July 12, 2014
July 12, 2014
December 30, 2013
I’ve been spending TV time taking digital photographs of every page of our family photo albums. Sure, it’d be better to digitize each one individually, but it turns out that what I’m doing is way better than never getting around to doing it right.
June 30, 2012
Two sets of amazing photos:
Wikimedia Commons has announced its best photos of the year.
Here’s one I like. It’s by Simon Pierre Barrette.
Also, the New York Hall of Science is exhibiting the winners of the international The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition. These are amerrrzing photos of microscopic subjects. Totally amahhzning. See them here.
February 24, 2012
February 1, 2012
Here’s a beautiful high-res view of St. Petersburg.
A couple of hints: Click on the “stop” button at the bottom to stop it from auto-rotating. And you may find that your keyboard’s arrow keys make the image easier to control.
December 11, 2010
The Boston Public Library has put 15,827 photos into Flickr, using the least restrictive Creative Commons licenses possible. Tom Blake, the Digital Projects Manager at the BPL reports “he images on our Flickr account have been viewed collectively over 1.6 million times since we launched the account in March of 2008.”
The photos I dipped into were well marked up with metadata, and tagged. (Their new collection is called “Misc.” :) Some great stuff there. E.g., if you’re interested in the early Red Sox, try these. Or stereopticon images.
Categories: everythingIsMiscellaneous Tagged with: bpl • everythingIsMiscellaneous • photos
Date: December 11th, 2010 dw
November 29, 2009
Not awesome: Video Professor. Nice job calling it like it is, Mike Arrington. (“When you’re 80 and look back at what you’ve done with your life, is this really what you want to have spent your time doing?”) And it’s been slashdotted.
Awesome if it works: Is this the fix for Left4Dead2′s crash-to-desktop problem?
[LATER THAT DAY: Nope. It definitely isn't. Sigh.]
Categories: misc Tagged with: ctd • l4d2 • l4d2 ctd • left4dead 2 • left4dead2 • photos • scams • sun • techcrunch • video professor
Date: November 29th, 2009 dw
May 18, 2009
April 23, 2009
After giving a talk to folks from the National Archives, they gave me a book â€” Your Land, Our Land, edited by Monroe Dodd and Brian Burnes, on the staff of the National Archives â€” of photos from the regional archives. Beautiful stuff in it. Here are some samples. (I photographed them since the book doesn’t fit into my scanner very well.) Click on the samples to download large versions:
This book, published by Kansas City Star Books and the Foundation for the National Archives comes with the usual stern copyright warning:
But I checked with counsel: The copyright only extends to the selection and arrangement of the photos, plus any text they added. The photos themselves are public domain (I presume), and “in the US (unlike Europe), there is no copyright protection for the digitization or accurate reproduction of public domain works.”
Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with: artillery • copyright • culture • digital rights • egov • munitions • photos
Date: April 23rd, 2009 dw
December 21, 2008