Monthly Archive for February, 2007

Gung hei fat choi! (early)

Last weekend was the second annual Bainbridge Island Chinese New Year celebration, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Chinese Connection. Last year, I went alone (the girls had the flu) and shot some pictures in the rain. This year, the whole family went, it was sunny, and I shot pictures on behalf of the BI Chinese Connection. It turns out the my Flickr set from last year (and scarily enough, this year, already!) are the top hit for the search term “Bainbridge Island Chinese New Year”. Earlier this year one of the organizers discovered this, tracked me down and asked me to shoot for them this year. I was only too happy to oblige. In addition to the Lion Dance and parade which happened last year, this year there was also a collection of traditional Chinese performances on the eve of the celebration. Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s set.

Fire dance

Chinese Opera: "Sword Dance from Farewell my Concubine"

Bainbridge Island Chinese New Year: Cultural Booths

Bainbridge Island Chinese New Year: Cultural Booths

Bainbridge Island Chinese New Year 2007: Lion Dance

Bainbridge Island Chinese New Year 2007: Parade

In keeping with her recent video efforts, Julie also put up some video of the various events.

No PyCon for me…

I won’t be making it to PyCon this year, breaking my three year streak. But at least I won’t have a horrendous getting home from PyCon story this year. In fact, very few people from OSAF will be attending this year. We’ve been planning to do an end-user oriented “Preview” release of Chandler and Cosmo for sometime this spring, and a number of us decided that the best thing that we could do was to stay focused on getting that release done. So while I won’t miss Dallas/Addison, I definitely will miss the chance to connect with folks from all over the Python community. I fully expect to be at OSCON this summer, and back at PyCon in 2008.

A Strobist Wiredfool baby!

Congratulations to Eric and Rose Soroos on the birth of their new baby boy.

Eric has been doing a wonderful series of Strobist inspired pregnancy photos (not safe for work). So if you are into Strobist stuff, you’ll probably want to check them out. I’m sad that the series has come to an end, but I am sure we’ll be seeing a new series soon.

Vote for me?

Thanks to Anita for pointing out that I am on the ballot for Seattle metroblogs. How I got there is anyone’s guess, though.

Since they dubbed me a photographer, here’s a picture:

Refactoring for factuality

A great quote from Patrick Logan’s blog:

Refactoring for factuality, I think he means something more like…

The fuss about Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes = RSS + Prograph + AJAX.

Nicely executed? Yes.
Useful? Yes.
Overhyped after one day? Yes.