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Biosphere 2 Lung

As Biosphere 2 is a self contained and airtight structure the air inside would expand and contract on warm and cold days which could cause the building to explode or implode! Two lungs were built to cope with this effect. One of them is pictured above. As the air in the building warmed up the […]

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Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 lies in the dusty hot desert in Arizona. It was originally designed as a self contained “world” where scientists stayed for an extended period of time. After going through the tour, there’s no way I’d volunteer to spend my time inside. It must have been very difficult being cooped up in one building. […]

Monotone: WordPress Photoblog Theme

Monotone is a pretty cool photoblog theme for WordPress that’s been around for a few months now. Unfortunately it was only available on WordPress.com, and through the Automattic Subversion repository as reported by Jeff on Weblog Tools Collection. Noel Jackson, the author of the theme, recently revealed that Monotone is now available as a .zip […]

How very phallic of you

How very phallic of you A desert plant growing near the ranch we stayed at in Arizona. I only thought of the title after seeing this image in b/w, but err, it suits doesn’t it?

Desert Tree

Desert Tree One of the many trees growing in the arid desert surrounding the ranch Automattic stayed in while in Arizona.

The City of San Francisco

The City of San Francisco San Francisco as seen from the hills surrounding the City. I took this back in August 2006. Can you tell yet that I merged a few of my work directories after doing some house keeping work on my photo archive? Thanks to Niall Kennedy for driving us up there!

Big brother is watching you

Big brother is watching you Big brother is watching you, wherever you go! CC TV cameras are sprouting up everywhere. This one is just outside the AIB in Blarney. I happened to go to the AIB in Blackpool and counted at least 3 cameras near the entrance. If you happen to use WordPress to power […]

Turquoise Acid

Turquoise Acid A water main on the street in San Francisco while Automattic waited to go into a restaurant. I think that’s Matt in the background, but it might have been Alex too. Urban Acid applied to this image

Cut the chocolate birthday cake

Happy birthday Alex! Yum! Yum! Alex cuts the delicious chocolate birthday cake in Herbivore, San Francisco! That crazy Matt Mullenweg fella can’t resist helping him with the cake. Come to think of it, did anyone not eat the cake? It was so nice!

Live from WordCamp 2007

Live from WordCamp 2007 Here we are once again, blogging live from WordCamp 2007 in San Francisco. There’s Matt setting up the projector screen, Barry sorting through some notes and Michael Adams in the baseball cap. Check out my WordCamp 2007 set on Flickr for more photos from the weekend. Shot handheld at ISO 800 […]

45 on the Golden Gate

45 on the Golden Gate The posted speed limit for the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is 45mph but good luck to anyone who managed to reach that speed! Traffic crawled the day we were there and I suspect that’s the norm. Shot from the car as we drove along. Thanks Andy for driving that […]

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds

Cupid’s Arrow and the birds Cupid’s Arrow in San Francisco provides an interesting silhouette against the evening sky. If you’ve payed close attention to my photos in the past you might think this is a duplicate of another shot but it’s from a slightly different angle and wider, and I feel stronger because of the […]

Many faces in the crowd

Many faces in the crowd A crowd of Alcatraz sightseers prepares to disembark from the ferry back at San Francisco. From the expressions on a few faces I think they were wondering what that guy was doing with his camera held in the air! I love the patterns in the roof and the contrast with […]

San Francisco DPT on the job

San Francisco DPT on the job The San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT) have painted the kerb of the sidewalk in the city to designate different parking areas in the city. Wandering around the city I was struck by the startling paint job on the ground, especially the “warning” colours used. It didn’t […]

Alcatraz Staircase

Alcatraz Staircase A lonely staircase on Alcatraz is off-limtis to tourists but not to the eye of my camera.