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Mon, Feb 14 2005

Like Freedom? Allow More, Not Fewer, Active Photographers In Public

With a tip of the Stetson to Dan Gillmor for the pointer, I give you further proof that journalists, and others who care about basic freedoms, need to take a firm stand as tax-paying citizens and refuse to be treated like the very terrorists our officials claim they seek to weed out. The fact that a photojournalist was told he could not take photographs at a Muni platform should raise a red flag in front of everyone who hears about it. I would love it if a photographer clicked away near me at a Muni Station. The more public participation we have in documenting public groups of people, the less we have to rely on a few officials who attempt to control situations, and the better chance we have of discouraging terrorists from doing anything vicious.

posted at: 09:35 | category: /Politics | link to this entry

Open Book(mark) Math Exercise

I loved the bookmark sharing proposed by Fire Ant Gazette, in which one begins at the bottom of one's browser bookmarks and counts up to every fourth entry until one has five links to share. I had to do a bit of extra gleaning to complete the task, because I found that one of the bookmarks I landed on had actually gone away. And a few of my bookmark folders are empty at the moment. So I kept using the base number of four, and continued counting until I could find a folder with four links in it. Eventually it all worked out to this list:

1. Writing-World.com (Writing Tips for Writers Around the World)
2. Cowboy WebRing (List of sites spotlighting cowboys, horses and legends)
3. Frogstar (Big .wav Archive)
4. Friends of Fall Creek Falls State Park, Inc. (Run by folks who want to preserve the park. My husband and I exchanged our wedding vows there, almost 30 years ago.)
5. Pier 1 Imports: Clearance (I like their merchandise and I also like a bargain).

posted at: 08:28 | category: /Playing | link to this entry

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