Michael Kerrisk contacted us for a cover photo for his new book. He’s very smart, and he’s a Kiwi doing good stuff in a far off land. Naturally we thought it great to have iconic kiwi image gracing his book cover and pitched a fresh fern koru image.
Michael loved the idea, in terms of what the koru represented, the clean fresh NZ link, and the obvious fractals pattern association (you’ll need a big brain to understand that apparently).
So here it is – a NZ connection to a new book on Linux Programming. Judging by the spine, she’s a tome and a half.
Congratulations Michael. It was a pleasure to help add the finishing touches of the New Zealand connection.
Michael Kerrisk's Linux book. Cover photo by Rob Suisted
Want to see more stock photos of New Zealand fern korus?
A couple of weeks back I spoke to Evan’s Bay Pre Shool. Not my normal speaking audience, but it turned out to be a rich experience. I got more than I bargined for. The clincher was when Courtney said that “the kids often played at what you do for a job”. It keeps giving; the kids just delivered me a thank you card. Thanks to you all; I now have it hanging in my office.
Thank you card from Evan's Bay pre school
|Have a read about my visit here. It’s got a couple of cute photos and I wrote about why it was such a nice morning.
Rob talking to the kids
The kids ran their own photo competition and are proud of the results. Here’s a nice comment.
Kids photo competition
I’m judging the NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year Photo Competition, alongside Andris Apse and Arno Gasteiger.
Entries are open now, there’s $6000 and a bit of fame up for grabs, and entry is free & online. No excuses not to enter. Closing date for entries 10pm, Tuesday 21st September, 2010. Get into it. Hopefully I’ll be viewing your work soon! Good luck.