after a fair bit of delay, i've finally implemented metaWeblog.newMediaObject() in drupal's blogapi.module, and Kjartan was nice enough to commit the patch for me. now i won't have to look at this nagging little issue anymore, and can move on to add some other functionality. it also means that, when using great tools like ecto, you can upload pictures and stuff directly (ecto even has iPhoto support!).
in the interest of killing two birds with one stone, i've also uploaded a sample picture from my new phone. so, that's me.. in my basement office. right on.