Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

no more HDRi which the above is, taken 2 days ago. i don't understand it altho i'm close, and the software i've rounded up to use is slow and flakey. i'll catch up in 6 months.

Friday, June 26, 2009

what you are seeing is examples of me learning yet another way to produce an image. took it yesterday at craggy gardens after a short hike and very timely picnic w/ richard and debbie. i was a little too wobbly but very much enjoyed the opportunity to get out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

my effort for the day. taken at the lagoon of the Meher Spiritual retreat in myrtle beach awhile back.

stayed up until 3 last night reading about Karl Popper and walter bejamin. feel like shit today.

i forget whu said that we humans today think in phrases - jingles, slogans and empty sounds like "socialism". whatever "socialism" means.

socialistic medicine is of course "bad" because of the contagion of meaning in a world too full of mental static. i was raised in it because my dad was in the air force. did i ever see the same doctor twice in a row? probably not. did i have to wait for bureaucrats to approve of a hospital or doctor visit? nope.

what about today when the populace knows that this is a bad way to practice medicine?
have i ever been caught in the snares of endless criminality of the private sector medical-industrial complex calls the invisible hand of the market place? repeatedly.

BTW i was listening to the left wing rantings of ron reagon last night and he used the phrase "medical-industrial complex". i don't know when i first used it but it was a long time ago.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

got this in mail today from granddaughter grace. thank you grace. she is a sweetie and talented too. not to mention her mom and dad.

driving to doc today the truck in front of me has a bumper sticker that read

trickle down

of course my next project took shape right then and there. a bumper sticker that will read:

trickle down

Monday, June 22, 2009

did it this morning. don't like it very much. maybe i can use it for a video. came from latest notebook i found, pretty sure it is from 5 years ago.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth

Saturday, June 20, 2009

what a mess, huh? the quickie above, yes, but i'm talking about the state of our lives. how do you say to our politicians that:
the world changed. already. again.
and it isn't over.
the invisible hand of the market
has changed into the hand of form
and is killing what we are meant to become.
"your money or your life"
the current mantra of medicine
replacing "do no harm".
you have been robbed and pillaged and may not know it.
it was a very inside job.

Friday, June 19, 2009

slow today and not even steady. nice image i think. no tripod. used fdrbasic and a lot of curves in photoshop.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

i am assuming that the video below plays ok. here at the entropy palace this is not exactly the case; what the case is is:

DSL with older imac Ethernet and wireless celeron sony PC - more specs available on request - and video plays fine on pc, but doesn't on imac, even after the usual tricks eg pausing while it loads. i have 4 videos up on youtube and got curious. the iMac won't play any of them. but it used to. so problem defined and i have put it on my list of things i might get around to fixing.


you don't have to shout it
make it real or foggetaboutit
it's just another cloud
raining out loud

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

i've been fooling around w/ a short movie i posted here yesterday. some glitch has stopped it from playing on some DSL systems. so i removed it. meanwhile i have many distractions to deal w/ so it's gone.

apparently plays ok but right now not on imac. so i left it up. good luck.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

found another notebook, so i'll be digging around to see what i can see. pretty sure it's 5 years old.

Monday, June 15, 2009

9:15. time for bed.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

today's playdate. has a great time at bluff mnt festival.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

pretty much finished a successful week, spent it all in self-imposed deadline fever featuring the usual suspects: house. truck, color prints, a dvd, and the above cyberdoodle. leaving for hot springs this morning for bluff mnt music festival. back tomorrow. i plan to go to my annual movie next week, 3D up:
Movie Review for Up 3D:
"Viewed in 3D-- which you really, really ought to do if you get a chance-- the bright colors of the first half shimmer, while the vertiginous cliffs and flights of the second half send shivers. And for anyone who thinks this is just a goofy story about an old man and a kid and a talking dog, know that this PG-rated children's movie addresses infertility, death, single parenting, loss of childhood illusions, and the necessities of respecting nature."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nassim Nicholas Taleb::
from the black swan
"We love the tangible, the confirmation, the palpable, the real, the visible, the concrete, the known, the seen, the vivid, the visual, the social, the embedded, the emotional laden, the salient, the stereotypical, the moving, the theatrical, the romanced, the cosmetic, the official, the scholarly-sounding verbiage (b******t), the pompous Gaussian economist, the mathematicized crap, the pomp, the Academie Francaise, Harvard Business School, the Nobel Prize, dark business suits with white shirts and Ferragamo ties, the moving discourse, and the lurid. Most of all we favor the narrated."

read this book. a few pages at a time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

last watercolor i did. the next time you see it it should look better, not adequate scan.

[later} better.

Monday, June 8, 2009

all i have to offer today.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

another panorama, this one taken at the home of my son eli and famlly in chatham county. no tripod.

what am i doing?

playing with photomerge and fdrbasic demo for hdri.

dvd for father's day: movie and slide show.

and two prints for my two oldest children birthday, twins.

cleaning truck and house. this will take all week.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

panorama shot at Meher Center.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

tried HDR didn't work.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

i'm back from 2 weeks on road. above image from Meher Center in SC.