finally, it’s spring. or more like summer, but whatever.
Until today I’ve been pretty restrained with downloading apps for my new phone. But I got bored/curious and downloaded a few today, including Retro Camera by Urbian, Inc. I LOVE IT. I had fun today just taking pictures of my workplace; imagine what I could do out in the world! Even though retro-looking photos have been done so much it’s kind of sickening, I can’t help liking the look of them. What I especially appreciate about this app is how the interface changes with each retro camera to make it kinda look like you’re using a different one each time. And it’s just cute how the images hang on a string like in a darkroom.
The app makes sharing photos easy too. I just emailed them to myself (and friends) but you can Facebook them or share via Twitter. The only drawback I’ve found so far is that some of the buttons are small and thus hard to touch accurately on the first try, and the viewfinder window can be a bit tiny. I apologize in advance if I start posting millions of fake polaroids on this blog.
I just checked my notifications on one of my Flickr accounts, and found out that a photo I had been asked to contribute to an online city guide was actually chosen and posted (like 6 months ago). It’s a picture of the Seattle Public Library, and it’s on a page about where to get access to the internet in Seattle. Ha! How appropriate. Here’s the main page for Seattle. This site is weird…apparently you can download their guide books and bookmark places. Actually this is a better description:
We released our first Schmap City Guides in March 2006: initially revised twice a year, our guides are now updated real-time, with local buzz for restaurants and bars from Twitter users, reviews from local residents, local photos from more than 300,000 contributing photographers, plus events, activities and local deals via users of our popular Twitter service.
Real-time guide books: that’s a good idea. I’ll have to check it out more when I activate my NEW SMART PHONE. Woo-hoo, welcome to the 21st century.
I’m in the mood for color this month, and this seemed to go with the back-to-school-ness of my life (click the image to go to its home):
And check out this feature “35 Beautiful examples of Nature Photography“. It’s pretty breathtaking.
i’m always really excited when it’s time to pick a new desktop wallpaper. so i figured why not share in case someone else wants to enjoy? i frequently use the stock photo site sxc.hu because i like the hierarchical categories they offer for browsing. sometimes i use flickr, of course. both of these images came from stock.xchng though.
August wallpaper part 1 (when i was still into summer)
August wallpaper part 2 (when i am eagerly anticipating fall)
note: if you sign up for a free account with stock.xchng you can get large image files that you can use in ways that don’t violate the posted restrictions. like for personal enjoyment.
(C) 150 Physically active people—Identity [sp2010012190]
550 BT Identity (Psychology)
150 Sedentary behavior in children [May Subd Geog] [sp2010012191]
450 UF Child sedentary behavior
450 UF Childhood physical inactivity
450 UF Childhood sedentary behavior
550 BT Child psychology
(C) 150 Vivisection in literature [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010012137]
or how ’bout in movies?
(C) 150 Robotic exoskeletons [May Subd Geog] [sp2010011967]
450 UF Artificial exoskeletons
450 UF Biomechatronic exoskeletons
450 UF Defense exoskeletons
450 UF Exoskeleton suits
450 UF Military exoskeletons
450 UF Powered armor
450 UF Powered exoskeletons
450 UF Wearable exoskeletons
150 Corporate veil [May Subd Geog] [sp 94002192]
* 450 UF Disregard of corporate entity [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
* 450 UF Disregarding the corporate entity
150 Bodies of water in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010010340]
151 Turkey—Imprints [sp2010010950]
150 Windows—Design and construction [sp2010010981]
Amazing that “stuffed foods” is the broader heading. It makes sense, in a weird sort of way.
150 Burritos (Cooking) [May Subd Geog] [sp 91002636]
450 UF Burritos (Cookery) [EARLIER FORM OF HEADING]
550 BT Stuffed foods (Cooking)
(C) 150 Concentration camp inmates as athletes [May Subd Geog] [sp2010011974]
550 BT Athletes
150 Child ragpickers [May Subd Geog] [sp2010011989]
550 BT Ragpickers
(C) 150 Blondes in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010010078]
150 Cell phones in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010012003]
Not sure I really think digital curation is synonymous with digital libraries. One is an action/process, the other is a thing, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
150 Digital libraries [May Subd Geog] [sp 95008857]
* 450 UF Digital curation
Wonder what prompted this change….
150 Library materials [May Subd Geog] [sp 85076704]
* 450 UF Library collections (Materials)
* 550 RT Library resources
150 Library resources [May Subd Geog] [sp 85076716]
* 550 RT Library materials
150 Animal jumping [May Subd Geog] [sp 85005205]
* 450 UF Animal leaping
* 450 UF Jumping behavior in animals
* 450 UF Leaping behavior in animals
Humans jumping animals: “Gaito Loka becomes a man during his initiation ritual, sometimes called cattle jumping. Male friends and relatives hold the animals in place as the jumper runs along their backs. Afterward, the young Hamar man must adhere to a strict diet including blood, milk, and honey until he marries.” – National Geographic
151 Woodward Avenue (Mich.) [sp2010001688]
451 UF M‑1 (Mich.)
451 UF Michigan Highway 1 (Mich.)
550 BT Roads—Michigan
Detroit image from www.oldcitypics.com
150 Guitar and synthesizer music [May Subd Geog] [sp2010000529]
450 UF Synthesizer and guitar music
150 Ninja in popular culture [May Subd Geog] [sp2010001722]
550 BT Popular culture
150 Chinatowns in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010001122]
550 BT Motion pictures
150 Stop‑motion animation films [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010000786]
450 UF Object animation films
450 UF Stop‑action animation films
450 UF Stop‑motion animated films
450 UF Stop‑motion films
550 BT Animated films
vegetables and Star Wars to encourage us to buy organic!
150 History painting [May Subd Geog] [sp2008007183]
680 Here are entered works on narrative painting that depicts several figures enacting a scene usually drawn from classical history or mythology, or from the Bible.
550 BT Painting
150 Bats—Mortality [May Subd Geog] [sp2009010998]
* 550 RT White‑nose syndrome
150 Buildings—War damage [May Subd Geog] [sp 85145172]
* 550 RT Architecture and war
photograph by Donald Weber from “The Lost War” story, via the Black Snapper photography magazine archives
150 Gravity in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2009010556]
from Kaat Van Tiggel’s Flickr photostream
150 Traffic accidents in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2009009535]
550 BT Motion pictures
Weird, overdue, or especially unique headings:
150 Art objects in art [Not Subd Geog] [sp2010001816]
150 Bananas in popular culture [May Subd Geog] CHANGE GEOG [sp2006007645]
* 680 Here are entered works on the representation of bananas in popular culture.
150 Gifted Hawaiian children [May Subd Geog] [sp2010001320]
450 UF Gifted children, Hawaiian
450 UF Hawaiian gifted children
550 BT Gifted children—United States
550 BT Hawaiian children
150 Office buildings—Wales [May Subd Geog] [sp2010001151]
150 Gelatin—Flavor and odor [May Subd Geog] [sp2010000403]
450 UF Gelatin—Odor
550 BT Flavor
550 BT Odors
150 Ruins in motion pictures [Not Subd Geog] [sp2009007969]
* 550 BT Motion pictures
150 Communication in hairdressing [May Subd Geog] [sp2010000047]
550 BT Hairdressing
150 Embassy buildings—Decoration [May Subd Geog] [sp2009011095]
550 BT Decoration and ornament
150 Sex—Anthropological aspects [May Subd Geog] [sp2010000055]
550 BT Anthropology