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Dundee Stu


7 April 2005

A few days back I said that I was approaching the end of my year's PaD. While this remains true, I am not quite as close to the end as I thought. Somehow I managed to skip nine days - so I have nine days more than I believed I had. I was wondering about that, because I recall starting doing Photo a Day on a rival image hosting site that managed to do something Pbase - despite all its woes around the Christmas and New Year period - hasn't yet managed to do: lose every single picture in every single gallery. Long story short... I moved to Pbase, and took up PaD in all seriousness. While I have counted every day since I started on the other site, I have, in theory, two alternatives. I can recalculate from when I came to Pbase, which would mean that I still have until 12 May, or I can count as I have been - including all the PaD images (they are all here on Pbase now, and have been for some time), which means that I have until 21 April. I guess I'll just see how I feel on 21 April. I have been working on my CPHRC site today, making up a new series of Working Papers in QuarkExpress from old HTML documents that had been available on the old CPHRC site for free, but which are now only available for purchase. Not as straightforward as it may seem - I mean, making up the Quark files, and creating the PDFs from Quark is a doddle - no, it's not that. The problem is that if you are making something freely available - effectively giving it away - there may be a desire to make sure you get everything right, but the odd error here and there is acceptable. If you charge - even if it is only a token amount (and it is only a token amount), you have to make sure that the document is sound in all of its aspects (layout, grammar, spelling, argument, references, etc). So I have had to go through these old files changing the format and checking the references and, basically, doing for free what I get paid to do. All day, and I only managed to get two papers done - only 40 to go! Methinks that this is going to take a little time. So what's the connection between that and today's image? There is none. If you look closely at the image above, you will see that none of the plugs is connected. That was a pretty awful pun. Maybe I will stop this on 21 April afterall!

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor E 50mm f/1.8 MF,Close-up +4 filter
1/400s f/1.8 at 50.0mm iso1000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Bill Miller09-Apr-2005 16:58
And that was what I forgot to take with me. The USB from D70 to PC :(
Guest 09-Apr-2005 10:27
The future's bright, the future's wireless... We wish.
Pepe Zyman08-Apr-2005 21:48
Cool idea.
Argishti Khachik08-Apr-2005 17:11
WOW! Excellent shot Stu. Great light!
Very well done.
Guest 08-Apr-2005 13:40
i never thought something like this could be
Karen Stuebing08-Apr-2005 10:01
Yes, the nightmare job or replugging cables in their proper places. In addition, my puppy loves to chew through them and I have to splice them. Ever try splicing computer speaker wires? Tiny little wires designed to make you go insane.

I hope you never leave. I love your narratives.
Johan Toll08-Apr-2005 06:31
I like the focus and light here. Very interesting shot.
Gail Davison07-Apr-2005 23:13
this reminds me that I have a drawer full of cables and I can't remember what they belong to. Another job for the llist.
Gayle P. Clement07-Apr-2005 22:58
Stu, I always go to your photos first. Your narratives always make me laugh and brighten my day.
Ian Clowes07-Apr-2005 22:52
David Clunas07-Apr-2005 22:27
Cable has never looked so interesting
Lee Rudd07-Apr-2005 22:00
if one falls out, it doesnt take too long to get into this state.... Nice use of extreme DOF
Coleen Perilloux Landry07-Apr-2005 21:54
I think you should add music to your photos.
Guest 07-Apr-2005 21:38
And I thought you were going to announce an unplugged CD of your singing repetoire :-)
Guest 07-Apr-2005 21:29
I really like this. I can't imagine making anything but unappetising spaghetti out of my rat's nest of cables.
markvm07-Apr-2005 21:22
Mass confusion!...:-)
Si Kirk07-Apr-2005 20:59
great photo, looks like the chaos i had the other day, good luck with the site.
Zak07-Apr-2005 20:50
"plug-tastic!" ;-)
laine8207-Apr-2005 20:39
Ummm, that one goes in there & that one goes....too hard, not enough coffee yet, you figure while I put the kettle on :>)
That's a very shallow focus Stu, but very good.