Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Imprint of Leaf in Concrete - Image Copyrights Question

Recently I tried out google's reverse image search tool for the first time to find out details about some plant based on the pictures of flower in bloom.

Then I decided to search an old picture from flickr on a whim and lo-and-behold, I stumble upon it being used in an Irish architectural blog, without any attribution. That blog does attribute other pictures to some studio, but my picture has no attribution.

I had posted it on flickr many years ago with a  Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.

Here is a snapshot of both on same screen.

leaf in concrete

leaf in concrete, Penn state deike building
Leaf imprint in concrete, near Deike building, Penn State Main Campus.

They have used it for 3 years without any attribution! What can I do now?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Food and Jewelry


 spice box arrangement, showing 7 spices





water fountain at parklet, blue color
Water fountain

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Valley 10km or 6.3 mile

Here is a scenic walk/run/trot route from near Graham's exxon on Allen Street covering some places like Walnut Spring's park, Milbrook Marsh, Region near Slab Cabin's run etc.

Great for exercising and exploring nature in Spring, summer and early fall.

if you use a bicycle... then remember that not all routes listed may have bicycle path provisions, some route involve use of a trail bike or even lifting your bike across obstacles/steps etc.

Here is a short url if you want to copy this map:

Have fun!

The bicycle route version that is close by this one is

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Another "Historic" Storm

The sensationalist media stories never end. Granted one or two of these might really be big storms, but they do overdo this discussion and 24/7 coverage.

Anyhow, it is always good to be prepared:

2015 - Today

2015 (Jan):

2014 - Nov, same winter season as 2015 Feb

2014 (Nov):

Image from USA Today

2013: (Feb)

2012 (Mar)
Ok so this one was in Oregon (not Northeast), but the only reason I added this was because a place named Happy Valley, OR has been referenced in there!!

2011 (Oct)
Image Courtesy: Accuweather/Facebook Fan Rick A.

2011 (Feb)

Monday, June 09, 2014

Locate Rentals Apts on Craigslist Using Map Feature

A simple method to find specific housing accommodation on CL by location
1.      Locate your work address is on google maps. Adjust the map to zoom level and centering so that some prominent landmark (intersection) is at the Top right corner.

      Open a new window and resize windows so you can view the previous map in one of the windows. Bring up craigslist in the new window and locate the specific housing section you want to view (Apartments, room mates, houses, temporary etc). E.g.


3.      Click on the numbers listed . It indicates the number of postings at that location in that zoom level on the maps. Clicking on the number shows you the posting headlines, and clicking the headline shows you the actual post and a link to the full posting. From there on you basically pull up the actual listings and email the folks asking for details, time etc.

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