iPhoto Exporting

So, I’m trying to play around with apple’s Automator, to create workflows to do a few things I want. What I want to do is be able to select images in iPhoto, select my plugin, which will prompt me for a path, and upload to said path on my server.

Black Hole

Saturday night, Kelly and I went out to the “Clark Planetarium”:http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/ . We just missed a seating for “Magnificent Desolation”:http://www.imax.com/magnificentdesolation/ , but we were just in time to hit their new “Black Holes”:http://www.clarkplanetarium.org/FilesChanging2004/NowPlaying.html#BlackHoles . Quite a good show. Some great graphics that take advantage of the 3d-dome to help you feel what it’s like to be at a black hole, the feel of passing the event horizon. It attempts to help understand relativity, in somewhat layman’s terms, although I think it was glossed over a little too much.

They also made one mention of white holes, when describing the theory of the wormhole/bridge but didn’t explain them at all 🙁

Overall it was a very enjoyable experience, and would recommend checking it out. For all my Star Trek geek friends, the narration is done by the guy who played ‘Q’, no biggie for me, but he did a good job.

Winter Olympics

I love the Olympics, but there are things that often irk me, usually sports that are critiqued on artistic levels by same lame judges. Still, I think the Olympics can stand for the best in sportsmanship and great achievements.

Apparently Bryant Gumbel feels differently about the winter games. Seems they aren’t sports, or worthwhile ones, because there are “no black athletes”:http://newsbusters.org/node/4057 . Of course, it plays along with the ‘no blacks are Republicans’ mantra.. C’mon people, this shouldn’t even be an issue.

Sure, I’ll admit I really don’t see curling as an interesting sport, worth my time. And yes, I think less of the grading of a lot of events. But I still respect what people put into them. And even if I dont’ care to watch the judging of figure skating, I still absolutely respect their talents.