Originally uploaded by CC Chapman.
Originally uploaded by CC Chapman.
My “little brother” hasn’t stopped growing.
Abe is my parents lab and he is now bigger then Roxie. They all came down today and Abe was in the mood to have his picture taken so I took several. The seriousness of this one cracks me up since he is such a nut most of the time.
Really good dog and I don’t get to see him nearly enough.
It’s in my blood. My grandfather (no that is not him in the picture, it’s just one of my favorite shots I’ve ever taken) had a passion for photography and a dark room in his basement. I grew up with cameras everywhere. If he could see what I was doing today with all this new technology he’d be SOOOOOO into it.
I bought a Canon Digital Rebel XTi last year. I went with that camera rather then the higher end ones so that I could spend more money on lenses. Now I know I made the right decision because I’m completely appreciating figuring out what all the different lenses do and such.
It’s funny because I had never heard of Dooce.com until the other day. But, it was her post the other day that opened my eyes to the power of shooting in RAW format. By the way, I found her site through the whole 2000 Bloggers thing which shows that it does have a point.
So, between that post, the latest issue of JPG Magazine arriving yesterday and the constant checking of new Flickr images from my friends I’m getting more and more into using the camera and figure out what I can and can’t do with it. Plus, I keep sending in newbie questions to Tips From the Top Floor which is great because I get answers back and his listeners get more content which is the point after all right?
I’ve started bringing my camera almost everywhere with me. I actually stop and think “which lens do I want to use?” I’ve still got a long way to go with all the different settings and figuring out which fstop to use and how high the ISO should be. Still don’t have all the lingo down yet, but as with any technology or art form the only way you get better is to keep trying, playing and experimenting.
And I’m having a BLAST doing it all!
I’m very proud of this guy being our governor. I really wish there was a way that I could get involved in helping him embrace new media to the fullest extent. Am I crazy to think we could see a Deval Patrick avatar in Second Life someday?
Watch this video from the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council:
Keep being honest and doing it right Deval!
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Yup, my day was just officially made. If you are new around these parts the listeners of my music podcast Accident Hash are known as “homefries.”
Notice the pin on Shauna’s shirt? Yup, she’s an official homefry ever since we met at PodCamp Boston.
If your not watching Scriggity you ARE missing out!
I’m trying to make it through everyone on this 2000 Bloggers idea. It’s going to take me a while to check them all out, but since I took part in it I want to make an effort to check them out. I’m starting at the top and just working my way left to right and then the next row. Plus by putting it on my site I have a quick way to find it again.
This is more then what some people call “link baiting.” It’s another new media experiment. Someone thought, “Hey I’ve got an idea…” and they did it. That I love.
I actually found out I’m on it twice. Once for this blog and once for Managing the Gray so I figured I had to play by the rules and put it here as well.
See a picture that attracts your attention? Click on it and learn more about that person. It’s fun. Trust me!
Geek humor I know, but I laughed and thought to myself, “Oh I’m so blogging this when it’s done.” There is some circular wrongness there for sure.
Fine! I can’t seem to get the post out of my head this morning that I wanted to.
Yesterday, I had to cancel lunch with Chris because of some client stuff that came up.
Today he writes the post that I was trying to write this morning.
I’m a superhero. So are you if you want to be.
Go Chris Go!
I’ve got a post bouncing around my head, but I can’t seem to get the words to come out on the page. Anyone else ever have that problem?
I’ve really been thinking about community perceptions, how important one’s personal brand and reputation is today more then ever and the power of friends you only know online. All of them are meshing together into a post that if I find the right way to say what I’m trying to get out perhaps I’ll write it.
It stems from two pieces of reality. (what does that word mean anymore really?)
1. Tonight I’m finally going to get together with someone that a mutual friend of ours said “Dudes, you have got to meet!” When Eric said this to me months ago as we left a bar near Yahoo after Podcast Academy I didn’t question it. I just said “hell yeah” and couldn’t wait to do it. Fast forward 6 months and it still hasn’t happened. We’ve talked, we’ve crossed paths in Second Life, but finally tonight face to face. I’m looking forward to that.
2. Late last year I put out a sort of call that I was hoping to find someone to help me redo the Dirty U-Turn since my last builder went completely MIA on me. I had someone contact me about it and say that they’d love to help when they found some time but it would probably be a couple of months. I know how busy Giff is and thus didn’t think it would happen. But, then this past weekend we chatted and now I have this beautiful new cafe. We barely know each other and yet he took the time to do this.
What I’m getting at I guess is that I wish more people realized that by giving, connecting, helping out, answering questions and just all around working WITH people instead of against them that things could be better all around. There is room for all of us out there. All of our companies can make money, can find our niche and be successful.
Nothing set this off. I’m not pissed or anything like that. I’ve just always believed in the whole idea of karma and that if I give as much as I can in time, knowledge and everything else that it’ll all come back around. It’s not something I actively think about. It’s just the way I’m wired. Was I raised this way? I don’t recall, but my parents obviously did something right.
In this world of new media, virtual worlds and ‘net connections that we all take for granted please remember that when someone reaches out or asks a question to help them out and give them the answer.
It all goes around and around and around.
Man, I’m babbling this morning. Still don’t think I got that post out of my head. I’ll keep trying!
I’m sitting here looking out the window at the arrival of the garbage truck. This week is also recycling so I’ve got a couple of big bins sitting there. Different people pick that up.
The truck sat outside a long time so I was curious what was going on. The driver had got out and was drinking a PLASTIC bottle of water. Ahh, a morning break. That’s cool. He is standing NEXT to my plastic recycling. It’s full of bottles of lots of different kinds.
He fiinshes it and guess what?
Yuppers, he threw it in the trash.
What the fuck people? Why can’t you recycle when it’s right in front of you. I’ll never understand that. Just makes me shake my head and move on, but I had to share.
Last year you helped me and Team Biddy raised $25,000 for MS Research by supporting us walking in the New York City MS Walk.
Well, they haven’t found a cure yet so we are doing the walk again on April 22, 2007 and we are looking to raise double what we did last year.
I’ve set up a URL at http://www.helpingthecause.com so that people can easily share the URL and make a donation. I’ll be posting more soon and you’ll be hearing about it all throughout the podosphere and blogosphere so no worries.
Every bit helps and no donation is too small. I’m just hoping we don’t get the HUGE rainstorm again like we did last year. The above picture is before we even started.
Random subject line. I use to do that from time to time to see who is paying attention an this morning I had my Skype title set as something like “so many worlds to conquer…..so little time.” For no real reason, but it made me laugh when Matthew Ebel caught it and asked me about it.
I got a nice surprise today on the home page of PodShow.com as you can see here. It still makes me laugh to think that it’s only been two years for Accident Hash. With everything that has happened and change in those two years it feels a lot longer!!
Today has been a rough day. A million little things and conversations but nothing big to really sink my teeth into. Loving the variety of “what’s your thoughts on this?”, “got any unique solutions over here?” It’s very exciting, but sometimes your in the mood for Tapas and some times you want a big sit down meal. Guess I’m leaning towards the second one at the moment.
On the music from the new CD from Black Lab arrived today. I’m on my second listen through of it right now and it’s really good. Passion Leaves a Trace is the title and the cover art is stunning. I need to find out who the artist is. I also got my first sneak of the renovated Dirty U-Turn Cafe and boy am I smiling!!
Lunch tomorrow with Chris Brogan. That makes me happy too.