2016: The Year in Review

2016 was a complex and crazy year for all of us. A lot of negatives and the year won’t be remembered well, whether it was the large number and importance of the people that left […]

A Christmas Gift for you: Downtime, a Short Story

This has become a bit of a tradition for me and I hope you enjoy it. Back when I was writing fiction, I came up with the idea of a continuing series of stories about […]

Free Wallpapers for your desktop

I’ve updated my wallpapers so that they come in two formats: the original 2560×1080 format for super wide monitors, and now I’ve got 16:10 format versions at 1440×800, which will work on most HD format […]


My Best Photos of the Year for 2016

Welcome to my annual display of my best/favorite photos of the year. I’ve been doing this since 2007 (you can see all of the sets here) and it’s always interesting me to go back and […]

Boom. Did it again.

Hey, we’re a week from Christmas. Happy holidays to those of you who celebrate something this time of year! So, guess what? I did it again. In talking with my doctor, we decided to try […]


Feliway Cat Pheromones

We got to take Manon in for her checkup and vaccines, which is always a fun adventure. When the vet came in this visit, she brought in a small spray bottle, sprayed a bit on […]

I’m looking for a job. Wanna hire me?

Hey, have I mentioned recently that I’m looking for a new job? No, in reality I haven’t for a while. Yes, that’s right: I’m looking for my next role, somewhere in the online/virtual community manager, […]


Twitter is becoming USENET. And not the good parts.

I’ve been watching with some dismay how Trump has again used Twitter as an attack platform against someone criticizing him. First Boeing (which has now agreed to donate money to Trumps inauguration, a classic roll […]


Falling in love with Panoramas

I find I’m falling in love with the stitched Panorama image. To some degree this surprises me, but in retrospect, it shouldn’t. So much of photography is about pushing a viewers focus in on a […]


Sacramento and Colusa National Wildlife Refuges, November 2016

In mid-November I did a quick overnight trip and visited Colusa and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuges in the Williams area of Northern California. These are a couple of favorite refuges, but it’s 2.5 hours of […]


MacBook Pro first impressions

I ordered the 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a couple of hours after the event, and it arrived on the 17th. Since then, I’ve spent a full day setting up the machine, tearing down […]



It seems the last couple of weeks have been about resets. Sometimes resets are a good thing, some times, well, not so. For instance, a week ago as I write this, I was supposed to […]


New wallpapers — free to use on your desktop

I decided I wanted some new wallpapers, so I’ve created five new ones, and you’re welcome to use them on your computer at no charge. These are nice and large images (2560×1080) that should work […]


Radio Road Ponds, September 11

Had a chance to catch up on some of the backlog of processing of images and I’ve published a few more images from a trip out to Radio Road ponds in Redwood Shore with the […]


Some updates and appearances

It’s probably overdue on a personal update, but a lot of stuff’s being bouncing around and a bit crazy. First, a couple of really quick updates: The end of this week, I’ll be attending Cocoaconf […]