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The Big Photo Repost

I’ve taken a ton of pictures over the year, but have done relatively little sharing. My Picasa collection has 25 albums and that is barely the tip of the iceberg. Over the next year or so I’m going to go through album by album in Picasa and post pictures that people might not have seen before. I’m only going to pick out the top pictures that best represent the set as a whole to keep album size down.

All sets will be posted to Picasa and sets that are interesting enough will get cross posted to Facebook. I’ve softened my stance on FB and have returned to a level of minimal usage.

While picking out what to post I will be deleting shots that are useless or duplicates. My hope is to really pare down the amount of noise in my image library. If I bring up a set of photos, I only want the pictures that I like or can use. There’s probably a ton of out of focus or black frames that can just go away. I’ll also delete photos that are unflattering to the subject (unless you do so intentionally, a la Denise).

In our move I found all my negatives from high school so those will probably be scanned and posted as well.

Now to look into WordPress custom post types and developing a child theme with templates to make posting these galleries easy.

New Favorite Tunes

These albums are either new/newer releases or are just new to me. I’ve been listening to these albums quite a bit recently and highly recommend Vampire Weekend, it’s becoming one of my all time favorites.

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

Paramore – Riot!

The New Pornographers – Challengers

The Fratellis – Costello Music

Fountains of Wayne – Traffic and Weather

Presidents of the United States – These Are the Good Times People

These have all been added to my favorite albums playlist and I have no problem listening to them multiple times. That’s a big indication of a good album to me; if I can enjoy the whole thing without getting bored and skipping songs then it is a keeper. If you are adverse to profanity I think track 2, “Oxford Comma”, on Vampire Weekend drops the f-bomb a couple times, but everything else above should be pretty clean. Have you discovered any good tunes lately?