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Meta.lopolis

Well, hello again. Wow, I sure haven’t touched this blog in a long time. Maybe I will again. Maybe not. In the meantime, I’ve started playing with Tumblr as a low-barrier way to post links and photos. I’m keeping it primarily photo/multimedia/art focused. You can follow here, if you’re interested in some more regular posting [...]

Blog Wars 2010

Once again, after years away, I decided to wage war against WordPress and my blog setup with a template update. I also made a feeble attempt at connecting my main pages of lopolis.com to the design and to use WordPress as a CMS. I’ll spare the gory details, but due to my choice of subdomains [...]

2009 Billboard Top 25 Hits Mashup

Hamster on a Piano

That is all.

A Week around the Olympic Peninsula

Finally, here’s the re-cap of the Olympic Peninsula trip I took with my parents in the first week of September. Words don’t do the sights a lot of justice, so I’ll keep this brief and point you back to all the photos I’ve been posting in the past few weeks (which I’m sure most of [...]

Enjoying Photo Overload

Since starting at the big daddy of photography, I’ve certainly been surrounded by imagery. Given that photography was a hobby of mine before then, I was a little worried that the interest would wane after being around photos all day long. Thankfully not. Some of the photo stuff I’m enjoying: Linked before, The Big Picture [...]

Living in a Blog Cabin

Yup, I’ve only posted here a handful of times all summer. But apparently my http://delicious.com/lopolisdel.icio.us links started auto-posting to my blog again. They had stopped for a while and then maybe around the time of the del.icio.us redesign it came back to life. Note that del.icio.us now redirects to delicious.com. Late for a change, but [...]

Ballz in Yo Face!

That’s right. Undefeated champions of the 2008 Dodgeball Tournament. Logo designed by Darren/Clonny

Weekend Ups and Downs

Low point: Car breaking down on the I-405 exit ramp on I-90, while on the way to the Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Music Festival, and waiting 2 hours for a tow truck. Especially frustrating: I just had my car serviced 3 weeks ago for the big 100,000 mile recommended maintenance and didn’t hear any mention [...]

Flickr and Getty are Dating

To borrow Heather Champ‘s language from the discussion thread: This is just the announcement of our relationship (like, we’ve just started dating). Here’s the official announcement on the Flickr blog, and the basic FAQ that’s started. Congrats to all involved! Being an avid Flickr-ite and a recent employee of the big G, I can’t wait [...]

Artopia 2008

This past Saturday I ventured down to the Georgetown neighborhood to check out Artopia. It was an exciting mish-mash of galleries, installations, performances, and people generally expressing themselves in interesting ways. Where else can you find power tool races, opera singers in an old brewery, and graffiti artists tasked with covering a delivery truck all [...]

Utility Fixture Binge

While out driving for various errands, I took it as an excuse to explore some new neighborhood back-alleys for utility fixtures and see what I could find. The results are in… I uploaded a batch of 26 brand new photos to my growing collection of utility fixtures which now tops 150 images. Followed by plenty [...]

PicLens Abstract Digital Glitch Art

Yesterday I fired up the slick PicLens plugin to play more extensively after only ever seeing videos or over-the-shoulder pieces of it. It really is an awesome plugin and smoothly panned through my various Flickr and Facebook photo feeds and searches. While browsing through some of my historical Flickr stream, I ran across this awesome [...]

Bowling advertising on lopolis

I clearly sold out my blog a while ago, but it still caught me by surprise when I checked my last post and saw this big honkin’ thing at the bottom: Google has done display ads for a while, and it’s also no secret that my most-traffic-getting popular blog post on bowling team names is [...]

Smith Garage Door Accident

Friday evening I was on my way to meet a friend at the bar Smith in our neighborhood and upon rounding the corner I saw a firetruck, ambulance and a large crowd of people gathered outside. As I got closer I noticed there was something not-quite-right about the garage door that usually covers the front. [...]