Today’s the day to reset the clock on what I find is my own response to Curly’s Law– keeping to a habit of trying to take photographs of something very day, and choosing that One photo to post to flickr as for that day.

It means a few things, now just out of the YouTube oven, a compilation all the photos from this year’s album into a short video montage, a year in three minutes

This is the lucky (hah, can 2020 be put into that category) 13th year of doing this. I checked in at 251 out of 366, short of perfect. I only hit every day twice, which to me states It’s Not the Point.

I thank again John Johnston for an amazing command line script that downloads all images from my album, makes them uniform sized, and then weaves them together into an mp4.

This morning I reset the name, the cover photo, and a short announcement to the flickr group of others that have done and continue to do this in parallel. We don’t say much, there are no zoom meetings, no hashtags, just other people doing the same thing, under their own rules and guidelines. Can it be called or not called a community? I don’t even care if there is an answer.

Still, since 2008 over 1800 people have joined this group and shared into the group pool close to 293,000 photos.

I will again tap a nod of appreciation to D’Arcy Norman, who inspired and joined me in the first year, even if he bailed on flickr but still keeps the habit alive on his home front. Here is one from that first year, where D’Arcy demonstrated his ingenuity of improvising with technology.

Woah, What a Tripod
Woah, What a Tripod flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

A thing I hold fast to is the habit of trying to do something creative each day, whether you peg a perfect score, again, is not the goal, it’s the act of dedicating yourself to something.

I will not say doing these things will perform any miracles and offer no proclamation that it can do the same for you as it does for me.

You do understand the way Curly’s Law works, right?

Like Remi, I’m skipping any kind of year end list-o-ramas. Just resetting the clocks, getting ready for another trip around the orb that started and ended this year’s set.

Featured Image: (it’s my daily photo from December 30)

2020/366/365 Time Enough, Will it Last?
2020/366/365 Time Enough, Will it Last? flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

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An early 90s builder of web stuff and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person. And he is 100% into the Fediverse (or tells himself so) Tooting as


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