Before Star Citizen, there was Wing Commander. More than three decades old, the discs are still readable! No demagnetizers allowed nearby. Got hold of an old motherboard with a floppy controller. Go through the filing cabinet and get the floppy cable. Attach the cable to an artifact of my youth. And voila! No, I’m not… Continue reading Magnetic Nostalgia
A Blood Wolf Super Moon was in view for vast swats of North America. Did I mention that it was cold? I wanted to set up the camera on a tripod but it was just a little bit too cold. It was quite an interesting site, even in the suburbs. Fortunately, the moon was almost… Continue reading On a cold, cold, cold January Night
A snowy winter day in mid January. Not much to do, except look outside the window and stay warm. The weather outside may have been frightful, but the view inside was delightful. The song was better.
On the way to an unexpected trip to Manila, the first leg of the trip was a stop at Seattle, Washington. I have never been to this city and I was hoping that there would be a relatively cloudless view of the surrounding area as the plane approached and landed in Seattle. Well, it was… Continue reading Not Quite Sleepless in Seattle
Well, there were birds. It’s just that taking the umpteenth picture of geese wading, flying, or doing whatever geese do, on this day, was not what I set out to do. There were pairs of mallards floating about, a merganser here and there, even a Northern Shoveler that was just a bit too far. Huntley… Continue reading Late February, the birds were not there
Almost every city has one. And in New York, blocks away from the financial district, blocks away from the Freedom Tower, people live lives in a world familiar to me. Vegetables and other produce neatly arranged in stalls, perused by eagle eyed shoppers; the aroma of freshly cooked food punctuating the cold autumn air. A… Continue reading Chinatown