Friday, March 27, 2009

Flowers are back

Thanks to the rain, campus is crawling with flowers again. Finally, something to look at!

Monday, March 23, 2009


Photos from last week.

weird plant thing
screaming tree

Here's the gallery of the two day trips - one to Assateague/OC and one to Blackwater. Commentary included, provided not by using Jalbum but by using the IPTC features in Lightroom. Stripping things down to the logical conclusion, I guess, that the fewer the solutions and the better suited to their purpose, the better. Jalbum makes some fantastic albums and Lightroom makes it really easy to edit metadata. Or something.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I don't mean to alarm you, and I don't have anything other than this to post...

but today...

I saw a delmarva fox squrrel. It was somewhere between Rt. 18 after Kent Island and the 50/404 intersection. I've never seen such a large ash-colored squirrel before!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Caching again

I went back to PVSP to try to find a cache I missed last August and succeeded. I stationed my plastic army man there.

A couple more:
rocky point

Brave plant

Here's the album.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

on the true meaning of suffering

Today, I was going to go out and find a geocache up in Daniels that I missed last year.

That was, until Garmin told me I had a software update available for my receiver.

I've been staring at this scene for nearly an hour now:


Neither the GPS unit nor the computer are doing anything. In fact, webupdater's commitment to not doing anything is so great that top reports its CPU usage as 0.0%.

Thanks, Garmin, for the wonderful experience of a bricked electronic device.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Today was amazing

Unfortunately, this entry is but a placeholder - I need to figure out how to strip ICC profiles so jalbum doesn't crap itself when I try to process the photos.

The most aggravating thing about jalbum's failure to process photos that don't declare their ICC profile in the JFIF header is that it actually spends the time resizing the images before it realizes it can't find its declaration and throws away all the work it has done.

Update: Look, the actual post!

It was a really nice day, so I went to the zoo as a visitor and walked around the bird house with my K20D, MX with Kodachrome, 50-200, and FA 77. The gallery I've posted also has images from the last week, and commentary!


snow thing
icy bamboo
stanley crane