The last few shots from Florence are up. Here’s the first new one in the set. Now it’s on to Venice, almost done!
Fun fact: Florentine police use Segways to get around the station!
Despite the heat and humidity this evening I got around sorting through a few more photos taken in Florence. Around 50 new ones have been added to the set. You can start at the first new one here.
I’d like to treat you to a nice example of serendipity. Here’s a photo I took of some stained glass windows depicting the agnus dei:
Now check out this photo by Rich Nurcombe… Weird.
Recently, I was trying to import some contacts from Gmail to YouTube. After going through a Plaxo dialog to select all my contacts, I assumed the next step would be to see who of those contacts were on YouTube. I thought wrong, in stead the service has e‑mailed every address I imported (almost 200) an invitation to connect with me without my explicit consent.
Naturally, I’m quite upset about the whole situation and have decided to at least offer my apologies for bothering anyone with this spam. If you’ve received a YouTube invitation from frog1980 and thought it was inappropriate, I’m very sorry to have unwontedly bothered you.
Also, I hope someone of YouTube reads this and will make it a point to reconsider the way importing contacts works. Spamming my friends without my consent is not a cool thing to do.
Just a short post to check in. I arrived back from Vienna this weekend. The week’s training was a lot of fun, very hot and quite successful. I managed to pass all my examinations which means I’m 2nd dan Takeda Ryu aikido now, and have received my assistants-license. Huzzah!
I didn’t take that many photos, most of them after a day’s training, but there’s a few up at Flickr now. Here’s my favourite shot:
I’ll be off to Vienna in a few hours. I’ll be training Takeda Ryu for five days at the Matsumae Budo Center and resting my battered body in the Bosei Hotel. The week will include a tournament and some examinations, so I’m excited to see the outcome of those. I’ll be back on the air next week!