Utah Bloggers Dinner

**Update** Moved to Sweet Tomatoes

Time and Place

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Sweet Tomatoes

Street: 10060 S State St.

City/Town: Sandy City, UT

gCal and Facebook for the event.

Hope to see you all there!

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Tools Are For Building

I just read a great post from Richard K. Miller about Apple’s OSX Leopard that is being released Friday, the 26th of October. He says:

I thought my strong interest in the new operating system was justified since I’m going to take the opportunity to replace my 4½ year old Titanium Powerbook with a new Leopard-powered notebook. But then I got thinking, it’s just a tool. Using a Mac isn’t my goal per se. I might as well get exciting about all the tools at Home Depot — and I do — but if I don’t build anything with them, they’re useless.

It is an interesting thought. A lot of my fellow students feel the same way about technology. They are known to say things along the lines of, “If I had a better camera, if I had a faster computer,” and so on. I met a bunch of students at Collins College a few months ago, and was really disappointed watching their reels. Many were short, and lacked good content, and when asked why, they responded that they haven’t been involved in that many projects. I couldn’t believe it. Why, if you are at film school, and you have all of the tools in the world, are you not out building a better reel?The problem I think is not knowing the tool.The thought needs to be different. Learn, the tool, and then use the tool.Richard says to:

Use whatever tools work best for you, but use tools to build something.

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Bloggers Are Dangerous

It’s true… To protect the kids on the street, here are a few of the telling signs.

There are some serious common misconceptions about Bloggers within the Enterprise.

Many company executives see bloggers almost as a roving band of gangsters. Forbes wrote about “Attack of the Blogs”.

It is all true. Bloggers even have gang hand signs. Sean Bonner, curator co-owner of the sixspace gallery came up with the original gang sign on September 23, 2005. Boing Boing covered the story, complete with the blog T-shirt war that followed. The poster above gives a more detailed view into the intricate workings of the blogger underworld.

Via Innovation Creations

A Quick Note…

Four things:

1.I drove through six counties in Utah today and there was snow falling in all of them. That my friends is awesome.

2. I got a new job working with my friend Ryan at BrideAccess.com. I am pretty pumped about the job. I will be doing some graphic design/web/editing/stuff. Sounds like it will be fun and low stress. That is what we all need right?

3. I interviewed the other day to pick up a small part time job working at Simmons Media Group, (the guys that own X96) to work locations at KALL 700. I would work all of the Utah football and basketball games, driving a new truck and run the BBQ. Sounds like fun to me.

4. Got an email the other day finally giving me the go ahead to start writing for LifeInTheOffice.com. It is a fansite for the office, and so far has been a lot of fun with the season premiere on Thursday.

That’s about all, until next time.

Principles and Guidelines for the Modern Photowalker

Saw this on Scoble’s Twitter page. Interesting notes on photography, and can really be applied to any passion. This was interesting.

9. Money spent on gear is almost always worth it. Yes, one downside to photography as a lifestyle is that it is ****ing expensive. And the more it begins to live inside you the more you begin to physically NEED that new 14mm ultrawide lens or that Hasselblad that you know you can’t afford but that you know would just look fabulous on you, etc. etc.

Spend the money. You’re making making art. Art is more important than money.

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