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In this high tech world we inhabit, geekiness is a definite plus. Today I cobbled together a ramshackle tumble of devices which will come in very handy tomorrow.

See, when the builder breaks the doorway through from the new bedroom, I lose the server space. Originally, the server table had an ADSL router, a WiFi AP, telephone cable to the telco outlet, and a CAT5 that ran to the stepson’s room for Internet. Stepdaughter has a laptop with a WiFi card.

But now the spot for most of this is by the front door, I’ve reconnected everything right by the door, run a power cable to it, and used the long CAT5 to feed the server which is still near the old location. A shorter cable supplies Number One Step Son with Internet.

And the reason for doing all that a day ahead of time? Tomorrow, the electrician arrives to cable up the new bedroom and ensuite, and that means power will be off for an hour or so. I am home sick, and I would rather not be bored. So…

Also at the location is a 12V Gel cell and a 130W 12V/240V inverter. Let’s see, 7A/H cell at 12V is 84W, ADSL is lucky to pull 15, WiFi AP about the same, portable phone base and charger about 20. 47W should be well within the ratings of the battery and the inverter. Laptop has three to four hours battery life with the extra battery pack. I will not miss out on my Internet!

That’s why geeks will do better – we are so addicted to the ‘net that we’ll ALWAYS find a way to get online. Worse still, we have enough knowledge to do it, too. So geekiness more and more becomes a survival trait.

Update:

It’s the next day, electrician is due anytime. I’ll post this using the setup detailed above, once power goes out and I’m on emergency supply. Picture shown, and therein hangs yet another story:

Camera: Two days ago, went to take photos of the reno – damn, batteries flat. Car is down, I am ill, damn… Yesterday, I felt a bit better and remembered a trick: warm the batteries up in the sun for a few minutes. Worked a treat, I got all my shots of the reno, and had enough juice to do the trick again today and take a picture of the emergency supplied connection as well. Mind you, that is it – no amount of coaxing has been able to extract one more erg from the poor little penlight cells…

See? Multiple problems, each overcome by the application of geek might!

Another example: We had a meet in a park. It was to set up a wireless link to WA Freeenet. A lot of enthusiasts with laptops, and no power. Luckily one of us had a UPS in the car, of decent size. We set it up and – … nothing… The damn thing needs to be running on 240v to start the cycle to switch to battery power! Who designs these things, honestly?

A bit of thought, I realised I had my inverter with me. Two more minutes and we had the inverter hooked across a battery in the UPS, supplying the 240v to the UPS that it needed to bootstrap itself into battery mode. Bingo!

I can’t stress this enough. Knowledge is power. (Pun intended.)

Charging Up
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After draining the battery down to nothing, I cleaned off my desk to make way for it’s new resident. That little pulsing sleep light does creep me out a bit sometimes, makes me think the laptop is breathing digitally. Oh yeah, that is next month’s WIRED mag next to it, yet to read through everything right now since I am busy.


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Another speedy day at the office.

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Another speedy day at the office.
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Instead of investing money into my truck/buying a car, I’ve decided to buy a new camera and some gear.

Nikon D200
18-70mm Nikkor
50mm f/1.8
Battery Grip
SB-600

Now I’m excited.
A new laptop (macbook?) is in store, as well.


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turn to the right, not left

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turn to the right, not left
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At first I put the laptop on its left edge, where the power connector and other cables are, so I had to run on battery. If you put the laptop on the right edge you can keep it plugged in.

The only trick is that you have to change the rotation of the underlying scan to match.

turn to the right, not left
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Image by lucas
At first I put the laptop on its left edge, where the power connector and other cables are, so I had to run on battery. If you put the laptop on the right edge you can keep it plugged in.

The only trick is that you have to change the rotation of the underlying scan to match.


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My Desk

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My Desk
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Cleaner than usual…


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Frosted-evergreen

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Winter photos after a frost in Wapello Idaho

I woke up and saw that the fog from the night before had frozen and made everything white. It was a great day for pictures in south Eastern Idaho, so I snagged my camera, a Tripod and took an extra battery.

That said, (and this is why I’ll never take wedding photos,) – after all was said and done, I didn’t take the time to check it, and my camera was taking low res shots the whole morning! Oh well, it’s great for computers, but terrible for printing.

Enjoy, I had fun taking them, it was a beautiful day.

Frost
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Winter photos after a frost in Wapello Idaho

I woke up and saw that the fog from the night before had frozen and made everything white. It was a great day for pictures in south Eastern Idaho, so I snagged my camera, a Tripod and took an extra battery.

That said, (and this is why I’ll never take wedding photos,) – after all was said and done, I didn’t take the time to check it, and my camera was taking low res shots the whole morning! Oh well, it’s great for computers, but terrible for printing.

Enjoy, I had fun taking them, it was a beautiful day.


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My roommate has a 13" 2009 MacBook Pro for sale on Craigslist.

It has a 2.26 GHz Intel Core2Duo
2GiB DDR3 Ram
160 GiB HDD
SD Card slot
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 800
Mini Display Port- can be hooked to HDMI with an adapter
Optical Audio Out/Stereo Analog Out 3.5mm jack
6+ hour battery life

Mac OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard
iLife ’09 Suite including: Garageband, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes
Wide gamut color LCD with high color accuracy & LED backlighting
Power Adapter with MagSafe technology: No longer worry about tripping over the power cord and knocking your computer off a table

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My roommate has a 13" 2009 MacBook Pro for sale on Craigslist.

It has a 2.26 GHz Intel Core2Duo
2GiB DDR3 Ram
160 GiB HDD
SD Card slot
2x USB 2.0
1x FireWire 800
Mini Display Port- can be hooked to HDMI with an adapter
Optical Audio Out/Stereo Analog Out 3.5mm jack
6+ hour battery life

Mac OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard
iLife ’09 Suite including: Garageband, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes
Wide gamut color LCD with high color accuracy & LED backlighting
Power Adapter with MagSafe technology: No longer worry about tripping over the power cord and knocking your computer off a table


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Feeding the dog

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Feeding the dog
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I took this photo on Broadway and 89th Street, where this elderly woman was sitting on one of the "Broadway Malls" benches between the uptown and downtown sides of Broadway.

The basic scene doesn’t require any explanation, though I was happy to see that the dog was providing such pleasure to an elderly woman. But what struck me most was her clothing: perhaps her scarf was mundane, and maybe her shoes, too, but look at the rest of her attire: her dark-blue pants-suit was clean and pressed, and I doubt that even Hillary Clinton would have looked so good in such an outfit.

Notice also the small portion of a cane on the lower-left portion of the picture. I didn’t hang around long enough to tell, but it looks to me like the cane of a blind person. I could be wrong, of course, but I wonder if part of this dog’s job was to help guide woman to and from her home, here on the Upper West Side of Manhattan…

Note: this photo was published in a Dec 16, 2008 blog entitled "Give A Lending Hand & Help The Seniors Feed Their Pets.." It was also published in an Aug 25, 2009 blog titled "Increased Marketability through Caring for Pets." And it was published in a Dec 14, 2009 blog titled "Pet food drive for the holidays." dogactually.nifty.com/blog/2010/07/post-8f8d.html

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in the website of an organization called The Kitchen and Bath People. And it was published in an Apr 23, 2010 blog titled "Grantee Story: Keeping Fido and Grandma Together." It was also published in a Jul 3, 2010 blog titled "???????????? ???????????? (2)l."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (late Nov 2011) Squidoo blog titled "Old Age Problems."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Feb 18, 2012 blog titled "Animal Therapy." And it was published in a Mar 3, 2012 blog titled "Tips and hints on Discovering an Apartment and Relocating," as well as a Mar 3, 2012 blog titled "Guide to Getting Anti-Aging Cream." And it was published in a Mar 20, 2012 blog titled "Lecture on pet therapy in elderly care, as well as a Mar 23, 2012 blog titled "L’ospedalizzazione degli anziani e le funzioni cognitive," and a May 21, 2012 blog titled "Urban Design for the Elderly." It was also published in a Jun 12, 2012 blog titled "iTherapy Pets in Nursing Homes – A Growing Trend?." And it was published in a Jul 21, 2012 blog titled "Anti-Aging Cream." It was also published in an undated (early Dec 2012) Squidoo blog titled "Old Age Problems." And it was published in a Dec 31, 2012 blog titled " ?????????????????????????."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in an undated (early Mar 2013) Squidoo blog titled "Old Age Problems."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, *far* more people who are *not* so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Cesar Harada, TED 2010 Fellow

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Cesar Harada, TED 2010 Fellow
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www.ted.com/pages/view/id/394
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Mubarak Abdullahi (Nigeria/UK) – Aircraft engineer who at 24 built a homemade helicopter out of old car and bike parts
Milena Boniolo (Brazil) – Chemist and PhD student at Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil studying emerging contaminants

Premesh Chandran (Malaysia) – Co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com, an independent Malaysian news website

Perry Chen (US) – Co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, a web platform offering people a new way to fund their creative ideas and endeavors

Anita Doron (Ukraine/Canada) – Surrealist filmmaker and documentarian

Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Nigeria/US) – Scientist and founder of the African Institution of Technology, an organization seeking to establish integrated chip design and manufacturing facilities across the African continent

Saeed Taji Farouky (Palestine/UK) – Documentary filmmaker, photographer, and writer focusing on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

Jessica Green (US) – Professor at the University of Oregon’s Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology whose research is focuses on microbial diversity

Benjamin Gulak (Canada/US) – Inventor of the Uno, the “green” electric street bike, and founder of BPG Motors

Robert Gupta (US) – Violinist, youngest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and neuro researcher (?)

Cesar Harada (Japan/France/UK) – Coordinator of the Open_Sailing project, working to develop open-source technologies to intelligently inhabit the oceans

Susie Ibarra (US/Philippines) – Composer, percussionist, and co-founder of Song of the Bird King, a production company using music and film to preserve indigenous culture and ecology

Jennifer Indovina (US) – Founder of Tenrehte Technologies, a wireless semiconductor company integrating Wi-Fi into smart grid applications

Mitchell Joachim (US) – Architect and co-found of Terreform ONE, a non-profit design group that promotes green design in cities

Raffael Lomas (Isreal) – Sculptor and teacher of creative workshops for the blind

Kate Nichols (US) – Artist-in-residence at Alivisatos Lab synthesizing nanoparticles that exhibit structural color and incorporating them into large-scale art pieces

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Pakistan/US) – Documentary filmmaker and founder of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, an educational institution and heritage centre established working to preserve Pakistan’s history

Sarah Jane Pell (Australia) – Diver, artist, and founder of Aquabatics Research Team initiative (ARTi)

Manu Prakash (India/US) – Physicist, computer scientist and an inventor, pursuing research in the field of "Physical Biology"

Kellee Santiago (US) – President and co-founder of thatgamecompany, a video game company working to create video games that communicate different emotional experiences

Durreen Shahnaz (Singapore) – Founder and chairperson of Impact Investment Exchange (Asia), a social stock exchange to help Asian social enterprises raise growth capital

Gavin Sheppard (Canada) – Founder of I.C. Visions and co-founder of The Remix Project, a youth program acting as an arts and cultural incubator in Toronto, Cananda

Hugo Van Vuuren (South Africa/US) – Co-founder of Lebone, a social enterprise working on off-grid technologies and the promotion of dirt-powered batteries

Angelo Vermeulen (Belgium) – Visual artist, filmmaker, biologist, author, activist, and DJ

Daniel Zoughbie (US/UK/???) – Founder and CEO of the Global Micro-Clinic Project (GMCP), an organization dedicated to providing access to health care in the developing world

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Workspace Improvements: 2009-01-29 Media and Network

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Workspace Improvements: 2009-01-29 Media and Network
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The HP Scanjet has been moved beside my desk next to the audio gear. Not only is this more convenient, the rearrangement allows consolidation of all of my network equipment to the media table, including the hub and Wireless Access Point on the top, the household router and DSL modem on the shelf below the scanner. Pride of place is shared between the H-P MediaSmart Server (\WHS) that is backing up all of the system and the separate battery backup unit that’s dedicated to WHS and the network units. Now that there is consistent, automatic backup, I must become accustomed to keeping my shared data on the server rather than the other computers. The development web server will be migrated to WHS also.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Space exhibit panorama (misc)
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Battleship Texas (BB35)

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Battleship Texas (BB35)
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In 1948, the Battleship TEXAS became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy.

The TEXAS is the last of the battleships, patterned after HMS Dreadnought, that participated in World War (WW) I and II. She was launched on May 18, 1912 from Newport News, Virginia. When the USS TEXAS was commissioned on March 12,1914, she was the most powerful weapon in the world, the most complex product of an industrial nation just beginning to become a force in global events.

In 1916, TEXAS became the first U.S. battleship to mount antiaircraft guns and the first to control gunfire with directors and range-keepers, analog forerunners of today’s computers. In 1919, TEXAS became the first U.S. battleship to launch an aircraft.

In 1925, the TEXAS underwent major modifications. She was converted to oil-fired boilers, tripod masts and a single stack were added to the main deck, and the 5" guns that bristled from her sides were reduced in number and moved to the main deck to minimize problems with heavy weather and high seas. Blisters were also added as protection against torpedo attack.

The TEXAS received the first commercial radar in the US Navy in 1939. New antiaircraft batteries, fire control and communication equipment allowed the ship to remain an aging but powerful unit in the US naval fleet. In 1940, Texas was designated flagship of US Atlantic Fleet. The First Marine Division was founded aboard the TEXAS early in 1941. April 21, 1948 the Texas was decommissioned.


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