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Aug. 4th, 2012 12:54 pm Still alive

Yup. I'm still alive. Just not posting much, here, due to heavy obligations (i.e. "NetFlix")

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Feb. 25th, 2012 02:29 pm Snowfall. Much snowfall.

Winter is a time for the local wildlife to expand their search for food and the local human life to dig out over and over, again.

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Feb. 20th, 2012 04:47 pm Position is Everything in Life

In the cat, this is the "please scritch me" position.

Please note: this is not a cat.

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Feb. 17th, 2012 01:59 pm Coleus flower

Testing out the macro features: reverse adapter supporting a 18-55 zoom lens (reversed) as a macro lens. Subject is a coleus flower (4-5 could comfortably lie on my little fingernail.

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Feb. 15th, 2012 10:30 pm Orchids are so pretty

I've been playing some more with the new camera. Notice how there is the illusion of a bird in the middle of the flower!

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Feb. 9th, 2012 10:17 pm Pictures to record my ascent up the learning curve

A portrait of one corner of the night sky. The arrow at the upper left points to Jupiter. The lower arrow points to Venus peeking through the trees. The upper right arrow points to the great galaxy in Andromeda. Also, a picture of a busy sky.

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P.S. These pictures are with just the camera and lens. No telescope. Once the weather warms up I'm going to figure out how to attach camera to new telescope and (with fingers crossed) make something mind blowing! -H.

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Feb. 8th, 2012 08:30 pm High tech != ease of use... the learning curve strikes back

So, I return from Birka a week ago to find a package at the post office. A surging wave of good fortune had broken upon the strewn wreck of what had remained of good planning and the result was a new-to-me camera. Now, this little gem isn't a point 'n' shoot. The manual is over 380 pages.

Finally, this evening, I took it out into the cold, cold world to discover two things:

1) when my hands get cold, the bone breaks hurt as much as they did when first broken; and

2) there actually is something this camera can do that my previous one simply could not.

The photo is moonrise. The distortions (both shape and edge colour) are due to various layers of air. More to come as I learn more about how to wring goodness out this new tech!

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Jan. 24th, 2012 05:41 pm Unseasonably Warm Weather Causes Flooding... Hundreds Flee

Unseasonably Warm Weather Causes Flooding... Hundreds Flee

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Dec. 13th, 2011 05:57 pm And a reset

After 30 hours in the splint, I added a little more pressure and *crack!* the bone re-breaks. Y'know, Pain ain't all it's cracked up to be, but the finger is now pointing much more where it should be.

Re-tape the splint and hope for the best.

Oh... that and ---- OUCH!

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Dec. 12th, 2011 11:26 pm Pain hurts

So the x-ray makes it official. My finger is, indeed, quite utterly broken,

It was injured a few weeks ago and only now the swelling went sown enough to realize that something was really wrong... so I went to the hospital.

I have weeks to go on a music gig to make my living between now and then. I've been playing for three weeks with a broken finger. Difference is... without rigid splint, my finger may never be right, again... and with it I can't play music. Already my finger points in the wrong direction... by a lot.

I fell... and the swelling hid the damage. Will I ever be a musician/magician again? Will I need a surgeon to re-break it so that it may heal properly?

The current splint hurts like a knife in a joint.

I hope to not repeat this stuff. Very not fun.

Not happy.

...and having a helluva time typing...


p.s. part of the problem... I've dropped 20% of my body weight but my prescriptions are still for the "fat man". -H.

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