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Land of Nuclear Enchantment : My first solo gallery show

Land of Nuclear Enchantment

This summer I took a road trip to my old stomping ground in New Mexico. Along the way I toured some of my favorite places including Los Alamos and shot photos of some beautiful scenery as well as cool nuclear equipment. I have put together a show that includes a juxtaposition between the lovely natural wilderness and the cold technology that has been a key part of the nuclear weapons industry that is peppered throughout said wilderness.

All of the photos were creating using an HDR / Tone-Mapping process and have been printed with my Epson Stylus Pro 3800 on Ultrasmooth Fine Art Matte paper which has an estimated archival life of over 100 years.

The show will be taking place at the Niche Video Art gallery (although there will be no video involved) and the opening is on Thursday during the Downtown Art Walk between noon and 9pm. Please come down and take a look at the prints if you get a chance! Here is the address:

453 S. Spring St. #443 [Google Map]

Los Angeles, CA

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Social Networking Madness : I Can Has Updates?

Over the years I've been using various social networks here and there, but for the most part I've been posting my content directly to this site, eecue.com. I spent a few hours today going through all my profiles and updating my bio, tags, links and whatnot. Here is what I updated my bio to:

Dave Bullock / eecue is the offspring of a photographer and a programmer. He has been sifting through bits on the internet since he was young and along the way has taught himself programming, UNIX and photography. Dave is a frequent contributor to WIRED News and a member of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team. When he's not shooting photos of geeky stuff around Los Angeles, you can usually find him crawling through a cave, out in the desert or rescuing a wayward hiker.

And here is my one liner:

Programmer / Photographer / Admin / Human

And my tags:

programming, photography, downtown los angeles, los angeles, cooking, desert, search and rescue, SAR, electronics, ham radio, microcontrollers, hacking, computer security, wired, photojournalism, hiking

Here is the daunting list of social networking sites I have profiles on, along with a short description of what it is all about. [If you want to join a site that is invite only, let me know and I'll make with an invite]:

  • 43 Things - A fun list sharing sit for goals.
  • Bebo - Bebo is a blogging site, they really need to add RSS importing though.
  • Blip TV - A social video site, which allows you to upload content in HD with no size limit. I use it for both my personal movies and D2LA footage.
  • Delicious - This is a social bookmarking site. I've been using Delicious frequently, and their site posts my links to eecue.com on a daily basis.
  • Digg - Digg is a great social news site, the only problem is that the more friends you have the slower the site loads. SQL optimization time guys!
  • Dopplr - Dopplr is a pretty cool social travel site with very a simple feature-set and interface.
  • Facebook - Facebook is currently the best social network IMHO. It has plenty of great features. Some of the application invites get really annoying, but they recently added a feature to ignore certain apps.
  • Good Reads - GR is a reading list / book list sharing site. My next project is to catalog the hundreds of books I own and upload them to GR and Library Thing.
  • Jaiku - Jaiku is a pretty cool social aggregation site. Although, it seems to have some RSS importing issues right now.
  • JungleScene - JS is a site I run about drum'n'bass and jungle in Los Angeles. It's a fairly active forum site that I started in 1999.
  • Last.FM - Last FM is social music site. I haven't installed the app yet, but I will soon.
  • Library Thing - LT is another book list social site.
  • LinkedIn - Linkedin is a social network for professionals. I have my resume up there, although I'm not currently seeking employment.
  • MeFi - Metafilter is an old school social new site. I've been a member for some time now, but I actually rarely use it anymore. I'll have to check back more often.
  • Ning - Ning is a site creation platform that you can use to build a complete internet community. I wish they would allow you to use 5 character site / user names!
  • Tribe.net - Tribe is a social networking site that some of my hacker friends used. I never really did much with it.
  • Pownce - Pownce is another social network site that you upload files, photos and text to.
  • Xanga - A blogging platform. I'm not sure about this one, will probably kill my account at some point.
  • My Yahoo Profile - Not really a social networking site, but yahoo does allow for a profile.
  • Reddit - Reddit is a cool and simple social news site. Full-disclosure: I am a frequent contributor to WIRED News who's parent company owns Reddit.
  • Slashdot - I used to spend a lot of time on Slashdot, but I mostly just use digg now and my RSS reader. I do still subscribe to an RSS feed from Slashdot.
  • StumbleUpon - SU is one of my new addictions, I can seriously waste hours finding new and cool sites by hitting the stumble button. Unfortunately it only works in Firefox and I've been using Safari since the Leopard updates.
  • Tailrank - Tailrank is a meme aggregator. You feed it an OPML file and it give you a listing of what people are talking about that day.
  • Technorati - Technorati is a massive blog aggregator and link tracker.
  • Twitter - Twitter is a great little site for posting short thoughts online. It's like instant messaging that all your friends can see.
  • Upcoming - Upcoming is a social calendaring site.
  • Vox - Vox is a blogging platform, but also includes cool RSS aggregation features as well as linking to your other social profiles.
  • YouTube - I've only uploaded a couple movies to YouTube, but one of them has over 100,000 views. I need to get an ultracompact digicam that has better video capabilities and use it more often!

Update:

  • Virb - This is a cool site for artists and musicians.
  • Myspace - Totally forgot I had this. I updated my profile, but I don't have any friends. =]
  • Blogger - I've actually had this page since 2002, but I've always just used my own software for blogging. I updated the page with my RSS feed and profile.
  • Naymz : I can't tell if this is really a legit service, but it seems cool enough. Could just be a personal detail data mining site.
  • Yelp - I've been meaning to use Yelp more often.
  • ClaimID - This seems like an interesting aggregator, will have to set it up with my other sites.
  • Mugshot - A social network aggregator that may actually be useful.
  • Profilactive - Another aggregator.
  • Ziki - YASNR
  • Uber - forgot about this one as well.
  • Wink - Seems like an interesting social contact site.
  • LiveJournal - I totally forgot I had this.
  • MyBlogLog - I also forgot I had signed up for this.
  • Deviant Art - I'm going to upload some of my better photos to here at some point
  • Tumblr - Another microfeed site. I think I'm going to write a tool to post to every one of my social sites at once.
  • Twitxr - Scott Beale set this up today so I figured I'd give it a try.
  • Buzznet - I uploaded a few photos here once... someday maybe more.
  • Friend Feed - Another social feed aggregator.

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

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Monday, January 28th, 2008

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iChat Supports /me

When you're using IRC and you want to say that you're doing an action you use the /me command:

/me is posting on my blog

Well iChat now supports this:

iChat Support /me

That's pretty cool!

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Saturday, January 26th, 2008

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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Some Changes to this Site: Side Bar, Comments, Link Posts, Images, Blogs, Share This, Error

Hello Readers! Thanks for following my blog. I hope you've been enjoying my writing and photos over the years. Don't worry, I'm going to keep blogging and shooting! I made some changes to the site last week and last night. Here is a quick rundown of what has changed:

  • Error Page: I have updated my error page to actually be helpful, before it was worthless, but now when you land on it, you'll find it much more helpful.
  • Side Bar: Added blog categories list, added full archives listing, removed login
  • Comments: I have totally removed the comments section from this site. They were hard to use (almost impossible) and spambots spent all day trying to spam them, although they did actually fail, but still. I will be reintroducing comments when I release the next version of this site. If you want to comment on a post, email me and I'll update the post with your comment and a link back to you (link the old boingboing style)
  • del.ico.us Links: As I'm sure you've noticed I've been automatically posting my links from del.ico.us every day. I hope you're enjoying this. Let me know through email either way.
  • Image Layout: I've changed the layout of the image pages by simplifying the interface and moving the album information to below the image. I've also added a share this button.
  • Blogs: I've added a date posted field as well as a share this button.
  • ShareThis: I saw this post on laughing squid and decided to add that functionality to my site. You will find a ShareThis badge on every page now.

Let me know what you think!

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

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Monday, January 21st, 2008

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Leopard Mail.app Bug : BCC w/ Subject

Today I sent out a little update to my friends and contacts about the recent galleries of mine on WIRED News. Unfortunately these emails went out with no Subject. This is due to a bug with Leopard's Mail.app. Basically if you have more than a few hundred addresses in the BCC field, the Subject line gets lost somewhere along the line. Here is a thread on the Apple support forums discussing it. Sorry to all the folks who ended up getting that email twice with no subject! Emails without a subject are a huge pet peeve of mine.

UPDATE 10.5.2 fixes this issue, thanks Apple!

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Saturday, January 19th, 2008

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Glass Shard vs. Dave : Glass Shard Wins

The day before yesterday I dropped a glass bottle on the floor, which I then picked up and vacuumed off the floor. I warned my wife to not walk around barefoot just in case. I should have heeded my own advice. Yesterday I was walking barefoot in my loft and I stepped on a shard of glass which lodged itself deep in the arch of my left foot. I tried to get it out with a pair of fine tweezers I sterilized.

The self-help tweezing didn't work so I called Penelope who came home and she also tried to get it out. With the glass still stuck in my foot we decided to call our doctor. He saw me right away, but said that he wouldn't be able to get it out and to go to the Emergency Room.

The doctor injected the wound with lidocaine and went to work. After about 15 minutes of probing my foot with a pair of sharp tweezers and enlarging the entry hole to about triple its original size she pulled out the shard of glass. It was about 10mm x 9mm x 1mm and quite sharp. I was amazed that piece fit in through the tiny entry hole which was only about 3mm wide. I guess skin is quite stretchy!

The procedure didn't hurt at all thanks to the lidocaine, and I went home without any pain. In the middle of the night the lidocaine wore off and I was awoken by the extreme pain in my foot. I am basically unable to walk, I can sort of hobble and hop, but my foot is extremely sensitive even when I'm laying down. The doctor prescribed me some pain meds, which Penelope is picking up right now.

This weekend I am shooting NAMM for WIRED News, so I have rented a wheel chair. That should be interesting.

UPDATE I've been working from Downtown LA (read: home) today and my foot is feeling much better. Penelope picked up my 'script of Tramadol, but I haven't taken any yet. I think I'll probably pass for now. The pain isn't so bad when I'm just sitting around. She also went out of her way and picked up a wheelchair for me (which WIRED News is footing the bill for) that I'll use to make my way around NAMM tomorrow and Sunday. Hopefully that will work out.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008

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Goodbye Newsfire, Hello Again NetNewsWire

I have been using Newsfire since February of last year. It was the first RSS reader that I've ever paid money for. Newsfire had a good deal of issues that I didn't like. I emailed the Newsfire developer and asked if a bug could be fixed, but he replied that NewsFire wasn't in a development cycle. He wasn't very nice about it either. Anyhow, I had been tempted to go back to NetNewsWire for some time now, but never did because I didn't want to pay for a second RSS reader. Luckily for me NewsGator is now giving away NetNewsWire for free! I have switched back and I am extremely happy so far.

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(tags: pic psk31 ham) Technical description of a PIC-based PSK31 MedFer Beacon Here is the actual code for the PSK31 PIC beacon (tags: psk31 ham PIC)

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2007 HDR Year in Review

Here is a short movie I put together of my HDR photos from this past year:

Note that the images aren't actually in order. If you're interested, the full resolution Quicktime movie can be found here [~100MB].

Update: My friend Steve Kesler asked me how I put this movie together. It was actually pretty straight forward. I just exported the images from my photo management application (LightRoom) and then in Quicktime I selected File > Open Image Sequence. I then selected the first image in that folder. It takes a few minutes to process the images and then I saved and uploaded in to blip.tv.

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(tags: solar renewable nanotech nanosolar) Photoskin : 5mm Thick LCD Display I need one of these. (tags: photoskin thin.lcd lcd wishlist) Tiger Team : Hacker TV Show Some of my friends have been working on this TV show for Court TV for a few years now. The show is coming out in January on both TV and the web. I'm looking forward to it. (tags: hackers tv defcon tiger.team) LOLCat of the Day Ouch! (tags: lolcat)

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Monday, December 24th, 2007

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Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas (or a Happy Holiday if you don't celebrate Christmas) and a Happy New Year. I hope you have had a great year and I wish you the best for 2008. Enjoy your holiday and don't forget to send joy and best wishes to your friends and family.

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