Geek / Nerd Archive

  • I navigated through all the hoops to request deletion of my facebook account, and was told that the account would be scheduled for deletion on 9 July.  Taking care not […]

    Goodbye facebook.

    I navigated through all the hoops to request deletion of my facebook account, and was told that the account would be scheduled for deletion on 9 July.  Taking care not […]

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  • The Apple folks did a good thing recently: They partnered with Chase Jarvis’ (@ChaseJarvis) CreativeLive for their #todayatapple series, and brought him down to the main Union Square store in San […]

    Doing the Social thing IRL

    The Apple folks did a good thing recently: They partnered with Chase Jarvis’ (@ChaseJarvis) CreativeLive for their #todayatapple series, and brought him down to the main Union Square store in San […]

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  • Managed to get down to the shore at Seacliff State Beach at 0330 on Saturday morning and got a sequence of 18 shots of the Milky Way, with better focus […]

    More Oh-dark-thirty antics

    Managed to get down to the shore at Seacliff State Beach at 0330 on Saturday morning and got a sequence of 18 shots of the Milky Way, with better focus […]

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  • 0330, or thereabouts, to be somewhat more specific.  The Milky Way sticks straight out of the horizon this time of year, typically right before sunrise.  With astronomical twilight kicking off […]

    0-dark-thirty pays off

    0330, or thereabouts, to be somewhat more specific.  The Milky Way sticks straight out of the horizon this time of year, typically right before sunrise.  With astronomical twilight kicking off […]

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  • The site is now up and running on an AWS Lightsail instance.  I’ll probably post at some point about the rigmarole of getting off of GoDaddy, since their interface is […]

    Migration

    The site is now up and running on an AWS Lightsail instance.  I’ll probably post at some point about the rigmarole of getting off of GoDaddy, since their interface is […]

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  • Yes, I did take the scope out during the eclipse.  Yes, I did get pictures.  No, I didn’t make it to the path of totality… 2024 anyone? Here’s my first […]

    Eclipse Mania

    Yes, I did take the scope out during the eclipse.  Yes, I did get pictures.  No, I didn’t make it to the path of totality… 2024 anyone? Here’s my first […]

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  • Posting here is sporadic at best lately.  Too many social media outlets mean I remember to post astrophotos on twitter, but not facebook; or facebook and not twitter; or both […]

    Fits and starts…

    Posting here is sporadic at best lately.  Too many social media outlets mean I remember to post astrophotos on twitter, but not facebook; or facebook and not twitter; or both […]

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  • As in, when a planet is opposite the sun in the night sky, offering our best and brightest views of the year.  Jupiter was in opposition yesterday, so I hauled […]

    Opposition.

    As in, when a planet is opposite the sun in the night sky, offering our best and brightest views of the year.  Jupiter was in opposition yesterday, so I hauled […]

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  • Continuing with the theme of not letting perfect overcome good enough, I finally spent some time in the garage this week getting my ultralight grab-n-go tripod built. Basic plan: Take […]

    If otherwise unoccupied: Do, don’t plan.

    Continuing with the theme of not letting perfect overcome good enough, I finally spent some time in the garage this week getting my ultralight grab-n-go tripod built. Basic plan: Take […]

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  • We’ve all heard the phrase: “Perfect is the enemy of good enough” used to describe how we get stuck on the solution not being perfect and so we don’t implement any […]

    Complacency

    We’ve all heard the phrase: “Perfect is the enemy of good enough” used to describe how we get stuck on the solution not being perfect and so we don’t implement any […]

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