So here it begins. I've tried a few times before
to start something resembling a web log and it
just hasn't worked. I end up writing things that
I could never share because the wrong person would
definitely read it. That's just the way these
things work. But leaving work one spring day I
found my car completely covered in pink flower
petals; the fruit tree under which I had left my
car lost most of its petals in an afternoon
shower. Walking up to my car I thought, "how
beautiful," and the image stuck in my head for the
rest of the day. The idea for a web log based
around or at least loosely on images followed.
First order of business was a source of images.
After playing with the idea of buy a JamCam or
some other cheap and
barelyCompatibleWithMyPowerBook camera, I came
across the Toshiba PDR-2 on eBay. After doing
some research, it seemed like a pretty good deal.
I got it for cheap, and it's a really small camera
that I can keep with me at all times if necessary.
The camera takes grainy,
small pictures that are easy to upload to
my PowerBook. So most of the images you'll see
here are more likely to be visual placeholders, almost
more symbolic than representative. A
brief and lofi capture of bits of my life. It'll
be an experiment. Maybe as I do this more I'll
decide I really want better quality. Maybe I'll
give up in a week.
So here's the first picture I took with my
mini-cam (I got it used, and the previous owner
left a bunch of goofy pictures that I have since
deleted. Some guy at a whiteboard wearing a
sombrero was the best). I'm smiling on the
inside, honestly (I was busy trying to understand
the little LEDs next to my eyeball when I
accidentally snapped a shot).