This year I made my yearly pilgrimage to Macworld to take photos of the latest offering by Apple, Inc. (formerly Apple Computers, Inc.). As part of their announcement the company has changed its name as it expands into product offerings well beyond computers. The centerpiece of todays Keynote speech by Steve Jobs was the demonstration of Apple’s iPhone. I was expecting something neat, but nothing as mind blowin
The second episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released. This is a video podcast and can be viewed or downloaded via iTunes: EXIF and Beyond: Mobius Arch Enjoy and by all means feel free to pass on feedback. This podcast like the last is a little rough, but as more come out I’m hoping they become more refined. Download this episode EXIF and Beyond: Mobius Arch (MP3) Previous podcast episodes can be found at EXI
This went completely under the radar as of late. Federal pressure has the California State Parks and Recreation Commission re-evaluating the wilderness status give to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. To virtually quote Diana Lindsay, the President of the Anza-Borrego Foundation and Institute, this would be the first time in American history that either state or federal wilderness has been de-designated in order to all
Finally some good news is coming out of Washington D.C. in regard to the Arctic Refuge in Alaska. A bipartisan bill is being introduced in the House to permanently designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a permanently protected wilderness area. For those of you that might not be aware of this designating land as “wilderness area” provides the absolute strongest protection possible, even more so t
A new scientific study has been released detailing the cyclic nature of global warming and ice ages. As a former biologist I don’t find this surprising and think its great that concrete analytical data is coming out on the subject. What I found most amazing about this article is the documented historical values of carbon dioxide gas levels calculated in the study. Even though cycles have been present over milli
Another view of the Guggenheim museum in New York city. Unfortunately during my visit they were restoring the exterior of the building so I was relegated to internal photographs. This was taken at 16mm on a Canon 1Ds Mark II.
Over the holidays I had the opportunity to watch Who Killed The Electric Car (IMDB page). I have to admit hearing about this movie conjured the thoughts of hippies, delusional idealists and premature technology being touted as a magic bullet. After watching the movie I felt unbelievably ignorant and regretted the misconceptions I’ve had over the years on this. By the end of the movie I realized how I had been d
This past weekend I had the good fortune of being in Washington state. One of the few day trips I took was out to La Conner. This was an amazing area, but unfortunately the weather was less than ideal. An incoming storm front made it quite difficult to capture much of anything thanks to winds of up to 40 MPH and dark storm clouds. None the less my pursuit of snow geese in the farm fields ended successfully just as I