Archive for September, 2008

Gatsby 2008 Photos

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Photos from the 2008 Gatsby are up on my Flickr page.

Women in vintage girl guide uniforms at the Art Deco Society of California\'s Gatsby Picnic 2008

My life at work

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Real-life work email:

From: Darren Holloway
To: All Employees – Mountain View
Subject: Found: Bowling Ball.

I found a bowling ball. If it’s yours, you can claim it by (a) coming to my cube, and (b) presenting a plausible explanation as to how it is possible to lose a bowling ball.

Photos from SFLX

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Photos are up from the San Francisco Lindy Exchange on my Flickr account.. And, thanks to my friend Larry, there’s actually a few photos of me!

This photo: Darren, with standard stunned bunny expression, dances with cute girl.

Darren dancing with cute girl

Cool toy of the day…

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

So where have I travelled?

Create your own visited map of The World

I like to think I’ve travelled a lot, but this really shows me how little of the world I’ve seen…


Thursday, September 18th, 2008

I bought my current digital camera, a Canon 20D, in 2003. That’s five years ago, or about 3 trillion in camera years.

Every year, I’d watch the trade shows, hoping that my dream camera, a replacement for the Canon 5D, would come out. Every year, a new upgrade of my camera would come out, but still no 5D replacement.

And every year, I’d hold off upgrading my camera because the one I really wanted wasn’t out yet. Even when the autofocus stopped working. Even when the aperture stopped working reliably. Because I knew, if I upgraded, the camera I really wanted would come out the next day.

And it finally has! Yay! The Canon 5D Mark II!

I’ve already pre-ordered it through Amazon. Unfortunately, now I have to wait until at least November to get it. :(