Why is this here?
This site serves as a place for me to display my photography and to save/share information I’ve gleaned over 20+ years managing networks, technical teams and telecommunications systems.
A statement about my art…
I’m interested in shapes, colors, textures, light, shadows and abstracts. Instead of seeking out subjects, I try to find these things in my everyday life and capture them as they go by. What seems like another mundane and useless detail in my life can end up being something completely different when seen through a camera.
All images on this site are available for sale. Available print sizes vary greatly with the camera, resolution, and media used. Toy camera and LOMO prints can be printed at 8×10, digital at 11×17 or larger, and for some images, full-resolution digital copies (JPG or RAW) are available. Please email me regarding sizes, format and pricing.
If you would like to use my images non-commercially with attribution, please email me.
All works on this site are copyright © 2023 Kurt Weiske.
My Photos Elsewhere?
My images can be found at the following places on the internet. If you’re a member, stop by and say hi!
Windows or UNIX?
Nowadays, I get paid to work with Windows. Lubuntu is my home OS of choice as it runs on my older hardware and I prefer and old-school looking window manager.
I have a collection of VMs ranging from Solaris, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows XP, MINIX, FreeBSD, DOS, and GeoWorks, which saves me from trying to keep a stable of old hardware running. I would break my “no old desktops” rule for a Sun SparcStation 2 or LX.
FreeBSD was my OS of choice for a long time, I made quite a living supporting it for clients.
Random Facts about me:
I have a huge retro streak in me and love 80’s haircut bands, old industrial music like Front242, FLA and Fortification55, and old-school cyberpunk authors like William Gibson.
I won’t have to worry about losing my hair for several decades.
My favorite science fiction author is Greg Bear.
Hand-hacking web pages is the only way to go. It gives me a whole new appreciation for people who do this full-time.
I’ve given up on two-door cars and own a station wagon. And a Camry. Then, a plug-in Prius. And now, a BMW i3. But what I really want is an old Mercedes Diesel station wagon that doesn’t look like it’s run through Damnation Alley. Back then, they took a block of metal, a tree and a cow and made a CAR.
My Current “Drugs” of Choice – Santa Cruz Roasting Company vienna roast and Talisker 1987 Distiller’s Edition scotch.
Underworld — Cherry Pie (from the Majestic shoutcast stream) is playing while I write this.
The rest of the static content on this site was written with a variety of text editors, including vi, pico and Notepad. I used to pride myself on only using text editors for web design, but having a proper CMS to format and display pages is a luxury I enjoy now.
I use Photoshop and IrfanView like a digital darkroom for sharpening, scanning and saving images to the web. I don’t do any hardcore retouching or adding/removing elements from my pictures, I’ve always thought that part of the thrill of photography was finding art out in the world. Creating an image in Photoshop that wasn’t there to begin with just doesn’t seem very fulfilling to me.
So, why call this blog “poindexter, WHO?”
Poindexter FORTRAN runs realitycheckBBS, a dial-up BBS that pre-dated the Internet. The BBS community is a close-knit one, and many of the callers still know me as “Poindexter FORTRAN”. Without fail, someone will overhear and say “poindexter, WHO?”
Thanks to Christian Void for the original page layout. I hate tables.