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A random collection of rants, reviews, and miscellaneous thoughts on everything from instructional technology to local restaurants.
SHREK: For your information, there’s a lot more to ogres than people think. DONKEY: Example? SHREK: Example? Okay. Uh… ogres are like onions. DONKEY: They stink? SHREK: Yes. No! DONKEY: Oh, they make you cry? SHREK: No! DONKEY: Oh, you leave them out in the sun, they get all brown and start sprouting little white [...]
Been a crazy, crazy week, both at work and at home. There hasn’t been much time to paddle, take photos, or chase down fire towers or old schools. Here’s a brief rundown… Work Our computer shipments have started to arrive. We’ve ordered far less than we usually do, but there were still pains. Our normally [...]
It’s been a very long, hard two weeks. Right after the funeral on Monday I drove straight down to Charleston for PowerSchool University – an intense training session on our new student database system. I learned some neat things I’m going to try when I get back to the office, but it was almost information [...]
Last summer when we were in Maine one of the people staying at the B&B with us was also a photographer. Over breakfast one morning he told me about image focus stacking. The technique is similar to HDR photography, but instead of exposure, different images with various focus and depth of field are combined. Several [...]
Lately I’ve been very impressed with the work of Flickr photographer K. Deslandes. She has been capturing some unique images of our state, particularly old farm houses and images of the disappearing South. She has been applying some interesting post-processing techniques in Photoshop/LightRoom that I wanted to replicate. Here’s one photo of hers that had [...]