Archive for February, 2010

WordPress extension testing

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Just testing some social site integration.  In theory, this will post a note to my facebook page as well as my wildly under used and under followed twitter account.

Maybe one day I’ll incorporate my sad, barren flickr account into the site as well, but for now it remains shunned.  Ok, that’s not entirely true.  I still use it as my dumping ground for roller derby photos.  Like this one:

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But honestly, I like having all of my photos in one place on my own server.  Even if it means I never get a “Super Cool Way Awesome” sparkling animated .gif award from a total stranger for one of my images.


Thursday, February 25th, 2010

No, I haven’t misspelled the old practice of map making.  I’ve been in a photographic slump for quite a while now; nothing seems to spark my interest or make me want to haul out my equipment and search for inspiration.  Maybe it’s the cold, wet weather we’ve been having?  But then, that’s the reason I bought my light tent so many months ago and it’s hardly been out of it’s case.

Maybe it’s something else.

Regardless of what it is, I’ve decided that it’s time to fix it.  Last night the boys were on the receiving end of my new found vigilance.  I’d say they were unhappy about it, but the only way to get a cat to stay in one place is to bribe them with treats.  A couple of Temptations and a few pinces of cat nip and it was time to pose.



There’s a couple more, including a set up shot in the gallery.

ps: after almost a year, my Week 4 photos from Tibet are online now.

Photo Gallery Import

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I’m just in the process of importing all of the albums from my old website ( into the gallery here on

I’m mainly doing so to consolidate all of my photos into one gallery and also to free up my other domain for other persuits. There isn’t much in the way of exciting photos from the older gallery, they’re simply snapshots from that time of my life (predominantly while living in the Caribbean).

Things should be cleaned up soon, and hopefully nothing has broken in the process.

[edit] – Ok, it’s all finished and imported. I think everything rolled over quite smoothly, though I’m sure it helps that both sites are on the same web server.

I’ve also fixed a few style problems that have been plaguing the site for ages, which makes me feel a little better about things.