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Joel
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My Bio
Current Residence: D.C. Metro Area
Operating System: Panther
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: Anything but wood paneling.
Favourite cartoon character: sciphex
Personal Quote: Allow me to decrease your ignorance.

Favourite Visual Artist
Van Gogh, George Rickey
Favourite Writers
Ayn Rand
Favourite Games
Pikmin I & II
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D70 & 35mm, GraphicConverter, PS Elements, Minolta Scan Dual III
Other Interests
Our planet, its people. Sushi.

Life after dA

Life after dA

In case anyone reads this thing (and oddly, my pageviews do tick upwards along with the occasional fave or even more occasional comment left) I figure I'm somewhat obliged to update this journal. Yes, I absolutely miss dA.  Much more than I thought I would.  I mean, it was only a part of my life for a relatively few of my 40+ years.  At times I've pondered whether I could return.  Whether I could put all that has happened behind me and re-enter the community that I came to love.  Sadly, not that long ago I realized that the reason this is not an option is not within me, but rather that the community I miss is simply gone.  It is not the same
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JPG Magazine

JPG Magazine

So, I have posted some of my photos (all but one of which are still on dA, but will probably be removed at some point) to JPG Magazine.  One of them, Balloons on Titan I've submitted for the next issue.  Now while I've not really been around here much for a looooong time, I do hope that if you are so inclined, you'll do me the great favor of voting for its inclusion.  Yes, you have to sign up if you haven't already (One SES is the only person I recognized there so far and :thumbsup: to his submissions as well ;) ) but other than that it is painless. In other news, I've been loving my work, taking lots of photos and learning Capture NX - whic
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My Very Own Brush With Greatness

My Very Own Brush With Greatness

You may, if you are anything at all like me, have heard that the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded last week to John Mather and George Smoot.  You may also have heard a bit about what they won it for.  What I'm sure you have no idea is that I know them both, and had a hand in the effort that enabled their work for which they won the prize. Shortly after I started working for NASA in the Fall of 1985 I was assigned to work on the COsmic Background Explorer, or COBE.  It was a spacecraft that was nearing completion and was to be launched from the west coast on the space shuttle on one of the first flights from Vandenburg Air Force Base into a
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frozenpandaman General Artist
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very nice gallery!
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!
Have a good weekend. :hug:
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you have such a great gallery. :glomp: Such emotion in every one. Some of those interiors are amazing!