If you’ve been following my status updates on Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve been going through and tagging every single photo that I’ve ever taken (all 164,076 of them) in Adobe Photoshop Album. I’m currently at 49,973 tagged. With some luck, tomorrow I’ll break 54,692 (not an unreasonable goal, given that I did around 3600 today) which would be the third-way point.
In any case, this averages out to approximately 50 photos a day, every day, for the past 9 years and 3 months, which is when I got my first digital camera. This means I have a good record of almost everything that’s happened to me since I was 13. All of this is making me feel extremely nostalgic.
I feel inspired to create a site that posts (at least) one photo from each day that I took photos from the past 9 years, along with a small description of the day. I would probably end up starting with CMU Freshman year (that way I don’t have to wait until I tag everything) and going through graduation before heading backward to high school and such. I guess this would be similar to Mark’s photo journal, except the photos would all be from the past.
I don’t know. It just occurs to me that the majority of my photos (large, large majority) have never been seen by anyone other than myself. Perhaps this would be a good way to share some number of them.
If I do end up doing this, there’s a good chance it will be password-protected (like the Student Wars site)… because having a public journal is one thing, but having documentation of your life public on the internet is much, much different. I guess the question then is if anyone would actually be interested in seeing such a thing. Right now the motivation is more personally wanting to have the photos laid out in some logical manner, but it’s probably not a worthwhile project just for that.
I also started tentative work on a board game today that constantly changes (both in terms of rules, goals, and the physical board itself). It was one of those random things that I thought of and was interested in trying. We’ll see how much of it gets done (most of my ideas end up dying in the creation process, unfortunately).