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Every now and then great things can happen when you’re swimming in what I’ve now dubbed “hard drive hell.”

Wes and Bootstrap

Like the above shot from 2 years ago when a friend of mine first got Bootstrap, his St. Bernard “puppy.” Dopey puppy faces apparently do wonders for being peeved at hardware issues.

Remember that the next time your sanity is on the line.

See you tomorrow,

D

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Well, I was wrong about the progress. All due to a rookie mistake I’m afraid. See, in my excitement to update everything I completely forgot to pull together updated images!

Kyle Hardwick by David Bickley Photography

Most of the time this is a pretty simple matter of moving files around, but not so on this update. I’ve been annoyed for a while with the inconsistent image quality on here due to the way this site sizes or resizes my images for the main galleries. My biggest goal on this update is to remedy that once and for all, and that requires updating more than just code it seems. All this means that again there will be various outages on the site while I work to change things over. I may even have to carry it over until the next day, but all in all it will still be done fairly quickly.

I’m looking forward to getting it live for you all to see.

See you tomorrow,

D

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Two things today. First we’ll tackle the photo, which I’ve left without a watermark because it’s meant more for a commentary rather than a representation of my work.

Untitled

There was a time in my life, or rather a time in music, where I actually liked rap. The “Run DMC Era,” or simply “the 80’s.” Maybe I’m actually an old man now, who knows…but I miss lyrics (in all music, mind you) that actually meant something. I miss performances that were about more than a bunch of off-key “artists” shouting about how much money they have…and will likely piss away when people stop caring. Rather than groups like “The Fugees” we are stuck with guys like Kanye and groups that perform via whatever Selfie-Show is going on above.

I would ask when art became about ego, but many including myself might respond by saying that in a way it always has been. An expression of the thought that our ideas are too great to let them go unexpressed to the world. More than anything, I just think it’s getting out of hand. If to be truly great means to also have humility…well, I think the mark is being missed a bit.

The second, and far less opinionated thing item, is that this site will be down off and on throughout the day. I will be working to change some things around and make various updates. In all likelihood this update will span a few days but the big changes should be finished in this first pass.

See you tomorrow,

D

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I have to wonder sometimes what the random things that get posted look like to you.

Funko POP Ghost, by David Bickley Photography

In light of that thought, I figure I should explain today’s image a bit. There are toys all over my desk. Not in a “messy” meaning, just…that’s where they are. In whichever spaces aren’t needed for working. I’m a big kid when it comes down to it. Earlier this week the Funko POP version of “Ghost” from “Game of Thrones” was added to the desktop family. Now I just need an actual Dire Wolf, and some sort of protection for Loni’s cat.

See you tomorrow,

D

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