Archive for January, 2007

Do fish have fisheyes?

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Obviously somebody named the fisheye lens after a fish, but I wonder if fish actually have fisheye lenses, or do we just think they do because their eyes bulge kinda like the lenses?

I suppose it’s remotely possible somebody looked at a fish and said “hey – I think I’ll build a lens that works like that fish’s eye”. But I doubt it. Pretty sure the lens came before the name.
Why don’t we call telephoto lenses “eagleyes” or something? Dunno.

Koi in Seattle's Japanese Garden

The blog adventure begins

Friday, January 12th, 2007

After much contemplation I am finally starting a blog. Not because I have all that much to say, but because one of my clients wants me to set one up for her, and I believe the only way to do it right is to master the process first.

After some research I settled on WordPress. I wanted something that could be hosted wherever I wanted, is easy to install and highly configurable: WordPress scored on all counts.

Installation was a snap. Learning the WordPress system however is a little challenging. I know what I want to do but figuring out where it is or how I change it has been surprisingly roadblock-fraught. For example, the documentation for adding images misses a lot: it doesn’t actually tell you where the images can be found once you upload them.

Oh well…anything worth doing is usually hard to learn.