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My 2014 Folsom Scrapbook (NSFW)

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The 2014 Folsom Street Fair is in the books, and I’ve gotta say that it was one of the most exciting and memorable ones I can remember. For starters, I accidentally walked into the wrong house right at the start of the weekend (the whole story is here). We also had an amazing new venue for Magnitude, a party I’ve worked at for the last several years that benefits over a dozen great charities… and over 3,000 people attended! Dirk and I had a blast playing Naked Twister for Steamworks (I’ve posted the pictures in a separate blog post). But most of all, what I’ll remember from this year’s Folsom Street Fair is the people. Dirk and I reconnected with some the dearest of friends — including three people who’ve been right there with us since the very beginning of our relationship — and made some amazing new ones. I know Folsom just ended, but I already can’t wait for next year!

Here are some pictures I took during the weekend; I’ve written captions for each of them that you can read as you click through. Hope you like ’em! And if you’ve never been to Folsom… try to go sometime. It’s amazing!

9 replies
  1. Mark
    Mark says:

    Looks like a good time was indeed had by all. Sorry I missed all the fun, sadly got hauled off to another function. Pictures looks great and worked well.

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  2. Liz
    Liz says:

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing thing with us!

    I’ve been meaning to mention a problem I frequently have when magnifying pictures you’ve posted on your blog. Some, like number 16 of you, Dirk and Anthony Bennett magnify to a great size, but then others become enormous, and I’m only able to scroll up and down, so I can’t see the entire picture. So in picture #5, of Dirk waving at the airport, I can see the entire car trunk, but all that’s visible of Dirk is his arm from elbow to fingers. I’ll send you a screen cap via Twitter so you can see what I mean.

    Is there a way to control magnification so the images only enlarge to a useful size?
    I use a PC with the Firefox browser if that makes a difference.
    Thanks!

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      Thanks! I’m all too happy to share.

      The picture issue is a matter of resolution. Some photos, like the ones taken with my iPhone’s front-facing camera, are lower resolution and display fully on your screen. Others (rear-camera pics, mostly) are much higher resolution, and I upload them at full-rez so they’re displayed as such. WordPress gives you the option to scale down the photos to your screen width, but it sounds like you have them all zoomed out by default. Here’s how you might be able to fix it: Go to one of the offending images, then hold down the control key and press – (the minus key) several times. Eventually you’ll be able to see the entire image. Then look in the upper right corner of the image for what might be a teeny, tiny circular icon with 4 arrows (which might appear as dots, depending on how small the icons is). Click on that icon. Congrats, you’ve now scaled the image to fit your screen! Then press the escape key to go back to the blog post.

      The only problem at this point is that the rest of your browser is now zoomed WAY out! To restore things to normal, just hold down control and press 0 (that’s the number 0). All done! Hopefully from here on out, all images will appear scaled down by default. 🙂

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      • Liz
        Liz says:

        Thanks Jessie. I was hoping there was something that could be done without having to resize my browser display each time, but I can work with this.

        Just to be clear, when I click on any of the photos in the collage on the page, they all open to a larger size. It’s when I click on the icon in the upper right corner that they either get a little bit larger, or they become too large to be useful.

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  3. John
    John says:

    Dirk has gotten quite a bit more muscular and cut in the past few years, I’ve noticed, especially in the upper body. I wonder how much weight he’s added?

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