Saturday, February 14, 2009


originally uploaded by billaday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Though this photo is kinda dark, I had a great, romantic day with the wife.

Is it obvious what this photo is?
Year 3, Day 66

Friday, February 13, 2009

here is the church, here is the steeple

here is the church, here is the steeple originally uploaded by billaday.

300 more days to go. This is day 65. I must admit, I've bee so focused on teaching EDUC 515 that I haven't been super motivated to go out and take pictures. I'm still taking one every day, but it's not at the forefront of my mind. I could argue with myself, however, that still taking one picture every day shows that I am in fact thinking about taking pictures most all the time. And, after all, that is one of the main goals of the photo-a-day project.

Oh yeah, The Francis Band rocked out at XLT (that's where I took this picture).
Year 3, Day 65

Thursday, February 12, 2009

broken heart

broken heart originally uploaded by billaday.

We had a Valentine's party in class. Lots of cookies, lots of red food.

Year 3, Day 64

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

francis a la iPod

francis a la iPod originally uploaded by billaday.

I found a great web site for free Photoshop brushes. Brusheezy has some cool categories, like grunge brushes. So when I found myself spoofing the old iPod ads, I added a few layers of Abstract Brushes (by Krakograff), and found it to be more modern.

Any suggestions would be helpful. I'm just now getting my feet with with the "new" grunge Photoshopping.

Year 3, Day 63

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Eyeball originally uploaded by billaday.

I got this nifty webcam for my 515 class. It's a killer USB microphone with a built-in, pop-out camera. The camera is twice the resolution of Apple's built-in iSight, so it makes podcasting videos looks great. The giant sphere is actually the mic, and the tiny rectangle is the camera. Pretty cool stuff.
Year 3, Day 62

Monday, February 09, 2009

large diaphragm

large diaphragm originally uploaded by billaday.

We're podcasting in the new APU class I'm teaching. I got to bring in and use my Shure KSM32. It's a large diaphragm condenser microphone, and it's overkill for podcasting. It sure sounds nice, though.
Year 3, Day 61

Sunday, February 08, 2009

fresh as a lemon

fresh as a lemon originally uploaded by billaday.

I don't understand why you need special soap for dishes. I think you should be able to just use hand soap. It gets hands clean; why can't it get a dish clean?

Here's a heads up for Blogger users: Flickr's "Blog This" does NOT work. You have to manually copy the embed code, then figure out how to make it look like the other posts. It takes a while to figure out how, and it takes a while to actually do it. If you're stuck, leave a comment here, and I'll send some markup your way.

Year 3, Day 60