Milwaukee Sequential Numbers

People do all sorts of wacky things on Flickr, like taking photos in a certain area of numbers in sequential order…

Local Flickr user Czeltic Girl started a group called Milwaukee Sequential Numbers, which attempts to do just that (within Milwaukee County.) Taking a cue from the NYC Sequential Numbers gang, we plan to replicate that here in our own fair city.

I was lucky enough to get the number 2 spot, because, you know, I’m the sort of weirdo who already had photos of numbers in my stream.

Hmmm, maybe I should start a set containing sequential numbers of my own… :)



I’m becoming more and more interested in photography. In part, I blame Flickr. (Though I also blame Cory at Z2, from whom I’ve been learning bits and pieces about the process.)

Pipe #103

There are so many aspects of “taking pictures” to consider, and for many people it’s just a matter of capturing a moment, and honestly, most of my photos are still the “moment capturing” variety, but lately I’ve been trying to be more conscious of the shots I take, and how (and if) I post-process them.

I’ve noticed that I seem to be writing a bit less, and taking pictures a bit more. You’d think the photos would take less time, but I don’t think that’s the case. I do think that consuming photos happens much faster, as I can keep up with my friends on Flickr, but I’m weeks (or months) behind on most of my blog subscriptions.

Fowler Lake Sunset #1191

I’m also starting to feel the limitations of a cheap digital camera. Even when I get what I think is a good shot, it seems to lack the tonal range it needs to really make the images burst.

Anyway, I’d like to get a better camera at some point, and really start to see what I can do with it. I shot film in the olden days, and really liked it, so it would be nice to have a camera with a bit more control over the input.

Oh yeah, you can see my photos on Flickr, if you care…


Cream City Photogs

While the future of Bucketworks is uncertain, tonight you can stop by and see the work of a bunch of area photographers who all use Flickr.

Jason's Cat

Friday, April 20th, 2007, it’s the Cream City Photogs Spring Gallery Night Exhibition!

You might also want to check out their site at It’s great to see a group like this form in Milwaukee. (We need more web-activity in the area!) Milwaukee is where I grew up, and I’m still pretty close (30 minutes west) so I tend to check out Milwaukee photos on Flickr quite a bit.

I’m even proud to say I had a (very) small part in making this thing happen. I suggested Bucketworks as the venue. (We had a great time there at BarCampMilwaukee!) I hope it all works out well. I wasn’t able to be as involved as I would like (too many projects going on at once!) Congrats to the Cream City Photogs for pulling this thing together.



I needed a simple gallery application for a client, and the PHP-based PhotoStack fit the bill.

Sure, the last time I looked at PhotoStack, I was concerned about the license, but it’s now GPL‘d.

I had to hack it just a bit to do what I needed, but it was fairly simple, involving minor changes to the photostack.class.php file, and then creating a custom theme. Kudos to Noel Jackson for making this nifty little open-source app available.