Again time goes by faster than
I am able to keep up with. I get so flummoxed just sitting here trying
to figure out how to retell what has been going on recently in my life.
There are reasons why people update their sites every day.Well I guess
I will just have to keep it simple:
After reading an article many
months ago in the New York Times about the growing community of stereo
photography hobbyist's that use vintage equipment I became interesting
in this format, but it all sounded a bit burdensome to figure out. Then
as luck would have I started working with a camera assistant who was
deeply into this very same hobby (think Viewmaster, but like of your
kid!) and within two weeks I now have all the necessary parts to build
my own stereo images. All I can say is that it is not only fecund with
cool old apparatus, but the results freakin' awesome. Next time you come
over take a look for yourself.
Another recent first was my first
ride on a Segway. there was one on a set I was working on, so I copped
a ride. Pretty amazing as well. Just hop on and you go. I say it takes
about five minutes to get the hang of it. Don't know what it means, but
here are the snaps to prove it.
Other than that, Jack is doing
great. More talking, more running, more of everything. You can see for
yourself right here.
|I recently made some new "friends" that
commented about my website not really being very "interactive",
so I am throwing out a rebuttal.
1 : mutually or reciprocally active
2 : of, relating to, or being a two-way electronic communication system
(as a telephone, cable television, or a computer) that involves a user's
orders (as for information or merchandise) or responses (as to a poll)
- in·ter·ac·tive·ly adverb
Have we really become so jaded that
we have forgotten the very method with which encounter things? I mean
just by turning on your computer you are interacting in the most dramatic
sense of the word, a one on one encounter with unknown sources.
Not to harp, just a reminder that
as humble as interactivehank may be, it is quite intereactive if a
dare say so myself. I have some really cool ideas on a higher level
of interaction, but just need to find the time to implement them. Meanwhile
you can certainly leave a little of your own interaction in my forums
which have not had one single message placed on them since they re-opened
a few months ago.
I guess because it is 911 I decided to sit down and put up some
stuff that has been gathering dust in a desktop folder for almost
a year. I just don't have time to update like I used to , call me
crazy but having a kid can take up a certain amount of ones free
time. Meanwhile I got a gang of hoodlums defacing my image at work. (See
the above description of my "friends" who complained about
the lack of interactivity in my website), well a few days later I
find this on the camera truck. Sure, I guess they love me, but it
makes it hard to get through ones day when you are called a communist
to your face.. How communistic is it to sell my tee shirts here at
WWW.HANK? I guess since they are being sold at cost, one could make
the argument ..
OK, here is another small fractal of my recent past.
While in Europe many years ago with my lovely wife
Pattti I ran across one of these vacuums cleaners in London and posed
in my bathrobe embracing it. Do I have a digital copy, no, do I need
to get a scanner to make a digital copy, yes. Is this yet another
example of me not getting shit done, absolutely.
Since I was in London many years ago I became a huge Wilco
fan, saw them in concert in Memphis, Tenn. last year and it
was the best concert I have seen in 20 years. You can currently
see a very recent concert online along with REM
playing in Missoula, MT online via Quicktime. So now I check
the Wilco website periodically where they have cool updates and
such and low and behold but the above picture of Henry the vacuum
cleaner is just sittin' there (without me hugging it of course),
Now what else do you want to know?
OK, lastly folks, now and this goes back many years.
I move to LA, I fall in love with "In & Out
Burger" and eventually I hear about these insider special
orders you can make, but you have to know the lingo. The most famous
of which is "Animal Style" I do the research, I choke
the first time I try to place a secret order, but now after a few
years it is old hat. And of course in checking the link to In-N-Out
I discover that they have already gotten on the band wagon. They
have all the info of the "secret menu", OK, game over.
But I was in the other day and I saw a bumper sticker, the original
one in the showcase. It just says In N' Out Burger and when I first
got here you would see cars that had taken the bumper sticker and
doctored it to say "In N' Out urge". The company stopped
making them for fear of a sexually related backlash thingie happening.
OK, put that on your website folks. But the question started; "Are
they making the sticker again" (no sign of it on the website)
I am supposed to write an article about the germination of the "California
Hamburger" but I probably never will. So now I know there are
at least three special orders you can make:
(not listed for some
||If you know of more, please let me
Above is a picture of Protein style and now I am going
to go to bed.
Just a small update:
Bought a new iMac 17" computer and loving
it! And now I will list a few odd and ends that have been accumulating
in my "add to WWW" folder for about 2 years. They are
mostly disconnected, but at least after getting this stuff on
I can get back to some real business.
This jpeg seems to never go out of date even though it was circulating
mostly well before the current war had even started. A billion dollars
a day, that is quite the round number.
of chow. I was forced to have a Carl's
Jr. Six Dollar Burger and you know what. It was worthy
of having it's picture taken. This thing is huge, fire grilled,
tasty and huge.
Please see the links page for updates on recent interesting
websites I have either stumbled onto, or been sent from fellow
Please visit Hank's
Forum's to start some kind of an ongoing banter about
whatever, and if I can get to it today to post a vote on
which automobile Hank should buy early next year.
New slideshow .html comng to all www.hank picture related
And please, oh please place an order for a www.interactivehank.com
tee shirt NOW!
Oh and one last thing: There has been a bunch of back and
forth aboutJack's most recent, and first hair cut. Please
judge for yourself if it looks all right. I will post another
poll in my forums as soon as I hear back from the tech dude
and dr2.net (my hosting server)