Day of the Dead

A few weeks ago I started work on a hologram inpired by Pirates of the Caribbean and began carving a medallion that I wanted to look like the medallion featured in the movie. Unfortunately my sculpting skills aren’t yet up to that task but I was able to produce a medallion that is more appropriate for a Day of the Dead celebration and set about making a hologram of that.

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Sand Dollar two channel

Back on June 5th I wrote about some problems producing a master two channel of a sand dollar. I’ve since worked out the problems and made a few copies.

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Jim Baen passes away

Jim Baen has passed away.

David Drake has written an excellent obit and interestingly enough was asked to write it by Jim just a day before Jim had his stroke.

If you want to make a memorial donation, Toni Weisskopf and Dave suggest that people purchase copies of The World Turned Upside Down and donate them to libraries or teenagers of their acquaintance.

4th of July

The big project this week was a new version of the US flag hologram I made for Andres when he became a US citizen.

I’ve wanted to add fireworks for some time now and started work on just that last weekend.

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Photographing reflection Holograms

Getting a good photograph of a hologram isn’t always an easy proposition but if you use the right tools and are patient you can get excellent results just about every time.

This tutorial assumes you have full control of the hologram and can take it off the wall at will. If you’re trying to take a picture of a hologram that’s permanently mounted to a wall or one where the owner won’t allow you to move it, you’ll need to adjust accordingly.

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Batterygit

Every once in a while I do a google search to see who’s linking to pages on dragonseye.com.

On Thursday I did this and found that there had been a few more comments posted to JKOnTheRun regarding the Batterygeek pack, one of which I purchased last year and have since wrote a few reviews of.

The latest comments and my responses follow.

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Summer 2006 holography class

The summer session of my holography class held through the Plano Parks and Recreation Center system begins on July 13th.

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St Thomas vacation

Susan and I recently spent a week in St Thomas, with a day in St John, and our trip page is available over here.

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Jim Baen stroke

I just heard that Jim Baen of Baen Books had a stroke a few days ago. It’s apparently serious and I hope he makes a full recovery.
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Wierder by the minute – lame

Recently, hard to say exactly when since the online version of PC Magazine doesn’t put dates on their stories but recently, John Dvorak put out a piece called Our Modern World—Weirder by the Minute. In it he listed several things that he thought someone from 1920 might find "odd" if they were sucked into the here and now.

Odd?

What has John been putting in his wheaties? Most of the things he thinks the person from 1920 would find odd would actually be incomprehensible. Most of the details would be "odd" to someone from 1980.

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