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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WordPress: Updatin’ the bloggin’

Yeah, it’s been a few months since I’ve posted much here. Work and life have a tendency to catch up with you. No more boring exposition here, just trying to pick up the pace again… As a kickstart, I updated WordPress to the fancy new version 2.5. The admin interface is much better on the […]

Video Game Playing in the Past 2 Weeks

3 Years of Flickr and 1000 Photos

Somewhere in the midst of uploading bunches of photos from my New York trip, I surpassed 1000 uploaded photos on Flickr. This really isn’t a lot considering I’ve got tens of thousands more that I’ve taken, and many Flickr accounts have a few thousand photos here and there. From the start, I decided to be […]

Freebasing the semantic web?

I’ve seen Freebase.com get some more attention lately as the Alpha invites continue to spread. O’Reilly posted a great walkthrough of an earlier version of Freebase.com here. The discussion that follows in the comments is some insight into the various sides of the “semantic web” debate, and the challenges that come with organizing so much […]

When Web-scraping Doesn’t Cut It

When you search for my name on the “professional search directory” ZoomInfo, you get some very interesting results. My favorite: I’m pretty sure their web crawling/scraping algorithm needs a little tweaking. Somehow they also connected an article about New Hampshire history (circa 1770-1790) which also mentioned a “Captain Chase Taylor”. Again, they might want to […]

My First Google Check

Just the other day I received my very first check from Google. I’ve experimented with AdSense on my site for quite some time now, mainly on the individual post pages. I can’t tell you how much I make, but since I’m only getting my first check now, you can make some guesses (it ain’t much). […]

IA Summit 2007: Vegas, Part II

Finally, here’s my somewhat belated wrap-up of the IA Summit, which I attended in Vegas. The conference was absolutely amazing. I met a ton of interesting people from all over the world, including quite a few Seattleites, and had some great conversations. The workshops and presentations were non-stop brain food, and incredibly inspiring. Slides for […]

IA Summit 2007: Vegas, Part I

I’m currently in Las Vegas attending the 2007 IA Summit. Tons of geeking-out over Information Architecture with a lot of great people… in a crazy, crazy city. The internet connection is incredibly flaky here, otherwise I’d be trying to update more often. I’ll write up some more thoughts and stories when I can. I’ve been […]

How Much Money Did Ze Frank Make?

On Saturday, the epic journey that has been Ze Frank’s The Show, came to an end. With Ze’s final show, he closed out the promised year (minus weekends and holidays) of his daily energetic ramblings. Back in October he added the Gimme Some Candy donation system, where viewers could donate various amounts of money to […]

Let’s Ignite Seattle

Last night I attended the first Ignite Seattle event, hosted by Make magazine and O’Reilly Radar. I took quite a few photos of the bridge-building contest and there are plenty more photos of the bridges and presentations in the Ignite Flickr pool. There was plenty of hot glue flying and some impressive bridges for a […]