Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category

Long Overdue “Hey, 2009!” Link Post

February 1, 2009

Work to Make it Work

January 21, 2009
A worker cleans the ceramic insulator pots under the live rail at Pimlico. The London Tube was the first underground railway to operate electric trains.

A worker cleans the ceramic insulator pots under the live rail at Pimlico. The London Tube was the first underground railway to operate electric trains.

London’s Tube After Midnight: I realize this is Day 2 of featuring a gallery from TIME, but dangnabbit, it’s really interesting. Having been in some of those tubes during “moderate” weather, I can only imagine what these workers have to work through to keep those rails running.

Photographing a future American President

January 20, 2009

Members of the press fill the seats at the back of the Obama campaign plane.

Members of the press fill the seats at the back of the Obama campaign plane.

TIME magazine recently put up a feature gallery of the best photographs their photographers have captured of President Obama, some of which are very telling. I really liked the above shot of the press corp and the things they chose to put up all over the cabin. Many of these, I’m sure, are the work of staff photographer, Callie Shell, whose work was also featured recently in the October 2008 issue of Digital Journalist.

Photos of the 2nd Annual Very Merry Pub Crawl

December 25, 2008

(Photo credits: my blackberry, Angie, & JT)

Christmas Day Link Post

December 25, 2008

Festivities are over, I’ve received both books I wanted, & tomorrow I return to work (for a short day). Hope the holidays were merry!

News:

The Shoe Heard Round the World (Op-Ed by John Kenney feat. a few other uncommon cultural insults)

Growing up in the world of “The Wire” (“Sometimes, it’s not enough to give kids who come from a world like ‘The Wire’ the chance to get out. They also have to be convinced that they deserve it.”)

A Healthy Addiction (944 Magazine features Yogurtini, the Valley’s first self-serve frozen yogurt shop)

White House Memo & The Right to Dissolve the Constitution (So… Cheney=bad. Got it.)

Arianna Huffington’s Scuzzy Copying Pisses Off Chicagoans (This sad excuse for laziness would’ve never passed the common university plagiarism scanner. Academic Dishonesty FTW.)

Photo:

Snow around Vancouver (from the photovancouver LJ community; I can die happy, kthx.)

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Health:

Skip the Sleeping Pills (Alternatives to possibly addictive OTC medications, via Lifehacker)

9 Strong Reasons to Eat Slowly (via Lifehacker)

Frugal Living:

How to Live Easily Without that Satellite Package (I did something similiar in cancelling my digital cable, and my only void? Soccer. le sigh. via Consumerist)

Misc Web Finds:

14 Ways to use Twitter politely

11 Words that Sound Offensive, but Aren’t (Assagai! Prickmadam!)

20 Amazing & Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library (& I’m not just linking this because he included Fever Pitch! Really!)