Hot Shot Z Trains

Hot Shot Z Trains

In the last portion of the 20th Century, this train was known on the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe as the 991. Seen here, the ZWSPNBY speeds through Empire, CA., on a warm afternoon. This train crew is doing their best to make up time as computers in Fort Worth, TX., are causing havoc system wide. Meanwhile, the Amtrak California San Joaquin train I was aiming for, leaves a trail of dust in the distance.

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Posted by FranksRails Photography, LLC. on 2017-08-21 15:44:23

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Mission Style Home Office Set- EXCELLENT CONDITION, paid more than twice the listed price: $350 for all 4 pieces: DESK HUTCH CHAIR BOOKCASE

Mission Style Home Office Set- EXCELLENT CONDITION, paid more than twice the listed price: $350 for all 4 pieces: DESK HUTCH CHAIR BOOKCASE

The desk has a computer keyboard pull out tray and two small drawers.
The bookcase has a neat feature: the shelves lift up to allow for taller items to be stored, as demostrated with the red and white office boxes (office boxes no longer available)

The chair seat was kept covered. Everything is very clean, kept in spare room, rarely used and regularly dusted and polished.

Gorgeous Golden Oak color, NOT pressed board IKEA!

Real Mission Style furniture, clean lines, perfect with traditional pieces and contemporary ones too.
The desk is 48" long, perfect size.

Rug- SALE PENDING

Posted by BRAND NEW FURNITURE AND TOOLS SALE on 2010-06-19 19:21:29

Tagged: , FURNITURE , FOR , SALE , NJ/ , NY- , LINCOLN , TUNNEL- , BRAND , NEW , NEVER , USED , AND , LIKE , ITEMS

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From an E-Mail to a lover:

"For the digital man and his digital heart: only the dust of what human connection was and could be. Human beings cannot be turned on and off. They cannot fullfill what we want when we want it like the text and images on computer screens. It is true that there is flesh and blood directing the sometimes symphonic digital self… but the virtual human is a crude vessel. It reflects only what we wish to project of ourselves… a sort of breeding ground of idealistic people who (in this virtual space) believe that our projections (our "profiles") can assert a more controlled, less real (and therefore less likely to fail, to dissapoint, etc.) self.
It makes sense that we would make use of this form of communication… it is easier, it reflects the way that we wish to have our lived spaces (virtual and physical) cater to our desires.

But all in all I don’t (can’t) fully dissaprove of digital companionship… even if I see the shortcomings (amputations as Marshall McLuhan would have said), I cannot deny the fact that this IS the evolution of the human. All I can do is understand its effects and try to help others be aware of them.

The truth is, I don’t know if I’m capable of having serious relationships anymore. I was raised on a veritable market of love. People set up their profiles like booths in a flea-market and I am free to go window(s) shopping at every moment. We are capable of finding love when and where we want it, there is something better right around the corner (follow this link)."

Compunication is:

An interactive performance of digital conversations I’ve had. I dress two participants in computer headdresses which are connected by wire to computer hard drives. The two hard drives are connected to eachother (these are built of cardboard and are not connected to electricity.) I provide transcripts of various e-mails and IM conversations I have had with (virtual) friends and lovers. Many of these conversations were had with people I have never met in real life. I ask that as they read, the participants consider the difference between virtual and face-to-face interaction.

Posted by Zachary Bowman on 2007-07-09 19:35:48

Tagged: , Figment , Imagination , Island , New , York , Governors , Compunication

Jesse Samuel Geffen, Feburary 4, 2009

Jesse Samuel Geffen, Feburary 4, 2009

I had to erase dust off a photo of negatives that probably had their own dust to be erased. How meta is that?? This is in the Park photo lab; Jesse had just dried his film, and is now sliding them into their storage sheets. They will be scanned into the computer later on. I love the process.

For some extra-sensory info, both of our hands probably smelled like photo chemicals at the time this photo was taken. For the best viewing experience, dip a day-old turkey and rusted metal sandwich into a bottle of bleach, then hold it up to your nose. That’s the smell of photography!

Posted by Mitch Murdock on 2009-09-13 03:34:04

Tagged: , Jesse , Samuel , Geffen , Feburary , 4 , 2009 , Ithaca , College , New , York , 78 , Fourth , Seventy-Eight

Mission Style Home Office Set- EXCELLENT CONDITION, paid more than twice the listed price: $350 for all 4 pieces: DESK HUTCH CHAIR BOOKCASE

Mission Style Home Office Set- EXCELLENT CONDITION, paid more than twice the listed price: $350 for all 4 pieces: DESK HUTCH CHAIR BOOKCASE

The desk has a computer keyboard pull out tray and two small drawers.
The bookcase has a neat feature: the shelves lift up to allow for taller items to be stored, as demostrated with the red and white office boxes (office boxes no longer available)

The chair seat was kept covered. Everything is very clean, kept in spare room, rarely used and regularly dusted and polished.

Gorgeous Golden Oak color, NOT pressed board IKEA!

Real Mission Style furniture, clean lines, perfect with traditional pieces and contemporary ones too.
The desk is 48" long, perfect size.

Rug- SALE PENDING

Posted by BRAND NEW FURNITURE AND TOOLS SALE on 2010-06-19 19:21:28

Tagged: , FURNITURE , FOR , SALE , NJ/ , NY- , LINCOLN , TUNNEL- , BRAND , NEW , NEVER , USED , AND , LIKE , ITEMS

Jackie Brodeur, Roll Beginning

Jackie Brodeur, Roll Beginning

This is the way the negative scanned into the computer, and I decided not to crop out the right edge that was tagged onto it (it’s actually part of the shot I ended up using for my project).

Every time I load a new roll of film into my camera, the first shot always comes out half exposed (it’s hard to explain without showing you the open back of the camera, but that’s the way it works). I usually reserve the half-exposed shot for planning – making sure I’ve set up the shot correctly.

The shot itself is always a little strange in its exposure – so even if I were to consider using it, it’d still be the most weirdest-looking shot of the series. But I love the way they look, so I thought I’d post them here.

Plus, I’ve been wanting to post some unedited photos. I *did* edit the contrast a little in some of the shots, but I decided to leave in the dust, scratches, and borders. I do think they look cool.

Posted by Mitch Murdock on 2010-07-20 01:31:13

Tagged: , Jackie , Brodeur , 35mm , Roll , Beginning , Ithaca , College , New , York

HOME OFFICE SUITE- DESK, HUTCH, CHAIR AND BOOKCASE (Leather Chair no longer available; Rug SOLD)

HOME OFFICE SUITE- DESK, HUTCH, CHAIR AND BOOKCASE (Leather Chair no longer available; Rug SOLD)

The desk has a computer keyboard pull out tray and two small drawers.
The bookcase has a neat feature: the shelves lift up to allow for taller items to be stored, as demostrated with the red and white office boxes (office boxes no longer available)

The chair seat was kept covered. Everything is very clean, kept in spare room, rarely used and regularly dusted and polished.

Gorgeous Golden Oak color, NOT pressed board IKEA!

Real Mission Style furniture, clean lines, perfect with traditional pieces and contemporary ones too.
The desk is 48" long, perfect size.

Rug- SALE PENDING
Leather chair- NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Posted by BRAND NEW FURNITURE AND TOOLS SALE on 2010-06-19 19:21:28

Tagged: , FURNITURE , FOR , SALE , NJ/ , NY- , LINCOLN , TUNNEL- , BRAND , NEW , NEVER , USED , AND , LIKE , ITEMS

HOME OFFICE SUITE- DESK, HUTCH, CHAIR AND BOOKCASE (Leather Chair no longer available; Rug SOLD)

HOME OFFICE SUITE- DESK, HUTCH, CHAIR AND BOOKCASE (Leather Chair no longer available; Rug SOLD)

The desk has a computer keyboard pull out tray and two small drawers.
The bookcase has a neat feature: the shelves lift up to allow for taller items to be stored, as demostrated with the red and white office boxes (office boxes no longer available)

The chair seat was kept covered. Everything is very clean, kept in spare room, rarely used and regularly dusted and polished.

Gorgeous Golden Oak color, NOT pressed board IKEA!

Real Mission Style furniture, clean lines, perfect with traditional pieces and contemporary ones too.
The desk is 48" long, perfect size.

Rug- SOLD!
Leather chair- NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Posted by BRAND NEW FURNITURE AND TOOLS SALE on 2010-06-19 19:21:27

Tagged: , FURNITURE , FOR , SALE , NJ/ , NY- , LINCOLN , TUNNEL- , BRAND , NEW , NEVER , USED , AND , LIKE , ITEMS

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7″ Cultured Marble Bobblehead Doll

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7

Anonymous Collector Bobblehead Figurine
Limited Edition
www.thebobblehead.com

This high-quality bobblehead figurine depicts the logo of the hacktivist group Anonymous. The logo is a body of a person with a white shirt, black suit, and a question mark for a head with his/her hands behind their back. Each bobblehead is hand painted. Designed by Rick Lynn of The Bobblehead LLC.

The circular base is black with the character standing the Anonymous logo. On it’s front is ANONYMOUS in white lettering.

The Box is representative of anonymity and is a plain white box

Specifications:

Figurine
Construction:cultured marble (a highly durable mix of polyester resin and marble stone dust).
Paints:Acrylic
Height:7”
Base Diameter:2 9/16”
Weight:6.7 ounces

Boxed:
Construction:Full-color printed chipboard with custom Styrofoam insert.
Height:8 5/16”
Depth and Width:3 7/8 x 3 15/16”
Weight:8.4 ounces

Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. It also opposes Scientology, government corruption and homophobia. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylized Guy Fawkes masks.

This is a great addition to any bobblehead collection. If you’re looking for a unique bobblehead, this is the one to own.

A great gift for any bobblehead fan or collector!

Also perfect as a party favor, guest amenity, event souvenir, reunion gift, and hospitality gift.

– Made of polyresin

– Comes in white box.

Posted by TheBobblehead14403 on 2013-02-28 18:31:38

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Anonymous Computer Hackers 7″ Cultured Marble Bobblehead Doll

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7

Anonymous Collector Bobblehead Figurine
Limited Edition
www.thebobblehead.com

This high-quality bobblehead figurine depicts the logo of the hacktivist group Anonymous. The logo is a body of a person with a white shirt, black suit, and a question mark for a head with his/her hands behind their back. Each bobblehead is hand painted. Designed by Rick Lynn of The Bobblehead LLC.

The circular base is black with the character standing the Anonymous logo. On it’s front is ANONYMOUS in white lettering.

The Box is representative of anonymity and is a plain white box

Specifications:

Figurine
Construction:cultured marble (a highly durable mix of polyester resin and marble stone dust).
Paints:Acrylic
Height:7”
Base Diameter:2 9/16”
Weight:6.7 ounces

Boxed:
Construction:Full-color printed chipboard with custom Styrofoam insert.
Height:8 5/16”
Depth and Width:3 7/8 x 3 15/16”
Weight:8.4 ounces

Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. It also opposes Scientology, government corruption and homophobia. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylized Guy Fawkes masks.

This is a great addition to any bobblehead collection. If you’re looking for a unique bobblehead, this is the one to own.

A great gift for any bobblehead fan or collector!

Also perfect as a party favor, guest amenity, event souvenir, reunion gift, and hospitality gift.

– Made of polyresin

– Comes in white box.

Posted by TheBobblehead14403 on 2013-02-28 18:31:36

Tagged: , Anonymous , Computer , Hacker , Anarchist , Technology , Novelty , Collectible , Bobblehead , Doll , Gift , Educational , Conversation Piece , Rare , Toy , Cold Cast Marble , Hand Painted , Acrylic Paints , Custom , Color Box , Chrome Steel Spring , Poly Resin , 7 , Activists , Hacktivists , Internet , Bobble , head , Nodder , Figurine , Cultured , Marble , Polyester , resin , Cold , Cast , Hand , Painted , Sculpted , Acrylic , Paints , Color , Box , Chrome , Steel , Spring , Collectors , Collector , Giveaway , Party , favor , Guest , amenity , Event , souvenir , Reunion , Hospitality , In , New , Rick , Lynn , Richard , The , LLC , Bobblehead.com , www.bobblehead.com , International , Shipping , Clay , Free