October Sky

October 08, 2005

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I love the weather this time of year. Especially nice is the part where the humidity goes away and the sky crisps up. Currently: 82 and Sunny.
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Not ready for the price of gas

October 08, 2005

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It seems that even local RaceTrac wasn't really ready for the current gas prices. Notice how the 3 is really a 1 that has had some extra extenders painted on. image – Tags: tagPhoto


Hi Ted (plus Battlestar)

October 08, 2005

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Hello back to you Ted. Good to hear from you. Or, read from you, or whatever. Chalk another one up for the internet on the reconnecting people board. Boggles the mind, really.
To answer your question, I have been watching the new Battlestar. To put it simply, I don't think I've ever seen a show that's been so well put together. I haven't seen last nights episode yet, but I'll get a chance probably today or tomorrow.
That show really puts in perspective how bad most of the stuff is. Here's to hoping that it's wildly successful and the studios realize that it's largely due to the quality. Of course, they will make 100 different rehashes of it. But maybe, just maybe it'll help push the quality controls to a higher standard.


What I need to do

October 08, 2005

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This always happens. I go shoot something one night and the next day I'm in the best mood I've been in since the last time I shot. Guess that makes it pretty obvious what I need to do more of.
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Night of the Matts

October 08, 2005

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Just got back from a show at Freebird Live (one of the only places in Jax that has live music). There were three acts. Two of which were named Matt. I did some shooting which I'll post once I get a chance to edit it. The real key to the night was the other Matt. The Matt who was running the lights. I've talked to him a couple times before when I've been shooting and he's always been cool about making the lights a little hotter for me. That's just awesome. Afterall, photography is really painting with light. So, the guy who contorls the lights is key.
I plan on brining him some prints just as a thank you. Tonight, I also discovered that he's the son of the bar owner. This makes things even better since I've been wanting to provide some images to the bar as well.
And now, heading to bed with a nice little buzz…..
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Part 2?

October 07, 2005

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Netflix just threw up "Final Destination 2". Funny. I suppose the first one wasn't so Final after all. I think I saw part of the first one, but my mind is doing it's best to block it out.
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Passwords

October 07, 2005

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I have a lot of passwords…. I mean a whole lot. And with what I do, security is important so they can't all be the same or easy. A while ago I found a piece of software called "KeePass" that makes life much easier.
From their site: "KeePass Password Safe is a free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows."
Basically, it let's you have one little file that has it's own password. Inside that file are all your other passwords.
A few of the nicer points about it:

  • It's open-source which I'm a big supporter of.
  • It will generate as many passwords for you as you want.
  • The passwords it creates for you aren't likely to be broken easily. For example: Vb4iTwpRmTX4g
  • When you open the main password database file you can drag and drop these tough passwords into login boxes. So, you don't have to even know what your passwords are.
  • The file is really small and you can carry it on a keychain drive. I do this so I can always have it with me and so I don't have to leave a copy on my work machine.
  • It's free.
    Check out their site if you are interested: http://keepass.sourceforge.net/
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News Reader

October 07, 2005

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Recently I've been using "SharpReader" as an RSS news aggregator.
http://www.sharpreader.net/
It's one that you install on your machine which I was trying to avoid, but it's the first one that I've found that lets you view all stories by date instead of having them all grouped into their own feed. So far, vary pleased with it.
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