"?> Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection » Photos http://davisfreeberg.com Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:32:38 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 To The Victor Belong The Spoils http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/09/23/to-the-victor-belong-the-spoils/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/09/23/to-the-victor-belong-the-spoils/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:32:38 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2302

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Eye In The Sky http://davisfreeberg.com/2010/01/25/eye-in-the-sky/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2010/01/25/eye-in-the-sky/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2010 02:25:18 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=1783 Eye In The Sky

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Lovebirds http://davisfreeberg.com/2010/01/19/lovebirds/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2010/01/19/lovebirds/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:23:23 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2010/01/19/lovebirds/ Lovebirds

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Reflection Blue http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/02/09/reflection-blue/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/02/09/reflection-blue/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:46:04 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=761 Reflection Blue

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Dark Days For The Tribune http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/01/13/dark-days-for-the-tribune/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/01/13/dark-days-for-the-tribune/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:12:34 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/01/13/dark-days-for-the-tribune/ Dark Days For The Tribune

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World On Fire http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/01/06/world-on-fire/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/01/06/world-on-fire/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2009 04:59:35 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2009/01/06/world-on-fire/ The World Was On Fire And No One Could Save Me But You

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And Your Gravity Fails and Negativity Don’t Pull You Through http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/12/31/and-your-gravity-fails-and-negativity-dont-pull-you-through/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/12/31/and-your-gravity-fails-and-negativity-dont-pull-you-through/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:52:05 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/12/31/and-your-gravity-fails-and-negativity-dont-pull-you-through/ Your Gravity Fails and Negativity Dont Pull You Through

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The Glory That Was Rome Is Just Another Day http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/12/16/the-glory-that-was-rome-is-just-another-day/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/12/16/the-glory-that-was-rome-is-just-another-day/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2008 06:02:36 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/12/16/the-glory-that-was-rome-is-just-another-day/ The Glory That Was Rome Is Just Another Day

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Closing Time http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/09/18/closing-time/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/09/18/closing-time/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2008 04:07:58 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2008/09/18/closing-time/ Closing Time

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Zooomr Zips Where Others Zag: Adds RSS To Ziiipline http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/08/24/zooomr-zips-where-others-zag-adds-rss-to-ziiipline/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/08/24/zooomr-zips-where-others-zag-adds-rss-to-ziiipline/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2007 18:22:14 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/08/24/zooomr-zips-where-others-zag-adds-rss-to-ziiipline/ ZiiiplineHot Donkey! I logged into my Zooomr account this morning and saw that they’ve released an RSS feed for my zipline. They’ve also paginated zipline for Zooomr pro accounts. This allows me to see more than just the last 20 or so entries from my contacts.

If you haven’t tried out zipline yet, you really should check it out. It’s like Twitter, only for photos. When Twitter first started to take off on the web, I couldn’t figure out why people would want to post mundane details of their life, but after playing around with Zooomr’s zipline over the last month or two, I’ve started to really appreciate the benefits to being restricted to just 250 characters.

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I have a tendency to be a little long winded with some of my posts. I try to write shorter blog entries, but once my mind gets preoccupied on a topic, it’s hard for me to keep things short and sweet.

For the most part, I think that people prefer unique analysis over a couple of sentences and a quick link, but the downside to this is that because of the amount of time it takes to write my posts, there tend to be a lot of topics I want to write about, but never get around to (or at least I don’t get around to it until it’s too late.)

Right now readers can use my Profilatic mashup if they are really interested in what I’m bookmarking and digging, but there is no way for me to explain why something might be of interest or my thoughts on a web page that I’m clipping.

When I first started using Zipline, it was really hard for me to get used to the 250 character limitation, but the more I use the service, the more I appreciate that it forces me to be concise.

Because the RSS feeds are so new, I suspect that it will take a few weeks before Zooomr gets the bugs worked out, but the major benefit of having access to my Zipline feed is that it allows me to integrate Zipline content into other areas of the web.

As an experiment, I’ve installed the BDP RSS Aggregator on DFDC. This allows me to mashup my zipline directly into my website. Right now, Zooomr hasn’t released an RSS feed for all of my friend’s ziplines, but by combining my own feed with the BDP RSS aggregator, it at least allows me to broadcast my zipline on the net and on other sites that I use.

I’m still having some problems with how the feed is formating, so I’ll still be experimenting with other widgets, but keep an eye on this feature because I plan on using it more regularly in order to showcase the many great blog articles that I come across each day.

As more users begin to experiment with the feed, I’m sure that we’ll see the community figure out even better ways to mashup the content, but for now this small feature allows you to do some pretty creative things with the technology that is already out there. If you’d like to subscribe to my zipline feed directly, you can find it here.

Update – I’m having trouble getting the feed to display right. The photos look good, but my posts are showing up twice. I know that there is a way for me to use html and tell wordpress to strip out the titles, but I’m still trying to find the code for it. If any one has any suggestions on a plugin that will let me publish just the content of the posts and not the headlines, feel free to make suggestions. In the meantime, I’m going to take the zipline down while I figure out a way to improve the cosmetics.

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All Roads Lead To The Deathstar http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/07/17/all-roads-lead-to-the-deathstar/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/07/17/all-roads-lead-to-the-deathstar/#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2007 04:26:11 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/07/17/all-roads-lead-to-the-deathstar/ All Roads Lead To The Deathstar

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Skate Or Die Inside Of San Francisco’s Jungle http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/06/25/skate-or-die-inside-of-san-franciscos-jungle/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/06/25/skate-or-die-inside-of-san-franciscos-jungle/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2007 04:24:28 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/06/25/skate-or-die-inside-of-san-franciscos-jungle/ If At First You Don't SucceedIf you click through the photo, you can use portals to see the jump in action.

Last week, I was walking through the city, when I heard this strange drumbeat coming from one of the nearby blocks. It was a loud series of clacking noises followed by cheering and pandemonium. I wasn’t sure what it was, but was glad that I had taken my camera with me on this trip. As I arrived at the block, I saw a large group of kids watching another kid skateboard in front of the Levi’s building near Union Square. There were probably about 30 kids in total and they had only been there for a few minutes at best.

I was never very good at skateboarding, but I could tell that the kid they were watching, was really talented. He was a natural, every move made it look like the board was an extension of him. While I was watching, he was trying to jump at least 10 feet worth of stairs, without landing head first into rush hour traffic. If I was this kid’s dad, I would have been totally freaking out, but as an innocent by-stander with a camera, I was more than happy to start snapping off shots of the blood and guts successful landing on his amazing jump.

Each time the kid jumped, the crowd would give him more encouragement. After watching him eat it three times, I thought he was ready to give up, but finally he landed another one and when he did, the response was amazing. You would have thought the kids were about to start rioting. Immediately, all of the kids started banging their skateboards on the sidewalk chanting again and again. It was a very surreal experience, it was way outside my normal day to day life in the city. It was as if I stumbled onto a lost tribe in the middle of San Francisco.

Eventually, the kids attracted the attention of security and had to take off, but watching them celebrate this accomplishment, reminded me of what it was like to be young again. They really weren’t hurting anyone with their skating, but you can bet that it was a lawsuit waiting to happen for the property managers. It seemed strange to be able to see both sides for once.

When I talked with the kids, they were really excited that I got pictures, but made me promise that if I sold the photos, that the proceeds had to go to them. I don’t know why they thought I would be able to sell them, but they must have taken one look at my Canon Rebel and thought that I knew what I was doing. My images are not exactly stock photography quality, but these kids were so excited by what they had seen, it didn’t matter. You should have seen their faces when I told them about Zooomr marketplace. I asked them what I should charge and they wanted college savings money, but eventually I talked them down to $100. It’s not enough to pay for any future hospital bills, but it would at least be enough for the kid to buy a helmet. If you are interested in licensing the images of this death defying act, feel free to send me a Zmail and we can work out the details.

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All Hands On Deck http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/10/all-hands-on-deck/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/10/all-hands-on-deck/#comments Fri, 11 May 2007 06:11:29 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/10/all-hands-on-deck/ All Hands On DeckAll Hands On Deck Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/10/all-hands-on-deck/feed/ 0 Tries To Run But He Don’t Get Far http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/02/tries-to-run-but-he-dont-get-far/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/02/tries-to-run-but-he-dont-get-far/#comments Thu, 03 May 2007 06:18:55 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/02/tries-to-run-but-he-dont-get-far/ Tries To Run But He Don't Get FarTries To Run But He Don’t Get Far Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/05/02/tries-to-run-but-he-dont-get-far/feed/ 0 Dark Days For The Judge http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/30/dark-days-for-the-judge/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/30/dark-days-for-the-judge/#comments Tue, 01 May 2007 05:27:31 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/30/dark-days-for-the-judge/ Dark Days For The JudgeDark Days For The Judge Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/30/dark-days-for-the-judge/feed/ 0 The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent Was A Summer In San Francisco http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/25/the-coldest-winter-i-ever-spent-was-a-summer-in-san-francisco/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/25/the-coldest-winter-i-ever-spent-was-a-summer-in-san-francisco/#comments Thu, 26 Apr 2007 05:33:50 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/25/the-coldest-winter-i-ever-spent-was-a-summer-in-san-francisco/ No Sleeping On The Park BenchesNo Sleeping On The Park Benches Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/25/the-coldest-winter-i-ever-spent-was-a-summer-in-san-francisco/feed/ 0 The Barbed Wire Keeps Out The Sharks http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/24/the-barbed-wire-keeps-out-the-sharks/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/24/the-barbed-wire-keeps-out-the-sharks/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2007 16:55:58 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/24/the-barbed-wire-keeps-out-the-sharks/ Locked In Or Locked Out?Locked In Or Locked Out? Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/04/24/the-barbed-wire-keeps-out-the-sharks/feed/ 0 Good Fences Make Good Neighbors http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/28/good-fences-make-good-neighbors/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/28/good-fences-make-good-neighbors/#comments Wed, 28 Feb 2007 18:45:14 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/28/good-fences-make-good-neighbors/ There Are Traders And There Are Cyber TradersThere Are Traders And There Are Cyber Traders Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/28/good-fences-make-good-neighbors/feed/ 0 Cold As A Banker’s Heart http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/14/cold-as-a-bankers-heart/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/14/cold-as-a-bankers-heart/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2007 20:32:28 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/14/cold-as-a-bankers-heart/ Watch Out For SharksWatch Out For Sharks Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/14/cold-as-a-bankers-heart/feed/ 0 I Found My Thrill On Telegraph Hill http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/06/i-found-my-thrill-on-telegraph-hill/ http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/06/i-found-my-thrill-on-telegraph-hill/#comments Wed, 07 Feb 2007 07:58:44 +0000 Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/06/i-found-my-thrill-on-telegraph-hill/ I Left My HeartI Left My Heart Hosted on Zooomr ]]> http://davisfreeberg.com/2007/02/06/i-found-my-thrill-on-telegraph-hill/feed/ 0