September 10th, 2006

ack, make it stop, stressed, frazzled, paranoid


All three Hoosiers had a camera in hand this weekend, and I obtained a few good shots. I was working on the subsequent photopost, a routine that requires resizing and editing all the pictures I wish to share, making thumbnails, uploading and writing the code. As I attempted to shove the files onto my site, I soon realized that I was getting an error ... what is this? Disk space exceeded? So I log into my control panel, and ta-da:

Disk usage: 250.02 Megabytes
SQL Disk usage: 0.62 Megabytes
Disk space available: -0.02 Megabytes

... mother trucker. On the upside, it only took me three years to max out my space! Shit.

[Edit: Hahahaha! I never did delete the subdomain ... so I had duplicates of everything up. Smoove.]

[Edit: I'm glad this happened. I had stopped checking my old email, so I never realized that my account info was outdated or something ... and the host hadn't sent me important update emails in ages as a result! So now that this matter has come to my attention, I'm getting Linelike's info all straightened out.]
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I present unto ye:

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Somebody give this man a reality check, and fast! I kept on hoping that he would circle around again so I could get a better shot, but he was either unable to park his "car" or tired of showing off his purchasing power. I wonder if he was capable of realizing just how ridiculous he looked. They say that the vehicle you drive speaks volumes about you ... indeed, the moment I glimpsed this monstrosity, I became convinced that he was either an asshole who never grew up, or maybe just an idiot. In order to ascend to the driver's seat, he must have either a little ladder on wheels or a family content to build a human pyramid that he can climb on. Or perhaps he has such a ghastly number of gas receipts, he is able to achieve such heights by piling them next to the door!

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I had a freakishly hard time focusing on the weird purple berries. I think I like the second berry photo better, but I included them both as a testament to the fifteen minutes it took to get the camera to look at them and not at the leaves in the background.

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The last three sunset shots are all very similar, but I couldn't decide which one I liked best. The way the lighting and clouds combined reminded me of flames on the hilltop.

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Photographing what remained of the snake was not my idea ... though I did cooperate. For the record, I recognize roadkill as touchy (and a little gross) subject matter, as I have done a "photoshoot" pertaining to squished critters before. In an assignment, we were to communicate the concept "No wild, no wildlife." I knew instantly that nearly all of my classmates would resort to stereotypical images of Africa (and they did), so I wanted something a little more jarring, a little more close to home. I wanted urban sprawl and roadkill. That project remains one of the highest grades I ever obtained in that GPA miser's class, for not only did I have the "different" idea, I could not find any images of roadkill in magazines, and had to go out to find my own material. I recruited a friend who drove me around for hours until we found "satisfactory" specimens: not too flat, recognizable as a wild animal and definitely dead. Though a couple shots are good, I may never put them online, as I don't want to offend the overly sensitive, have animal activists breathing down my neck about respecting the remains, and don't want people to think that I touched the bodies in any way - I photographed them as I found them.

Anyway, this weekend's highlights can be summed up thus: tomato bisque, boats and a lot of chocolate truffle cake.
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