King Kong Thong

April 4, 2006

King Kong Thong, originally uploaded by Señor Mark.

edited & replaced on 05/11/05 after good criticism from the savage deleteme tribe. Also a pretty popular bridge to photograph, located in the west end beaches area of Toronto.

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March 15, 2006

43 Best Blogs

March 8, 2006

From 43 Best Blogs Wiki:

Welcome to the 43 Best Blogs Wiki. The following 43 blogs are simply the best. Other ‘best of’ blog lists offer 50 or even 100 ‘best’ blogs, but after painstaking research we have deteremined that there are really only 43 decent blogs at any one time.

Go add yours.

  1. Greetings from Atlanta by Russell Limprecht
  2. In Eighty Days by The TripTie Ruffians
  3. Agylen by Ugo Cei
  4. Boing Boing by Boing Boing crew
  5. The Millions (A Blog About Books) by C. Max Magee
  6. Ross Mayfield’s Weblog by Ross Mayfield
  7. Connecting the Dots by Steve Borsch
  8. What Is New by Lora
  9. Under Odysseus by Eurylochus
  10. pieceofschmidt by andrew schmidt
  11. BASEMENT.ORG by Richard Ziade
  12. SmartMobs by Howard Rheingold
  13. Kaustav’s Kernel by Kaustav Ghoshal
  14. by Florian Beer
  15. alwaysBETA by the alwaysBETA team
  16. Numerabile by Davide De Nova
  17. Watching Washington by Terry Turner
  18. Accentuate the Positive, 2.0 by Ike Pigott
  19. Signal vs. Noise by Matt and Jason
  20. BuzzMachine by Jeff Jarvis
  21. – Ruby and Rails in Holland
  22. Blog Herald by Duncan Riley
  23. Lifehacker – Helping you get things done
  24. Slower by Eliot Shepard
  25. Software Only by Jeff Clavier
  26. Glacial Erratics by Chris Dent
  27. VoIP Watch by Andy Abramson
  28. Emily Chang by Emily Chang
  29. Chartreuse (beta) by Chartreuse
  30. The Huge Entity by The 43rd Entity
  31. VentureBlog by David Hornik
  32. Girlspoke by Meme
  33. Tippling Philosopher by Hobbes
  34. Gapingvoid by Hugh MacLeod
  35. Sleepyhead by Espen Antonsen
  36. The Nuvvo Blog by Dave, John, and the Nuvvo Team
  37. Jon Swift by Jon Swift
  38. Ajaxian by Dion Almaer
  39. miscellaneum by Zon Wakest
  40. Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection by Thomas Hawk
  41. Photo Matt by Matt Mullenweg
  42. Any on Enterprise Software by Any Hayler
  43. Phil Renaud dot com by Phil Renaud, and Jesus.

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Blogbeat, Scoble and Amanda Congdon

March 1, 2006

Well, I was reviewing my blog stats with Blogbeat tonight. I noticed that I got three hits from Google searches on Amanda Congdon Naked. So I did the searches, and I am number one and eight on Google, while Scoble is ten. On Yahoo I am 3 while Scoble is 4. Finally, Robert is 2 and 3 while my Tailrank entry is eight on MSN. I am also number one on Technorati search for Amanda Congdon. Here is my original post on Robert and Amanda.

Incidentally, Blog50 told me Rocketboom is now in High Definition.

Back to Blogbeat. I started my 30 day trial 18 days ago, and I like the service. I really like the incoming and outgoing links, plus there is a cool City Cloud of my visitors. Atlanta is the number one city. Imagine that. When I first signed up, the cost was $6 per month after a 30 day trial. I thought that was high and I also thought I would continue if the price was $2 per month. Well, Jeff Turner called my bluff, and now is offering one year for $24. I just might take him up on that. Jeff is very responsive when I contact him.

Blogbeat is an online service that can tell you all sorts of cool things about your blog, like who’s reading it, what posts they’re reading, what posts are your most popular, what other blogs are talking about you, how people find you, even what links people click on when they visit your blog. Simply register with us in a few simple steps, and you instantly get tons of cool stats on your blog! Everything is done in real-time, so as soon as someone reads a post on your blog, you will know about it.

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Canon EF-S 17 – 55 mm F2.8 IS lens

February 22, 2006
Canon EF-S 17 – 55 mm F2.8 IS lens, originally uploaded by Russell_Reno.

Canon has today announced an interesting new constant aperture ‘digital’ (EF-S) lens. The new EF-S 17 – 55 mm F2.8 IS is designed specifically for the dimensions of a ‘cropped sensor’ (1.6x crop) and hence can be made smaller than a 35 mm equivelant lens. It features a maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout the zoom range which means it’s a faster alternative to other EF-S lenses. On an EOS 30D this lens would provide a 27.2 – 88 mm equivelant field of view. This lens should be available in May for approx. $1150.

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