Archive for the ‘random thoughts’ Category

Yeah, I think I fell behind a little on that Google Reader experiment I tried earlier in the month. Maybe I can get this cleared by the end of the week. Or maybe I’ll just hit ‘read all’ and start over. Anyone out there have good system of keeping track of their news reader on […]


I came home at 10pm tonight from volunteering at the CPOY judging going on all week at school. During that eight hour shift, I saw some really bad photos and some mind-blowing amazing photos. Take a look at the winning photos from sports portfolio [screencast only for now] and portraits, and if you really want […]


(and hopefully both time-saving and informative) Val Hoeppner lead an APME session on free and cheap training and management materials available online, and I had the pleasure actually listening (instead of taking photos) to her discussion. I’ve yet to go through her entire list of goodies, but one that stuck out in my mind as […]


Almost midnight, Monday. This week’s (well, and last week’s too) project for Fundamentals was the classmate project. [cue scary music] We picked names out of a box for a round-robin style photo assignment, where I photographed someone, they photographed someone else, who was photographing someone else, and so on. The goal? Tell this person’s story. […]


I don’t know why I’m procrastinating so much today. Maybe it’s the 32 hours + of gloom and rain we’ve had here. (Although I believe it has stopped raining now, it’s still pretty gloomy.) Or perhaps it’s because I’m in the middle of reading an article for my Mass Media Seminar class that’s so over […]


Grad school is slowly turning my brain into mush and re-organizing the compartments where the goo gets stored for easier access to the newly important information. Or so it feels. For my latest Fundamentals of Photojournalism project, I’ve been feeling a bit apprehensive about shooting. Not necessarily the act of taking photos, but in finding […]


The photojournalism department sponsored a picnic for staff and students tonight out at a local park, Stephens Lake Park. The weather couldn’t have been better – we were originally forecast with 40% thunderstorms and ended up with a cloudless sky all night long. It was nice to meet some of the other photo-j students, although […]


I love twitter.

28Aug09

From across the room: (For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter’s format, read from the bottom up.)


I find it rather amazing that a group of thirty people can be given the same set of information, the same parameters, and manage to write thirty different stories without anyone writing exactly the same words. Boot camp is going well. Last night, I stayed up until 2am with my homework assignment partner, Kristen, while […]


Today, I almost threw my cable modem, wireless router, TiVo, and digital cable box out my sliding glass door. Almost. As I’m sure you now can tell, I’m a tad bit frustrated. The move here went well, and even getting all our items from the truck into the house went smoothly. But then I spent […]