Aunt Jemima ad with recipe for Bacon Strip Pancakes

Aunt Jemima ad with recipe for Bacon Strip Pancakes

Originally uploaded by Look Homeward, Harlot

Mmmm… making these tomorrow – gotta try ‘em!

Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain

Powerful message from bestselling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin about finishing what you start.  Original post here from


Before & After: Old Truck

My friend Annalivia has a great photoblog site where she’s been showcasing before and after work using Photoshop.  I loved looking at the things she’s done making her great photos even better.  This inspired me to tinker a bit as well.

I chose a shot from sledding in February at Joie’s Uncle’s ranch. To the left, you see the top photo, which is the original file, the bottom is the photoshopped file.

The knockout / cropping here is shoddy, but not bad for :15 or so of work. I munged saving my file, so probably won’t redo this more crisply on the knockout, but aside from that, pretty happy with it!

129 Zipgun Gloucester Gluck

129 Zipgun Gloucester Gluck

Originally uploaded by Ape Lad

Someone I know has started signing off in their email messages to me as “Zipgun Gloucester Gluck”.

Since I’ve no idea what that is, I Googled it. That didn’t help me much. It did leave me to this cool photo illustration.

Enjoy – and if you know what Zipgun Gloucester Gluck means, let me know!

No Facebook?


So, I’m in Boston, at a reasonable hotel – the John Hancock Conference Center. The WiFi for rooms here is busted – understandable to some degree – these old buildings must be tough to retrofit. That said, I have a signal booster or hotspot on the wall *right outside my room* yet I can’t get on the network. Ugh.

So, I’m in the business center. Fine. Aside from not being able to sit here in my skivvies if I want… I do my work email, etc… and then I go to check facebook – uh… what? No Facebook allowed? Why?

Maybe it is just too late but I don’t get it. It isn’t an adult or offensive material thing. Bandwidth maybe? Hmmm… I’ve heard of no wifi, or wifi trouble, but selective filtering of social network sites – is that customer friendly? Sorry JHC, I probably won’t be coming back. That’s just weird.