Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) & Cornerstone Action are violating my copyright

I sent this to WMUR's sales department this morning and left voice messages twice.


I'm an amateur photographer in New Hampshire and have taken a number of photos of various state and national politicians, some of which I license under a Creative Commons (CC) license. The CC license is a simple way to allow other people to use my work at no fee in exchange for following certain conditions.

The photo in question of Governor John Lynch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/2616348625/) I've licensed under a "Attribution Creative Commons" license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/).

That license requires:

"Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified
by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that
they endorse you or your use of the work)."


The 'you' in the above paragraph refers to the person using the work, in this case NOM. The 'they' is refering to the copyright holder, in this case me.

The National Organization for Marriage (http://www.nationformarriage.org/) & Cornerstone Action (http://www.cpraction.org/) has produced a TV Ad that is uses my photo but does not give me proper attribution and therefore is in violation of the license agreement.

The video can be found on Youtube "He's Changed" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZajaoReo8Xg) where my photo of John Lynch appears 7 seconds into the video. A screen capture can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/5054289922/

I demand Cornerstone Action and National Organization for Marriage cease and desist all use of the "He's Changed" video on the internet, cable and broadcast TV and other distribution methods.

Additionally, this is directly affecting my right to sell non-exclusive use of my work. Yesterday morning, prior to learning of NOM's copyright violation, I sold a non-exclusive license for that very same photo to a Washington DC-based production house. It is unclear if that deal is now in jeopardy since it is to be used in a
pro-Lynch work.

Sincerely,

Marc Nozell
[[my contact info]]



My photo:

Governor John Lynch



Screen capture from the video showing my photo:

NOM-screen-capture



Update 1


Tuesday 1:45pm -- got call from WMUR's general sales manager who talked with the SF-based Ad company. They will be re-cutting the commercial and also contacting me directly. The video on youtube.com hasn't been changed yet.

Update 2


Submitted a copyright complaint to youtube.com @ Tuesday 3:50pm EST

Update 3


Google/Youtube accepted my copyright complain and has taken down the video. @ Tuesday 6:24 PM It appears that NOM has re-uploaded it and now links to the original content from their website. Submitting another complaint against: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgzs-TPYWQ4

Update 4


Google/Youtube got back about my 2nd takedown request @ Wednesday 5:14pm. NOM has taken down the video that used my photo & uploaded a new non-infringing version of their dreck of a commercial.

Friday, October 1, 2010

hugin presentation @ Lawrence Library (Pepperell, MA)

Last month at the new Manchester LUG, I got tagged to give a presentation down at the Pepperell, MA library for their fall Tech Talk series.

Basically how to stitch a bunch of photos into one larger panorama, like this one created from 4 photos:

Pre-Bacon
Pre-Bacon panorama


Below are links to the flyer, my slides and the four source images used in the panorama demos:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Feathered Fireworks auction to benefit Merrimack's Kids Kove






Feathered Fireworks, originally uploaded by marcn.



Wendy is selling this chicken-created art "Feathered Fireworks" on ebay to benefit Merrimack's Kids Kove playground reconstruction project.

Go bid! http://bit.ly/aNM5Yt You have until Sep-25-10 09:59:30 PDT

For the backstory, check out Wendy Thomas' blog:

http://simplethrift.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/project-chickens-before-the-eggs-lesson-156-chicken-art-on-auction-for-a-kids-playground/

Hey -- it has been picked up by the AP -- Google for "Feathered Fireworks" or "NH chicken's painting auctioned on eBay"

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Current favorite Podcasts


  1. MSNBC Countdown (audio)

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8132577/


  2. MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8132577/



  3. Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (Philip A. Harland)
    http://www.philipharland.com/Blog/



  4. Philosophy Bites (Edmonds and Warburton)
    http://www.philosophybites.com/



  5. Reasonable Doubts podcast (doubtcast.org)
    http://doubtreligion.blogspot.com/



  6. APM: Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett
    http://speakingoffaith.publicradio.org/



  7. The History of Rome (Mike Duncan)
    http://thehistoryofrome.blogspot.com/



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Anheuser-Busch Brewery panorama






Anheuser-Busch Brewery panorama, originally uploaded by marcn.



Click on through and view in the "Original Size" It is huge.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Former Merrimack Dam @ Flood (pano)






Former Merrimack Dam @ Flood (pano), originally uploaded by marcn.



Panorama, just a few artifacts...

Look for the opportunity to photograph a subject or scene in natural light today. Pay careful attention to the exposure.

#ds136 hashtag

Kids never saw one of these...






Kids never saw one of these..., originally uploaded by marcn.



TJ looks a little silly to me.

Today's theme is the color green. Make a photograph dominated by green and post it.

#ds135 hashtag.

Rock Wall (HDR)






Rock Wall (HDR), originally uploaded by marcn.



Sunday Challenge: Backlighting in a scene can create drama. Make a photo with interesting placement of backlit subjects.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds133


Qtpfsgui 1.9.3 tonemapping parameters:
Operator: V1_Fattal
Parameters:
Alpha: 0.1
Beta: 0.98
Color Saturation: 1
Noise Reduction: 0
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PreGamma: 1

Wasserman Park Walk






Wasserman Park Walk, originally uploaded by marcn.



Easter Egg Hunt down at Wasserman Park!

Sidewalks are great for people watching. Make a photograph of a sidewalk scene today.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds132

Dryer (internal)






Dryer (internal), originally uploaded by marcn.



The internal drum part of our laundry dryer.

Think of a subject that starts with either the letter "D" or "S". Find it, and make a photo!

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds131

Lichen






Lichen, originally uploaded by marcn.



Set an alarm for a random time today. Any time. When it goes off, pick up your camera and find a photo near where you are.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds127

Sunday, March 21, 2010

NH Spring Weather






NH Spring Weather, originally uploaded by marcn.



Sunday challenge: It's a new season (Spring up north, Fall down south). Make a photograph that illustrates the change.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds126

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Painted Water






Painted Water, originally uploaded by marcn.



Liquids can be still and reflective or in motion and chaotic. Make a photograph of something liquid today.

dailyshoot ds125

Friday, March 19, 2010

DEC disk drive






DEC disk drive, originally uploaded by marcn.



Find something that's so old it's almost timeless and make a photograph of it.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds123

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Moss w/ Pinecone






Moss w/ Pinecone, originally uploaded by marcn.



Grab your camera and walk 2 minutes in any direction. Stop. Find a photo worth making from where you stopped and post it.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds122

Surprise! 3 Eggs!






Surprise! 3 Eggs!, originally uploaded by marcn.



Today's theme is "3". Make a photograph that features the number itself or otherwise represents 3 items.

There are 124 photos tweeted to this assignment with the #ds121 hashtag.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Souhegan River Flooding






Souhegan River Flooding, originally uploaded by marcn.



Trees and plants are great photographic subjects. Make a photograph of a tree or plant today.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds120

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Emma






Emma, originally uploaded by marcn.



Sunday challenge: Catchlights in the eyes make a portrait sing. Make a portrait of someone with catchlights in their eyes.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds119

Saturday, March 13, 2010

NH State Gymnastics Meet






PBars, originally uploaded by marcn.



Trevor placed 2nd AA and will be going to the Region 6 Championships (Southbury, CT) April 10-11

Pacman orgy






Pacman orgy, originally uploaded by marcn.



Curves, squiggles, and flowing lines interest the eye. Make a photograph dominated by a curvy shape of some sort today.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds118

Friday, March 12, 2010

hp2133 netbook running Ubuntu






hp2133 netbook running Ubuntu, originally uploaded by marcn.



Okay it was getting late and took a lazy photo with my droid...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Addy: Is this thing on?






Addy: Is this thing on? , originally uploaded by marcn.



"Rules" can be stifling if taken to extremes. Break the rules today with focus, composition, etc, and see what happens.

#ds116

Catching the eye of Sauron






Catching the eye of Sauron, originally uploaded by marcn.



Street scenes capture life on the go, be it a bustling city or a quaint village. Make a photo of a street scene today.

Get out there, take a photograph, upload it, and tweet a link to @dailyshoot with the hashtag: #ds115

It's What's Inside That Counts






It's What's Inside That Counts, originally uploaded by marcn.



Most of us enjoy some symmetry in our lives. Look around for it today and make a symmetrical photo. (via @melhutch)

#ds114

Ink for Bodies Temple






Ink for Bodies Temple, originally uploaded by marcn.



Striped patterns have a natural pattern that catches the eye. Find some stripes today and make a photo.

#ds109

Shades of Tan






Shades of Tan, originally uploaded by marcn.



Monochrome photos don't have to be the result of processing or desaturation. Find a monochrome composition and shoot it.

DailyShoot.com #ds100

No they are not






No they are not, originally uploaded by marcn.



Squares and grids surround us in our built environment. Focus in on some squares today and make a photograph.

@dailyshoot #ds99

Green Moss






Green Moss, originally uploaded by marcn.



Backgrounds are tricky. They can make a subject stand out or distract from it. Make a photo with a good background today.

Evil Eye






Evil Eye, originally uploaded by marcn.



An old adage in photography says if you want to improve your photographs, move closer. Fill your frame today! #ds97

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

sshguard on Debian/lenny

The sshguard documentation is correct, but a little lacking.

Here are my notes of what is needed in case I ever need to re-do it:



  • Download sshguard-1.4.tar.gz from http://www.sshguard.net/


  • Unpack and compile (see the stock documentation on sshguard.net)


  • In /etc/rc.local add the following lines before the "exit 0". This sets up iptables with a filter for ssh connections:



    iptables -N sshguard

    iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j sshguard



    You should run those commands before you edit the syslog configuration. Or reboot.


  • In /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf add around line 190 the following lines:



    filter sshlogs { facility(auth, authpriv) and not match("sshguard"); };

    destination sshguardproc {
    program("/usr/local/sbin/sshguard"
    template("$DATE $FULLHOST $MESSAGE\n"));

    };


    And down near the end of the file, add:


    log { source(s_all); filter(sshlogs); destination(sshguardproc); };



  • And finally restart syslog-ng (sudo killall -HUP syslog-ng) and read the sshguard faqs: http://www.sshguard.net/docs/faqs/

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ubuntu/lucid on hp2133

Tonight I wiped my hp2133 running Ubuntu/karmic and installed lucid.

The only pain was of course getting the wireless card to work. That simply meant getting the Broadcom firmware into /lib/firmware/b43

The instructutions on http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43 were right on. You will need to build b43-fwcutter from source pulled from the git repo, but the commands are provided.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Are you a Linux or Java geek looking for a phone?

If so, then you *need* to get a Droid.

I think of the Motorola Droid as an "always on portable computer with G3, WiFi, GPS, Blutetooth, audio in/out, microSD, compass, accelerometer, keyboard and a reasonable size touch screen." Oh, and you can make phone call with it too.

The open source dev tools for Linux/Windows/Mac integrate with eclipse and includes the can't-say-Java-but-that-is-what-it-is compiler & runtime. Nice desktop phone emulator for debugging and on the phone there is a reasonable USB-based debugging tool. It was straight forward to compile some of the sample projects and put it on my phone.