Archive for April, 2008
I have a thing for some of the older photo images, especially some of the ones that were shot for the FSA and other government agencies during the depression era. Lewis Hine, Dorthea Lange, that sort.
Shorpy.com is digging these up and runnning them as a weblog, and at the same time, offering prints. I’ve spent a bit of time in the last few weeks poking around — of course there’s Hine’s Powerhouse Mechanic, but there are a few from Dorthea Lange that I find quite powerful.
This image has just barely enough detail and depth of field to work on screen. I suspect the water droplets and the depth of the flower really conspired to make this tough to grab.No comments
The fire circle continues to yield Morels, Ben found one today, and one was left in the ground to get a bit bigger. We also found a false morel (reported to be poisonous, it’s lobed rather than ribbed) over in the clearing outside the fence. We looked around a bit in the forest, but got too cold before giving up.
Supposedly they come up on warm days after it’s been cold. So far, we’ve had a lot of this cold weather, punctuated by a few nice warm days. we’re up to 6 or 7 morels, including one in the forest that we didn’t harvest before it got old and soggy. I’m hoping that we find a few more before the season is up.No comments
This came in the mail a couple of days ago — a non-descript Dell catalog with more of the latest and greatest in cheap consumer computers. (And displays, but, I order online when the prices are favorable).
This looks like a nice little ad for Windows Security software. Attentive users, clean design. But wait, what’s that laptop? What we have here is a first generation tibook, complete with the paint rubbing off where the user’s wrists rest on the white surround. Oh, and the logo is photoshopped out of it.
I don’t know if this is Dell’s doing, or if it’s something from Trend Micro, but the message here is: It’s not safe to use our products on the net, and if you do, you need something else. And that something else is an old Mac.
I’m guessing here that someone took this as stock photography, and to avoid trademark issues, they surgically removed the big Apple logo on the screen lid. Someone picked it up and used it in the ad, not realizing that it’s a competitor’s laptop. If Dell commissioned it, I just don’t see them saying to just use a mac.No comments
I can never remember this when I’m looking for it.
If you have a signing key (not the primary) and an encryption key (the default key) for gpg, then when you need to sign a new key, the command is:
gpg --default-key ###### --sign-key ######