Category Archives: Everydot

Hong, North Dakota



Hong, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

Dodge, North Dakota



Dodge, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

Small Places, a Kickstarter

Over the past ten years, I’ve photographed every town in North Dakota, plus many places in eastern Washington, and some in Montana, Saskatchewan, and Minnesota too. Now through October 25, 2012 I’m doing a Kickstarter to sell 2 different photo books and some other fun stuff, all to help fund a new project focusing on some of the smallest places in the west. Check it out here.

flickr Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight

With the announcement of 2000 firings, and the statement that 2000 firings was “a drop in the bucket“, the Union of Concerned Photographers moves the flickr Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight. “Every round of indiscriminate firings at Yahoo! increases the possibility of the extinction of flickr, or worse yet, the possibility flickr might be bought by Microsoft and turned into Windows Live Photos 8.”

“Downlinking” hardlinked files without unlink()ing them

Do you use hard links for organizing files but still find them a bit dangerous? Here’s a bash function that will delete files only if their link count is greater than 1.

dnl() {
  err=0
  for x in "$@" ; do
    if [[ -f "$x" && `stat -f %l "$x"` -gt 1 ]] ; then
      unlink "$x" || err=1
    else
      err=1
    fi
  done

  return $err
}

One thing: this operation is not atomic — if that is important in your use case, please do not use this.

Palermo, North Dakota



Palermo, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

Palermo, North Dakota



Palermo, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

Palermo, North Dakota



Palermo, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

Fillmore, North Dakota



Fillmore, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

Lonetree, North Dakota



Lonetree, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.