Saturday, January 13, 2007

MacWorld food prices

MacWorld food prices, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


co-worker, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

bus stop

bus stop, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

FastMac shirt @ MacWorld

FastMac shirt @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Brooklyn Bridge at Dusk 2000

mars: wow you have 13K+ photos in flickr
mars: do you have ONE favorite?
JPennant: yes
mars: which one? old? new?
JPennant: old
mars: ah
mars: that is most certainly a nice one
JPennant: I think i like it because it made me truly realise every moment is unique
mars: when did it become your favorite? after you snapped it or later?
mars: like after 9-11?
JPennant: it was one of my favorites when i took it
JPennant: i had just come from a date with ******** and I was flying high
mars: ah
JPennant: so i walked all the way home to brooklyn from manhattan
JPennant: and as i crossed the bridge i was just taking pictures for the fun of it
JPennant: if you look CLOSELY at that picture, there is something unique about the perspective
mars: its over the road?
JPennant: yup
mars: i always wondered what you did to get that shot
JPennant: i wrapped the wrist strap tight around my hand, stuck it through the wires, held it steady and snapped
JPennant: loved the way it turned out
JPennant: after 9-11, i realised a nice moment in time could never be recreated.
JPennant: before then, I always thought i could recreate almost any shot
JPennant: go back
JPennant: this picture reminds me that you can never really go back.'
JPennant: because every moment is unique
mars: that's a good thing to learn
mars: same goes for life in general
JPennant: yup
JPennant: thats why i take so many pictures
JPennant: of even mundane things
JPennant: seemingly mundane
JPennant: because i know eventually, i'll never see it again
mars: =) nice way to look at it
JPennant: heh
JPennant: thats why I now know the diferrence between "time doesnt last forever" and "time is precious"
JPennant: before that picture, i thought it was the one and the same
JPennant: thats why it is my favorite :-)
mars: i'm glad i asked you
mars: thanks for sharing it
JPennant: youre quite welcome

morning break

JPennant: whats funny is that i see that pic a little differently
mars: how so?
JPennant: its another moment in time pic, but different because
JPennant: i was heading home after a night in manhattan
JPennant: i was probably talking to you from times square that night
mars: probably =)
JPennant: anyway, I was dog tired, the battery was almist dead
mars: grrr...writing a recommendation in 150 words or less is hard!
JPennant: heh, i can only imagine
JPennant: so that picture, i was thinking the night was over
JPennant: but then i saw that scene
JPennant: and so to keep the battery from running down, id take a picture, save it, and then shut down the camera.
JPennant: but, it was a moment in time because things were changing
JPennant: and again, nothing was ever the same again
JPennant: so, it wasnt the end of the night
JPennant: it was the start of a new adventure
mars: were you in NY on 9-11? can't remember
JPennant: Yes and no
JPennant: early morn on 9/11 i was in Manhattan
JPennant: i was talking to you and other folk
JPennant: then at 4:30 am, a voice in my head told me to go home
JPennant: i was gonna go to Dunkin Donuts get some coffee and donuts and go back to the internet cafe
JPennant: and then the voice in my head went and said again .."GO. HOME."
JPennant: so i caught the last bus out of Manhattan to Bayonne
JPennant: at 5:15 am
JPennant: got home at 5:45am 9/11.
JPennant: if i hadnt caught the bus, I wouldve caught the 8am PATH train out of Manhattan
JPennant: where do you think i wouldve caught it?
mars: wtc
JPennant: yup
mars: so glad you listen to your inner voice
JPennant: umm...
mars: sometimes
JPennant: it wasnt my voice
mars: ah...who's voice?
JPennant: dont know
JPennant: Ive only heard that voice a few times in my life
JPennant: its different from my own inner voice
JPennant: it seems to come from everywhere
JPennant: and has a certain BASS to it :-)
JPennant: i told my lil brother about it
JPennant: he was the only one who didnt think i was crazy
JPennant: said it was a higher power telling me to get my black ass home :-)
JPennant: i went to sleep and was wakened at 10 after 11am
JPennant: by the news helicopters
mars: "get my black ass home" haha
mars: very cool
mars: but i'm glad you hear this voice
mars: if only we all were so lucky
JPennant: guess so
JPennant: my take on it is that i wasnt meant to die then, that I have other work to do
JPennant: and Im having fun doing it :-)
JPennant: I believe we choose our paths and then stuff happens
JPennant: we may not choose our destinies, but we do choose our paths
mars: that's a good way to look at it
JPennant: I could be wrong :-)
JPennant: but it makes sense to me
mars: good night jp! thanks for the great convo
JPennant: night m'dear.

iPhone fascination @ MacWorld

iPhone fascination @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

protest @ MacWorld

protest @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

(Workers of SF-based Monster Cable laid off as their jobs are outsourced overseas stage a protest in front of the Moscone Center during MacWorld)

iPhone + Treo @ MacWorld

iPhone + Treo @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

@ MacWorld

@ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Apple TV @ MacWorld

Apple TV @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

@ MacWorld

@ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

(Floating Canon Powershots at the Canon Booth @ MacWorld)

City Halls

City Halls, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

iPhone @ MacWorld

iPhone @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Bo(red) hoodies

Bo(red) hoodies, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

@ MacWorld

@ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nikon @ MacWorld

Nikon @ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Im playing and taking the image with that amazing Nikon 17-55DX lens.

Probably the finest photojournalist's lens made. Even at $1,400.

Lord, I want it bad.

City Hall Lights

City Hall Lights, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

tammyloh @ MacWorld

@ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

After years of knowing each other online, met TammyLoh @ MacWorld.

@ MacWorld

@ MacWorld, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Canon Powershot Underwater

Blogger down.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Inside City Hall

Inside City Hall, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


shh!, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

omg shoes

omg shoes, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

red corner

red corner, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

crab cakes

crab cakes, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Same old story

killed the laptop Thursday night. I watched as the trickle of water from the knocked over bottle glided unerringly to the laptop's achilles.. the hole by the PC slot, where the power plug, power switch, power supply AND video card sit all crowded together. Id say it was less than a quarter of a teaspoon worth of water that entered the laptop through that hole, but it was enough.

After a few seconds, it shut down. I immediately turned it over, let it dry out, and it did boot after an hour - but with no video.

I dont feel like fixing it.

Ugh. At least that night, I slept soundly.

Replacing the laptop. Well, I desultorily searched for new machines, but ...aahhhhh, I couldnt pull the trigger on a new laptop. Im in IT - computers are disposable to me. Id much rather buy a used machine than a new one. So, I didnt. I looked on Craigslist, and for 200 bucks early Saturday morning, I took home a clean Dell C600.

But really, I sorta didnt want to get a machine. I was getting sleep the few days I was without a machine.

I think I have to learn to shut it down and go offline.