Comments welcome

Today I discovered a cool piece of photoblogging software, PixelPost. I was looking for something taylored more towards a photoblog than the ghetto-rigged thing I was running from movable type. You can now leave comments on my photos, so go do that…now. Well…not on the photos of course, but about the photos. I’m going to try to have an actual description or at least a title for each photo from now on. I’ll also have EXIF data if you’re geeky enough to care. The contents definately settled during transit and a few pictures are not there anymore, but the transition was pretty painless.

Posted by ryan on April 26, 2005

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Early Birthday

My birthday is not until June, but having no camera is no soup for me, so I replaced my deceased camera with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P150. I took the picture above this post with the camera and I love it. Not in an if-i-had-not-met-Hope-I-might-marry-it kind of way of course, but you know what I mean. It is so great it can even take self portraits, which you can see in the photos section. And it doesn’t eat batteries, it savors them like a piece of hard candy. Also, it has a manual mode which does not give a great amount of control over aperature or focus, but lets me be pretty specific about the shutter speed. In all honesty, it’s a point an click so I’m not really sure how much manual focusing I would have done and the aperature range is not that great on small cameras like this anyway, so only being able to choose between the extremes is good enough for me. I mainly just wanted the shutter speed and iso control so I could play with light effects, especially at night. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a great take-me-everywhere camera.

Posted by ryan on April 23, 2005

Googlefight

I don’t have a list of recently visited sites, but if I did this would be on it. Visit Google Fight.

Posted by ryan on April 22, 2005

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Gone but not forgotten

I knew this day was coming, but I didn’t know it would be so soon. I was hoping you would hold out a little longer. I know towards the end I did not treat you right, and for that I’m sorry. I know told you I didn’t like you and secretly hoped to replace you, but you were as good as you could be. You would try so hard to please me… until you were exhausted with no energy to keep on trying. Now you are gone. I didn’t want it to end like this. You weren’t the best but you were always there for me. I will miss you…

Ok, now that you are probably getting really worried…my camera died today. 🙁 A moment of silence please…

Posted by ryan on April 21, 2005

I repeat, I am not a geek…

… but Safari 1.3 is the bomb, and it’s only going to get better in Tiger. I’m sure you are asking yourself, why have I chosen this day to proclaim the awesomeness of a web browser? Two things happened today. I found WebDevAdditions over on Pimp my Safari and Apple released Safari 1.3 in their latest OS X update. The functionality provided by WebDevAdditions is the main reason I still used Firefox when developing, even though it’s slow as butt on the mac. And the only other thing that really annoyed me about Safari was the rendering speed. It might not even have been the speed as much as the way it rendered pages. Even when browsing pages on the same site, with common elements, the entire page would go away before being rerendered leaving me with a blank white page for a short time in between loads. This is akin to black screen you get when you change the channels on tv. Most of the time you don’t notice it or it’s slightly annoying, but at night, when you have all the lights out, it really starts to mess with your eyes. Well, Safari was the same way before now. Most of the time, I was only slightly annoyed, but when I am developing a website, I really need the crisp rendering like Camino gives me. I might be trying to tweek a layout and just want to shift things a little bit and see if I like it or even if it worked. In Camino, I could see the shift when I refreshed but in Safari, there was that wonderful white screen that took away my reference.

Anyway, Safari is now AWESOME and everything is faster than fast!

Posted by ryan on April 16, 2005

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Heat up my pizza

Did you know filemeaway.com raps? I didn’t either but I have proof.

lyrics by: http://www.filemeaway.com
css media all
link background wall
padding px px
world of fords next
i declare myself
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as i am
me a li li graham

on a technology issue
li a href tissue
heat up my pizza
ul li a k
main content li list
into mountainsides very twist
images background
in the towel it took vi

WWW DOT FILEMEAWAY DOT COM IN THA HOUSE
WWW DOT FILEMEAWAY DOT COM IN THA HOUSE
WWW DOT FILEMEAWAY DOT COM IN THA HOUSE
WWW DOT FILEMEAWAY DOT COM

HOLY CRAP!!! My site raps too!

lyrics by: http://ryaninselmann.com
this for stats link
href http rethink
sleep only
en http www
it is and so
image url though
photographing everything but the camera
i ve already

postponed was i mad you
rel archives title august href ru
it s five
p i liked to think
sidebar h background image
search vault flea
com wp wp login php
recommend it to you any ddt

RYANINSELMANN DOT COM IN THA HOUSE
RYANINSELMANN DOT COM IN THA HOUSE
RYANINSELMANN DOT COM IN THA HOUSE
RYANINSELMANN DOT COM

I especially like the line “photographing everything but the camera.” Hope questioned the randomness of this rap. To see if your website raps too, check out HTTP in tha House.

Posted by ryan on April 16, 2005

I’d Rather Dance With You

You have to check out the Kings of Convenience video, I’d Rather Dance With You. It is strangely wonderful in a sort of Napoleon Dynamite kind of way. I promise if you watch it all the way through, you will thank me. I’ll even make you a guarantee. If you don’t like it, then I won’t recommend it to you any more.

Posted by ryan on April 8, 2005

Pleasing the readers

It seems that my readership has doubled in a very short time, which I am very pleased about. Now my mother and my wife read my little blog. It’s good that my wife has become a regular visitor, for multiple reasons. One is the previously mentioned doubling of my regular traffic. The other reason is that things which would normally annoy her have magically become funny when she reads them on my blog. This is a most unexpected but very desirable result. I think I will experiment to see if a similarly desirable result occurs with requests.

Honey, may I buy a Canon 20D camera for $1500?

There, now I will wait and watch this little website work its magic.

Posted by ryan on April 3, 2005