Interesting Things: Tasty




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Interesting Things: Reflections




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Interesting Things: Bridge




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Interesting Things: Fall Color 2


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Interesting Things: Fall Color 1


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Interesting Things: Rusted Grill


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Interesting things I saw today 5/30/10

Susan and I met a friend (hi Grady) at SF on Sunday for a day of wandering around, drinking beers and bellinis, seeing shows, looking at goodies and saying hi to people we haven’t seen in a while.

One of those was Bill, who unfortunately we didn’t get to say hi to, marching in the parade.

A few wandering tarts…

as well as many others. Fun day. Click on either photo to check out the other pictures in the gallery.

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Interesting things I saw today 3/29/10

A black guy driving an older – almost a beater – sports car on the access road to 190, with a bible in his lap. How do I know he had a bible in his lap? He gave me a lift back to work. I’d just dropped off my car to have a tire looked at and decided I’d walk back to work rather than wait the 90 minutes it was going to take. Besides, it’s a gorgeous day today.

1/4 of the way back to work this guy pulls up and asks if I’d like a lift. After looking to see if I knew the driver – I didn’t – I decided to take him up on his offer. My spidey sense wasn’t tingling and work was just a half mile up the road so in the car I got.

He was a friendly guy younger than me who had a few hours to kill before work and was studying up on his bibleage while driving. Being picked up by a complete stranger – or at least one that didn’t trigger alarm bells – didn’t bother me any but being picked up by someone reading while he was driving certainly did. At least he didn’t read it all the way back to my office.

I really wanted to get his photo to go with this post but in the end I chickened out, thanked him for the lift and went into work.


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Saturn, June 15th

I haven’t come close to mastering taking a photo through my telescope yet. Heck, I haven’t completely mastered aligning the thing but I have been having fun attempting shots of Jupiter and Saturn. The Moon has been relatively easy since it’s so bright but the former two have presented a challenge.

I got an "ok" shot of Saturn a couple of nights ago though…

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It was taken through the eyepiece with a Canon S400.

If you look closely at the "left" side of Saturn you’ll see a small dot that is one of its moons, Titan.

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Using OneNote to make holograms

OneNote has been written about ad-infinitum as a tool for note taking in meetings and classes, as a general information repository and as a collaboration tool but I’d like to introduce you to another use that I’m putting OneNote to.

Making holograms.

Or more specifically, documenting both the process I go through when creating a hologram and the results from that process in the form of notes and pictures.

As most of you will probably know, OneNote is a great repository for all sorts of information. It has allowed me to combine a number of sources into one place so that when needed, I can easily refer back to previous results when I’m making a new hologram.

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