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Posted on Saturday, February 21st, 2004

Dave!For the past few weeks, I've had the worst luck getting a decent night's sleep. This sucks because I'm in a constant state of zombie-like tiredness throughout the entire day... and yet I still can't seem fall asleep each evening. Tonight is no different. I barely have the brain-power to type, so anything too complex is out of the question. Mindless blog surfing seems the perfect solution! And that's when I run across an entry on Adriaan Tijsseling's blog about the futility of a new photo rating system in Apple's iPhoto. It does seem like a bizarre feature, but a great way to kill time until SNL comes on.

I've got nearly 2000 photos packed into my iPhoto album, and quickly find that most of my photos are "average," so I am giving them 3 stars. On the rare event that something seems 5-star worthy, it's not really because of the photo... it's because the subject is 5-star worthy. Like, for instance, this amazing sculpture I snapped at the Vatican:

Vatican Cherub

And this really cool shot of the Eiffel Tower:

eTower

Or this beautiful photograph of the Grand Canyon at sunset:

GrandCanyon

See? It has nothing to do with me. It's not like I've done anything smart or artistic... how could anybody make those shots look bad if they had a decent camera? So do they really deserve 5-stars just because I happened upon them? Or do I reserve a 5-star rating for some piece of subtle genius like this shot that I took in Stockholm:

Infart!

Heh heh heh... it says "fart!" Oh well, I give up... there doesn't seem to be much point in rating my photos, and SNL is on in five minutes.


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  1. Infart is new to me – but I think it can have two meanings:
    1) One way street
    2) Road leading into

    What country is it from? Cannot be Germany, since they call it: Einfahrt

  2. Dave2 says:

    It’s Stockholm, so the language would be Swedish. I’m guessing “one way street” but I don’t know for sure.

  3. michaela says:

    I think it means “entrance”. My (Swedish) husband and I were discussing it on a recent trip. Were you also lucky enough to see a “farthinder” (speed bump) sign? ;o)

  4. Dave2 says:

    Mystery solved! I’m devastated to know that I missed out on getting a photo of a sign saying “farthinder” though… that would be a 5-star rating for sure! Boy do I need to grow up. 🙂

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