Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rest in Peace, Pete Seeger

Via Democracy Now!

"We Shall Overcome" Remembering Pete Seeger in His Own Words and Songs

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Swimming with Fish

I swim aware man made climate change and global warming will irreversibly and adversely affect the marine life I see.

I used a Canon S100 point and shoot with its waterproof case to photograph and video marine life. I didn't use a snorkel, just swim goggles. I shot the video at 1280 x 720 24p then downscaled it to 960 x 540 24p to make it lighter for mobile devices. I have hosted videos in the Internet Archive, Blip.tv and You Tube. I am trying Flickr's hosting that limits its video length at 1:30. This is why these fish videos are at 1:30 but these are hosted on You Tube.

UPDATE: This following video was an actual 5 minute swim I took with just swim goggles and the camera. I had no flotation device, just threaded along the school of trevallys, and kept the camera rolling underwater when I took breaths of air at the surface. The trevally school was swimming no more than 8 feet below the surface.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Billowing Pollution

Smoke from a defective oil burner appears to billow from behind the Queen of All Saints church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Aggravated Harassment

I don't get bothered by internet trolls and stalkers because the law protects us to a certain extent. I think a fair warning is sufficient. If it persists, it's easy to get the service provider to cooperate with law enforcement. I once had a coworker in the public sector who is retired now, that sent harassing emails to me. They were of how to beat women pamphlets, racist anti hiring editorials, and diatribes against all blacks. And this now retired public servant is now collecting a pension. This sort of thing happens everyday, and the better way to deal with it is to collect the evidence, note the time and day, contact an EEO laywer and file a formal complaint.

Carl Sagan on Charlie Rose, May 27, 1996

Sunday, September 22, 2013