CNET is reporting that the Bush administration is accelerating Internet surveillance efforts by pushing that Web sites keep records of images and/or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate. Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites It won’t be long before George Orwell vision of Big Brother is a reality… if it’s not already.
The clock is ticking on this years Mavericks surf competition. The time frame for the prestigious surf competition is between early January and the end of March. Only a couple storms have pass through northern California generating big enough surf for the event, but these swells did not align with favorable weather.Â With only a month remaining it leaves big wave surfing fans wondering if there will be a competition
I took this photo of the San Francisco skyline through the Golden Gate Bridge about two weeks ago on a semi-warm afternoon that turned to chilly evening. I was pretty please with how it came out. I think it might be one of the better San Francisco photos I’ve taken in sometime. I suppose that makes it a personal favorite of mine. After posting this on Flickr it would seem I’m not alone in liking this shot
In case you were unaware there has been a lot of controversy around TXU, Texas’ largest utility company, and their plans to build 11 new coal burning power plants. Plants that combined would produce enough greenhouse gases to offset the entire effort made by California’s tough environmental laws. TXU faces a Texas coal rush Today a huge event happened… TXU announced they are being acquired and in th
After holding on to a rental of “An Inconvenient Truth” for 3 weeks I finally got a chance to watch it. I expected it to be depressing, but after watching it I realized the only thing depressing about the movie was not doing anything to address the problem. I have some co-workers that are hung up on Al Gore and have a tough time looking past him. Whether you like Al Gore or not you have to respect the eff
This is something that didn’t get a lot of attention, but it speaks to the resilience of nature when protection is given. Beavers… yes beavers have started to show up in New York City rivers. It’s been 200 years since they were hunted out of existence in the area. Sad when you think that the Beaver is on NYC’s official seal and only now are they making a comeback in the area. Beavers return to
I’ve been posting photos online since 1993 and have been utilizing a variety of online photo forums since 1998. In that time a lot has changed… digital has over taken film and Web 1.0 has given way to Web 2.0. The result has been a boom in photographers taking part in these forums. The advent of social media mixing with photo forums has been very exciting and sites like Yahoo’s Flickr have taken off
It’s early but this is one of my favorite images taken this year. For me the lighting is what makes this shot. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge lit with the Transamerica Building in the background gives a three dimensional feel to an otherwise compressed scene. I thought this was pretty neat, but the next image in this sequence (to be posted soon) surpasses this in my opinion.
My long weekend began and ended the very same way… Blowing bubbles with my dogs. Apparently this is the sure fire way for me to forget my worries and have a good laugh. Seeing my German Shepherd, Zoe, and Jack Russel Terrier, Moe, chase, jump and bite at bubbles is nothing short of comical. Here are a couple images of Zoe in bubble attack mode…