Looking to hire someone like me?

I keep forgetting to remind all of you that I’m still looking for a job. Or more correctly, the right job. I’m actually pretty happy with the job search — I’ve been second candidate twice in the last month, which is frustrating in a way but...
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I hated History in High School

Books in this article Alexander Hamilton A People's History of the United States Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong The First World War: A Complete History The Second World War: A Complete History I think I'm like most kids in...
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New prints on the wall

My project to replace all of the prints on my wall has progressed nicely, and the feature wall in my office, which is what you see behind me when I have my webcam turned on, is done. I'm really happy with the results, although I had to redo a few images because, on...
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New Wallpapers for your computer

I've added four new images to my free wallpapers you can download for use on your computer. These are available from the Wallpaper area of my Smugmug Portfolio site, and you can download them in both 2560x1080 for 21:9 format superwide monitors and 1440x800 for 16:10...
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Morro Rock from Sweet Springs Nature Preserve: Reimagining an Image

My project to print new images for my wall continues. I'm quickly being reminded just how much ink printing 11x14s uses. I'm really happy with the results so far. And at times, I'm learning a lot, both about the process of taking raw images to print and how far my...
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The new back yard

As I type I’m sitting on my patio here in the back yard, enjoying the weather while getting some writing done. it’s been one of those on and off projects going back to last spring, when we brought in a firm to basically scrape front and back to the ground, plant a...
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Another Rant about Printing your Images

I've written about this before but I wanted to rant about this a bit once again: if you aren't printing out your images, you are missing a great opportunity to make your images better. I've been intending to get around to updating the images on my wall for a few weeks...
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My take on WWDC 2017

A few months back I wrote Apple’s 2016 in Review, which took Apple to task with some problems I felt needed to be addressed. It got fairly wide distribution (thank you!) and a lot of constructive feedback, and because of it, I was really looking at WWDC this year as a...
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Google’s Nik Collection: RIP

If you go to the landing page for Google’s Nik Collection, it now has a banner announcing that development of the tools has ceased. They’re still available and still work, but if and when they break on some future update to Lightroom or the operating...
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NHL Playoffs 2017: Stanley Cup Final prediction

Two teams left. Seven games maximum. Everything since October has led to this. Nashville is in the finals for the first time. Pittsburgh is attempting to repeat as winner, which hasn't happened in 20 years. Both are great teams. Both are full of great stories. This...
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Occam’s Fireaxe Podcast

 

Occam’s Fireaxe is a monthly podcast where I sit down and review two books for you in 30 minutes or less. Most of the books will be science fiction or fantasy, but I will occasionally sidetrack into history, biography or something off the wall that caught my eye. If you’re trying to find the next book to sit down and enjoy, Occam’s Fireaxe has my recommendations for you.