I have a few extra minutes this AM and thought that I would create a quick blog post. I drive by this house every morning on the way to work and my friend MMH over at The Distracted HausFrau posted a picture of this house a few weeks ago entitled a “A House Divided”. The homeowners have since changed their signage and so I thought a quick update would be an appropriate tribute to election day. I decided to crop this photo a bit tighter than HausFrau and the lighting was a bit tough due to the time of day.
The photo illustrates (Click for a full size image) how the varying opinions of one household is in many respects are a microcosm for the nation. Of course, he will most likely be disappointed tonight.
Okay, I need to go to bed, but before crashing on this marathon night. (3rd post!) I wanted to mention that I just saw that the Blackberry Bold is now available from ATT Wireless. It has been a long wait especially since it was supposed to be released in May! That said, if you want the coolest QWERTY 3G Blackberry, this is the phone for you.
I am in the market for a new Blackberry, but have decided to wait for the touchscreen Blackberry from Verizon aka The Storm. It should be out in the next two weeks.
I previously mentioned that I would post the blipfoto site that I subscribe to once I received permission from the owner. The okay has been received and so here is the URL: http://www.blipfoto/hausfrau. The author of this photo blog is a friend and I recommend that you check it out.
As a digital photographer, a universal card reader is a vital accessory. The issue is that there are many different card types out there and you need a reader that can handle as many of them as possible. The fact that many cellphones now support add-on memory cards further adds to the importance of a reader..
You may also ask why not just use the camera (or phone) since most cameras can be directly connected to a computer via USB. This is true; however, the performance of copying pictures from a camera to a computer via the built-on USB is typically super slow. This may also require you maintain multiple separate cables for each camera and phone that you use.
The obvious solution to the above issues is purchasing an external multi-card reader. These devices are very inexpensive and can be purchased for as little as $5 on eBay and for less than $20 on a amazon.com. I originally took the $5 eBay route figuring that there is not that much difference between readers; I was completely wrong.
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Today, I joined a pack of Cub Scounts in a model rocketry event. I found the entire experience reminiscent of the past. As a child, I spent many hours devoted to rocketry and have fond memories of spending hours building these rockets and then launching them. The last one I built was a replica of the space shuttle and I remember to this day! I cannot wait to do the same with my kids in the future.
I brought my camera to the event and took the pictures below. It is a time series of pictures of a launch. In case you were wondering, it was not that hard to take these pictures. The launchers counted down from 5 and when they hit 1, I held down the shutter button. Interestingly, even shooting at 6 frames per second, I was only able to capture 5 frames.