Photography Travel

BroWeek08: Hour Two

I’m two hours into BroWeek08, and I’ve already (over)eaten my first tasty meal–at the Lake Mills McDonald’s. Those McSkillet burritos are mighty good, I tell you what.

Speaking of being with my brother and McDonald’s, we were just reminiscing about how we used to eat McD’s every Sunday evening and watch “Space 1999” when we were kids. Nobody ever listened to Captain Koenig, poor guy. Current discussion topic: why work sucks. Gotta go!


Recommended: Remember the Milk

Wouldn’t it be great to have one central place to organize all your “to-do’s,” somewhere you could access from any web browser, integrate into your Gmail Inbox view, and even access from an iPhone? That solution is here today in the form of Remember The Milk.

I’ve been using RTM for several weeks now, and it has been fantabulous:

  • I get email reminders and/or SMS text message reminders that have saved my butt on more than one occasion.
  • I can “star” a Gmail message (after installing the RTM Firefox add-in) and a to-do is automatically created in RTM — I’ve been wanting this functionality for a long time.
  • I now have recurring reminders for everything from getting my hair cut to birthdays and anniversaries.
  • I can even set up RTM to work with the Getting Things Done system (okay, using GTD has been on my to-do list for, like, five years, so I guess I’d better add “Actually start using GTD” to my to-do list).

Oh, and did I mention that almost all the functionality of RTM is free?

** Highly recommended **

Family & Friends Music Nathan Photography

Wauwatosa Schools All-City String Festival 2008

There’s a day late and a dollar short, and then there’s two-and-a-half months late and my MasterCard balance.  Me posting pictures last night of Nathan’s April 29 orchestra concert falls squarely in the latter category.

Wauwatosa All-City String Festival 2008 panorama

This particular concert is quite impressive, both the scale (500+ students ALL PLAYING AT THE SAME TIME) and the level of commitment on the part of the teachers and parents to children’s musical education.

The panoramic shot you see here was assembled from five photos using Adobe Photoshop CS3’s “Photomerge” utility.  Not too bad, I think, considering all shots were taken hand-held and not on any kind of tripod-based pano-head assembly.

The full set of photos can be found on my Flickr site.

Christianity Dating

Why Aren’t Christians Dating?

Maybe things have changed in the five years since these articles were published, but if not, uh-oh…

“Why Aren’t Christians Dating?,” by Camerin Courtney

“Why We Think Christians Aren’t Dating”