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Blog Posts

My creative blog posting well is dry. So dry. Seriously, if you count my original blog, I have been doing this blogging nonsense for almost 17 years. My first blog post went live May 4th, 2000. How crazy is that?  Back then, I hand coded every page, making the HTML myself with Microsoft Notepad.  Then, […]

Tools for NaNoWriMo

I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but if you are, here are some tools that might help those of you who are. First of all, for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which is, according to their website, “… a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, […]

Download The Latest Themes From Automattic

It’s a great time to be a blogger. No, seriously!  For one thing, if you’re an old guy like me, who’s been blogging for ten or fifteen years, the golden time we all knew was coming has arrived; according to The Atlantic, Millennials are finally craving long-form reads. So, you can finally setup that blog […]

Open Source Digital Darkroom Software

I would imagine by now the few regular readers of this blog have figured out that I love both photography and free software. I, personally, use Lightroom.  And, yes, I paid for it.  I’ve gotten used to it and I understand the workflow and I can get the little bit of editing I do to […]

Low-Cost Media Sharing

I’m not one to push any products as a rule, but when something that I’ve come to love and rely on goes on sale, I kind of feel like I have to share it. Some time back, I lost all my photos that were on a network drive that I was using as a backup […]

Free Image Editing

Long-time readers of my blogs will know that I’m a cheap bastard. So, with that in mind, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m an advocate of free software.  I’m especially in favor of free software that can replace, or mostly replace, expensive, high-end software. As a photographer, I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with […]

As easy as 123!

Well, maybe a little more difficult than that… My “day job” is being the IT department for a specialized engineering, design and manufacturing business.  In a very simplified nutshell, we design and build huge cranes, primarily for off-shore work in the petroleum industry, but not limited to that.  As such, we are heavily invested in […]

Free Installers

Let’s start the year slow. So, I’m sure a lot of you got new PCs or laptops, or upgraded your old ones, this holiday season.  Maybe it was a Christmas gift.  Maybe a Christmas gift to yourself.  Maybe you just took advantage of the post-holiday sales.  Whatever it was or how ever you got it, […]


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