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Ye Olde Lenses of Mac33

Updated on June 27, 2014

Lenses, lenses, everywhere...

A long time ago on a computer not so far, far away...Mac33 began building lenses.

Welcome to my lensography!  This is your gateway to the lenses I've built over the past 8 years.  From here you can journey back to a time when tall ships ruled the seas, discover some fun entertainment or learn about historical places.

Maybe you want to learn some new building your own Halloween graveyard, playing the harmonica or how to become a fantasy football god?

Those things and more are all here so scroll down and enjoy!

An Interview With Mac33 (Part 1)

Mac33 was kind enough to recently sit down for an interview with himself.

  • Why and when did you start building lenses?

    I read a CNNMoney article about Squidoo in Feb 2006 and it sounded like a simple way to start building web pages and maybe make some money online. I didn't have a blog or website then and saw Squidoo as a good way to experiment with ideas for sites I might build in the future.

  • Do you have any blogs or websites?

    I'm glad you asked...I just started my first blog. It's a general purpose blog, not Squidoo specific. But I expect that Squidoo will be a frequent topic.

    Update: My blogging empire now includes a blog about Squidoo!

  • What is your favorite lens that you've built?

    Definitely Tour A Tall Ship. It was a spin off from my Master and Commander lens. I had a blast doing the research for it and want to eventually tour every ship listed.

  • What does the 33 in Mac33 stand for?

    That's confidential. I can tell you that it has nothing to do with my age, date of birth, golf handicap or Rolling Rock beer (I prefer Yuengling).

An Interview With Mac33 (Part Deux)

  • What is your lensbuilding philosophy?

    To Squid or not to Squid, that is the question.

  • Uh, no, the question was what is your lensbuilding philosophy?

    Oh, right, my bad. Build good quality lenses that interest you and that readers will find helpful and/or entertaining.

  • What is your favorite thing about Squidoo?

    The community. There are a lot of good creative people here. I've learned a lot from reading and participating in the SquidU forums.

  • What is your least favorite thing about Squidoo?

    Anything that degrades the credibility of the site. This includes rating swaps, spam, groups with no entry criteria, lenses that waste their intro begging for ratings, etc.

Awards and Recognition

My Beginners' Guide to Fantasy Football lens was chosen as Lens of the Day by Squidoo on August 17, 2006. Thanks, Squidoo!

The Oct 23, 2007, issue of Woman's World Weekly magazine published a write up about my How To Build Your Own Halloween Graveyard lens. Thanks to WriterTiff for letting me know about it in Squidu!

What I'm Reading Now

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
I have a lot of things to get done. Let's see if the strategies in this book help.

Thanks for visiting my lensography, I'm glad you stopped by.

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      7 years ago

      I like the flow of your lenses, great job!

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      8 years ago


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      8 years ago

      Hi Mac... Nice lenses...

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      8 years ago

      Wow! I love the premise of this lens. Well-organized and playfully written -- loved the part where you whimsically interviewed yourself! I will definitely have to keep this "lensography" idea in mind -- you know, for when I actually have 98 lenses to my name like you have. Great job! I definitely enjoy reading your writing -- you're one of my favorite lensmasters to date. Keep up the good work!

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      9 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Awesome! And so funny - I am going to interview myself right away. Love your humorous ideas!

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      9 years ago

      Super lenses! I too love your tall ship lenses. I live on Lake Michigan and tall ships frequent here often. They are fascinating and beautiful!

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      9 years ago

      Two thumbs up, mate! U've got some fabulous lenses. Ta very much for sharing.

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      10 years ago

      @AuthorNormaBudden: Thanks!

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      10 years ago

      You're hilarious! I really enjoyed your lens...inf act, I have to bookmark it so I can refer to it often. Your humor was much appreciated after the long day I've had. Thanks - even though you could not have foreseen such a thing. :)

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      10 years ago

      LOL. I have to scroll back up momentarily but, for now, I am still laughing at your phrase, "Mac33 was kind enough to recently sit down for an interview with himself." I love your sense of humor!!!

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      Peregrina LM 

      10 years ago

      I love your interviews with yourself. :)

    • EelKat13 profile image


      12 years ago

      Great lens you got here! I've just added it to The Lensography Index.


      Keep up the good work!


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      Robin S 

      12 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on becoming a Giant!

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      12 years ago

      Congrats on making giant squid :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      12 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great lensography and that sure is a great looking badge in your profile. Congratulations

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      Susan Deppner 

      12 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love the lensography and especially enjoyed the interview! I love the tall ship lenses, too. And the other ones. :-) Lensrolling your lensography to mine.

    • AuthorNormaBudden profile image


      12 years ago

      I enjoyed your lensography. It's presented very well.

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      Tony Payne 

      12 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Really nice lensography, so many different themes. Great job.

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      Allan R. Wallace 

      12 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      Lots of good stuff. After I write this I'm headed to the tall ship and Master and Commander lenses.

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      GypsyPirate LM 

      13 years ago

      Hi! Great lensography Mac. And, the interview was captivating.


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