Geeky Stuff Life Photography

Updates and random fun!

Ok. So I went to Vidfest and was super inspired by Dooce, the sassiest female blogger ever and MightyGirl’s Maggie Mason.

Dooce & MightyGirl

Then, I went to the Vancouver Apple Store launch and waited in line for 2 hours and cried because i didn’t get a free t-shirt until they gave me one out of pity and embarrassment. And then upon returning home, I realized the t-shirt was sooo big I could fit my entire body inside it.

This Mac Tee is a little big for me

Then I accidentally URLed my blog on a few iMacs in the store. Oops. And I realized that there wasn’t anything in the store to see that I hadn’t seen when I went to the London Apple Store.

Mostly Mac

Of course, I took all sorts of video and photos at these awesome events, but I’ve had so little time to set up my MB Air and my MB slowed down to G4 stylez last night because I packed it so full of media goodness that it had no room to breathe. It was gasping and overheating and complaining a lot, so I’ve decided to take a good chunk of today and spend it on sorting my heaps of GBs, reformatting my MB, reinstalling Leopard on my MB, and digging into the MB air.

iJustine/eJustine reminded me about some software that I always forget about when my machine is acting up called Disk Inventory X. It’s super at showing you what stuff is taking up so much room on your computer and why it’s moving slower than a dehydrated donkey. I also used this opportunity to add more cartoony arrows and text in Skitch cuz it’s sooo fun!

What's on my MB

Yikes! I take a lot of photos. almost 30GB in 4 months. I’m glad i found those old iMovie HD files though. Saved me a bunch of room!

Oh yeah! I got a Lomo last week! I’m ready to get so lomosexual.

Lisa's New Holga Lomo


This Holga Lomo has a hot shoe so I bought this awesome Colorsplash flash kit that came with a little rotating wheel that you can put coloured gels in to get extra snazzy tint in your shots.

I has Lomo!

I’m so excited to see my first roll of shots which include shots of the 604 showcase, peeps on Kits beach, and this weird giant crab.

MostlyLisa interview with PureStyle Magazine

I also did an eInterview with PureStyle Magazine. I wrote the response to this at 5am so it may be slightly weird or incomprehensible, but somewhat entertaining… mostly. 10 points if you can find my embarrassing typo in the article. Gah!

Are you a designer??? Can you make sweet vectors?? Send me your Canadian Vectoramas! No one has submitted any vector illustrations for my monthly design competition. And I’m so angry! Jerks!

where is ur stinkin vectorama?

Don’t snooze and lose out on the chance to score an ad spot on my sidebar. Go here for more details.

Annd I just upgraded to WP 2.5.1 so there maybe a few glitches here and there until i sort things out.

PS. Brian Shaler thinks he is pretty funny.

brian shaler's funny joke

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    May 25, 2008 at 8:26 PM

    I miss my Holga… I used to spend a LOT of time on, way back before Flickr existed and social networking had taken off…

    I haven’t done any photography in years now, I don’t even think there’s anything in my Flickr account, although I’m getting a Flip camera to fix that one of these days…

    In “enough about me let’s talk about you” news, great interview :)

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    Daniel Holter
    May 25, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    The Holga rocks! Nice work there… I’m a fellow Lomographer who has let his camera get way too dusty as of late.

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    May 25, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    What a dork..

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    May 25, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    Weah… you didn’t sell me one Skitch with the last post, but that screenshot is way cool. Definitely worth having when writing tutorials and pointing stuff out… it’s poo doing that stuff in a larger editor.

    See if I can do a vector, I don’t know much about Canada except maples leaves and the CN Tower. :(

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    Mike Styles
    May 25, 2008 at 9:58 PM

    Are you referring to “publically”… I debated fixing that… lol

    But I just did ;)

    Thanks again Lisa!

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    May 25, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    my brain is like your HD right now. so.. much… information… can’t… process… BSOD!

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    May 25, 2008 at 11:28 PM

    About your typo, I’d have to go for the forgotten Umlauts on your ΓΌbers.. :)

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    May 26, 2008 at 1:09 AM

    Yay for LOMO! I just got the Diana+Diana Flash – sweet lord is it HOT!

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    Blake Patterson
    May 26, 2008 at 2:40 AM

    Excellent stuff. And I just got my HOLGA in the mail. Now, where can I get 120mm film? CVS?

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    May 26, 2008 at 3:49 AM

    You upgraded WP yourself? ;-) Must be ill.

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    May 26, 2008 at 5:25 AM

    I could participate your Vectorama, but actually, I’m french so I can’t do Canadian Vector ^^.
    And I only use Inkscape to vector things. So, maybe next time ;)

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    May 26, 2008 at 5:56 AM

    hi my name is matan im from israel. im 13

    i love your blog :P its really awesome.(first comment from me)

    so dont know what to write :P
    but its not my last :P

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    May 26, 2008 at 8:33 AM

    azuebgaerbg !
    go lomo! i hope you have fun with it because that is some pretty arty shizz right there.

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    May 26, 2008 at 9:05 AM

    Looks like a few others are Lomo fans too… Anyone else from

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    May 26, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    […] STORE OPENS – John Biehler, Ianiv and Arieanna, David Drucker and Pam, Lisa and a bunch of other geeks went to the Apple Store’s opening day. I was having migraines all […]

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    May 26, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Dudddde, yes.. Disk Inventory X rox sox.

    Hope you had fun at the Apple Store too!

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    May 26, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    @Adrien I only use Inkscape as well. I thought the original post said “e.g. Adobe Illustrator” it was actually “i.e.” Meh, might give it a go anyway…

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    May 26, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Hey. I like your Holga. :-)

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    just me
    May 27, 2008 at 4:11 AM

    you have a holga and XTi for photography. but what do you use for your videos? thanks

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    May 27, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    hi, i resently know about you because, a friend (, pass me the link, now, i add you to my feeds, basicly…

    i love your work, i am some of the people that says that none geek girl coulb be a model, and them you smash me in the face with your blog, and the photos, the magazine, your job, etc etc

    greetings, from mexico

    and please keep doing every things you do

    PD: I love the short viking foto, if there was geeks vikings i think they look like you… maybe more tallers jeje

    see you beatiful

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    Scuba Steve
    May 28, 2008 at 4:22 AM

    …I’m can be mostly zany…ooops this should read “I can”

    This is nothing to worry about Lisa. With 21 previous comments it is obvious that your fans are not worried about a simple slip of the keys. Everybody is at your side through as many typo’s as you can make. Watch and see.

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    Brad Ruggles
    May 30, 2008 at 8:37 AM

    Hey, you should change the rules on the Vectorama submissions. I’m not much of a vector person but I do some kick-butt design work in Photoshop and Painter. If you allow those kind of submissions I can get you some cool stuff for the Vectorama (although you might have to change the name then).

    Anyway, cool stuff…loved the randomness of this post.

    Brad Ruggles //

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    June 26, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    […] wanted to push myself to take more creative shots and explore new lenses and formats including, lomography. I’ve been thinking of joining the 365 challenge on flickr for a while, but when i went and […]

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    June 26, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Ohh how I wish to own a Lomo…I’ve heard so many good things. Shall have to stick with ye olde pinhole camera for now ;)

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    March 13, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Thanks for showing me Disk Inventory X, I was just thinking how I would really like a version of Windirstat for my Mac

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