I’m so proud of the hackers who recently tried to take down my site. This has been the 4th attack. Now I’ve been hacked by Russians, Saudi-Arabians, and Brazilians.
For this special attack I’d like to give a shout out to team VBspider ( I think that stands for Visual Basic Spider). They have Spider man on their homepage and they intimidate my digital soul.
Their site is AWESOME, and was designed by Watan, whose Arabic-language blog can be read here. Below you’ll find what they changed my home page to. It’s really cool, and like scary, but in a mature way because there’s a skeleton giving me the finger. The comic sans is also a really really rad font in that confusing sort of feeling you get when you’re entering Disneyland. Here’s a link to their hella rad site.
I’m overwhelmed with a lot of aspects of New York. But when I think of what I want to photograph, it’s hard to think about what I wanna capture. After spending 21 days as a real resident of Brooklyn, NY, I definitely could see more to get that “critical distance” to finally start taking meaningful photos. And by meaningful, I mean important to me as a moment in time, shown in a way that may survive as a compelling image-memory of that moment.
Because I went to school nearby, had internships in the city, and traveled with my family to NY over the years, I’ve had a lot of outsider experience with the city. Having a key to open my own door, however, is a new thing.
There’s some images near where I work and live that I’d like to photograph, but It’s far too cold now so I’m gonna look back at past photo times while I wonder if my friend at Citibank (read this) will get fired.
It’s true. Tonight in a conversation with my esteemed colleague Cody who runs the fabulous misadventureblog ‘Thermos H. Christ‘ we found discussing dogs, and soon found ourselves searching our gmail for the term: dog OR dogs. We wanted answers.
Dog or Dogs, the word we use in English to describe the pet or animal that sometimes appears in conversations like he was begging like a dog or I stepped in dog shit makes an appearance in my emails a total of 767 times since 2003.
That’s 2.49 dogs a day:
If I used the search query:dog OR dogs OR puppy OR puppies OR poodle OR hound OR hounds OR poodles it became more clear I had a dog problem:
Here’s a funny idea: tag your photos on flickr with: dogordogs (like this one) and I’ll bet I have more dogs in my damn inbox than any e-commerce dog catcher gmail early adopter ever will. 851. BEAT IT.
Hypochondriacs rejoice! Google has released ‘Google Flu Trends,’ a service that tracks search queries involving the term ‘flu.’ It is an extension of the ‘trends‘ service that actually anticipates each state’s flu search frenzy, a methodology that doesn’t actually display the # of victims, but the eagerness to examine the term.
The system therefore will be of use to pharmaceutical advertisers not just to anticipate a ‘season,’ but to examine their dollar effect on the people, or the American as analyzed by the Google zeitgeist.