My online photography club

I’ve written before about photographer, author, and editor Derrick Story and how much I enjoy his podcast. He took things to another level back in May (this post has been stuck in “draft” for far too long) when he started up The Digital Story group on Flickr where members can share their photos, critique those of others, and post questions and answers in the discussion board.

I joined the first week and the group now has over 400 photographers as members. I haven’t found enough time to go through them the past few weeks and want to make a better effort at doing so. I don’t know when Derrick finds time to sleep.

I’m not that Craig

I noticed some interesting search-engine driven hits while reading the web traffic reports for this site over the past week. I’ve actually gotten some traffic as a result of the political downward spiral that Sen. Larry Craig has found himself in. I’ve received hits on the seach phrases “what craig did” and “why craig did it?” At the office this week while the story was breaking, I kept seeing “____ says Craig should resign” all over the news channels in the lab so I looked at Dave at one point and said, “I quit.”

This is not my first experience with politically-driven off-target search-engine hits. Back when Rep. Mark Foley was in his own tailspin, we saw some hits at work on the phrase “Foley humor” because we happen to have a Prof. Foley on the faculty.