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High-resolution multi-stitched inauguration photo

January 31, 2009 | By | Reply More
High-resolution multi-stitched inauguration photo

At Barack Obama’s inauguration, David Bergman kept busy with his robotic camera mount used in tandem with his Canon G10 camera. After the inauguration, he used his Macbook Pro to stitch together the resulting 220 images into one gigantic 2gb tiff file. The resulting 1,474 megapixel image is dramatic and fun to explore. Equally impressive is that the Gigapan camera mount and the G10 camera he used are not expensive–they can both be purchased for less than $1,000 (less than $500 each).

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One more thing about Bush. (He’s not so dumb).

January 23, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
One more thing about Bush. (He’s not so dumb).

I promise I won’t muse any more about Bush for quite a while- unless something really juicy happens. Right now, though, I can’t resist. After a year or more of Bush keeping himself entirely mum and dull, his demise has sparked a mini-flurry of consideration- for me, anyway.  Has everyone seen Bush’s final press conference? Has everyone […]

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To avoid conspiracy kook-ery, Obama retakes oath.

January 22, 2009 | By | 6 Replies More
To avoid conspiracy kook-ery, Obama retakes oath.

After Tuesday’s Inaugural oopsie- now obviously Justice Roberts’ fault- Obama decided to retake the oath of office. I love the term that Greg Craig used when explaining the redo.  “Abundance of caution”.  Read: to keep the conspiracy wingnuts from trying to oust the President on the basis of minutiae. Read: to keep the people who […]

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My relationship with Bush.

January 20, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
My relationship with Bush.

Instead of taking this day to reflect on the Inauguration and the eminent change facing us,  how oh-so different everything is going to be, and every other overstated bit of hopeful drivel with which the internet is still a-buzzing, I’d like to muse on my relationship with the outgoing president. Sure, jabbing at Bush is […]

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The Bush inauguration eight years ago

January 20, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
The Bush inauguration eight years ago

What was on the mind of George W. Bush eight years ago?   This NYT article describes the 2001 inauguration: George Walker Bush was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States today and, in an Inaugural Address that sought to unify the nation after one of the most disputed elections in its history, […]

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Bless us with discomfort . . .

January 19, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Bless us with discomfort . . .

Now here’s a memorable and thoughtful prayer (this link includes the written transcript). It was delivered by Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson as part of the pre-inauguration activities.   As you might recall, Robinson is seen by many as a counter-weight to Obama’s selection of Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation.   According to Crooks and Liars, […]

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