It's incredible how musicians can transform music. Chris Rea's jazzy piece, On the Beach is transformed by a voice and mixed up by York into a dance radio hit. I love the original and the dance version. But the dance version gets is my favourite of the two.

I love when artist do this. Take one thing, see it through their own set of artistic filters, transform it and make it their own, creating something new to be enjoyed in a new way. I think this is something few artist can do. It's something that I hope do some with my photography.

Have you ever thought in how photography seems to be the one profession where people could instantly join the club purely on the basis of owning a camera? Think about it. Taking a drive to the nearest hardware store to buy a fully equipped tool belt is just as easy as stopping by an electronic store to pick up a camera and yet under no circumstances would I publicize myself as a newly indoctrinated carpenter who could build you a marvelous kitchen set.Jorge Quinteros.

Ohai is your journal for keeping track of where you've been and what you've done.

I "discovered" this app, which was built on the app.net, network a few weeks ago. It's software designed to keep a private journal of one's travels. I started using it a few days before a recent vacation to Virginia Beach. I used it on the drive down. We stopped on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and I added a few photos and a few lines of text along with a photo.

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Sign-up
Sign-up

The app is simple to set up and use. I signed in using my app.net using the Passport app. You don't need the Passport app to sign in but you do need an app.net account.

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Check-in
Check-in

After that Ohia! displayed a screen with the date, a map and a check-in button. This app is designed to be simple to use.

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Find your location
Find your location

Once I tapped the check-in button, a new screen was displayed with a list of places near me. The mapping function needs some work. I have no idea what backend database is being used but Ohai! didn't find places easily found via Yelp or Foursquare.

For example, it found the Trenton Farmers' Market but not the Button's Creperie inside the market. Fortunately, the developer has provided a way to add addresses.

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Comment on your check-in
Comment on your check-in

I added a photo to my check-in and a sentences describing my thoughts in the moment before submitting my journal entry. I can choose to keep my journal private or share with app.net or twitter. That's all to the app.

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