Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

Mon 1 Nov 2010 7:20 am   //   Posted in: Misc

A note to readers

Dear friends,

Thanks for making 2010 a great year for History Eraser Button! It’s been heartening to watch this blog grow from a small creative sandbox into a platform with tens of thousands of monthly readers.

It’s great fun to write on a blog, but it’s time for a break. I’m going to spend November and December enjoying the season and developing new projects. This will be my last post of the year. I’ll be back in 2011 with some fresh ideas.

Happy holidays!
– Daryl




Fri 12 Dec 2008 8:51 am   //   Posted in: Misc

A question for the weekend

At your job, is it better to be very good at one thing, or good enough at lots of things?




Mon 6 Oct 2008 7:44 am   //   Posted in: Misc

Married married married!

Gerritt and Melanie got married on Saturday! The wedding was at their church on Capitol Hill in D.C. and the reception was held on a paddleboat called the Cherry Blossom on the Potomac River. Today they’re off to Hawaii.

I’m so happy for my little brother and his wife. Congratulations guys!!




Wed 30 Jul 2008 8:37 am   //   Posted in: Misc

About those vacation pictures…

I have my photos from Yosemite, but they still aren’t posted. Sorry. Working on it, should have them up by this weekend.




Mon 28 Apr 2008 10:35 am   //   Posted in: Misc

Cell phone advice, please

Sometime this spring, my T-Mobile contract is up and I can get a new cell phone at a discount. I can also jump ship to another provider without paying a penalty. I have no idea what to do.

Currently I have a 600-minute voice plan (which is reasonable enough) and an orange Motorola PEBL, which looks cool but which I have never liked because of the bad keypad and bad software.

Other factors to consider: iPhones and other smart phones are out of the question because I do not want to pay for data service. I need a phone that works internationally, which (unless I am misinformed) limits me to T-Mobile or AT&T. I have had such a poor experience with the PEBL that I will not buy another Motorola product.

My question for you, dear readers: Are you happy with your cell phone? Why or why not?




Thu 24 Apr 2008 4:00 pm   //   Posted in: Misc

Bret and the jets

My friend Bret recently took a lengthy tour of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. If you’ve ever been curious about these colossal floating airports, check out Bret’s blog:

Peace Through Strength, Part 1
Peace Through Strength, Part 2
Peace Through Strength, Part 3
Flickr photos




Wed 16 Apr 2008 9:56 pm   //   Posted in: Misc

Iraqi photographer released from prison

My long-running coverage of imprisoned photojournalist Bilal Hussein continued today when Bilal was set free. I’ve written about 15 Bilal stories since 2006. Here are some highlights:

Today: After Two Years In U.S. Custody, Photographer Bilal Hussein Goes Free

Today: Lawyer: Only Two Witnesses Testified Against Bilal Hussein

Nov. 28, 2007: The Man From Fallujah

Nov. 27, 2007: Bilal Hussein Will Face Overloaded And Rushed Court System

Nov. 26, 2007: Interrorgators Told Bilal Hussein His Photos Were A Threat, Report Says

Sept. 18, 2006: AP: U.S. Has Held Iraqi Photojournalist For Five Months




Thu 10 Apr 2008 2:22 pm   //   Posted in: Media, Misc

To all concerned:

Yes, I still have a job, thanks for checking.




Mon 7 Apr 2008 11:18 pm   //   Posted in: Misc

Things of interest on my work blog

At work, I appreciate having both a blog and a reporting-driven Web site as a vehicle for news. The blog is great for quick-hit things that ought to be published immediately. Today I was able to post a fast blog update within a minute or two of the Pulitzer announcement (followed by a longer and more thoughtful story on the main site), and I posted a short summary of an auction I attended tonight (but won’t have time to research and a write full story about until tomorrow). Plus there were some stray things going on that didn’t warrant a full story but were interesting enough to share with our readers.

12:11 p.m.: Jury: Photogs Share Blame For Diana Death
12:55 p.m.: Absolut Ad Campaign Backfires Horribly
3:13 p.m.: Breaking News: Pulitzer Prizes Announced
4:25 p.m.: Andrees Latif On His Pulitzer-Winning Picture
9:03 p.m.: Weston Print Fetches $1.6M At Auction




Mon 31 Mar 2008 10:49 am   //   Posted in: Misc

Welcome back

Jeremy returns to blogging!