Definitelythe highlight of my all-too-brief time in the US... Dalan and Abs areof the very few couples that I would honestly use the adverb madly -- as in madly in love, it was quite a fulfilling time kicking back and sharing with the old GrX gang.
Pics from the wedding:
And the reception:
Speakingof pictures, If a picture is worth a thousand words, I've takenliterally over a million words so far. Future entries for the timebeing may be more visual to make up for my lack of writing time.
Anyhow, my new and hopefully permanent photo home is now on Smugmug: ryu2.smugmug.com. In other words, I won't be updating Flickr anymore, and will probably move all my pics to here sometime.
Iliked Flickr a lot initially -- even paid $50 for a pro account whichis now money down the drain... but it's just not scalable past severalhundred pictures what with all the bandwidth sucking non-optionalFlash interface and all. Now, as I've said, the UI is very cool... but not when it's the onlygame in town, and you have to wait for 400+ thumbnails to load when youjust want to remove a pic or two.
Sure, it's got a lot of social/community-building features which arenice, but definitely not part of a photo site's core mission. IfI wanted that, I'd just go to Friendster.
Heck, even my friendwho works at Yahoo, Flickr's new owner, suggested I go with smugmug(identity withheld to protect his/her job, although I'm sure some ofyou can guess... ;) )
Anyhow, make yourselves comfy... lots more pics to come in the days ahead... =)