400 Digital Photography Tips

28 02 2005

MalekTips has about 400 tips on digital photography….cool!

Here’s a cool photo blog site

24 02 2005

Fotothing.  It’s only been around 4 months, but it looks like a nice way to get photos out to relatives and friends that have an aggregator.  I’ve started with my own.  One photo so farThe sweetest part is the RSS feed.  Relatives and friends can subscribe, sit back, and let the photos flow.

I lost my little girl today

24 02 2005

I lost my little girl today.

PC was 15 years old.  I suppose that’s supposed to be a good long life if you’re a cat.  It’s way to short if you’re their parent.  Taffy, her older brother, has diabetes which we have under control with diet, PC was healthy, or at least seemed to be.  She was always jumping around, and rolling on the ground, asking for a belly rub.  She ate up on the clothes drier, so that Taffy wouldn’t steal her food.  She jumped up on anything she wanted to, and had a penchant for power cords.  These last few days she became significantly weaker, and stopped eating.  When I took her to the vet today, I knew that I had put off the trip for too long.   When we got there, she was weak, dehydrated, constipated, and hypothermic.  The prognosis wasn’t good.  The vet called me back with a plan of attack.  It wasn’t going to be cheap, but she was my daughter…it would be OK to spend the money.  After the call, the vet called me back just moments later.  She had decided to let go.  My little girl was gone.  She was finally free from whatever it was that had made her last days so miserable.  She was free of the now empty, tired shell that kept her spirit for these past years.  No more belly rubs.  No more head scritches.  No more PC.  I’ll get over it one day, but today I don’t want to.  I want to be sad.  I want to remember all the goodness that’s now gone from my life. 

PC – I’ll miss you.  Say “Hi!” to Toby.  Swat his tail for me.

If you have a pet….don’t forget to let them know you love them.  You may not have the chance tomorrow.

There’s a new site on the ‘Net for Free Fonts!

23 02 2005

Font Leech is new, and has done some good work scouring the ‘Net for quality free fonts.  Not some of the wierd whacked stuff that’s out there.  They also have an RSS feed:  Subscribed.

Happy Birthday B.P.!

22 02 2005

Today is the day when Scouting organisations around the world celebrate the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell

B.P. was born in 1857, and is the Chief Scout of the World.  He may not have been perfect, but he was a guiding example for youths in his day.  Scouting has changed alot since his day, and in most ways for the better.  I’m sure we will continue to look inwards, and see what we can do to improve the Scouting experience for the millions of boys and girls that belong.  One thing that you can do, is: Get Involved! That’s right. Even if you have no outdoors experience, or experience working with kids, but want to help today’s kids become better adults, you are welcome in Scouting.  If you’ve got some spare time, and want to make a difference, contact the Scout Office near you and say “I want to join, and start making a difference!”

Today’s kids NEED people that care.  Be there for them.

Great Site for Knot Diagrams and Instructions

18 02 2005

Can’t remember how to tie a surgeon’s knot?  A nail knot?  Albright?  No problem! 

This site has got some nice simple diagrams,  and explanations that help visualize the knots!

Fishing, Outdoor, Boating, and Paddling knots each with their own section.

Hey Greenpeace! Protest This!

18 02 2005

Looks like Greenpeace got their protesting hineys served up to them by a bunch of oil traders.  Quite the funny read.

Another said: “I took on a Texan Swat team at Esso last year and they were angels compared with this lot.” Behind him, on the balcony of the pub opposite the IPE, a bleary-eyed trader, pint in hand, yelled: “Sod off, Swampy.”

Don’t mess with people that are on the razor’s edge 🙂

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