Author: Paul

Recently, my iMac has been acting a bit flakily the last year, or so. Some weeks it would work just fine. Zero problems. Other times it would lock up and become unresponsive after I clicked on an app. Sometimes, it happened daily. A reboot always seemed to change its attitude and I continued on, happily. The past couple of weeks, though, I’ve had to restore from my Time Machine backups to be able to log back in. Unfortunately, that takes…

One of the favorite words, it seems, in the work world, at least my work world, is “repurpose”. In other words, change the use of something into something else. It’s just one of those buzzwords that I hear, like level-set, that I translate into something useful for my brain and move on. 🙂 During the warmer weather, I like to cook outside. I have a well-used Master Forge grill that I bought from Home Depot some 5 years ago. I…

No. Not like Colorado Rocky Mountain “high”, but a few feet above ground level 🙂 On Sunday, I went with a group on a hike in Crowder’s Mountain State Park. I’d been there a few times before. It was a great day to be out and about, walking through the woods and up the mountain. There were 10 of us, 8 women, 2 men. According to what I could find online, the elevation change from the visitor’s center to the…

Wow! It’s been nearly a month since I last posted. I’ve been keeping quite busy, enjoying life. I’m adding lots of miles onto the sneakers, going the YMCA a couple of times per week, learning a new (to me) programming language called Scala, working, visiting friends, and of course, continuing with my Spanish lessons, etc. You know, life! Last week I spent 8 days in Ohio with my sister. I decided that since I work from home, home can be…

That was the heading of one of the paragraphs in this report about the state of camera sales in 2016. It was mentioned, also, that smartphones killed the compact camera market. Thinking back to our photography workshop in Cuba, of course everyone had a “real” camera. Many different brands were represented: Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fuji, and Leica. No one did the workshop with their cameraphone, though, based on a couple facts: 1. use of moderately wide angle lenses, 28…

While I was in Cuba, I experimented with a few camera settings and finally settled on some that were outside of my normal settings. Usually, I have the camera set to focus using a button in the back, rather than the shutter release button. This works well for allowing me to focus on something and recompose without refocusing. However, taking pictures of people on the move, perhaps, is significantly different than taking pictures of a landscape, for example. Also, Peter…

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