Project 365

For the past week I’ve been participating in Project 365 with Frédéric Wenzel (who was the first I saw to blog the idea) and Mike Morgan among others.

Unlike many who are doing it purely for the love of photography for me it seemed like an interesting way to force myself to either look for something interesting/odd/unique/interesting each day, or to go out and find something that would be worth while. Perhaps walk a slightly different route to work, or just notice what I always overlook in the rush of life.

Unlike many I’m also doing it mostly with my standard issue iPhone 4 vs. a fancy $1,000 camera and several hundred dollars worth of lenses. This adds a pretty interesting challenge (low light is tough) but also makes it a bit more easy to just reach in my pocket when opportunity arises.

Week one is done, week two is now under way. I can’t say for certain I’ll last 365 days (that’s a LOOOONG time), or even finish the month.

I will allow myself to hit the archives of photos I have for some days, though I’ll try not to do that too often. I’ve actually got some pretty interesting things just sitting around that I’ve yet to actually publish. They will just get sprinkled in.

As a bonus, I’ve been using this as an opportunity to learn a bit more about post-processing photos.

They are all published to Flickr and so far to this blog. I’ve yet to decide if I will blog them all or just select ones. If anyone has an opinion let me know.

Project Naming

It’s long been a tradition to name products, revisions, and milestones. We’ve all done it. We all still do it. Sometimes the names are rather boring “Longhorn”, sometimes a bit more creative. Looking at the Firefox roadmap tonight I noticed ben recently updated it so that Deer Park 1.1 alpha is Strippenkaart (Dutch transportation ticket, presumably influenced by the recent Xtech convention) [Google Link | Wikipedia (nl)]. Having spent quite a bit of time in Holland on family vacations (my mothers Dutch), I read it a bit more literally initially, than as a usual product name. Rather strange.

The phrase “Chicken Cutlet” has a rather different meaning in Dutch than in english though.

Project names are fun aren’t they?

And no, I don’t speak Dutch despite all that travel. I’ll recognize a word or two, that’s about it.