Month: January 2007

Testing Goodwidgets Photo Stack

I coughed up my two bucks for the pro version of GoodWidget (Stack), and it works great, except I think you need to pay per stack (you can…

Miss Turnstile

Yeah, the title is an On the Town allusion. The photo shown is from a series of turnstile photos by Bill Sullivan. The photos were taken as people…

200+ U-Turns

Google Maps offers the following: Click image for more info.

From Manuscript to Finished Art Book in Four Weeks

I’m writing this from yet another press check. Yes, I put this 144-page full-color, complicated art book together in a single month. I received materials in January and…

NoFollow revisited

Wikipedia announced recently that it is going back to adding the “nofollow” attribute to its outbound links in an attempt to keep people from gaming the system to…

Comments on Getting a Book Published

Reader Rod Clark, who is editor-in-chief of the literary journal Rosebud, left — as a kind of lengthy aside to a comment on another post — some thoughts…

MyBlogLog, yes or no?

Yahoo recently purchased MyBlogLog for $10 million. Some blogs I read have been touting the service. The idea, I guess, is to put a face to the sometimes…

I’ll take that score

I was lucky to get it, I think. Plus, I am awesome. How about you? You know the Bible 85%! Wow! You are awesome! You are a true…

Kissinger confesses, says it really is a case of blood for oil

In a startling admission, Henry Kissinger, writing an op-ed piece in — of all places — the Khaleej Times (Dubai), says: American forces are … in Iraq not…

Free Banksy

Banksy began as a graffiti artist. Much of his early work was stencil-based because that allowed him to complete his projects faster. But in recent years he’s moved…

Eight New Blog Features

Some readers might have noticed that I’ve added a few new features to the blog. Specifically (starting with left sidebar and proceeding to right sidebar): Flickr badge. The…

Boz’s London

Here‘s a cool web feature for lit types. Clicking the map (the image above is a detail) takes you to a section of an 1859 map of London….

Amy Arbus’s NYC in the 80s

The Morning News is showing some of Amy Arbus’s images of New York City fashion, 1980s style. You know, when the city actually had a sort of alternative…

More about StumbleUpon, and stumbly friends

Earlier I mentioned that I was getting a lot of incoming traffic from StumbleUpon (about 1500 visits each of the past few weeks, to be numeric). So I’ve…

Night Canal, Bruges, Belgium, Dec. 20, 2006

For this image from my Bruges in December 2006 photoset (click image for larger view) I lightened and brought out detail in the dark areas using the following…

BibliOdyssey

Another entry for “blogs we love.” I just discovered BlbliOdyssey (“Books, Illustrations, Science, History, Visual Materia Obscura, and Eclectic Bookart”) recently, but it only takes a few minutes…

Merry 2007

How can it not be merry? We are so much smarter than we were a year ago. Just consider the BBC’s list of 100 things we now know…