‘Tis the Season


You know. That season. The Season. The Season where half of your extended family gets a new electronic gadget from that man. The half of your family which happens to be technologically illiterate.

Well, help is at hand.

Are you tired of cheerfully helping fix their problems, even as you wish a painful venereal disease upon them behind clenched teeth?

Have you been looking for a way to aggressively passively-aggressively assert yourself in a charming manner?

Well, look no farther, good Hacker!

From me, to you, comes this delightful mashup of the infamous Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Available you today, for free. You can download it from here, now, in A3 size, under a permissive Creative Commons license that allows you to share and edit the poster.

Or if you so wish, you can purchase a high-quality printed version from me for €5. €2 will go toward the cost of printing, and the other €3 will go straight into the kitty at 091 Labs for our Christmas party fund. Delivery will be on December 16. Please contact me directly if you want a print.

Galway Photowalk details


Galway-based hacker and creative workspace, 091 Labs, will be hosting a photowalk and digital processing workshop at our Workspace on Saturday September 11, 2010. Our (well…my) general plan for the day is as follows:

Event details:
  • 10am: We all meet up at the 091 Labs workspace at Exchange House on Fairgreen Road and swap introductions.
  • 10:30am-11am: Move out and begin our walk around the city and Claddagh beachfront.
  • 2pm: Return to the workspace for lunch (we have plenty of eateries around the area).
  • 3pm-6pm: Digital processing and photographic technique workshops. I need you for these.

Some of the details of the day are still up in the air; I would like anyone interested in holding a 15-30 minute workshop to contact me directly within the next week to suggest yours. Anything photography-related is welcome: Share your business tips, workflow advice, shooting techniques or even a regale us with a suitably entertaining rant. The Labs’ workspace features a secure lockup, copious bandwidth, an abundance or comfortable chairs and plenty of sockets; with that in mind I encourage those interested to bring along their laptop or Netbook to work from.

You can grab an ICS calendar event to add to your Outlook, iCal or Google Calendar from here.