Offering desktop wallpaper to promote photography?

What do you think? Is it worthwhile to create desktop wallpaper to download for free in an effort to drum up more awareness for an artist’s photography? Not necessarily the images which are sold as prints, but perhaps images taken with the sole purpose of distributing as wallpaper. Good idea or bad? Worth the effort? Selling my soul to the devil? (or would that be micro-stock photography) By the way, has some great wallpaper for free in a varietyRead more

Blood types – I am all accepting

This is quite possibly the most random thing I could have posted today. I was cleaning out my wallet when I found a blood type card that was issued after I had Dengue Fever in December. Until this morning I couldn’t have told you what blood type I am; it’s never crossed my mind. For kicks, I looked it up online and learned that only 3% of American’s share type AB+ with me. Oddly, the largest population to share AB+Read more

Summertime and the livin's easy

My ‘net was off for a while at home, and I couldn’t be bothered to stay at work any later than need be; hence the lack of updates. Ma’af. My days have been taken up by a newfound interest in tennis, golf, home improvements, hanging with friends, and my sister returning to the States after a 7 week visit. I hope to take some time this summer to get my lazy arse back in shape, get some decent photos, getRead more

Nintendo Wii – Japanese version a bad idea?

I have been toying with the idea of picking up a Nintendo Wii. I have an old XBox that I actually won from Taco Bell back in 2001 before they were even released, but haven’t even turned it on in months. I’m not much of a gamer; they just don’t hold too much interest for me, but I’ve heard lots of people saying the Wii experience is fun even for non-gamers. Worst case scenario, if I’m not into it, IRead more

Using Google Earth to find the absolute farthest place from home

Using Google Earth’s “ruler” tool, I was able to find the absolute farthest place in the world from Jakarta. I previously thought my home state of Michigan was pretty far from here. I was wrong: it’s only 9,856 miles from Jakarta. It turns out Bogota, Colombia is close to being the absolute farthest place from Jakarta at 12,436 miles. (The opposite side of the globe from Michigan turns out to be a place 1,300 miles off the west coast ofRead more

Heavy duty construction on this site

I’m in the middle of upgrading both the WordPress software and the design (K2) that is used on this blog. Please hang in there, it could get rough. *update* – the WP upgrade went smooth as butter. However, the K2 didn’t. My site was all messed up, so I’ve reverted to the older version again. I simply don’t have the time right now to mess with it. Hopefully I’ll get a moment in the next week or so to getRead more