goodie goodie, I just came up with another string of things
I can put on my my website. As I bookmarked
yet another site of interest I realized I have all
these bookmarks (2,734) punctilliously organized using
my special bookmark managing software (url
manager pro), but I don't really get a chance
to share them too often. I hope to change that soon and
will start with some photography related sites
and Photographers I admire
- No Text Magazine
- Marvelli Gallery (click on Angela
Marshall (rock and roll and politics)
- Abelardo Morell
Ross (inventor of the
highest resolution camera in the world)
Sugimoto (possibly my
favorite, thanks to Jimmy Malls for turning me on to him
many years ago)
Pastorino Diaz (wonderful,
Crosher Her first book has
just been released
Schwarm Prairie fire images
- Zhouhai Chinese
coal miners (great prices)
- Joel Meyerowitz
Leonard Memorable Jazz
images for sale
- Exactitudes Whacky
ongoing worldwide people photo concept
- ZoneZero online
Gallery Adam Bartos, Eggleston,
Gallery Brandt, Callahan,
Evans, Kenna, Rogovin
House As in George, Huge
Greenberg Gallery Abbott,
White, Carter, Frank, Atget
Fetterman Gallery Abbott,
Atget, Capa, Levitt, Link
- A Gallery
- After Image Gallery
- Paul Kopeiken Gallery
I have a lot of wonderful photography books. But the ones
I love the best are the ones that contain great work and
are beautifully made. Shockingly it is a difficult business
and many house se doing the best work cannot stay in business,
take Arena, which produced the award winning Gary
Winogrand book 1964
(ICP is selling htem for $149 while they last).
Press One of the best, see the Michael
Palms Produced one of the best books of 2003 Philip-Lorca
diCorcia's "A Storybook life".
- Kowasa Vast
photo book library out of Barcelona. Great for browsing.
- PAWPrint Specializing
in hard to find, out of print photography books.
- Photo-Eye Photo
website that often has exclusive signed editions available
and even has auctions of fine art photography.
Century Photography The creators of the most exquisite
and most expensive photo books on the market. I have seen
them at shows and they are quite something.
Publications Makers of interesting rock and roll
related limited edition books.
- Aperture Art
photography keeper and quarterly producer for many years.
They sell books, prints and I have a feeling they are on
their last legs.
- Eyestorm I
thought these guys went away. At one point they opened
a brick and mortar in SoHo.
from archival supplies to hard to find film and
processing, here are some links that have taken me years
Photo Books and Calendars
Christmas time is cooing and that always
means two things to me. Calendars and photo books. And for
those two items I have two suggestions. iPhoto and Blurb.
This will be the first year I
am using iPhoto to make my annual Jack calendar,
I have been using Shutterfly with
great results and pricing for the last four years. But there
was always one hitch, as personal as the calendar is consisting
only of pictures of my son, I always thought it was frustrating
that the dates cannot include personalized events, birthdays,
field trips, etc. Well, that is why I am extra excited about
using iPhoto. Because iPhoto calendar building function with
imports iCal calendars
and solves this frustration once and for all.
For photo books I have used
many sites, Shutterfly, Sharedink and
of course Apple's
iPhoto. But this year I am equally excited
about using Blurb's free
book building software BookSmart (Mac
and PC). Because there is much more freedom in the design
process and the coolest part is that they are the only
online personal book publisher that offers dust jackets.
Now, THAT is a way cool Christmas gift.
iTunes page gets its first digg comment:
This is so cool, my first
submission to digg gets this as the number one comment
with a bullet,
"One of the ugliest sites you'll
ever see, but it's a pretty good list."
way to go MellerTime!
See the ugliest page
on the internet now!
gMail, Telemarketers, Help?
was standing at her mail box last night complaining about
the junk mail falling out. As I walked past I reached back
into my hard drive trying to remember how I had "opted
out" of mass market mailing lists about fifteen years
ago. The one thing I remembered was that even
though it did not get rid of all my junk mail, I was able
to make a dent in it. Cut to 2006 and I thought I would
take a look see as to what is available online to rid oneself
of this ubiquitous nuisance.
Not surprsingly the
basic idea is the same as it was fifteen years ago. You have
to get your name removed from all the lists that those mass
marketing services use. The biggest drag is that our very
own USPS freely gives away our address to these criminals,
making it somewhat of losing battle. In the meantime, these
are the stps I ofund that appear helpful.
Read through this
well researched page on how to stop junk mail
Register with these
guys and have your name removed from a lot of mail lists,
this is basically the same thing I did about fifteen
years ago when I last ventured into this territory. The only
difference is that you can now do it online as well as via
snail mail. There is a $1 fee, the registration
lasts for five years.
And I also filled
out this "opt
out" form as well. This one is free and they
claim to be a large supplier of direct marketing material
The big credit rating
dudes are a major source of mass marketing crap. You can
opt out of Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion by filling
form, but you have to give your ss# in order to
do so. If it is any help, I did it
All I know is that
I am either going to get less junk mail, or a LOT more.
Do forget to register
your phone number on the National
Do Not Call List. All I
can say since I moved fairly recently, I can guarantee how
well this service works. Before I registered I was getting
about one call a week. (of course this information has been
on hank.com for a LONG time)
long after I wrote the above piece about junk mail
I had a mini epiphany over spam as well. I finally
embraced gMail and in so doing relieved my mailbox
of all the spam I was attracting.
how I got rid of spam
I realized that part of my problem is that I felt compelled
to check all six of my email accounts every time I checked
my mail. This was only made worse by the fact that my most
recent interactivehank hosting service (which I love) charges
extra for spam filtering, so I was getting at least 100
pieces of spam a day.
Then I got to thinking. This gMail thing
is pretty cool, they give you two gigbytes of storage where
I can use the freeware app gDisk to
upload files two, I can import my Mac Address Book lickity-split
using this AddresBooktoCSV mini
app someone dished up and best of all I can point all of
my existing pop mail servers to gMail and then just check
my gMail account. Now, everything goes to gMail, let the
wunderkinds at Google do the spam filtering and voila,
I have a clean clear inbox with all my email in it. On
top of that those dominating moguls at Google of course
have a slick, elegant java
version of gMail that runs on my
cell phone. It is a win-win situation as far as I am concerned.
So that is what I did.
All my accounts now are
pop-forwarded to my gMail account. I turned off the "check
mail at this mailbox" in
Mail client except for my gMail account.
The only issue is that now I only have a few messages
in my email box each day and I kind of miss all the unintentional
email I was getting which made me think I was more popular
than I really am.
Oh, if you need a gMail account let
me know, I appear
to have 100 invitations to give away.
And for all those telemarketing
phone spammers, remember about the Do Not Call list! This
is a nationally recognized list that you have to add your
phone number to. The block works and is good for five years
until you have to re-list your numbers. You can add as
many numbers as you want. This goes for cell phones as
Do-Not-Call Registry for Telemarketing
Upheld in Court
Published: February 18, 2004 in New
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 - A federal appeals court on Tuesday
upheld the government's right to help people shield themselves
from unwanted telemarketing calls.
Do Not Call Regsitry
The Federal Trade
Commission began taking complaints today from people who
have placed phone numbers on the national do-not-call registry
but have continued to receive pitches from telemarketers.
Consumers who have signed up for the national do-not-call
registry can file a complaint with either the Federal Trade
Commission or the Federal Communications Commission. If
you have not signed up and would like to head on over to:
To lodge complaints,
you can contact either of the two agencies as they will
be sharing a database of complaints.
TO CONTACT THE
By phone: 1-888-382-1222
By Internet: www.donotcall.gov
Information needed: the telemarketer's name or phone number,
the date of the call and the consumer's phone number.
TO CONTACT THE
By phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information needed: The same as for the F.T.C., and the
consumer's name, address, daytime phone number, phone number
involved in the complaint and the date that the consumer
signed up for the do-not-call registry.
I cannot believe how exciting it is to write those words
again. I kinda thought Interactivehank was a sad thing
of the past, destined to be merely a figment of the imagination
on the Internet Wayback Machine.
You think the internet
wayback machine doesn't exist? You're wrong.
Oh my goodness graciousness, there is so much to talk about.
Jack, Disneyland, the zoo book, Spider-Man 3, the crap I
wrote down the last time I did an update, my sister's new
novel, and oh so, so much more.
I will try to do an update in the next week or so. Hold
your breath and stay in touch, my good friends. Until
I made good on my words and now I can officially introduce
to you the History
of why Starbucks is el Stinko. There are also some
addtions to the my favorite
things and proof that if the film business goes kaput
someone might actually pay me to design something.
And pretty soon, the amazing pizza story will arrive.
What is it about $39.00? Everything I buy seems to be 39
bucks for some reason. But it is only stuff for the kitchen:
juicer, blender, panini grill and now the battery-powered
vacuum coffee container (see link to right). Each and every
one for 39 bucks.
I am cooking now. Pizza
on Dada (part one of three pizza
explosions here at hank) and a new HMP.
No, I mean a new, new HMP.
I don't know how many of you
have heard any of Bob
Dylan's Theme Time Radio shows, but
it is the best thing I have ever heard on radio outside
of the NPR network. Fantastic
music selection seconded only by such music collection
groups as hippopotty
records mixed with fun interesting dialog by the demi-god
himself. You can listen to past shows at this website, White
Pizza Story Two. Jack's Slice
That really completes the Pizza
hat trick becasue it was just the two pages here and this
amazingly detailed site teaching you how to make pizza
along the lines of Di Fara, but at home and in
less than two minutes. btw, Jack had FOUR slices of pizza
for dinner tonight. Not the frozen kind, a full 18" pie
AND THE BEST BEVERAGE FOR THAT PIE
The only place that seems
t have all three, but never in stock at the same
time, is Soda Pop Stop
If you are a fan of Jack's,
the JackNow page has been updated as well.
On 10.09.06 HankNow pages are
updated with hugs not drugs.
10.11.06 New Dada listing!
iTunes Page!, submitted to Digg, lets see if
I can get some business here at Hank
I got the Warner Bros.
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 4 for christmas.
Actually I didn't get it, Jack did, but he kind of gave
it to me since he only wants to watch Looney Tunes cartoons
at my house at the moment. So now I own Vol
4. A total of 246 of the best, most beautiful cartoons ever made.
It is such a treat to remember how way far ahead of there
time these babies were. While diving into disc one I was
struck by the title card,
immediately after the FBI warning which reads:
"The cartons you are about to see are products
of their time. They may depict some of the ethnic and racial
prejudices that were commonplace in American society. These
depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While the
following does not represent the Warner Bros. view of today's
society, these cartoons are being presented as they were
originally created, because to do otherwise would be the
same as claiming these prejudices never existed." Now if
that is not some sort of a wacky back peddling attempt
to keep the hate mail at bay, I dunno it just struck me
as pretty ludicrous. Have we gone that far down
the rabbit hole? Anyway, other than an enthusiastic
reference to "BWANA,
BWANA", I thought I would share on
of my all time favorite Bugs Bunny cartoons that I had
completely forgotten about until watching disc one of volume
four the other day. It is simple, will make you laugh and
cry and by golly even has a cameo from Humphrey
(click image above to see movie!)
This is so cool. Google
Maps has just added antique maps overlays to there already
unbelievable software. You can take a hi-rez peek at US
1833, Lewis and Clark 1814, New York 1836 and much, much
more. You must download the latest Google Earth (Beta
4 Mac and PC) and go to the layers palette on the left
hand tool bar and then click the down arrow for "featured content"
I find something
cheery and wonderful about this clip. NOT available on YouTube! Do
yourself a favor and at least watch to the point where David
Bowie genuflects to Cher.
Eyeglass Repair Kits
since I started buying $10 reading glasses's at the pharmacy,
I have also been investing in those little eyeglass repair
kits you see at the counter at Rite-Aid and such. I finally
figured, there must be a slightly better version of the eyeglass
repair kit and it is time that I owned one. So I did a little
comparison internet shopping. The top of my google search
for "eyeglass repair kit" had this link to a reasonable looking
expanded kit from one
of those sites that talks to you at $24. It sounded like
a lot, but I did not want to spend all day looking for my
new eyeglass repair kit, so I just went over to Amazon for
a comparison. The same kit from
Amazon was $4.95, and even though it was from a secondary
merchant which can often take weeks to arrive, it appeared
in my mailbox about two days later. Love the internet.