Taste of #Calgary 2014. (Before the crowds.) This time, Calgary tasted like a spicy Hawaiian crêpe, and veggie samosas. (at Eau Claire Market)

Taste of #Calgary 2014. (Before the crowds.) This time, Calgary tasted like a spicy Hawaiian crêpe, and veggie samosas. (at Eau Claire Market)

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This is how the web’s #metadata got broken.

Screencap 1: News about bears in Banff, tagged as content “for” BC and Vancouver, but indexed as content about BC and Vancouver.

Screencap 2: Yahoo’s weather app used metadata to find a photo to suit “partly cloudy weather in Edmonton”. The photo showed blue skies with less than 25% clouds, and since it was probably pulled from a DSLR with no internal GPS, the photo was taken in Jasper National Park, but was was described as being taken in Jasper Park. Flickr’s mapping software (provided by Foursquare) correctly places in Jasper Park in west Edmonton.  See:https://www.flickr.com/photos/donaldmprice/9434636096/in/set-72157633231791704 for the original, and its Edmonton, Alberta location data.

And then, one day, we could design, produce, and ship our own hardcover books, using nothing but our phones.

And then, one day, we could design, produce, and ship our own hardcover books, using nothing but our phones.

Someone went down and step-wrote “IT’S OK BIG TIME” in the silty stuff at the northwest end of Lake Louise. I wonder if there was a cute back-story to it, or whether a tourist from from Japan copied it from one of those nonsensical english t-shirts they have there.

Someone went down and step-wrote “IT’S OK BIG TIME” in the silty stuff at the northwest end of Lake Louise. I wonder if there was a cute back-story to it, or whether a tourist from from Japan copied it from one of those nonsensical english t-shirts they have there.

Everyone has a pretty good camera, and almost everyone knows how to use their camera well. Everyone and everything will only get better as time passes, so the odds are that you’re not going to pay your bills by taking photos. That’s good news, because it means you don’t have to fuss over your ‘portfolio’. You’re free to just take the photos you’ll enjoy looking at later. (at The Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House)

Everyone has a pretty good camera, and almost everyone knows how to use their camera well. Everyone and everything will only get better as time passes, so the odds are that you’re not going to pay your bills by taking photos. That’s good news, because it means you don’t have to fuss over your ‘portfolio’. You’re free to just take the photos you’ll enjoy looking at later. (at The Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House)

It felt odd, seeing the familiar “far end of Lake Louise” landscape unflattened, today. Seeing Lefroy, (2), as its own whole mountain, rather than just as a flat blade of rock peeking out over Lake Louise. It reminded me of seeing 3D models of constellations like the Big Dipper, which you imagine as flat pattern, but are really deeply spread stars.

It felt odd, seeing the familiar “far end of Lake Louise” landscape unflattened, today. Seeing Lefroy, (2), as its own whole mountain, rather than just as a flat blade of rock peeking out over Lake Louise. It reminded me of seeing 3D models of constellations like the Big Dipper, which you imagine as flat pattern, but are really deeply spread stars.

It felt odd, seeing the familiar “far end of Lake Louise” landscape unflattened, today. Seeing Lefroy, (1), as its own whole mountain, rather than just as a flat blade of rock peeking out over Lake Louise. It reminded me of seeing 3D models of constellations like the Big Dipper, which you imagine as flat pattern, but are really deeply spread stars.

It felt odd, seeing the familiar “far end of Lake Louise” landscape unflattened, today. Seeing Lefroy, (1), as its own whole mountain, rather than just as a flat blade of rock peeking out over Lake Louise. It reminded me of seeing 3D models of constellations like the Big Dipper, which you imagine as flat pattern, but are really deeply spread stars.

I’ve been regularly visiting the Rockies since 1994, but never seen a #Pika in person until today! (At first glance, you can sort of see why that might be.)

I’ve been regularly visiting the Rockies since 1994, but never seen a #Pika in person until today! (At first glance, you can sort of see why that might be.)

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“If there is no wind, row.” —Latin Proverb.
“Sail and paddle at least once, so you understand where the Romans were coming from, and don’t let the cornfield suburbanite child in you wonder where the outboard motor fits into all of this.” —ツイダ (at Experience)

“If there is no wind, row.” —Latin Proverb.
“Sail and paddle at least once, so you understand where the Romans were coming from, and don’t let the cornfield suburbanite child in you wonder where the outboard motor fits into all of this.” —ツイダ (at Experience)