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Bootie NYE
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BootieLA NYE



So this thing was a bitch because there were a couple of corrupted frames (like 30) at about a minute and a half in.

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cleaning out my closet


Here’s a brief update to say that I’ve been cleaning things out and tossing things away over the last few days and this morning while waiting on a video to render, I found a minicassette recorder that I took with me on my first lonely cross-country drive.

Dead Sea Scrolls
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The Dead Sea Scrolls are online!


Dead Sea ScrollsI’m not sure what category this fits into, but since the Dead Sea Scrolls are writing, this is where they go.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are online.

Coming under the heading of “It’s About Time,” the Israel Antiquities Authority has (with the help of Google) put up a great website with excellent photos of the scrolls, organized in intuitive ways.

Peanut butter blossoms
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Peanut butter blossomsSo I’m in full-on grinch mode, but cookies usually make me feel better.

my face
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Hi again


my faceSo it’s been another forever since I’ve updated again. It’s turning into a thing I do.

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A poem about English Pronunciation


Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it?s written)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.


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Tilt your head 45


…and you’re completely invisible to Picasa.

It’s uncanny.

You probably have heard about my current obsession with face tagging on Picasa, and to that end, I’ve been going through all my old folders (yes, all of them), so if you’re in my pictures, there’s a good chance I’ve face tagged you.

Love it.

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The Resurrection of the Blog


I’ve been recovering from the collapse of my biggest, most important and, honestly, cherished accounts – MWS has, after a decade of ups and downs, moved on without me as their IT lead.

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Okay, so Google has a lot of services and I’m using Google for a lot of my domains.

Where we were headed
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Mt Whitney Pics

Where we were headed

Where we were headed

So Mt. Whitney wasn’t a vacation, per se, but I don”t have an “Outdoor Torture” category, so for lack of a better place to put it, some notes on my hike go here.

I’m not sure where to start, really.

campsite by the river

campsite by the river

We arrived Monday at around midday for our Wednesday hike (Drew had somehow gotten tickets for Papa’s birthday on the 25th, which is supposed to be impossible, given that they issue ~150 passes/day for the mountain, which always sell out almost immediately) and got a great campsite.

like many of these posts of this era, something clearly got lost in translation.  In this case, I’ve found pictures, but lost the rest of what the post was supposed to be, and even the various SQL dumps can’t be made to cough up posts they don’t have.  Pics after the fold.
(…MO 2016_0803)
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July was a busy month!


I keep thinking about all the shit I have to write about and then never writing about it.  Go figure. Last month was really busy, actually, and there are all sorts of things I want to mention, but in true Clapboard fashion, I’ll do it in a list.

In July, I…

  • Travelled
    • Charleston, WV
    • Quebec City, QB
    • Atlanta, GA
    • the Sierras in CA
    • Las Vegas, NV
  • Hiked Mt. Whitney
  • Visited the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
  • Ripped tons of old video to the computer (I’m still going through it all)
  • Prepped a Brownie Project (that I shot yesterday)
  • Went to mid-month Bootie

Maybe that’s not so much, but it certainly took up all my time.  And it’s already August.  At least I’ve started it on an up note with a Brownie Project on the second day of the month and a tentative BRANDED shoot for Saturday afternoon.  I also made some breakthroughs on the 3D Printer on Emily’s birthday, so August is starting off REALLY well.