Photo firsts (Isaac, Chris), life

It’s the end of another 4-month period, so life’s photo journal and stats pages have gotten updates. New to stats this time around are Isaac and Chris.

Here’s my first photo of Isaac:

April 11, 2010 working on the Allies booth at Carnival.

And my first photo of Chris:

September 10, 2004 in 15-200 lecture.

The craziness of August is now over. In addition to all of the crazy traveling that we did, three separate groups of awesome people left forever: Kevin and Jenny moved to San Francisco, Ryan and Jenny moved to Switzerland, and Ryan and Emily moved to New York. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t know any other couples here with an “Emily”, or they’d clearly be next.

This makes me sad, because I wish awesome people would stay in Pittsburgh forever. It’s making me kind of worry about what will happen in a couple of years when Yubin and Austin graduate… at that point, there will be very few people to play board games with left in Pittsburgh, despite my efforts to expand the gaming group. We shall see, I guess.

Photo firsts (Steven, Kayleigh, Dan, Marina, William), photo stats

It’s the end of April, so life’s photojournal and stats pages have been updated.

I’ve added five new people to stats this time around, from a lot of different places in my life. Yay variety?

First photo of William:

February 18, 2006 at the SCS Talent Show.

First photo of Kayleigh:

August 8, 2011 at our apartment.

First photo of Dan:

April 16, 2011 in the UC eating free donuts from buggy.

First photo of Marina:

April 17, 2010 in the UC (in very edge of the photo).

First photo of Steven:

June 27, 2008 at the 154 Release Party in Golden Gate Park.

I also haven’t updated camera stats in a while, and I’ve gotten a new camera (my iPod Touch) since then. Photoshop Album reports 425,113 photos, so we’ve also hit our 425,000 photo milestone. This is an unusual confluence of my every-4-month people stat days and every-25,000-photo camera stat days, but so it goes.

Here’s the 425,000th photo, taken on April 29, 2017:

This is David, Jim, and Kathleen just before we did the Imaginarium’s escape room.

Speaking of the escape room, we did an escape room on Saturday. It went really well… apparently we set a new record or something?

(I think that’s the remaining time in our hour… we had a 30 minute warning at one point.)

Here’s individual camera stats, including all cameras for comparison

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 – April 29, 2017 2619 days; 7.17 years 204,568 photos $780 78.11 photos per day 0.38¢ per photo
275,693 shutter releases 105.27 shutter releases per day 0.28¢ 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 – April 15, 2017 828 days; 2.27 years 3398 photos $0
(Provided by work)
4.10 photos per day 0.00¢ per photo
11,070 shutter releases 13.37 shutter releases per day 0.00¢ per shutter release
Nikon D7100
December 2, 2015 – April 30, 2017 515 days; 1.41 years 12,064 photos $620 22.98 photos per day 5.14¢ per photo
27,297 shutter releases 53.00 shutter releases per day 2.27¢ per shutter release
iPod Touch 6
December 2, 2017 – April 30, 2017 216 days; 0.59 years 2265 photos $160 10.49 photos per day 7.06¢ per photo
23,385 shutter releases 108.26 shutter releases per day 0.68¢ per shutter release

Looks like I’m getting even better at discarding photos. The fact that I’ve not had to buy a new hard drive in a while, despite the larger filesizes of my new camera, is testament to that.
I’m particularly amused by the fact that I keep less than 10% of the photos from my iPod. This is perhaps not too surprising given how many of them come out blurry, but it’s nice to see that in actual numbers.

Here are the dates on which I took each 25,000th photo as well as the number of days between each 25,000th photo.

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
November 13, 2015 April 29, 2017
533 days

And the usual graphs… 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):

I like how there’s always a spike around Carnival time. I guess that’s when everyone comes back and buggy and food and event things happen.

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):

Life, Photo Firsts (Jennie, Matt, Sarah, Alok, Chuck)

It’s the end of another 4-month period, so life‘s photojournal and stats pages have gotten updates.

I’ve also started up the daily photo project again, seeing as my WFH lifestyle was keeping me inside all the time, and it’s good to leave the house daily. Also, I was looking back at the old photo journal, and I rather liked the random snapshots of various things in San Francisco… it differed so much from my usual photography (people) and was fun to look at.

Anyway, I’ve added five (!) new people to the photo stats page this time around, so here’s my first photos of them.

First photo of Jennie T.

August 17, 2002 at the PPA welcome party for the year.

First photo of Matthew S.

August 31, 2001 at the PPA (then UPA) in class.
(He’s on the far left, almost out of the frame.)

First photo of Alok P.

June 26, 2013 at work.

First photo of Sarah L.

January 30, 2013 during lunch with other non-work SF people.

First photo of Chuck M.

January 15, 2010 at work.

Photo Firsts (Andrew, Ben, Shawn, Todd, Trisha, Harsimran)

Two posts in one day? What is this madness?

I added a bunch of Bay Area people to stats, so it’s time for more photo firsts. This seemed to make more sense as a separate post given how many new people there are.

First photo of Andrew T.

August 8, 2009 at Sharon and Charles’ housewarming party

First photo of Ben J.

Also August 8, 2009 at Sharon and Charles’ housewarming party

First photo of Shawn

May 9, 2009 at our apartment (along with Ally and other Mozilla people)

First photo of Todd

April 16, 2010 in the cluster

First photo of Trisha

June 27, 2008 at work before leaving for the 154 release party

First photo of Harsimran

June 27, 2008 at the 154 release party

Waterrr, Photo Firsts (Maja, Russell, Ryan, Kartik), People Wars

So we’re watching Austin’s apartment over the summer while he’s gone, and as I am alone for a couple weeks, it falls to me to make sure things haven’t exploded and to move his car a bit so it isn’t unhappy.

So I go to do that today, notice his kitchen sink is smelling a little funky again, and run some water down it and run the disposal to clean it out. And… water everywhere! (I guess the drain pipe somewhere under the sink leaks…?)
Which would be bad enough on its own, except there’s apparently some water sensor under his kitchen cabinetry that started going off. Loudly. Loud enough to hear from the elevators with his door closed. So that was clearly not going to work.
Of course, given that Austin is currently in Japan, calling him was not an option. (Called Max and asked him to poke Austin on IM for me, but no luck there either. Sorry for waking you, Max. D:) Checked downstairs in case there was a maintenance dude or some office or something, but no luck there.
I tried finding the source for a while, and unplugging every plug I could see in case that helped. No luck, so I started tripping his circuit breaker circuits to see if that would do anything. Still no luck.
I managed to isolate the sound to a specific area of the cabinets, which happened to have a little access panel cut out, so I went to ask a neighbor for a screwdriver, got it open, and found the alarm. (And dried it off to shut it up.)

So that was my morning, which was rather “fun” for some sense of the word. I’m just glad Austin wasn’t super upset about it… apparently it’s done this before to him, and he was never able to identify why. But I guess I’m not running the kitchen sink again. (He gets back in a week and a half anyway, so that’s not an issue.)

Anyway, in entirely unrelated news, I figured photo stats needed more people I interact with regularly, so here’s photo firsts of four new peoples. Stats has been updated with them as well.

First photo of Maja: July 26, 2013 at the climbing wall, with Michael.

First photo of Russell: September 5, 2013 at Max and Yubin’s (for board games).

First photo of Ryan: September 24, 2013 at our apartment (for board games), with Austin.

First photo of Kartik: December 6, 2013 at the climbing wall.

In other other news, I’ve started some preliminary work on the next People Wars expansion: Juxtapositions. (It’s getting weird to come up with good expansion names for letters…)
The expansion is themed around “Dream” cards, which play for free (with no limit) and act like characters once in play, but are discarded at the end of the turn. They’re intended as powerful one-shot things, with more powerful attacks and more traits, with the tradeoff of taking up deck and hand space for a single turn’s benefit. Of course, there are effects that let them stay around and such too.
(Conceptually, they’re supposed to be alternate universe versions of people, if they had gone on entirely different career paths, taken different paths through life, or generally had different personalities.)

Here’s a sample card. Since it’s a new template (for a new card type), let me know if you have any opinions on it.