Lightroom on the Strand

For as many years as the program has been available, I have used Apple’s Aperture software to manage and work with my photographs. However, I’ve read repeatedly that most professional photographers prefer and use Photoshop Lightroom 2, from Adobe. In no way do I consider myself a professional photographer. But I do love my hobby, […]

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It's Raining, It's Pouring, the Old Man Is Snoring…

A winter storm was forecast for today, and as I awoke around 4:00am, the sound of water falling from the sky greets the morning. This isn’t just a typical short drizzle, the ordinary semi-annual California misting. It’s actually really raining! Lovely! The weather here is so perfect all of the time, I actually miss bad […]

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Yuletide 5kay

This past Thursday, December 11th, we had an unusual lunar event: the moon was the closest it gets to the earth, was a full moon, and so was also the brightest moon we see. I went for my typical evening walk by the ocean. It wasn’t typical. During the winter, my evening walks are in […]

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No He Didn't!

How insensitive that one would even suggest such a thing [spoken with tongue in cheek!]. Let the record show that it was George W. Bush, the rich Texas Republican, who brought socialism to America, so don’t blame it on that African-American Chicago Democrat community organizer who made it into the White House. The government takeover […]

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A Tragic "Death by Coke"

I am grieved to report that Conrad the Kat murdered my old wireless keyboard. Well, since his actions were unintentional, I guess it would more accurately be called manslaughter–keyboardslaughter? He has decided he loves sitting on my desk while I work at the computer. (Here’s a picture of the desk area from a previous post.) […]

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iPhone + Fitnio = Huge Coolness

Everyone knows how much I love my iPhone. It’s an indespensible appendage to me. And the iPhone just keeps getting cooler with an increasing number of awesome apps becoming available at the iTunes Store. One such cool app is Fitnio. It’s simple and powerful. Using the GPS to track you, the device computes how fast […]

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Totally Cool

I just learned about a new blogging client that run from the iPhone. It’s like ecto for the iPhone. All of my blogs are aggregated into the iPhone to make publishing to any of them a snap! So this is my first test post from iBlogger the iPhone app! I can show you my location […]

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This Is for Mother…

who, while she has never had the chance to visit Maine, loves this state! This is just a taste of the hundreds of pictures I shot in Maine back in October. I’ll build a large photo gallery when I have more time. Enjoy! This movie is presented through a Creative Commons, Non-Commercial, Attribution, Share-Alike License. […]

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Absolutely Sickening!

Today a worker in Wal-Mart was killed in a shopping stampede. About 2,000 shoppers, consumed with the spirit of giving, were pressing the doors of the still locked (not yet open for business) Wal-Mart when the doors broke off their hinges from the forces and the holiday mob stampeded into the store, trampling a worker […]

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