Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lights, Camera, Action

Lots of cool stuff on YouTube, if you can get past all the garbage. Sometimes you have to dig deep. I'll be posting some cool street sign and traffic signal-related movies in the new Video section at

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Has it been that long??

OK, so 2007 was a busy year... Probably the fastest year of my life.

I was in San Francisco for the MacWorld Conference in January, where us Mac folk drooled as Steve Jobs gave us a live demonstration of the iPhone, and then John Mayer gave us a live performance of "Waiting on the World to Change."

Then I was in New York in February and stood outside the Today show with a co-worker in sub-zero temperatures. It was so cold that day that Matt Lauer made "an executive decision" and invited all of about 15 of us to crowd into the studio to watch American Idol's Randy Jackson be interviewed. (Ironically, Journey is playing on my iTunes at this moment, and I just got done watching American Idol on this Tuesday night.)

I was in Denver in March (not much excitement there); bought a house in April; married in June; honeymoon to Antigua in November; and closed the year with the worst cold of my life.

So what about all the signs, you ask? Like all of the traffic signals in Muncie, Indiana, my collection has been severly neglected. After all of the expenses that come with buying a home and being married, purchasing new pieces for the collection has been put on hold. And after the whirlwind of 2007, updaying was put on hold, too.

Visit the "News & Updates" section... Last updated in September 2006??? You're kidding! I had no idea that it has been that long. I feel like such a slacker.

Well, something lit a fire under my ars and I'm back in front of my iMac making edits to the site. (Hey, I'm even taking time to update the almost-forgotten Blog.) I ditched the JavaScript pop-up windows in favor of a sleaker popup module known as Lightbox. I still need to update the site with some new signs and things, while also going through the photo archives and publish each sign's "large view." I also have long-term plans for a new section that will house a collection of signs have found across the web (don't get excited... it will take me a while.)

So thanks for actually coming back to the site, and thanks for reading this Blog. Stay tuned for more updates.