4 tbsp butter
1 tbsp red curry powder/paste
1 cup plain yogurt
2 cups cubed chicken (pre cooked)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 – 2 tbsp sugar/honey/young coconut juice
Combine in sauce pan and heat. Serve with bread and Ginger beer.
Grand River Conservation Foundation Annual Report 2008, originally uploaded by seyDoggy.
Back in April, the GRCA called me and asked me if they could use this image in a clean air promotion. Which they did here. Today I got another email from them showing how they used the image in their annual report (as seen above). Pretty cool.
This is from a fairly old shoot, 6 or 7 years ago, on film, couple of strobes and umbrellas. I am about to embark on a massive reorganization of my image library and I am taking stock, if you will, of the images I have, old and new. In doing so I am coming across some old stuff I’d forgotten about.
It’s interesting to look at this stuff again and see how my style has or hasn’t changed since then. I know one thing for sure, I miss the certainty I had of film, knowing just how it would respond in just about any circumstance. Knowing how many stops latitude you had with negative vs. color transparency, to push one while pulling the other, the grain on T-Max vs Tri-X… all the stuff that just catalogued in your brain after a while.
Digital is a bit more of a mysterious beast to me still. Sometimes it behaves like slide film, and sometimes like negative film and then in the end it can all be changed in post processing. I guess it’s what keeps our minds sharp, always something new to learn.
My second born child shown here on the day she was born (nearly 6 years ago). It’s looking back on images like these that make you realize just how much changes in such a short amount of time. When I think to back to this moment, I was working as a quality technician at a tool and die shop, programming a CMM, I was shooting weddings on weekends, my son still lived in town, I still lived in the first house I ever bought, I was hand coding websites using tables and some css, I was still using film…
I could write a whole book on the stuff my family has been through in just the last half decade. I dare not think of all that’s changed since my son was born 12.5 years ago.
There are some things about traveling with small children I will not miss, like bladder control. With older kids they can wait until you get to a more reputable rest station. But the little ones have to go when they have to go.
If the sink, who is occasionally graced with soap, looked like this, you can imagine what the other fixtures looked like. Thank god we travel with sani-wipes in the van. My daughter and I got a full cleansing after this truck stop visit.
Back in May, a neighborhood squirrel I were having a bit of a territorial battle. He wanted to sleep on my fence and I figured that made him fair game for photography. He thought otherwise and on a number of occasions made it clear that he was not in this for the fame and glory. He had a strict no-paparazzi policy and he wasn’t about to let me be the exception.
He came back a few times to bark and squawk at me just to drill the point into my little human brain.
[tags]flickr, squirrel, nature[/tags]
After reading this [TextMate tip](http://textmatetips.com/general/2009/06/color-chaning-on-the-fly-via-cmd-shift-c/ “Color chaning on the fly via cmd-shift-c | TextMate Tips”) this morning about using the color picker in TextMates CSS bundle, it reminded me of an article I thought I wrote once about extending this same color picker functionality to the other bundles I commonly use in TextMate (namely Property List). After a quick search here and on other blogs of mine, I was unable to find it. So I [Googled it](http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=textmate+color+picker+command+plist+seydoggy&aq=f&oq=&aqi= “Google”) and as it turns out, I blogged about it on Flickr of all places. Knowing the information wasn’t of much use there, I thought I had better revisit this tip for the benefit of other geeks.
### Use Color Picker in Other Bundles
Now keep in mind that this particular command is going to add the hash (#) as a prefix. This may not suite you needs for some languages so you may choose to make another “Insert Color…” command for those languages and modify the appropriate lines, then use “source.actionscript.2″, for example, as your Scope Selector.
Play around with the poosibilities and have fun.
[tags]textmate, bundles, plist, css, color picker[/tags]
Working from home I often find myself writing code late into the night. It’s the quietest time around the office with no phones to answer, support emails to tend to and no kids running about. The downside is that working in the dim light of a desk lamp while staring at a blazing LSD screen can be a little hard on the eyes.
I was [reminded yesterday](http://usingmac.com/2009/6/2/30-free-menubar-applications-for-mac “30+ Free Menubar Applications for Mac”) of a little gem of an app, [Nocturne](http://docs.blacktree.com/nocturne/nocturne “nocturne:nocturne [docs]“), from QuickSilver creator, Alcor of Blacktree Software. I don’t know that I had ever used this one in the past seeing as it seemed a bit of a duplication of what was possible already in the Universal Access pref pane (white text on black). There is a difference, however, as I learned yesterday after downloading and installing it.
While the Universal Access route will just flip the colors into a perfect negative to what’s on screen, Nocuturne allows you to tweak a few of the colors and even offers some basic hue correction. This is important to me since I am fairly used to my syntax colors in TextMate and by using the hue correction in Nocturne I was able to maintain some familiarity with the code as I was used to seeing it.
I have since become reliant on Nucturne and have spent most of today working in night time mode.
[tags]mac, apps, quicksilver, nocturne, blacktree, review[/tags]