I was wondering about the value of my mileage points to figure out whether it makes sense to use miles rather than money to reserve a car. I found this site and thought I'd share it.
I just put a few pictures up to my Flickr page/site to let people see how the flooding in Iowa has been. I was driving east of Des Moines and got off at the Colfax exit and found the uploaded images there at that exit and also along Country Road F34 which runs E-W through the countryside. Lots of tragedy also [ruined houses, crops and lost lives].
VictoriaJZ at Flickr - the link to the flood images.
The Dalai Lama spoke to UNI recently and was given the image below as a gift by Joy Corning, former Lt. Governor, who endowed the speech. I'm sure he has seen many, many prayer flags over his years, but perhaps this will be an image he can enjoy away from home.
ON DESIGN ARTISTRY: When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
This is a quote from Steve Jobs in a blog comment by Mark Sigal - the whole blog post is excellent but I thought this was apropos of my own goal in my work and photography.
We returned late Tuesday night, uneventfully, and on waking up and reading the morning paper I felt a bit confused. Reading the stories in the Des Moines Register I noted that I had already heard all this information before! Evidently, by going online with my iPhone to read my RSS feeds at the various airports through the day, I was able to keep up with current information constantly so that I knew all the news reported in the newspaper the next morning, albeit not in as much detail. That's not a slam at the paper, just a recognition that one can keep up to date on a number of topics and then look to newspapers and online journals for more indepth coverage and information.