Deleted Images

View out of a window

If Flickr is about sharing your best photographs with the rest of the world, then Deleted Images: The junkyard of art is about sharing your worst.

The idea is simple:

DeletedImages.com brings unsharp, moved, blurry and unfocused pictures back to life. So before you delete you images on your camera. Have another look and start sharing what you would have deleted with the rest of the world.

I’ve got a collection of similar types of photos in my days of using real 35mm film. Somehow I was loath to bin them. These photos captured something unrehearsed, unposed and natural.

I should dig them out, scan them and create a special category on my Flickr account, or submit them to Deleted Images.

Why not submit your worst photos today!

Off to IWMW2007

York skyline, showing York Minster
York skyline, showing York Minster. (Photo from York Musical Society.)

At lunchtime today I’m heading down to York with one of my colleagues from The University of St Andrews to the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2007 at The University of York.

Assuming that I can get my wireless setup properly there (unlike at the IWMW last year — mind you I was using my Psion Series 7 which couldn’t quite cope with the amount of security thrown at it!) I should be blogging from there, and may upload a photo or two to Flickr if I get the opportunity.

So it should be business-as-usual at the geeks’ conference!

New rules

I have some new rules for this residential conference, that I’m going to try to stick to:

  • Only one bag
    I usually end up taking far too much stuff on residentials, so this time I’m taking just one bag: my laptop-rucksack. Everything that I want to take has to fit into that; it’s the SAS approach!

  • Convergence technology
    I need to take as few gadgets as possible. So given that my O2 Xda Orbit phone covers GPS, WiFi, Calendar, Contacts, Phone, and Camera this is the first residential that I’m not taking a digital camera or a Psion PDA (sorry old friend!)

  • Online applications
    Wherever possible use online applications to manage resources that I might want to share with others or access at work after the conference without copying data from PC to PC via memory stick, e.g. files, email, bookmarks, RSS feeds, etc.

Wish me luck!

At last, I have a Flickr account!

Screenshot of my Flickr account

I thought it was about time that I had a Flickr account, and it turned out to be easier to obtain than I had anticipated as I’ve had a Yahoo! account for many a year now — and that’s all I needed. I signed up and had my first photograph online within two minutes. Tremendous!

My new Flickr account can be found here:
www.flickr.com/photos/garethjmsaunders/.

And what better photo to kick it off than this one of Neebs and Andy; suggested captions welcomed, either here or on Flickr.