Archive for February, 2007

Project Gotham Racing 3

Posted: February 12, 2007 by jgrantmarshall in Uncategorized

PGR3 is a video game that I have been playing lately on my Xbox.  I would not categorize it as one of the coolest games out right now (it’s so old that many “bundles” throw this game in when you buy the system)… but they (software developers) have done many innovative things to take advantage of Xbox Live.  They build a community.  As a “for instance”, you can view live races of others who are “PRG Heroes” and you can talk with and race against anyone.  I also found that you can take pictures of your car and do a little photo manipulation in-game and then even upload your photo to projectgothamracing3.com.

  PGR3 

(If this doesn’t show, I posted it to Flickr.)  I find it to me so much more fun when your gaming life mingles with real life.  Fun stuff!

New Play Equipment

Posted: February 12, 2007 by jgrantmarshall in digital photography, family

Harry Holt Memorial Park in Creswell recently received new play structures.  Today we braved first a sprinkle and then a down pour to play on the new additions.  We took some pics and uploaded to Flickr.  I am sure we will be back to play once it stops raining.

Harry Holt founded Holt International with wife, Bertha.  According to Wikipedia, “Holt International Children’s Services (HICS) pioneered intercountry adoption nearly 50 years ago, and is a recognized leader in child welfare, permanency planning, and support services for at-risk, orphaned and abandoned children.”

Photowalking

Posted: February 6, 2007 by jgrantmarshall in Uncategorized

Photowalking is something that I have heard of lately while reading Robert Scoble’s blog: scobleizer.wordpress.com.  In essence, it involves 1) Taking a walk with a group of people.  2)Taking LOTS of pictures with your own digital camera.  3)Uploading and sharing your photos with the community/world (done with using the same tags in Flickr).

I realize that very few people actually read this blog, but if this sounds interesting to you, I would like to schedule a photowalk in Eugene sometime.  My thought was doing this at the Saturday Market because of all the different things to see.  Leave some feedback here if interested.  What do you think?