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Let’s get small

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 by calixton

You may have noticed this photographic effect where a narrow band of an image is in focus but the rest is blurred. It makes the scenes in the photos look like they’re of miniature scale models. This is called the tilt-shift effect and it can be achieved photographically using a tilt-shift lens. But you can […]

Two BART payphones…

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 by calixton

…at the Downtown Berkeley BART station. This photo is actually from last week, but I saw the pay phones on the way home today, so I believe this all still applies.

It’s spring…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 by calixton

…more or less. Today it’s overcast and cold. I drank my coffee and wondered if the guy sleeping on the sidewalk across the street knew that it was spring.

Warren Hall is…

Monday, March 17th, 2008 by calixton

…still being demolished. Presumably. This photo is from last Wednesday so there may be nothing left of the building today. The fellow in the high lift on right side of the photo is spraying water onto Warren’s remains to keep the demolition dust from blowing everywhere.

The copier…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 by calixton

…at work has always struck me as kind of sad. It occupies a big chunk of a small “copier room” on the second floor of our building. It’s kind of like some huge shut-in who can’t leave the house anymore because it’s too big to pass through the doorway. How did they get this thing […]

Warren Hall was…

Monday, February 25th, 2008 by calixton

…seismically challenged. (It didn’t fall apart. It’s being demolished and will be replaced by another building.)

Google Maps sees all…

Friday, June 8th, 2007 by calixton

…in even greater detail. With Lost on hiatus until February 2008 my brain has temporarily shut down. To keep the blather going, here’s a re-post from one of the blogs that I work on for my day job. This one’s probably old news by now, but in case you haven’t been checking the Interwebs lately, […]

Café Rouge

Monday, January 15th, 2007 by calixton

Question: How can an eatery that serves hormone-free, organic beef, pork, lamb and poultry be politically incorrect? Answer: It’s in Berkeley. In Berkeley, you can find vegetarian selections at just about every restaurant. Conversely, a restaurant that specializes in non-vegetarian fare is almost, well, politically incorrect. In any case, located in Berkeley’s gentrified 4th Street […]

Train Life Wins Award (But No Screening)

Friday, October 1st, 2004 by calixton

Schooling

Monday, August 30th, 2004 by calixton