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Thinking at the end of the year – “Crossroads of choice” wallpaper

Sometimes pictures make you think. Especially at the end of the year, where it’s traditionally the time to reflect on the past year and think about what choices you made, which choice you did not take and what you learned.

The motive present is always the standing at the crossroads. I wanted to collect some thoughts on what you can do at such a point – using this photograph.

  1. You choose a path.
  2. You do not choose and wait for something (This might be the worst solution in most cases but can be a good choice on rare occasions).
  3. Maximize your options. If you look in the picture below, you do not see the path to the right because the camera covers a lot but does not give you the whole picture. Think of “The map is not the territory!“.
  4. Invent a path.

Whatever you do: Think first!

If you want you can use the picture below as a wallpaper (This one is 1920×1080 and creative commons). It might help as a visual anchor to think on what you want to achieve 2012. Use your brain and don’t let it be the other way around.

 crossroads of choice by Stefan Steinbauer

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Thinking about creative commons

I was thinking about licensing and rights on pictures. It would take very long to elaborate all the details, but aren’t the classic licensing models restricted to the old distribution channels?

The red wheel

The red wheel

My wish would be that people use my pictures for something. In order to do this I will start to change the license on some picture to a creative commons one. This is as easy as opening a door.

What is the direct impact on you? If you want to use any of the correct lincesed pictures, you simply follow the rules (i.e. use the right attribution). You can also use them as desktop wallpapers if you like – as you can download a 2000 pixel wide version ¬†from my flickr stream. If it is a portrait picture – opposed to a landscape one – the long side will be 2000 pixel high. It is a question of bandwith…

In case you want a higher resolution picture you still can get back to me.