Experiment, Sept. 14, 2002 Bill Beaty"
2009 May 6, 12:56
Time lapse photography from the perspective of a large ship at night in Texas. "The camera was fastened to an outside rail and set to take a photo every six seconds. Quicktime then assembled the
photos into a .mov file that plays back at 12 frames per second. So, one minute of movie time represents 72 minutes of trip time on the channel. The first half begins just below the Port of Houston
Authority Turning Basin (the very end of the channel) and continues down to Green's Bayou."
2009 Mar 18, 9:35
Team of teenagers attach camera to weather balloon and send it to space!
2008 Dec 30, 1:19
The other day I thought a creative commons photography scavenger hunt is such a good idea, that it must already exist. And of course it does.
2008 Nov 9, 11:29
I finally replaced my old regular cell-phone which was literally being held together by a rubber band with a fancy new G1, my first Internet accessible phone.
I had to call the T-Mobile support line to get data added to my plan and the person helping me was disconcertingly friendly. She asked about my weekend plans and so I felt compelled to ask her the
same. Her plans involved replacing her video card so she could get back to World of Warcraft and do I enjoy computer gaming? I couldn't tell if she was genuine or if she was signing me up for
I was with Sarah in her new car, trying out the phone's GPS functionality via Google Maps while she drove. I switched to Street View and happened to
find my car. It was a weird feeling, kind of like those Google
The phone runs Google's open source OS and I really enjoy the application API. Its all in Java and URIs and mime-types are sort of
basics. Rather than invoking the builtin item picker control directly you invoke an 'intent' specifying the URI of your list of items, a mime-type describing the type of items in the list, and an
action 'PICK' and whatever is registered as the picker on the system pops up and lets the user pick from that list. The same goes if you want to 'EDIT' an image, or 'VIEW' an mp3.
I wanted to replace the Google search box gadget that appears on the home screen with my own search box widget that uses OpenSearch descriptors but apparently in the current API you can't make home screen gadgets without changing
parts of the OS. My other desired application is something to replace this GPS photo tracker device by recording my
location to a file and an additional program on my computer to apply those locations to photos.
2008 Sep 27, 7:18
"Nikon has launched the Coolpix S60 in addition to the four S-series compact cameras. This 10MP digital camera with 3.5" touch-panel LCD and 5x zoom lens, has Vibration Reduction along with features
such as time-lapse movies, in-camera retouch and HDMi output."
2008 Aug 22, 5:35
Photosynth now available and easy to use: "Photosynth, a technology demo from Microsoft Live Labs, has graduated from its "ooh, that's pretty" status to being a viable Web service for consumers. The
technology, which takes a grouping of photographs and stitches them into a faux 3D environment, can now be implemented with photos you've taken on your digital camera or mobile phone, and converted
right on your computer. Previously, the process of stitching these photos together took weeks of processing on specially configured server arrays. With its latest version, Microsoft has managed to
shrink that into around the time it takes to upload your photos."
2008 Jun 25, 11:59
Cool hack but I'd be irritated if my photos we're messed up. "a camera-like device that implants messages in a sub-visible spectrum on its object. These messages are invisible to the naked eye, but
are clearly visible when photographed. "
2008 May 28, 5:35
April Greer photos from Claire and Lloyds wedding.
2008 Feb 18, 1:38
A photo of a flickr photo used in an advertising campaign without the creator or photo subject's knowledge in violation of the photo's license. Details in the comments. This is an old one I thought I
2008 Feb 2, 6:06
Photos of abandoned industrial plants.