June 22nd, 2003

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I remember reading, back in the 80's (I think it was Time Magazine), that thoe whole punk look came about in England to keep people unemployed. You see, England apparrently (at the time) had good unemployment benifits. All you had to do was apply for jobs and not get them. The crowd that listened to punk music decided to take advantage of this, and they created a look that would keep them from getting work so the could stay on the dole. I have a punk friend from collage, and feels the world is evil for making it hard to get a job looking like a punk. I don't think he realizes that was the point of the look. Either way, I wish him luck.

In other news, I have a couple different software packages for photomosaics. Luckly I have a huge image archive to do the mosaics. The down side, is I need to go find all the pictures with naughty stuff, and not include them, so I don't embarrass myself or others by mistake. The first package, metapixel, seems to be fastest, and is commandline based, and delievers corrupted output. The other package is JImageMosaic. It's slow, writen in Java, but seems to work. My one complaint is they seem to just pixelize the source image. The it averages the color of each image of the library of images and trys to match each mega pixel in the source image ot the a picture in the library with about the same color average. They really need to take it a step further and look at where the colors in the images are, to try to more accurrately match the shapes in the images. But that would take forever and a day to process. I just wish they offered it as an option.
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Okay, Anne (alwaysbecoming) told me what she knows about me, so I'm responding with stuff to fill gaps. If you want to add more you know about me, I will try to fill in more gaps.

Okay... I'll do ten, and then I'll try to do another ten for the next respondent. :-)

  1. I'm 31, not 30.
  2. I love hiking. But rarely get out (lacking a hiking partner and all).
  3. About the only types of music I dislike are country western with extra twangt voices and guitars, and chinese opera.
  4. I love cars.
  5. I love pets, but generally just the ones that are furry, recognize you, and show affection.
  6. I love stupid movies. That doesn't mean I dislike other movies. It just means I spend a lot of time thinking, and I like movies that let me rest my brain.
  7. I wish I had musical skill, but I lack the disipline to practice.
  8. I've had dreams come true. Like when I was in elementary school, I dreams about being in thiis weird class, with an asian woman teaching, and some kids with t-shirt for this band called RAT, that I had never heard of. The next year I was in middle school, my home room teach was an asian woman, and there we RAT fans in my class, and the room had these tall skinny windows with weird buttresses coming out to help support the upper floors. I've had a lot of dreams like that.
  9. I enjoy experimenting and doing new and different things, but for my exporative nature, I loath/fear doing things alone.
  10. My only two general food dislikes (though there have been times I have actually enjoyed both of them) are curry and tofu.
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An oregon photography complaint...

The air here is so laden with moisture that there is a perpetual haze. It's not polution, just water. The bothersome part is, any picture I take that includes the horizon will look like the skies are grey, when they are not. At least it's not smog.