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The new camera

It’s black. It’s got a battery grip. And I’ve drooled after it for half a year. And now it’s mine.

Picture of a black Canon 300D

Ever since the government informed me that I’d be getting a substantial amount of tax returns this year I’ve been drooling for a digital SLR. At first I was looking at getting a vanilla Canon 300D with a battery grip added. Then the 20D was released and I debated between the two until the limited edition black 300D with battery grip and USM lenswas released. The moment I saw it in the store, I knew what I wanted.

Photos, Creative Commons and NGOs

A new site in Finland aims to provide NGOs with photos under a Creative Commons license. Just some of my thoughts on it all.

I applaud the effort put into the Finnish site ngophotos.org (in Finnish). Providing photographs for NGOs under a CC license gives NGOs an opportunity to get quality pictures for free (for non-commercial use). Anyone who starts looking for photographs on the net will find a multitude of them available, but finding pictures that can be used for free by (often) struggling NGOs is a much harder task. Maybe ngophotos will help at least some NGOs in their own efforts.

Photoblog navigation

On how earlier discussions on photoblog navigation influenced some new functionality in the Life of Jalo.

Inspired by Dunstan’s post on photoblog navigation and the ensuing discussion, I made some changes to the way The Life of Jalo works. The code was uploaded sometime – much too late – last night, so if you frequent LoJ you might have already noticed them.