Mon. Dec 18, 2006
In September of 2000, I got my first digital camera, and started a “photo weblog” that I named Pixel Pile. Pixel Pile #1 was a “self portrait” of that first digital camera, a 3 megapixel Nikon 990. I had no idea what I was starting. I was just … starting.
There was no Flickr.com back then, no fotolog.net. Heck, there wasn’t even Movable Type, never mind Wordpress or Textpattern. There was just Blogger. And my 3 megapixel camera with relatively primitive output that cost over a grand. But by gum, I was going to do something with it.
Here we are about 75.5 months and two digital cameras later, and I’ve finally posted Pixel Pile #2000. As best I can figure, that’s an average of 0.87 images posted per day. Obviously, I’ve taken a lot more photos than that. I set my cameras to number images sequentially, 0000-9999, and then rollover to start again at 0000. I rolled over the Nikon 990 twice, and the Canon D60 that followed got rolled over at least twice. The Canon 5D I got in late June is over halfway to its first rollover. My guess is the total is somewhere north of 50,000 images.
And even though I didn’t know what I was starting in 2000, I obviously expect to be shooting and posting photos here for a long time into the future. So I’ve been thinking about how to better accommodate that. As I said, I had no idea what I was starting, and the choices of “tools” was quite limited back then. Neither is true today. So expect 2007 to bring a restructuring of what I began, oh, about 2000 Piles ago.