In my march through my photo archive I arrived at Code Generation 2009, which was held in Cambridge in June 2009. As usual the event sported a punting outing. I got lots of shots of German code generation celebrities. Here's a taste. More on flickr.
At Jan Heering's retirement party, for the occasion of which I wrote a post on example-driven research, I took a bunch of photos. I finally came around to post-processing them. Here are three samples. More on flickr. By the way Anya Bagge was much faster and more productive. She took this meta-photo of me.
This is the kicking off the year meeting of the Software Engineering Research Group of TU Delft in January 2009. I took lots of pictures that day and this group portrait. The group shot didn't work very well as it had strong backlight. I never processed the photos of that day, despite starting several time. Now it turns out that a black and white rendering of the shot makes it work. Sometimes you have to see things in a different light.
That period was also the start of building up a large photo processing backlog. Today, I've decided to start doing something about that. Follow my progress on flickr.
Episode four of Everything is a Remix discusses the evolution of intelectual property tools from promoting creativity and a flourishing public domain to restricting ideas to a walled garden, inhibiting memetic evolution. "The believe in intelectual property has grown so dominant, it has pushed the original intent of copyright and patents out of the public consciousness."