Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
To celebrate the release of yet another version of Broken Windows® Complete With Security Holes, I thought I would release my own new version of Windows.
My version of Windows® comes with holes and if you are depending upon it for security then you have a problem.
I suspect that Windows Vista® will have the same problem as other versions and there will be fixes and updates galore.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:35 PM
Monday, January 29, 2007
I was looking for a photograph to illustrate what my brain feels like. That is the best that I could do without my brain actually exploding.
The pain comes and goes with some nausea. It feels like my head has been split and a cool breeze wafts in upon my exposed brain.
This is a result of the air in this fine city. It is thick today. It has been for a few days.
Is it time to head for the clean air of Horsefly?
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:33 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Wandering about with my camera has taught me several things one of which is "Look up. Look down."
It is amazing what you see when you look down. Patterned floors (as above), interesting ceilings, trees, buildings.
The world can seem a very drab place at times but by simply changing the direction of your attention you canfind beautiful treasures.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:56 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I have been gazing at the sky recently looking for the warm sunshine. I often see the sun but the warm sunshine seems to be missing. It has somehow been avoiding me.
The birds that I see are the winter birds; they are the birds that hang around all year too stubborn to go south with the warmth.
When will the warm weather birds return? I am impatient.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:56 PM
Friday, January 26, 2007
How did casinos become so important in our culture? There are addicted people who spend their lives waiting to get back to the casino, waiting to play with those machines. They suffer withdrawal when away. They lose huge amounts of money being entertained my a pushing buttons on a machine.
I don't understand it.
I was going to write about this the other day but my Internet Service Provider was down and I could not connect. I was hopping mad. After all I pay a lot of money every month for this super high speed connection. Every couple of minutes I tried to connect. I was going crazy. It went on for hours.
I just wanted to write about those people with addictions to entertainment technology.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 3:02 PM
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
A slight rainfall with the sun hidden by dark clouds. A power failure happens; I go for a short walk downtown. The world seems to tilt on its axis; I think about the past, the future. I avoid the present.
I like the differing colours in the photograph which are enhanced by the differing textures. And, of course, I am enamoured with diagonal angles. Don't know why. I just am.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 5:59 PM
Monday, January 22, 2007
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Saturday, January 20, 2007
It is really odd to look at photographs of people shot many years ago and to think "That person is old now. She is probably a grandmother."
In my mind, she still looks young with those cute freckles, the smile, the sense of humour.
I do understand that people change. Believe me. After all, I do own a mirror.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:35 PM
Friday, January 19, 2007
I love photography. I also love theatre. This picture from The Importance of Being Earnest (which I humbly admit to having directed) is an absolutely marvelous play. It was written well over 100 years ago but is a timeless play.
Oscar Wilde, the playwright, was a genius with words.
I advise you to read the script.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:20 PM
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Some people have way too much money. Or they think they do. This bike is all chrome (except for the plastic bits). Shiny. Very, well, almost pretty. Not quite the image of the tough biker.
It was sitting in a local business.
The original owner ran out of money and the business took the bike. I guess they didn't have as much money as they thought.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 3:40 PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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Friday, January 12, 2007
I am a self-acknowledged idiot but I think that I can change that. The being an idiot part, not the self acknowledged part. I think that there comes a time in every person's life when it is time to quit doing those really stupid things and get on with living. It seems like an easy concept after all I have seen other people who never seem to do idiotic things.
Of course, maybe they do but I don't notice because I am so self-involved with my own idiocy.
Maybe everyone is an idiot to some degree.
Maybe that is just the way of life.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:34 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Do you believe in love at first sight? Meet this little girl and you will be a convert. She is lovable in every way. Click on the picture for a larger version and you will see just how cute she is, too.
My niece's daughter is the perfect little girl.
And she gives good kisses.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 4:11 PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
It has happened. I am a free man. I have escaped the bonds of the evil empire. Done. Finished.
Now I need a change in style. A new freedom style. Toss off the clothing of serfdom and rise up in new garb of freedom.
Maybe a stylish hat worn at a jaunty angle.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:57 PM
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
How do you know who someone is? You meet people and assume that you know things about them but what is inside? What is the driving force? What are their dreams?
I have known people who seem to have a wonderful life but it is not all that I thought it to be. I thought they were average people but did not see the hidden generosity. The unknown abilities. The art of their existance.
I have met remarkable people during my life. I lost contact with many but have found more remarkable people along the way.
The world has an endless supply, it seems.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 8:04 PM
Monday, January 08, 2007
I remember looking at this flower thinking that the shape was so attractive especially with the contrasting shadows but it didn't gain any real special look photographically until I removed the colour.
The colour was a distraction. It drew the eye away from the texture. The real beauty.
Sometimes it would be nice if the world could have its colour turned off so that we can appreciate the beauty around us even more.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:50 PM
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Why are my glasses always dirty? I clean them and put them on and within 5 minutes they are filthy once again. Sometimes it seems like they can be clean and as I move them onto my face they pick up some sort film from the very air.
Now you might think that I am some sort of filthy guy but its not like that. I blame global warming. I don't know how but that is to blame.
I guess this has nothing to do with the photograph.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 7:56 PM
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Sometimes when you get down about the state of the world, you should just step back and realize that the good people out-weigh the bad people. There are more good kids than bad kids. There are more kind people than mean people.
Every baby has the potential to do something extraordinary in this universe.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:51 PM
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Sometimes it is not just the music. Sometimes it is also location. The Prince George Folkfest has a beautiful location in Fort George Park. It compliments the music.
It doesn't seem to matter what kind of music is played there. Music just fits.
Music becomes part of the landscape.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 5:32 PM
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Sometimes you can close your eyes when listening to music and just feel over-whelmed. I know I have said this before but music is a mystery to me. It must be like some stone-age person seeing a flashlight. A little portable sun.
People who can make music astound me. Listening to a stereo is different. It is a product of technology. But to hear a real voice. See real fingers create music.
Pure unfathomable magic.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 6:25 PM
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
It is a warm day and theice is melting on the warm brick sidewalk.
It does indeed feel like a new beginning. It also feels like there is optimism in the air. At least I feel there is; I feel ready for a new beginning. It almost feels like ther is spring in the air.
And spring in my step.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 12:47 PM
- I got my first camera, a Canon Ft QL, in 1974. It was supplemented by a Canon F1 in 1976 so that I could have a camera for black and white and one for colour. I still have those beauties but now they have eased into retirement. They relax on my shelf beside many other old beauties.Now I use a Canon 5D MK II. How convenient to use one camera for both colour and black and white.