16 Apr 2006 Ankh   » (Master)

Been going through piles of old digital photos, pictures from 2004, slowly catching up. Most of them I took for use as stock for people into photomanipulation, and a lot of them have been used. But I had only posted some of them. Also expanded my Calligraphy booklist somewhat.

I spent much of today patching holes in the upstairs of the barn that we use as an art gallery, so the birds can't nest in it and then spill their poop onto the artwork below. I hope that we get to a point where my husband and I can concentrate on making art, writing software, the garden, and life, instead of concentrating on working on the house. But it's going to take a while!

Distressingly, some scanned engravings from a book on torture has turned out to be fairly popular. Maybe I should not be surprised. I'm glad the images are not in colour.

In the unexpected light relief department, I was going from Toronto airport into the US one day last year, and the US immigration official asked me my job. I said (for the sake of simplicity) that I work for a standards organisation. He promptly looked at me and said, “what have you got in that suitcase?”
“Clothes and toiletries” said I, whereupon he asked,
“You're sure you've not got any metric in there? We don't want any of that!”
I assured him that the metric system was from a different organisation and that we (W3C) don't do that, and he grudgingly let me pass. Was that a twinkle in his eye?

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