Hey dudes and dudettes,
The other night I was looking through old archive stuff from computers’ past, and I came across a folder with some photos in it. A lot of photos, actually. In fact, it contained EVERY photo I’ve posted on my blog for 3 years. I’m calling this project: EVERY PHOTO I HAVE POSTED FROM OCTOBER 15, 2003 – DECEMBER 16, 2005. Clever, I know. I’m almost positive that these are all pictures that I posted back on the ol’ Conclave Project. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the group blog us Iowans had before Shambot came along.
So, now I’m trying to figure out a way to put all of these photos onto a website so everyone can look back and enjoy the memories. Did I mention there are 835 photos? I didn’t? Well, there are. That’s about a 1 picture per day average, which is pretty impressive if I do say so myself. It makes me sad that I don’t have a camera now to post one picture every day. IMAGINE ALL THE PICTURES OF CATS!! I would have to physically try to NOT take pictures of cats, which I’m not sure I’m entirely capable of.
Well regardless, I’m probably going to have to figure out Automator or find some way to… automate the building of the website, because hand-coding 835 images is not something I would like to do. But damn, it would be rewarding… maybe I will do it by hand…
Well, I did it: ALL PHOTOS
I used iWeb (sorry, Joel), and it was disturbingly easy. It’s not pretty or anything, but it’s functional, and that’s all that matters. I had to split it up into two pages, which you can navigate to at the top of the site. They’re all in chronological order, which I had to do by dragging them in one by one. For some reason when I drug in more than one, it would make up some arbitrary order to put them in. It’s also got some fancy slideshow navigation business that was built in to iWeb. I commend anyone who can sit through all 835 pictures. I think it might be a little over an hour.
So yesterday, I came home from work to find Bill and Emma recording trivial pursuit questions. Apparently you can film your own questions and submit them online for a chance to be on the game show (there is a Trivial Pursuit Game Show, for those of you who don’t know). And so, we filmed them. And then I edited together our attempts!
It’s almost lunch time, and you know what that means! THAT’S WHEN I LOOK AT FOOD BLOGS!!!!? On Serious Eats, I found a good comic about eating at a fancy restaurant:
(Click on it! It’s much longer than three panels.)
Now I realize how un-fancy all of the restaurants I previously thought were fancy… are. That is a difficult sentence. ANYWAY, I really want to go to a REAL fancy restaurant now.
Okay, I have another time-waster:
Play with sand! SO COOL! I just wasted the past 45 minutes playing with it…
… but there are always bloopers to enjoy:
Today, I digitized a movie called The Werewolf vs Vampire Woman, but I didn’t get to watch it because I was busy doing something else. HOW WILL I KNOW WHO WINS!?
I was on Serious Eats today (an awesome food blog that always makes me hungry), and they posted this video:
It makes me want a Baconator…
Also, right now, I’m digitizing Lucha Libré fights. Mexican pro wrestling is weird, but not all that different than american pro wrestling.
Hey! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so here’s a music video for that song that Bill just posted!
In other news, I got a job! I’m the Digital Video Capture Assistant at Cine-O-Matic. It’s by the Walker, which means I can pack a lunch to eat in the sculpture garden! BONUS!! Other bonuses include: healthcare, and one week of paid vacation every 6 months. Also, it’s within walking distance of my house, which is awesome. Also, for those of you who don’t know, I got an iPhone! So I periodically upload some photos to my Flickr page.
Hopefully I will post more video stuff. I just need to get myself a little video camera, or people just need to give me stuff to edit. Either or.
It’s time for lunch!