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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for August, 2008

iPhone Photography Awards: Results

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Last week I complained that the judging seemed to have … well, never taken place. Later in the week I received an email from the organizer stating the results would be given this morning. And so they were. I got second prize in the nature category for the photo at left. Grand prize winner Michael [...]

Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Taken from Hwy 92 looking north with an iPhone while, um, yeah, driving. The dark blurs along the bottom of the frame are bushes going by at 40mph.

Mountain Lions and Redwoods

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Development Threatens Mountain Lions (thanks to Mom for the article) World’s Tallest in Arboreal Witness Protection

iPhone Photography Awards: The Prize is . . . Vapor?

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

The deadline for entries was late April ’08; no winner has been announced on the site, and no one from the site answers emails. This wouldn’t be that big a deal if the entrants hadn’t paid a fee for each photo submitted. Someone spammed several Flickr iPhone groups about the contest early this spring. Last [...]

Mendacity

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Lies and liars.

I Apologize For Neglecting You, Treasured Readers

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

I assure you that you rule no less for my enduring my thoughtlessness. Your patience, loyalty and tolerance is an inspiration. No, really. As a puny token of my love (and guilt), I present to you this iPhone photo taken yesterday (southbound 280, Half Moon Bay exit) at 75mph. I coulda effing died snapping this [...]

Kaua’i Proposes Tax on Timeshare Units

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Discussion of said tax has certain people frothing (read the first letter on the page). Here’s a moderately snarky reply (second letter, titled “Biting Hard on the Hand that Feeds Me”).

Two Words For Fire-Damaged Areas This Winter:

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Debris flow.

You Don’t Have To Be A Convicted Felon To Get A Job in Florida’s Mortgage Industry…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

…but it doesn’t hurt.