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365/2: 264. Limn.

365/2: 264.

09/23/14 • 07:34 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 263 ... BEAMS.

365/2: 263. BEAMS.

Saw these just off the end off the driveway. Sun through light rain.

09/22/14 • 05:53 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 262. Cool and crisp up in the Sangres.

365/2: 262.

The aspens are turning in patches at the highest elevations (10k here).

09/21/14 • 08:55 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 261.

365/2: 261. Evening sunflowers.

Just watching the sunflowers wave in the wind as the sun goes down ...

09/20/14 • 07:28 PM • PersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 260. Car show on the Plaza tonight.

365/2: 260.

Still importing from the CF card. If I like some of the others, I’ll add ‘em here later.

09/19/14 • 06:58 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Yeah, well ... day got away from me.

And supposedly there’s a car show on the Plaza. I have to go see. I’ll be back with pix later.

09/19/14 • 04:22 PM • PersonalPhotographyWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Busy morn. Links in afternoon.

Lots on the plate. Tootle along elsewhere for now.

09/19/14 • 10:08 AM • PersonalSanta Fe LocalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 259. Odile ain’t doing much yet.

365/2: 259.

‘Course when I dare Nature, she comes back and pounds me to death. We’ll see tomorrow.

Later: For Throwback Thursday, from the ‘80’s.

09/18/14 • 07:55 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Crazy iOS8 question. How do you stop your iPad from alerting you when your iPhone is ringing?

One noisemaker is enough! Don’t need both ringing.  It’s gonna drive me batty. I can’t find the preference.

09/18/14 • 04:35 PM • AppleInternetMobilePersonal • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Updated to 10.9.5 (plus security updates) last night.

Startup seems a bit pokier than usual ... but it may just be oversensitivity on my part. Sometimes these things need to ‘burn in’ over a few days to optimize. Just thought I’d mention the circumstance.

09/18/14 • 09:08 AM • ApplePersonalSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 258. How I know it’s autumn ...

365/2: 258.

09/17/14 • 07:49 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Should gentlemen still open doors for women? Pragmatism and patriarchy, considered.

On this, I open. 99% of the time, I get a verbal “thank you”. 1% of the time I get “misogynist bastard.”  I can handle that - I’ve been called worse. Besides, I’m somewhat equal-opportunity. I do it for encumbered and aged men, too.

09/17/14 • 04:33 PM • GeneralPersonal • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

$3 Million Gift Creates Stuttering Institute at UT Austin, Provides Free Treatments.

Free treatments. What a brilliant thing. I may peek in next time I’m in Austin, to see how therapies have changed. Thanks for the heads-up, Mark!

09/17/14 • 11:27 AM • HealthPersonalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 257. She’s mad at me.

365/2: 257.

I was trying to use a bounce card to throw some more light on her underside, and she tried to rip my finger off.

09/16/14 • 04:06 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Wired: Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don’t Know What It Means.

I sort of disagree. Coding is nice and all. I find logic and problem-solving skills, disconnected from specific programming languages, are more important.

I’ve told the story of a group of my interns before [All from art or science/technical colleges]. I asked them to create a soft-edge circle mask for use in a video project.  Then I went to a meeting for four hours. After, I walked down to find all three banging their heads against the monitor trying to do it with the primitive software we had at the time. They said, in a group, that “It is impossible.”  Disgusted, I sat down at one of the workstations, turned on the video camera we used as a scanning device, put a piece of white paper down, threw a lens cap on it, pulled the lens out of focus, and took a scan. I then cut out the black portion of the image, reversed the colors, and I had a perfect soft-edge circle mask to use in an alpha channel. Took me two minutes. It was a valuable lesson for the interns - “don’t just think inside the box.”  Coding and coding languages can be just as restrictive a box.

Analog thinking dovetails beautifully with digital literacy. Don’t forget it.

09/16/14 • 10:55 AM • ChildhoodGeneralPersonal • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

In the Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailers ...

It looks like they’ve got some of those easy-to-down jets from SHIELD. Can’t wait to see if they have helicarriers, too.

09/15/14 • 09:26 PM • EntertainmentPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 256.  Post-hail.

365/2: 256.

09/15/14 • 06:18 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Up until 3:30 AM last night rolling out a site ...

You’ll excuse me, I hope, if I sort of melt around the internet today. Links, if I have any brainpower left. I’m flipping over to 55 next month. These late/all nighters really, really, really hurt.

09/15/14 • 01:37 PM • InternetPersonalWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 255. Just some happy sunflowers.

365/2: 255.

09/14/14 • 05:33 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 254. Red, white, and blue. Sort of.

365/2: 254.

09/13/14 • 07:21 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 253. Sunflower, close.

365/2: 253.

And sunflower, far [iPhone].

09/12/14 • 06:42 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 252. Went for a short hike after sunset ...

365/2: 252.

Turned around, saw this.

09/11/14 • 09:22 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.

Every white American male under the age of 50 is some version of the character he plays on “Louie,” a show almost entirely devoted to the absurdity of being a pale, doughy heterosexual man with children in a post-patriarchal age. Or, if you prefer, a loser.”  AO Scott rips out a doozy. Tangentially, I’ll also mention that A&E reportedly not only dropped “Longmire” because they didn’t own the franchise, but because the fans were too old. God forbid you should have a plot that plays out over months and is delightfully unpredictable, even if you’ve read the novels. Then again, the fault may be worse than simply an inability to mature ... it may reside in the fact we don’t read at all {link via Euan Semple on FB}.

Later: If you want a book that embodies the ‘adulthood’ points mentioned by the author above, you might wish to try Daniel Martin, by John Fowles. An incredibly rich book. Discussing this tome is the first time I ever described prose as ‘loamy’. I’m still learning how to write from it. Try the library first though, see if you like it. Definite difference from YA-style modern novels.

09/11/14 • 02:38 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentPersonalPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

365/2: 251. Got two lobsters as a gift ...

365/2: 251.

I can’t eat ‘em, unfortunately (seafood allergy). So Sandra gets to enjoy TWO of them.

09/10/14 • 07:33 PM • FoodPersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Open Culture: The Beatles Saturday Morning Cartoon Show - The Complete 1965-1969 Series.

When baby boomers talk about tv “rotting kids’ brains”, this is *exactly* the kind of thing they’re thinking about.  No wonder my old man would come in, shut off the box and say, “Go out and play.”

09/10/14 • 02:55 PM • ChildhoodHistoryMotion GraphicsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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