Election results

The sun is shining in Seattle, literally and figurtively as I go through the election results from last night.  I don't usually comment on politics on this site, but I can't really help it right now!

Let's tally the results:

Movin' On Up!

Just a quick note that this website will be in flux over this weekend.  I'm upgrading a whole bunch of stuff and, as usual, tweaking just about everything.

UPDATE: I'm not done yet, but I'm sick of looking at this entry at the top of my home page.  I still need to clean up the Gallery code, but that'll have to wait until later.  For now, I'll un-sticky this entry and hope to clean things up in the next few days.

Great Camera, Lousy Website

While David Pogue was waxing rhapsodic about Nikon's new D90, details about Canon's update to it's popular EOS 5D were already flooding online photography discussion websites.  About four weeks later, it was official.  All of the features that Mr. Pogue was so excited about in the D90 were effectively trumped with 5D Mark II.  It looks like Canon couldn't be beat!

Except by themselves...

Instant Feedback Brings Out Smiles

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What makes a spectacular reportage photo?   Several things: capturing a moment, juxtapositional composition, pehaps a unique point-of-view.  Of those criteria, the last -- the POV -- is most crucial to reportage-style photography.  Often a great point of view shot is ruined by the subject looking straight into the camera.  Think about the shots you see on the front page of the New York Times.

Multiple Sites Using the Same Drupal Install

In a perfect world, you want all your websites to rely on the same code base.  That way a fix for one site is reflected in all the sites you manage.  This holds doubly true when you use any sort of framework software, such as Drupal, as there's nothing worse than going through a dozen different installs and rolling out the same patch over and over again.  Fortunately it is very easy to configure Drupal to run many websites from the same install.

Working with IE6 on Windows Vista - Don't Forget the Firewall

Sorry, it's been a while since I've updating anything on my site.  Like I've said before, no one pays me to work on my own site!  Anyhow, there'll be more stuff coming soon as I've got a bunch of Drupal and jQuery items that I've been wanting to write about.  But until then, here's (yet another) detail that can be overlooked when setting up IE6 on a Virtual PC in a development environment.

Cuba

In early December, 2003, Joanna and I traveled to Cuba. On this page you'll find some vignettes of our trip, which was educational, inspirational, and way too short.