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MM - Aviary funny joke

 Hey bird. See the rest of the pictures at - Aviary funny joke~Traci...more

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

One of the things I learned early on was that a post with a photo always looked nicer than one with just text. So I looked at what other people were doing for pictures.  And mostly it seemed that everyone was grabbing pics from Google Images and pasting them on their sites. Sometimes with attribution, most of the time without. And when I asked others (or looked at disclaimers on websites and Tumblrs), it seemed that everyone agreed using pics that way was okay under Fair Use standards. ...more
I'm a middle school technology teacher, and this is the hardest part to teach to students.  They ...more

Chasing the Sunrise

I just might have to chase another sunrise tomorrow. Read/view more here.  ...more

Technological Disasters #01 - The Dogged Approach to an Affordable Rescue

     This is a tale of a disaster that looks as it may have be rescued. During the process to transfer my files from a  smaller external drive to a much larger capacity one, the process crashed. The crash caused the older external drive to cease being recognised by Windows. The files were rendered at the time "lost". After trying various rescue attempts, with the help of my Brother-in-Law at one stage, it looked liked a hopeless case. Off to the local computer guru, who confirmed it was a hopeless case, unless I chose to go for the forensic lab approach and pay 500-1000 EURO for an attempted but possible useless indepth rescue. No guarantee it would work. I paid the 36 EURO service fee and left, feeling rather despondent as well as weighing up my options. Surrender was not one of them....more

Nothing says Happy New Year like a flight in the Cessna 190

41 degrees on New Year's morning, preflighting the Cessna 190. Starting 2015 out right!No lies, I was in bed and asleep by 9:45 last night. Some New Year's eve, huh?...more

Make This Gorgeous Canvas-Mounted Print for a Fraction of the Cost

I am a total print junkie. I love prints! I love finding them, I love making them, I love blowing them up and printing them out. And I recently, discovered I love the canvas look almost as much as a framed print. All you need is the right photo, and you can have a gallery look for a fraction of the gallery cost!...more

Travel /Leisure | The Cable Car Ride of San Francisco

It was the end of the day. It started many hours ago and it was ending here, at the Powell and Market Cable Car Stop. Some 8 hours earlier I found myself leaving the safe haven of the loft, my home away from home while in San Francisco with a semi planned Saturday in the City....more

Today the Sun Happened

Today, I was going to write about how, at 33 years of age, I am going gray.But then, this happened:Sun. Sun. Sun.I hadn't seen a sky this bright in weeks....more