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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

New York City Visit and Photos

I finally caught up on all the photos I took while visiting New York City last week. Here’s the main batch with the usual assortment of street art, buildings and urban scenes. I also put together a small set of New York City standpipes in the tradition of my ongoing obsession with utility fixtures. And […]

A Merry Christmas from Ed Rondthaler

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! I thought this Christmas card from Ed Rondthaler to my Grandmother was a creative homage to his legacy with language and letters…

Out with the old, in with the new

By now it isn’t really news to most of you that read this, but I decided that it’s time to move on from WhitePages.com. Last Friday was my official last day. It was a great 3 year (and 2 month) run, and I learned a ton. I held three different positions, under 4 or 5 […]

High School Reunions are Weird

A little late on the posting here, but a couple weekends ago I flew back to Connecticut to attend my 10-year high school reunion in a whirlwind of a trip. It was the shortest trip back East I’ve done (flew out Friday, flew back Sunday), and I don’t think I want to do it again […]

Middle-Seat Airplane Etiquette

There is an unwritten rule that if you are the unlucky recipient of a middle seat, as a consolation you get full use of both middle armrests. Unfortunate exception: A polite old grandmother is sitting next to you knitting for the entire flight.

Internationally Published Photographer? Dubai?

About a month ago I got a message on Flickr from a Japanese publishing company, CONEX Asia Network, requesting to use a photo of mine in a business magazine of theirs. Even more surprising was that they wanted to use it for Dubai Business Today which, “focuses on informing Japanese businessmen the various aspects of […]

Allow me to introduce you to Coffee Milk

Having gone to school in Rhode Island, I was exposed to the somewhat odd beverage of Coffee milk. Exactly as Wikipedia describes, it is a syrup-flavored milk similar in consistency to chocolate or strawberry milk. I knew it originated in Rhode Island and was common there, but didn’t realize it was so popular to be […]