Sunday, January 28, 2007

PPD 66 - Crackhens

The sad side effect of the little known spread of crack addiction among hens. They've taken to selling their eggs for money, sometimes even in the local grocery stores. Even worse, sometimes they leave their little crack eggs by the side of the road. Sad. So sad.

Taken: Friday, January 26th
Edits: Cropped, brightened

Thursday, January 18, 2007

PPD 65

Goofy subculture at it's best. As far as I can tell it's the God from Monty Pything electrocuting a guitar helf by a skeleton spider. And then there a dragon on the front. Yep, good stuff.

Taken: October 13th, 2006
Edits: Brightened

How Not To Drive In Winter

Apparently some people in Portland, Oregon have no clue how to handle icy roads. For instance, when you're sliding out of control on ice, punching the gas is probably not a good idea. Likewise when you see a giant crowd of crashed cars at the bottom of a hill, you may want to stay at the top. Amazing.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

PPD 64

This is a rather nicely done arch downtown. Personally I'm rather surprised that an architectural feature like this was on that building. Five bonus points if you can guess which one. :)

I also took this picture. I finally decided I liked the first one better, but this one is pretty nice too. It's also a nice example of how a different focus can make for a very different picture.

Taken: Tuesday, January 2nd
Edits: Both are edited quite a bit. The sky was badly overexposed, so I replaced it with sky from another photo. The second one is also sharepened a bit.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

PPD 63

Just a nice reflection of the sunset in the windows of a downtown loft building.

Taken: Wednesday, October 11th 2006
Edits: Sharpened, cropped

Monday, January 08, 2007

So that's what happened to November...

I'm a bit behind here, but NewsGator somewhat recently announced the availability of Newsgator Enterprise OnDemand. NGEOD is basically a hosted, ASP-style version of Newsgator Enterprise Server.

NGEOD is particularly near and dear to my heart because I was personally heavily involved in building it. I spent all of November and a good chunk of December working on it, before it was reorg'd to another group with other developers. Of course, back when I was working on it we just called it NewsGator OnDemand. Perhaps somebody decided that the acronym NGOD was a little too religiously inflammatory. But I kinda liked it -- all must bow down before NGOD! And anyone with purchasing authority must apply for the beta! NGOD commands it!!!!

Goofy Picture Roundup

More random goofy pictures from my last few weeks...

The Black Knight and the Cubicle Zombie seem to have a disability in common. But only a zombie would try to beat you over the head with his own leg. Go zombie! (Thanks to Wendy for the Cubicle Zombies for Christmas)

When our tester went on vacation for a month, we found a replacement. Rita has become a fixture around the office -- most of the office has stopped by the visit. Rita leads quite a busy life, you can read more about it here.

Happy birthday Sherstin!

PPD 62

Anybody can get a reflection off of a lake. It takes someone truly desperate for a picture to get one off a wet street. But I still like it. Us city dwellers have to find beauty where we can.

Taken: Tuesday, January 2nd
Edits: None

PPD 61 - Misunderstood

This intriguing little scrawl is in the snow next to Welton Ave. I wish I knew who wrote it and why. There was no other writing nearby, no other clues. What do you think?

Taken: Monday, January 8th
Edits: None