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June 8, 2011
I've implemented (through Cloudflare, but it can be done the good old way) a nifty experimental feature on this blog that allows you to highlight any word or expression in a post and by clicking on the little bubble that appears, get all kinds of useful information about it, starting with the Wikipedia definition if one exists - all in a neat popup window without leaving the blog! In addition, my normal in-posts links to Wikipedia, Google Maps and many more will now featur...
Coriolistic Anachronisms Now Mobile-Friendly!
June 5, 2011
It took me a while to get to it, but with the help of WordPress' awesome potential for customization, I've finally implemented a mobile-aware theme that should streamline and simplify your visit if you are visiting this blog on a phone. Sadly, not owning a web-enabled phone myself, I am left to do my testing on an emulator - but as far as I can tell, it's working well. The WPTouch plugin I am using claims to be compatible with all common mobile devices, iPhone, Blackberry,...
Top 50 Most Recent Photographs
June 3, 2011
Once in a while, I gather the best images to appear on this blog and add them to the main photo galleries over at Vincent Mounier Photography. For your convenience, here is a compilation of the most recent photographs to have made it to the top.This is best viewed in full screen mode. Hover your mouse over the slideshow, click on the bottom right "Full Screen" button, then click on the "Play" button and enjoy! (Press "ESC" on your keyboard to exit full screen mode.) SlideSh...
Prospect Park Litter Mob Timewarp
May 31, 2011
I don't know about you but I am hot. Suddenly, I miss the trade winds' cooling effect and I long for a salty wave to splash me or - let's think local - for a bright autumn leaf to caress my cheek on its slow fall from a sighing tree to stunning, ephemeral parterres. So as New York prepares for a seasonal sizzle, air conditioners cranking up everywhere and releasing even more heat, the city's innumerable engines roaring and spitting out evil gases in a humid air mass that s...
Anonymous
May 31, 2011
Can anybody guess or remember what this strange building is and where it is located? (Those living within a 50 km radius are automatically disqualified... ;-) Hint: I am loud!...
Host Transfer Complete!
May 30, 2011
That's it, the blog has moved to its new home. So far, I see no issues with WordPress. The main web site and its SlideShowPro-powered photo galleries are still struggling, however, because I'm not done updating the image caches - but that's ongoing. It's only a matter of uploading another... 16,000 files. Hick. I know, I know, it shows horribly poor maintenance skills on my part. Not all these files are needed. I'll setup a cron job asap. Point taken....
Web Hosting: Stepping Back, Forward
May 28, 2011
In early 2005, my first hosting provider was a little company out of New Orleans. A one man show, it offered me a friendly deal the first year and I took the bate. By the second year, Katrina had devastated Louisiana and, hungry, my host inflated the rates. While sympathizing with disaster victims, I was also infuriated by poor business ethics, and, not being so rich myself, I bailed. In urgent need of cheap web hosting, I did what most beginners do, I Goggled (not sure I ...
Web Site DNS Crisis!
May 27, 2011
To those of you who might have attempted to visit the blog in the last three or four hours, I apologize. At best, you will have received a "Web Page Unavailable" notice, at worse you will have ended up visiting some Southern Christian site that sure had nothing to do with me! Something happened, I still don't know if it was a security breach, a technical glitch or the beginning of the end of the world, but my IP got switched from dedicated to shared, my DNS got messed up, ...
New York City Night Snapshots
May 25, 2011
For decades, people have walked along the docks on their evening strolls. But the docks are gone. New buildings, waterfront real estate, landfill and even parks have replaced them over the years. Ours became the Brooklyn Bridge Park, a fair trade if I ever saw one. So once in a while, long past sunset, when all cats are grey and shadows rule, Marie and I take a walk along the East River all the way to the bridge and back. Far from being completed, the park is still evolving a...
Floyd Bennett Field and Dead Horse Bay
May 23, 2011
So after all this time, Saturday's was my first excursion to the Floyd Bennett Field, at the very eastern tip of Brooklyn. Built in the early 30's, the field was New York's first municipal airport and was meant by the city mayor to lure the US Postal Service and major airlines away from their Newark base. But only American Airlines took the bate and despite the regular visit of many great record-setting aviators such as Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and John Glenn, the field ...
No Doomsday? Too Bad, I Had the Pictures Ready...
May 22, 2011
Well it would seem that the end of the world failed. I'm quite glad about that because I happen to be very fond of it, our world. It's beautiful, it's intense, it's cruel, violent and sometimes incredibly hard to understand - after all it is a concoction of so many complicated and seemingly incompatible ingredients: an intelligent race or two, countless competing species, an extraordinary plant kingdom, powerful weather patterns, immense oceans, theoretically self-regulating ...