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Archive for July, 2008|Monthly archive page

Photo: Jeep Liberty

In Photography on July 31, 2008 at 8:00 pm
Just a little bit of sand, eh?

Just a little bit of sand, eh?

A Jeep engineer having some fun in a wash during an off-road excursion. Location? Moab, Utah. This photo was used for a World of Wheels magazine cover in August, 2007.

*Update, July 31: Uploaded the original to Flickr, so felt I should update this post, too.


Comment: A Twitter a day…

In Comment on July 31, 2008 at 6:47 pm
The main screen of the Twitter microblogging service.

The main screen of the Twitter microblogging service.

…keeps what away? For me, Twitter is an essential tool for talking to people with like interests and careers. It’s a microblogging platform designed for speed of use, ease of use, and fun. Sometimes it goes down (IE FAILWHALE) but for the most part, I find it pretty stable.

I did want to share with everyone a conversation started by one of my posts, on the joy of a new Ikea catalogue:

“Is it wrong that I touch myself to the Ikea catalogue?”


@michaelbanovsky as long as you aren’t in the store at the time, they frown on that.”


“@michaelbanovsky do you keep an allen wrench handy with the catalogue?”


“@zaphodd @rojopelo You both have no idea how effective their fogged glass cabinets are for such business matters. Ha.”


“@michaelbanovsky Easily the funniest thing I have read today”


That’s why I love Twitter. Up-to-the-minute feedback. And a fair ol’ bit of fun, too.

Comment: 1,000 visitors!

In Comment on July 31, 2008 at 7:14 am

All, thanks for visiting! In the month of July, my blog crested over 1,000 views. Not a huge amount in the grand scheme of things, but definitely positive and a great starting point for my upcoming ‘proper’ website.

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. — Andy Warhol

Comment: Technology

In Comment, From iPhone on July 29, 2008 at 11:05 am

This is my first blog post using my iPhone. As you can see, nothing is missing from a “normal” post, except maybe a bit of formatting. No biggie.

Expect to see more of this from now on, including tomorrow when I take the wheel of one of BMW’s Hydrogen 7 Series prototypes…


24 waters

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm

24 waters

Originally uploaded by michael.banovsky

My amazing, clean fridge. And yes, it always looks this erm…empty!

BMW M3 sound test

In Comment on July 12, 2008 at 10:13 am

It gets really good about two minutes in. Working on getting rid of the background noise.

BMW M3 audio test

Comment: Overseas awesome #2

In Comment, Link on July 11, 2008 at 9:56 am
Honda Vamos

Honda Vamos

As if the Japanese could get any cooler. This vehicle, the Honda Vamos, was found in Honda Japan’s awesome Seevert gallery. Apparently it used a 354cc engine, which is as much displacement as your typical pop can.
There’s even a video on how to raise and lower the top!


In Uncategorized on July 11, 2008 at 6:40 am


Originally uploaded by michael.banovsky

I love how you can see the four lightbulbs above my mirror reflected in my eyes if you see the large pic. M!

Light painting with the Volvo C70

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2008 at 7:39 am

I’m pretty happy with how this set of photos turned out. I’ll probably be using the idea for a magazine spread in the future. M!