Whoops, I missed April. I had a headcold. Unlike the one last time, this one lasted a few weeks. I blame sleeping in the same room as a hamster.
Since last time I’ve done some more traveling and am in an extended period of being at home. Well, except for maybe going to MA this weekend but that’s another sort of home. After I travel I usually upload sets of photos to Flickr. I do this despite all the reports of Flickr being basically adrift with a very small staff and a parent company which has been bought by an even more who-cares parent company less than a year ago. I don’t care, I’m going to keep putting photos there until I stop being able to.
One of my photos, the one you see above, actually made Explore. Explore is a thing, algo based I think, where images that are some sort of popular show up. There’s a new Explore every day. A lot of people look at Flickr to just see nice photos and so if a photo “makes Explore” it suddenly gets more traffic. This was true back in the day and it’s still true now. The photos do have a bit of samey-ness to them but it’s still a good place to go look at some neat photos in an ad-free environment. I was surprised that this photo made the cut though. I mean I think t-shirt quilts are cool but I didn’t think they hit some sort of zeitgeist.
So, the photo sets I’ve put online since I last wrote include
- The trip to New York City where you can see the offending hamster. (fun side note: I searched Google to make sure I was spelling hamster right–it’s Hampster if you talk about someone who went to Hampshire College–and it showed me a photo of a guinea pig)
- A trip to MA via Funspot. Jim and I played video games until we were a little sick of them (and hungry) and then I went and read a book on a friend’s couch for days as my sinus infection subsided.
- A really glorious trip I took to Windsor Vermont (on my way home from an early-for-Jessamyn Saturday meeting) where I found this great nature trail and enjoyed getting exercise and breathing through my nose. Also I looked at some weird stuff at their local dented can store: Mister G’s.
So, not much to say but a lot for people to look at. Things are good. Spring is mostly here. I am mostly better and staying put for a little while.