Posts Tagged ‘marc’

Check out the 16th & 17th seconds of this Hillary Ad

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Spencer talking to Hillary while I look on.

Steadily working on the Turkey Hill Rd Graveyard

Saturday, August 13th, 2005


Originally uploaded by marcn.

The last couple of weekends have been busy, but Griffin and I found some time today to continue documenting the Turkey Hill Graveyard.

We are about 1/4 of the way through with 94 photos and with the school year rapidly approaching, this looks like a multi-year project.

Fathers’ Day 2005

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Fathers’ Day 2005

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Two Rectangles, Vertical Gyrotory Up, Variation III (Chrinitoid @ RPI)

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Two Rectangles, Vertical Gyrotory Up, Variation III (Chrinitoid @ RPI)

Originally uploaded by marcn.

I was tripping down memory lane and dug out some photos from RPI. Here is a fairly
good one of the Chrinitoid I took graduation weekend 1986. Okay, it was taken with one of those cheap-ass Kodak Disc cameras, but hey, there aren’t may photos of it.

Geotagging gravesite: Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Matthew Thornton (1714-1803) New Hampshire graveyard sign

Originally uploaded by marcn.

Geotagging is a way to tag your photos with a latitude/longitude on and have them mapped using Google Maps. just does that.

Basically you add the tags “geotagged“, “geo:lat=xx.xxxx” and “geo:lon=xx.xxxx” to a photo and optionally (but I’ve not see it work otherwise) put a link to in the photo description.

When you click on the link, it will show that photo on a zoomable google map.

This afternoon Griffin and I took some photos around Matthew Thornton’s gravesite. Drill down can you can see the relative location of all the gravestones. Don’t know who Matthew Thornton was?

I’m trying to convince Spencer and Griffin geotagging a cemetery closer to the house would make
a great summer project — using digital camera, GPS, using the PC, helping genealogists, and of course, the possibility of fame — hopefully will be enough to get them interested.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Thursday, November 4th, 2004


I voted

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Around 10am in Merrimack, it took perhaps all of 15 minutes to vote. I’ve put some photos over on

Wendy, doing GOTV (Get Out The Vote) for Kerry/Edwards, has been on the road since 5:30am getting signs out to folks, voter rolls to the poll watchers, names and maps to canvasser.

Busy, busy, busy.

Digital photo of last night’s lunar eclipse

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

This photo I took with an HP 318 digital camera came out much better than
those taken with the SLR.

A coworker said “gee, I just used my timer to take the picture so I don’t have the jitter”. D’oh!

funny NSFW story

Friday, September 17th, 2004

A few weeks ago I was at work reading a blog on Microsoft’s developer’s blog site about some lessons learned on a particular development project. Boring project management stuff really. The second comment was along the lines of:

“Good stuff. I’ve just finished defending my masters paper on this same topic. Click here to read it http://www.some-reasonable-looking-site/lastmeasure”

Bam! Tons of popups, moving, resizing windows, really disturbing porn/violent images all over the place, but the best part was the sound — at the loudest volume — ‘HEY EVERYBODY! I’M LOOKING AT GAY PORN!’ repeated over and over and over.

Fortunately I had headphones on at the time and running Firefox on Linux, so killing it was simple.

Sadly, it appears the MS blogger has removed the comment from his site and I’ve X’ed out the
offending site. However if you are clever with google, you’ll be able to find where it has moved to.

Here is the email I passed on to some (now former) friends….

Subject: Hey everybuddy!

Here is a cool new site. Make sure you have the volume turned way
up — it may be hard to hear.


It works best in a work environment.


Best viewed NOT at work and with the headphones on.

I got the link from one of the comments
of the article “21 Rules of Thumb “ How Microsoft develops its Software”

This is a much more obnoxious version of the previous URL –


Donate blood

Friday, August 13th, 2004

The Red Cross came to work this week and I’ve finally had the nerve to look at the needle while in my arm. Okay, so I had the [phlebotomist]( take the photo and I looked later.

About a inch of needle is in my arm

20+ years of donating and the thought still wigs me out.