Heady days of the City. San Francisco, 2006; Nikon D100. 

Heady days of the City. San Francisco, 2006; Nikon D100. 

Visions of San Francisco; final of a short series (6 posts). 

(Just some cool shots I’ve dug up from my archives. When I first started playing more seriously with photography, my city was the natural study. It’s not just a cool place to be, but visually very stimulating. Shot with a few different digital cameras, over the course of a few years; I have many hundreds (thousands?) more, but this series is just the few that caught my eye among the thumbnails….)

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"I don’t have any good ideas"

That’s a common mantra among those that say that they want to leap, but haven’t, and aren’t, and won’t.

What they’re actually saying is, “I don’t have any ideas that are guaranteed to work, and not only that, are guaranteed to cause no criticism or moments when I’m sure the whole thing is going to fall apart.”

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Seth Godin, wise as ever, tells it like it is.

To solve this paradox, he wrote a wonderful children’s book for grownups about vulnerability and the creative life

(via explore-blog)

I usually just pass on by and resume my day, but I had to comment, if just for my own edification….

"I don’t have any good ideas" doesn’t necessarily mean "I need guarantees to do anything", and in fact, for me most often means EXACTLY what it says: I don’t have a good idea right now.
I.e., I don’t have something that seems worth pursuing with time and energy because I’m not invested in it. Isn’t that foremost? I’m not ‘feeling’ it, I have no investment, and I lose interest and energy in polishing turds just for the sake of it, and damnit why should I waste time polishing turds when I should just generate ideas until I actually get a good one?
Granted, some might say that it’s the follow-through that makes the idea, and I know all ideas do require development; this isn’t the same thing as simply pursuing all your terrible ideas, however, which the above quote implies….

Visions of San Francisco; fifth of a short series of (six) posts. 

Various cams, various years, various things around town; just going through the archives…..

Visions of San Francisco; fourth of a short series. 

Various cams, various years, various things around town; just going through the archives…..

Don’t be misled by the title. A very important, if perhaps unpleasant, history lesson. 

Necessary communication skills underwater…. ha!!!

Necessary communication skills underwater…. ha!!!

Visions of San Francisco; third of a short series. 

(Just some cool shots I’ve dug up from my archives. When I first started playing more seriously with photography, my city was the natural study. It’s not just a cool place to be, but visually very stimulating. Shot with a few different digital cameras, over the course of a few years; I have many hundreds (thousands?) more, but this series is just the few that caught my eye among the thumbnails….)

tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Telmo Pieper Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

Previously: Everyday Objects Turned Into Creative Illustrations

Brilliant. :P

Visions of San Francisco; second post of a short series. 

Visions of San Francisco; first of a short series. 

Just some cool shots I’ve dug up from my archives. When I first started playing more seriously with photography, my city was the natural study. It’s not just a cool place to be, but visually very stimulating. Shot with a few different digital cameras, over the course of a few years; I have many hundreds (thousands?) more, but this series is just the few that caught my eye among the thumbnails….  :P

Mounties in the summertime; downtown San Francisco. Canon Powershot S410, 2005 - back when that was a solid pocket carryaround cam. 4Mpx! 1.5” display screen! Woot!

Mounties in the summertime; downtown San Francisco. Canon Powershot S410, 2005 - back when that was a solid pocket carryaround cam. 4Mpx! 1.5” display screen! Woot!

metalinjection:

DEVIN TOWNSEND To Host A Ziltoid Musical Show In London Next Year!
Bring me your finest musical. Make it perfect!

Click here for more

Yes.

ajtechknow:

This week on “TechKnow,” we go inside an operating room for the third-ever U.S. surgery to implant the Argus II, a sensor placed directly on the retina that can help people see again. 

One bonus to having such a great team of super-smart contributors: Kosta Grammatis once actually designed a prosthetic eye equipped with a camera for a filmmaker.

Learn more on our site, and watch Saturday on aljazeeraamerica.

And Geordie LaForge was born……