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Possibly the only pipe-smoker in all of New York

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Possibly the only pipe-smoker in all of New York
Computer Batteries

Image by Ed Yourdon
Seriously, when is the last time you saw anyone smoking a pipe in New York City? Or anywhere else, for that matter?

Note: this photo was published in a Feb 7, 2011 blog titled "Top 5 Advantages Of Stopping Smoking."

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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.

Nap-time
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Okay, so it’s lunch-time, and it’s a nice day; I’m not surprised to see people enjoying a peaceful snooze during their lunch break. But it’s hard to imagine that the guy on the left has really found a comfortable position …

This was taken on Central Park West, at about 74th Street; Central Park is in the background.

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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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these are the only real scratches

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these are the only real scratches
Laptop Battery

Image by Duncan Rawlinson
This is the best small laptop ever made!

It’s 100% functional and the batteries last for at least 3 hours on a charge.

1.33 GHZ
1.25 GB RAM (maxed out)
60 GB hard drive
Superdrive (DVD/CD burner)

Also included:
Extra battery

I have uploaded some photos of it here:
flickr.com/photos/thelastminute/sets/72157594514586917/

The rest of the specs are here:
support.apple.com/specs/powerbook/PowerBook_G4_12-inch_1_…

Thanks!


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GeekBeat.TV – Charge Batteries in Only Two Minutes!! GB160

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Very shiny finish, only very light surface scratches (barely visible)

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Very shiny finish, only very light surface scratches (barely visible)
Laptop Battery

Image by lloydi
iBook – 14" G4 for sale, in *excellent condition*. Good battery, all full working order, fresh install of Tiger. Check the photos in this set for more info; drop me a line if you want any more info

About this mac – OS X 10.4.11, 1.33 GHz G4, 768 MB Ram
Laptop Battery

Image by lloydi
iBook – 14" G4 for sale, in *excellent condition*. Good battery, all full working order, fresh install of Tiger. Check the photos in this set for more info; drop me a line if you want any more info

60gb hard drive – 50 gb spare plus all other specs
Laptop Battery

Image by lloydi
iBook – 14" G4 for sale, in *excellent condition*. Good battery, all full working order, fresh install of Tiger. Check the photos in this set for more info; drop me a line if you want any more info


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