Life, New York

It’s May, which means life’s stats and photo journal have been updated. Not too much interesting or unusual this time around.

Travel is finally done for a while, as I got back from New York last Sunday. It was a nice trip… I rode in the smallest plane I’d ever ridden in (1 and 2 seats per row)…

…and we deplaned via stairs.

We stayed in a rather nice hotel with super steep stairs.

And I worked out of Salesforce Tower New York…

…where this was the view from my desk by the window.

Spent a few days working before doing touristy things on Friday and Saturday. Also managed to sync up with Will and Trisha, which was really nice. More photos of things are at my photos site.


Life (phew)

Well, it’s been over three months since I last updated. I guess I’m getting pretty bad at this blogging thing.

Life has been pretty crazy, mainly because work has been crazy, lately. So rather than go over all that stuff, here’s some photos from my recent San Francisco and Phoenix trips.

Salesforce had an Architecture Summit where all the company’s architects gathered together for three days to hear about current projects in the company and generally network and mingle. It was the first conference I’d ever been to, and it was exhausting, but overall a very worthwhile experience.

It was particularly memorable because of the food: Catered breakfast and lunch, plus two snack breaks, a day… and then organized dinners besides.

Oh yeah. My team had a presentation, too.

Afterward it was off to Phoenix for a week, with even more food.

Also saw Cirque de Soleil Amaluna with my parents. It was impressive.

Other than that, life has been board game-y. Photos of those are on my photos site, which I guess is the only thing I really keep up to date anymore.

Hopefully it won’t be another three months before the next post. :)

Photo Stats

It’s been a while, both for this journal and for photo stats. However, in the past few weeks we’ve finally managed to cross the 450,000 photo mark, so here’s some new stats and graphs to celebrate!

First, the table of photos by camera. The last several months, in particular, have seen me shift from carrying my iPod and a DSLR (D90 or D7100), to my work iPhone and a DSLR, and finally to primarily relying on my work iPhone. The camera quality, at this point, is decent enough for what I shoot (random snapshots), and a phone is a lot easier to carry around than a DSLR. The shutter releases are also a bit out of control because of *how* I shoot… it’s still a lot simpler for me to take most photos as bursts and sort it out later, which leads to the crazy statistic of me keeping about 6% of all photos “shot” on the iPhone 8 Plus.

Intel Pocket PC camera October 6, 2000 – September 18, 2003 1077 days; 2.95 years 15,829 photos $200 14.7 photos per day 1.26¢ per photo
Olympus C3000 Zoom September 28, 2001 – December 5, 2003 798 days; 2.186 years 10,647 photos $450 13.3 photos per day 4.23¢ per photo
Kodak Easyshare DX6490 December 8, 2003 – March 17, 2006 830 days; 2.274 years 49,413 photos $500 59.5 photos per day 1.01¢ per photo
Nikon D50 March 22, 2006 – November 15, 2009 1334 days; 3.655 years 105,067 photos $570 78.8 photos per day 0.54¢ per photo
+$250 repair cost 0.78¢ per photo
106,916 shutter releases $570 80.15 shutter releases per day 0.533¢ per shutter release
+$250 repair cost 0.77¢ per shutter release
Samsung SL30 July 27, 2009 – December 1, 2016 2684 days; 7.35 years 21,616 photos $70 8.05 photos per day 0.32¢ per photo
Nikon D90
February 26, 2010 – November 30, 2018 3199 days; 8.76 years 208,699 photos $780 65.24 photos per day 0.37¢ per photo
289,872 shutter releases 90.61 shutter releases per day 0.27¢ per shutter release
iPhone 5 June 23, 2013 – December 23, 2014 548 days; 1.5 years 130 photos $0
(Provided by work)
0.24 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
149 shutter releases 0.27 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release
iPhone 6 Plus January 8, 2015 – January 11, 2018 1099 days; 3.01 years 4883 photos $0
(Provided by work)
4.44 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
23,352 shutter releases 21.25 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release
Nikon D7100
December 2, 2015 – December 24, 2018 1118 days; 3.06 years 24,112 photos $620 21.57 photos per day 2.57¢ per photo
64,702 shutter releases 57.87 shutter releases per day 0.96¢ per shutter release
iPod Touch 6 December 2, 2017 – September 28, 2018 300 days; 0.82 years 4955 photos $160 16.52 photos per day 3.23¢ per photo
55,269 shutter releases 184.23 shutter releases per day 0.29¢ per shutter release
iPhone 8 Plus
March 8, 2018 – December 28, 2018 295 days; 0.81 years 4838 photos $0
(Provided by work)
16.4 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
80,236 shutter releases 271.99 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release

Here are the dates on which I took each 25,000th photo as well as the number of days between each 25,000th photo. The data confirm my suspicion that I’m still slowing down on photos.

25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 150,000
January 12, 2004 October 20, 2004 April 10, 2006 April 20, 2007 December 4, 2007 February 7, 2009
282 days 537 days 375 days 228 days 431 days
150,000 175,000 200,000 225,000 250,000 275,000
February 7, 2009 July 4, 2009 April 14, 2010 September 4, 2010 June 23, 2011 December 23, 2011
147 days 284 days 143 days 292 days 183 days
275,000 300,000 325,000 350,000 375,000 400,000
December 23, 2011 August 24, 2012 June 2, 2013 February 17, 2014 March 21, 2015 November 13, 2015
245 days 282 days 260 days 397 days 237 days
400,000 425,000 450,000
November 13, 2015 April 29, 2017 December 2, 2018
533 days 582 days

Here’s the usual graphs. First, number of photos taken by month, log scale y-axis:

Same thing but with a linear y-axis (second graph only includes time after graduation from CMU):

Total number of photos taken through time (second graph only includes time after graduation from CMU):

And amount of time between 1000 photos (second graph only includes time after graduation from CMU, so it starts at 131,000):

There’s not much happening otherwise, life-wise. We’re now in the Christmas break time, which is really nice. :)


I almost missed posting this month. Oops.

It’s been a pretty uneventful month full of work and things.

Max and Austin both had birthdays earlier in the month. Max had his head shaved at his.

For Austin’s, we set a monthly record for an escape room (not so great given it was the start of the month) and we had teppanyaki.

There was also recently a Halloween Party at Brian’s!

And Pumpkin carving at John and Cucho’s!

And a Sharon in town to help hand out Halloween candy!

…okay, I guess it’s been a more eventful month than I thought.

Soon it will be November, and soon it will be election time, and both of these things are a little scary to me.

San Francisco, Life, Photo First (David R.)

It’s the end of another four-month period, so life’s stats and journal have been updated.

I’ve added David R. to the stats page, so here’s my first photo of him:

January 12, 2011 in Gates, at Greg’s practice thesis proposal talk.

I was in SF last week for Matt’s wedding.

Being there over a weekend meant I got a chance to do other things, like some bouldering.

I was also there for some work-related training, so it was a week of mostly sitting in a classroom, and some nice meals and syncing with people.

As usual, photos of everything are at photos.

I was also expecting to break 450,000 photos, given the several weddings in a row, but Photoshop Organizer reports I’m only at 447,866 tagged photos. I’ll give stats an update when that threshhold is hit, which should probably be by the end of the year.