This month the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) will be holding their 45th annual conference for three days in Denver. To help mark this the local arts community has made March a “Month of Photography in Denver” with many local and national artists showcasing their photographic imagery at various venues. Details regarding the various venues may be found at the Month of Photography site.
I am sure there are many of you who started accessing the internet with Netscape Navigator which owned the majority of market-share in the mid-1990’s. I still recall using it on my Macintosh (and later a PC) with dial-up access, not the quickest option but with less embedded media in webpages it did suffice. Netscape was not the first browser I used, those were the text based Lynx and Mosiac in some of the computer labs at the University of Arizona.
Over the years other options sprung up and soon Internet Explorer started taking market share from Netscape until passing it in the late 90’s with a better product. Netscape was bought by AOL and the downfall of the browser continued, finally leading to the demise of it as of March 1, 2008 when support will no longer be provided for Netscape Navigator.
Right now as you read this post, I would guess you are using one of three browsers: Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox. The majority of users do use Internet Explorer, however Firefox is continuing to grow in usage with now 15% of internet users. This is significant for the browser wars as one which competes directly with IE forces innovations to be developed resulting in the users of the product benefiting, which is something we didn’t have for a while. It should be noted the underlying basis of Firefox is based on technology from the Mozilla Corporation which came from the Mozilla Foundation and before that the Mozilla Organization created by Netscape. So while Netscape Navigator is no longer an option when viewing the web, Firefox continues to grow and who knows someday we could be reading a post like this regarding Internet Explorer… you may laugh but anything is possible.
If you haven’t given Firefox a try you can find more information by clicking below.
On the evening of Wednesday February 20, 2008 a total lunar eclipse will be viewable to the mainland United States. During the eclipse you could expect to see a different color in the appearance of the moon making for an interesting evening. The eclipse of the moon will last around fifty minutes, with the mid-eclipse occurring at 8:26pm MST (3:26am GMT)
If the weather conditions are good be sure to check this out, as the next total lunar eclipse is in December 2010.
Here is an interesting site which was posted on the blog LifeHacker this morning. The Newseum website allows you to browse newspaper front pages from around the world. By searching for a newspaper through a list, gallery or interactive map the actual newspaper front page is displayed letting you grasping the headlines in a specific area. You may also go further and look at a PDF of the front page, or go directly to the newspaper website.
I found this quite interesting today, with the Super Tuesday results in focus today in many newspapers not only in the United States but also in other regions in the world. With the difference in time zones and deadlines for printing, I would suspect the Thursday front pages may provide some more insight.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and are looking for a child portraiture photographer I would suggest checking out Annie Florin Photography. Annie is specializing in natural light, and natural environment child portraiture which can provide a different perspective versus a studio setting. Check out the website to view some of her work, and give her a call if you would like more information.