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And they call this a walk in the park…

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And they call this a walk in the park…
Computer Batteries

Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken just inside the 72nd Street entrance, on the west side of Central Park. It seems that the bored-looking nurse had taken her elderly patient out for a "walk" in the park…

Note: this photo was published as an illustration in an undated (May 2010) Squidoo blog titled "Wheelchair Wheels." It was also published in a Jun 6, 2011 blog titled "How Wheel Chair Quality Has Improved Over the Years."

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

A New York family
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was on the east side of Broadway, between 73rd and 74th Street, as I was walking north; the Beacon Theater is in the background. I was inclined to take this picture primarily because I thought the young girl was rather picturesque as she rode on her father’s shoulders … and I didn’t even notice the exotic, and asymmetric, tattoos, on her mother’s arms.

You can’t help wondering what their "story" is. They may be simple, ordinary folks — or they may be trapeze artists in a local circus, or rock musicians playing a gig at the Beacon Theater. I doubt that I’ll ever see them again, so I’ll never know…

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Nokia N900 Call Blocker – Install Guide – HD

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Call Blocking App/Script for the Nokia N900! Please comment – Rate – Subscribe :) Instructions —————- Step 1. Open the App Manager, click on the title Application manager, then on the button Application catalogues, then click on New. Fill the new repository data with the information below and click Save. Catalogue name: Maemo Extras-Devel Web address: repository.maemo.org Distribution: fremantle Components: free non-free Step 2. Tap/press on Download button then search and install maemo-python-device-env to install python. Step 3. Open notepad or any simple txt editor on ur pc and enter in the telephone numbers you would like to block, for example: 07………. 0161…….. You can have as many as you like in there. jst press enter after every number you type. Then save the file as BlockedCallers.txt Step 4. Download the callblocker script file here: www.mynokiaworld.com Extract the zip file, there will only be 1 file in there. Now copy callblock.py and BlockedCallers.txt into the root of N900. Then simply run X Terminal on the N900 and type in the following commands: Root (press enter) python /home/user/MyDocs/callblock.py & (press enter) If you didnt get any error messages then u have done it correctly an it shud be working. Now just test it! :) Any problems then let me know and ill do my best to help.
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