Saturday, December 09, 2006

@ work

@ work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

art movie

art movie, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

pity they dont cater to speed freaks trying to get to work

Friday, December 08, 2006

Today's horrorscope sed:

Try not to get so bogged down in your work that partners and loves ones get the impression that you no longer have any time for them. Your work is important, of course, but what will it mean to you 50 years from now? Put your family first today and every day. Make room in your life for love.

The other day, i started feeling the need...

"If i had more money, things would be better... if i won the lottery.."

Things would be better? Whoa. Stop.

Those thoughts started popping up after 2 weeks of staying late at work. Thoughts of not feeling at peace. Some anger. Tired.

Man, i think im working too hard.

McClint: Remind yourself to have a life.
JPennant: Yeah.

Remember to have a life, man.


The building I work in was described as "grungy" by the recent Business Week article, and the top floors are rented by some up and coming "Web 2.0" organisations.

Naturally, the buzz being generated about these "Web 2.0" orgs is the Dot Com boom 2.0 as Venture Capitalists and Wall Street salivate to shake the money tree again and get rich from some more dotcom madness.

The other night, leaving at around 9pm, the front door was being held open by an employee of one of those organisations to let in a smartly dressed waiter from a high end restaurant delivering hot food.

Brought back memories, as I chatted with the young guy, of my own Dot Com experiences, working at places gripped in pre-IPO madness. Crazy. Killing themselves for supposed riches. The web 2.0 version of the money payoff madness this is to be bought out and absorbed by a bigger organisation.

I came into work the next day, and again I saw a gaggle of tuxedoe'd restaurant folk delivering boxes of food. The lightbulb went off, and I felt a twinge of jealousy. These food deliveries were being paid for by VC's trying to woo the oprganisation to get in on the action, the business week article valuing them at several hundreds of millions, ripe for being bought in this version of the Web 2.0 money madness.

These young folk are having dreams of being millionaires.

Dammit, these guys were coming down to our offices snarfing pizza from us, and now theyre being fed finer food at all hours of the day.

And theyre not sharing. :)

Thursday, December 07, 2006


glimpse, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fact: A thimble of a neutron star would weigh over 100 million tons.

choco pudding

choco pudding, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Holiday lights

Holiday lights, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

party at the bike shop

party at the bike shop, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


bustling, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


reflected, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Victoria Theater

Victoria Theater, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Morning buns

Morning buns, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fact: Human eyes can distinguish 250 different pure colors, 17,000 mixed colors and 300 shades of grey.

@ work

@ work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The servers are my life again.

@ work

@ work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

You gotta say nice things to 'em....

@ work

@ work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Rats nest of wires behind the servers

Monday, December 04, 2006


Tartine, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

the Pizza issue

the Pizza issue, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Size matters

Ok Santa
, it's that time of year again. I want more camera equipment. Yes, I know - Ive bought 4 cameras since December of 2004.

Still, this is what I want:

For sure, these...

- Nikon 18-200mm VR
- Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8
- Nikon 70-200mm VR f/2.8
- Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8

I'd be happy with 3 out of 4.

Yes Nick, i know. Except for the last one, each of them are more expensive than a dSLR camera. Ive come to accept this fact and rationalised the expense of the investment. I want no-excuses pictures from now on.

Speaking of cameras, I want either - or both - of these:

Fuji s3 Pro and the not yet released Fuji s5 Pro. Simply put - bigger is better.

Now, these aren't a must-have, but if they appear in my stocking, you wont hear me complain:

- Nikon D200
- Nikkor 12-24mm VR f/4
- Nikon 80-400mm VR

I'll pick up the flashes, tripods and filters. Deal?

Oh yeah, and throw in some extra batteries for me.
Complicating my budget are the Macs i want.

For sure, Im getting at least one in 2007, as I need one for work and as a production hub.

I'd love a 17" G4 iMac, as I think the design is timeless and compact. But it is already close to being obsolete and not powerful enough to run the Photo software I am going to run.

I'd like a Powerbook Aluminum because - well, just to say I owned one, to tell the truth. So pretty, but again, not as powerful as im going to need. But the cheapest Ive seen them on Craigslist is 800 bux, running for as much as 1500 bux.
Jeez, for THAT kind of cheddar, I may as well step up and buy a new MacBook. Yes, each of those nikon lenses are more expensive than a MacBook, but the lenses will last at least 10 years, the computers wont.

Being in IT, I consider computers disposable and dont like buying new ones.


What i think will happen is that I'll find a good deal on a powerbook, get a used Toshiba and pick up a G4 desktop for home - all the for the price of a new MacBook.


Now I'll have to budget for food.

People I meet

People I meet, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

@ work

@ work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

ginger cookies

ginger cookies, originally uploaded by Itinerant.