Aug 172014
 

My friend Dawn Meade (http://avdawn.com/ or https://twitter.com/@avdawn) challenged me and some friends to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge <http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html>. Not one to give up an opportunity to raise money for charity, I took the opportunity. Now my friend Matt Scott was also called out and he did a camera shoot where he had the camera [more]

Jul 272014
 
Are Numbers Coloring our Judgement?

I recently purchased a pair of high performance headphones. Not high performance by brand but by specifications. Yes, I know how to read them. They are rated for 10Hz to 30kHz and they are relatively flat, with variable tuning plugs to change their response curve acoustically. I decided to give them a little test run [more]

Jul 032014
 

Recently I get an e-mail alerting me about a sale going on at media outlet. I am familiar with the advertiser as they publish various audio magazines. I have friends that work there, so I figured I would go take a look at what they had on sale. I was surprised when I saw some of [more]

Jun 242014
 
Can we stop passing around little dead tattooed trees?

As my loyal reader and twitter follower is aware, I just attended the InfoComm2014 convention. I found myself struggling what to do with all these business cards I had acquired. Not only the question of how long should I hang on to them, but how to get all the details into my electronic system. After [more]

Jun 072014
 
Lego Misstep

Today I started on my next Lego Star Wars piece, the Sandcrawler. The Sandcrawler instructions included some background about the process of designing the model. I was surprised when I read the section “About the LEGO® Star Wars™ Design Team” my jaw dropped with the sexist stereotypical comment I saw. The sentence that surprised me [more]

Mar 122014
 

When traveling with toiletries including medications, be aware of the temperatures you are putting them through. Some medications, including contact solutions, have storage temperature ranges for the ingredients to remain potent. It is very easy to go outside of these ranges when leaving luggage in your car or checking it with an airline. I realize [more]

Feb 112014
 

This one might seem odd to some, but I have found it very helpful. I travel with my own bar of bath soap. I have found that the bath soaps can be very hit or miss when traveling. Some of them can be very powerfully scented, and often times with an unpleasant fragrance. Other soaps [more]

Blogging into the Blind

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Jan 222014
 

As I was looking at last year’s statistics for my website and sub sites I was fairly disheartened. I have very little followers and have not sold any prints. I thought about it a little and realized that one of the main reasons is that I have added very little content over the past year. [more]