Last weekend, at my nephew’s high school graduation, I looked on with growing puzzlement as a group of his friends paged through a book titled Codex Seraphinianus. The script was alien and has of yet not been deciphered. The layout resembled a primer or mini-encyclopedia explaining basic concepts from an alternate reality. The page numbers […]
I went to the town hall meeting at the Como Park Pavilion Sat. morning, Feb 28, 2009. Senator Ellen Anderson addressed the group then responded to questions and made note of suggestions. Town Hall Meeting, Ellen Anderson from Art Oglesby on Vimeo.
I want to share a technique I just discovered to make photos of small objects appear with no background (only works with white). The object is placed on white paper in the shadow of another object. Two folded pieces of typing paper are placed in the sunbeam to reflect fill lighting from two sides. In […]
Music boxes of all sizes can be heard south of the pavillion at Como Park by Como Lake every year. This year it was the first weekend in June.
I will be going to my 40 year high school reunion next month. The summer of 1967 is featured in the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Their list of the top 40 albums from 1967 illustrates the significance of that year. I did not catch up with that scene until ten years later. Click […]
My friend, Bob, is liquidating his collection of books online. He is using LibraryThing to create a database including title, author, reviews, tags, etc. I really like what his author tagcloud looks like. The more books one has by an author, the bigger the font is for that tag. If you exclude authors from the […]
A friend I grew up with is dying from liver cancer. He has only a few months left to finalize his affairs. One task he has chosen, is to liquidate his collection of books, mostly science fiction. So far he has sold about 10 % of his 3000+ books (via e-bay venders, I think). What […]