Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another day of Italy photos is up

This is one of my favorites from Cinque Terre. It was a spherical pan, but I didn't feel like working really hard to stitch the bottom nicely, and it makes a good picture like this anyway...

From March 18th (Cinque Terre)

Only two more days to go through!

Friday, October 24, 2008

You should, too

This is my first ever political endorsement.

I'm cynical about politics. I voted a Libertarian ticket in 2004, and for the Green Party in 06 (with the exception of voting for Mark Kirk's opponent. He annoyed me with enough hyperbolistic crap in my mailbox that I really wanted him to lose).

At the beginning of the year I thought I was going to get to choose between two people I actually liked, the first election where it's not been a choice between the lesser of two evils. Well, I've been following the news and I still like one of my choices.

I'm voting for Obama. I think he will be the best president we've had for a long time. Please note that this is a positive endorsement, and not a negative one (i.e. it's not that I don't like McCain).

(Speaking of McCain, I don't know if he picked the wrong advisers or what, but he's lost my respect over the last few months. And Gov. Palin just scares me half to death.)

I'd say more but I don't want to gush. I don't think it's physically possible to do everything he wants to do in four (or even eight) years, but I expect him to do some good things for this country. Of course, it's certainly possible that four years from now I'll be cynical again, but I don't think so, and for now, I'm happy.

I'll take questions in the comments. (haha, as if I actually had readers)

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm not dead

I just don't have anything to say.

This is a spherical panorama I took in Italy last year and finally got around to stitching. I took it in St. Peter's Basilica. If I recall correctly, it is directly above the recently rediscovered tomb of St. Peter, which we were not allowed to photograph. Walking through the tombs of the popes was a very interesting experience, and I'm still not sure what I think of it.

From Spherical Panoramas

This photo is notable on account of the blue light. If you load it into a viewer, the view up is really why I took it.