Post #510

Die photos, die!

22nd October 2004, late morning | Comments (34)

If you’ve ever written me an email you’ll know that I’m not very good at keeping up to date with my correspondence. My stock defense is that I receive more than my fair share of emails and it usually takes me a while to answer them all, but in truth I’m just rather lazy.

Each day I’d say I get about: six I-love-you-here’s-a-cutsie-picture-of-my-friend’s-dogs’ from The Girlfriend; one or two why-haven’t-you-written-are-you-dead’s from friends and family; a couple of WOW-MY-C.O.C.K-IS-BIGGER-WITH-V.I.4.G.R.A bits of spam; and then a sizeable chunk of comments, alerts, errors, and feedback from the blog.

Recent feedback has fallen into one of three categories:

  1. What great photos, it’s really lovely to see San Francisco through another person’s eyes. Keep up the good work!
  2. Hey Dunstan, I love your pictures, but don’t forget to write a web article now and then, eh? ;o)
  3. I am very annoyed!! I demand an immediate end to all photography on your site and the re-emergence of many, many, very helpful web articles, right now!!! And hurry up for god’s sake, I have a contract to complete and I want you to explain how you did X so I can steal it and tell the client I made it!!! RAAAAAAAAA!!!!

To the writers of emails which fall into the first two categories I’d like to say thank you, your kind words are much appreciated.

To the writers of emails which fall into that third category, I’d like to offer up this visual image in place of a written response. I hope the irony of that is not lost on your tiny brains.

To everyone else, I’d like to say I’ll soon be returning to a balanced mixture of photography, web articles, and babbling nonsense; just stay calm and relaxed while you wait for that to happen. In the meantime here are some pictures of the cutsie dogs that The Girlfriend sends me:

Montage of dogs

Look! He’s wearing a hat! And he’s a dog! How about that…

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  1. Geeky:

    your girlfriend has a point.. that dog IS cute!

    Posted 13 minutes after the fact
  2. Dougal Campbell:

    Ignore everybody except The Girlfriend.

    I'm designing a site all about cute dogs. Continue posting pictures so I can steal them and tell the client that they're mine!!! RAAAAAAAAA!!!!

    Posted 38 minutes after the fact
  3. Jon Hicks:

    "Die photos, die!" ?! Chicken!!!

    First mistake of the day, clicking the "I offer up this visual image in place of a written response." link while sitting next to my daughter. ahem...

    Posted 39 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Chris Vincent
  4. Pascal:

    I dig the kind of zooming effect with the tongue! Either that, or he/she is pretty well-endowed. Tongue-wise... =)

    Cute doggy, indeed.

    Posted 40 minutes after the fact
  5. Chris Vincent:

    I share your sentiment, Jon. It <em>was</em> funny though.

    Posted 43 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Jon Hicks
  6. Gabriel Mihalache:

    Ha, ha, ha! Silly Dunstan! They just made you write an article, RAAAAA!
    You have much studying to do before becoming a true snubbing padawan :-)

    Posted 1 hour, 1 minute after the fact
  7. Jo-Pete Nelson:

    Wasn't my first mistake of the day (It's been a long day, can't wait for the weekend to start), but for the love... did you have to include that link?

    Yes, I am waiting for more web design articles to (*ahem*) enlighten me for my own personal growth, but I can't say too much since I don't think I've written anything on my site in a week and a half.

    Posted 1 hour, 43 minutes after the fact
  8. Seth Thomas Rasmussen:

    Eh, tell the anti-photo freaks to bugger off and write some code-oriented pieces themselves. You've given plenty to your audience.

    I am biased though, as I am a huge fan of photography. ::shrug::

    I really dig your photos, so I hope you keep posting them here and there.

    Posted 1 hour, 52 minutes after the fact
  9. David Barrett:

    I'm thinking your girlfriend might like this:

    Particularly the dog at the end. It's kind of disturbing, but entirely work safe.

    Posted 2 hours, 3 minutes after the fact
  10. Keith:

    Ahhhh. People. Can't live with 'em...

    Oh and that doggie is pretty damn cute. Oh, oh, your spell checker is pretty fancy. Doen't know the word "doggie" but whatever. It's still cool.

    Posted 2 hours, 14 minutes after the fact
  11. Chris Hester:

    Dunstan, it's YOUR blog. Post whatever the hell you like! Who said it was a 'design articles only' site? I really enjoy the photos myself, they are always high-class. If you never posted another article and just kept to photos, I'd still love the site.

    (Oh, and love the dog with a cap! Cute expression!)

    Posted 2 hours, 33 minutes after the fact
  12. Stefan Visser:


    Posted 3 hours, 2 minutes after the fact
  13. Martin:


    I had sort of the same problem with a smarty-pants "reader" recently...

    Love your work, keep it up!

    Posted 3 hours, 13 minutes after the fact
  14. Andrew:

    I don't like the way that dog is looking at me!

    Posted 3 hours, 24 minutes after the fact
  15. Alr:

    Long time reader, first time poster.

    Why not write a book about all your comp tricks? If people want to know how you do things, they can buy it and at least you get some kind of compensation for people stealing your code.

    And I agree with Chris Hester. It's your blog, so do whatever you want.

    I hope the visa situation gets resolved soon. Unfortunately, I know too well how frustrating it can be to deal with that stuff.

    Posted 3 hours, 35 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Tom
  16. Tom:

    I'd very likely buy such a book. I don't tend to buy books from the "other" web "gurus" because I don't particularly care for their style, but I am a fan of yours.

    Posted 6 hours, 51 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Alr
  17. Kitta:

    It's the same with my email; I have a few sitting in my inbox dating back to July this year and a girl who seems to be stalking me because I didn't reply to her email in under a week (or maybe it's because she's nuts).

    Sometimes I wish my computer would crash and I could go "oh dear, all the emails are gone, bad windows!"

    Posted 16 hours, 47 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Lee
  18. Lee:

    At last, a positive selling point for those of us who use Windows, maybe they should add that to the list of features.

    You could advertise it as 'Random Spam Removal Tool'

    Posted 20 hours, 20 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Kitta
  19. Coos:

    Oooh, like the 'jump to the comments form' auto-scroll thingy- very nice!

    I'm gonna have to disagree on the dog-front there, squire. The one on the left looks like he's having the snip! (Ouch!)

    Loving the site- really nice and tidy.

    Keep up the good work (every now and then ;) )

    Mark Clulow ( Coos )

    Posted 2 days, 10 hours after the fact
  20. Andy Budd:

    Funny, I want to see more photos and coffee shop stories and less of those annoying web related posts. They were never very interesting or well written anyway and just got in the way of the main purpose of this blog. Documenting your life as an international man of mystery.


    Posted 2 days, 16 hours after the fact
  21. Small Paul:

    Cute dog! You see, I email pictures of cute dogs and suchlike to my girlfriend. Ironic.

    Posted 2 days, 16 hours after the fact
  22. Rushi Vishavadia:

    Wow, many people think the dogs are cute...I don't!!!

    Posted 2 days, 18 hours after the fact
  23. LintHuman:

    Well, you've obviously forgotten the point of the Web, which is pictures of cats, Dunstan, cats.

    Posted 2 days, 19 hours after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Seth Thomas Rasmussen
  24. Seth Thomas Rasmussen:

    Well, cats and of course cat-based pornography.

    Posted 2 days, 23 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ LintHuman
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  25. Dunstan:

    "... and of course cat-based pornography."

    Seth, that's going down as one of the more disturbing comments on this blog.

    Posted 3 days after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Seth Thomas Rasmussen
    Inspired: ↓ David Barrett
  26. Tuk:

    It's your blog, so post whatever you want. It's easy.

    Posted 3 days, 12 hours after the fact
  27. David Barrett:

    You obviously haven't heard of furries yet Dunstan.

    Posted 3 days, 18 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
    Inspired: ↓ Pascal
  28. Pascal:

    ...maybe he does not want to... *thinks* may well be...

    Posted 4 days, 4 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ David Barrett
    Inspired: ↓ David Barrett
  29. David Barrett:

    I'm sure most people who've heard about furries wish they hadn't.

    Posted 4 days, 5 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Pascal
  30. Thomas:

    And, subject change... NOW! Please?

    Posted 6 days, 20 hours after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ David Barrett
  31. David Barrett:

    Alright... hows this? On Tuesday, a woman threw her baby at me.

    Posted 6 days, 22 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Thomas
    Inspired: ↓ MaThIbUs
  32. MaThIbUs:

    Har har :)

    Posted 6 days, 23 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ David Barrett
  33. Jitendra Jain:

    I feel the same sometimes. In fact all the times:)

    Posted 1 week, 1 day after the fact
  34. Sian:

    Cute! what breed of dog?

    Posted 3 weeks, 4 days after the fact

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