This afternoon I came across a Lomo Fisheye camera I’d picked up a few years back in a drawer in my office. Some time ago, I dropped it and the lens popped open, spilling its elements in my driveway. I pieced it back together, but never took any more pictures with it, assuming they’d look terrible. So I took it apart, played with the optics and fastened a new little lens for an old digital camera with a terrible sensor. I have to say, I impressed the hell out of myself with the results.
Just a quick note that I’ll be relaxing in the air-conditioned wonder land of Florida for the next few weeks. I’ll be back on July 1st, ready for action!
See you then.
Recent changes to the Facebook Terms of Service have caused a torrent of controversy. Everyone from blogger to US Senator is railing against the new privacy terms of the world’s largest social network causing everything from deleted (or is that just deactivated?) accounts to total indifference. There are dozens of posts on how to reclaim your information, lock down your settings or just quit it all together. But even as ludicrous as their new terms are and how little time I spend on Facebook (maybe weekly check-ins), it’s still a valuable tool for me to keep in touch with my diaspora of friends.
So I’ve found a simple solution: just use “stealth mode” in your browser. Touted as being useful for planning parties, buying gifts (wink, wink), it allows you to browse without the worry of a trail of embarrassing URLs lingering in the history. More importantly, it deletes all cookies created while you’re “stealth.” As a bonus, when you exit “stealth,” you’re automatically logged out of Facebook to minimize the amount of info sent back to the mothership.
How to start “stealth mode”:
Mozilla Firefox (3.5 or better)
Ctrl(Cmd) + Shft+ P
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE8 or better)
Windows: Ctrl + Shft+ P
Google Chrome (1.0 or better)
Ctrl(Cmd) + Shift + N
Apple Safari (2.0 or better, though some cookies may be saved)
Ctrl(Cmd) + Shift + P
Poster concept for Cambridge Youth Programs.
I love when a sketch starts this strong.
On Wednesday morning, I made the trek into the city to take in the carnival that is the Tear Party Express. Sarah and her band of misfits pulled into town for a show. I brought along my camera and recorder and made a Soundslide.
Mexican-style roasted pork chunks (carnitas.) Tender, crispy, delicious.
Leatherface and Bridge & Tunnel photographed for Guttersnipe News.