From my Flickr: “Livestock Exchange”

Mr. Holstein was flattered to be invited to sound the ceremonial opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. He was slightly less-flattered when he learned that their regular bell was on the fritz and they just assumed that he would be bringing one of his own, from home, because he’s, you know, a cow.…

From my Flickr: “Half-Anseled”

It’s impossible to come home from Yosemite and not instinctively try to make all of your landscapes look like an Ansel Adams print. Alas, the beard is just the first of many things the master had that I don’t. :) See it here: http://flic.kr/p/FBdRBA

“Religious Liberty”

ALVY: Are you even listening to yourself? And the funny part is…’Religious Liberty’…! You don’t know anything about religious liberty! MAN IN LINE: Oh, really? Well! I’m a former professor of constitutional law. I’m now a lobbyist with a top firm who’s successfully drafted the language that appears in several religious liberty laws that have either been signed…

From my Flickr: “Buds Got Punked”

We got what was likely to be our last snowfall of the season this morning. It’s a nice little joke at the expense of all of the flowers and tree buds that took note of all of the warm weather this month and made the logical conclusion. Today was also the day of another Apple…

From my Flickr: “Tunnel Vision”

Yosemite is a 2-3 hour drive from Fresno, which is the closest airport. As you’d guess, the roadside views as you near your destination become spectacular. I’d been here once before. I saw someone who couldn’t take it any more and stopped his car in a sort of dangerous spot so he could get out…

Photo Dump

Day Three at CocoaConf Yosemite. This is a magnificent conference that inspires a speaker to do his or her very best, both to match the level of the other talks and as an audition for a slot at next year’s. I enjoyed the wet weather during last year’s conference. Yosemite is rocks and trees and…

For Shame!

Greetings from CocoaConf Yosemite, an exceptionally lovely conference for Mac developers taking place at a lodge inside Yosemite National Park. Conferences like this one are a relatively new development. The focus is far away from new APIs and project management. Instead, the speakers tend to spend their 45 minutes talking about how we write software, how we…

From my Flickr: “They’ve got us surrounded!”

Gallery 700 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Filled with American sculpture of the 19th and early 20th century. It’s a photosphere, so please, scroll your away around. Hmm. Harriet Whitworth Frishmuth’s "The Vine" has been blurred out by Google’s photosphere app. Could just be a glitch, but could it be censorship? See it here:…