Thursday, May 31, 2007
When I try to post an image to Blogger from Picasa using BlogThis! it says the photo is a 'localhost' image and doesn't show on the page.
I have searched the newsgroups for a solution to this issue...
I have deleted and reinstalled PicasaI have deleted every cookie, temporary Internet file, I cleaned my apartment, I mowed the lawn.
I have signed out of everything. Google, Gmail, Picasa Web Albums, Blogger, Yahoo, Verizon. I cancelled all my credit cards and got new numbers. I legally changed my name. I closed my bank accounts after withdrawing all my cash. then I signed all back in and changed everything back. After rebooting, mind you. Nothing.
I did not change my graphics card, any power cables, ISP, USB ports, external hard drives or the station on the radio on my desk.
Please, in the name of all that is Holy, I BEG of you, find it in your heart NOT to suggest I do any of these things again. If you have taken the time to read this letter, you must have a soul. I will make donations to a charity of your choice. I will name children after you.
But please please please tell me how to fix this without yanking my chain. If it is broken forever and a discontinued service that Google has changed it's mind about providing but just doesn't feel like making it public, let me know.
I won't tell anyone. I swear.
It'll be just you and me.
No one else.
jkirlin, your lowly and humble photographic servant.
Update: Oooo..there was a solution.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
And then there's Margot the Kindergarten Teacher. Margot would sooner strike me down than have me get a photo of her but practically begs for photos of...well...the more 'interesting' artwork of her students.
Margot kept screaming 'YOU ARE ONLY GETTING PICTURES OF HIS BAAAACK!' So I suggested if she had a better way than sticking a lens down inside his little plastic jug, then BE MY GUEST.
With the grace of a toad lovin' game show hostess, she reaches in and grabs the presumably now flattened toad giving us the only decent image I have of said toad and said Margot.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
What with your free health care, US saving you from one World War after another, and your Government subsidized youth hockey programs.
Thaaaat's right. That's what I said.
Here is the US, you can't get in or out of a WalMart without some youth shaking a coffee can in your face and begging you to help support ________ youth hockey. There are over 17,500 youth hockey teams in Maine alone. All of them bearing coffee cans.
This is where you Euros come in.
No one wants your money even though 1 Euro is now worth about 37 US Dollar thanks to George W Bush. So I had my European friends send me some throw away money which I carry in my LEFT pocket and when the coffee cans come running, I sadly reach in and explain how I'd love to give if only I had more than a few Euros, a kopek, and a handful of Ukrainian subway tokens.
I can barely keep from breaking into song and dance as I make my way back to my car with my $1.37 in change safely stashed in my RIGHT pocket.
Thank you, Europe.
jkirlin, American cheapskate.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Attention Gentle Viewers Tom W and SPK: If you haven't done this, and like anything else cool in Maine you probably have, but it's ONLY 8 BUCKS!! The same sort of trip would cost you 50 out of Bar Harbor. AND I AM TALKING DEER ON THE FREAKING BEACH, BROS! You won't see deer on those stupid Porcupine Islands.
Far more photos than you could ever want of the Captain Henry Lee/Swan's Island Ferry Frenchboro run can be seen here.
Then a second crewmember casually came out and added, "and there's a bald eagle sitting on a rock, get a picture of THAT." So I looked to see where their faces were pointing, stuck my camera over there and snapped away. I ccouldn't see anything. These shots are taken with a 35mm equivelent of 432mm lens.
I THINK the rest of the conversation behind me went something like this: "And there's a fly on the deer's ear", "And the fly's got mites." So I just I pretended that I actually SAW what they were talking about and decided to let them get one over on the photographer...
I'll be damned, they were right.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
These photos represent the next installment of The Thing of the Moment's People at Work Series. The Captain Henry Lee runs between Mount Desert Island and Swans Island and Frenchboro.
The rest of the images (and more than you could possibly want) can be seen here.
The entire People at Work series is here.
All of this gleefully submitted to Macroday: Game
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
You can see the horrible bastards here. They are ghastly and I'm terribly proud of him. Being one to recognize when a gauntlet has been thrown down, however I decided to face my fears and take my OWN spider shots to jealously compete with him. He wins. But now that we have the jealous and aracnophobic parts detailed. Wherein lies the anal retentiveness?
Just look at that chromatic aberration on the spider's left foreleg in the second shot. I hang my head in shame.
(Update: You know, now that I look at his spider again and notice that MINE is on a WEB and EATING what was possibly once a PERSON and his appears to be in a relatively sterile environment like his KITCHEN COUNTER (Ok, not so sterile of en environment at MY house, but still) I can't help but notice on HIS a TAG that reads "Four Foot Spider Model - Made in China") J'accuse!