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California Motorcycle Road Trip

for fun November 17, 2012 0 Comments

Among the many things characteristics I portray, taking a two thousand mile road trip on a motorcycle isn’t one that immediately comes to mind. However since having my first bike in April, getting my second bike in July and then my M1 endorsement in August I’ve had a hankering for riding my bike everywhere. So…

Shepherds/Cottage Pie

recipes March 20, 2012 0 Comments

Shepherd’s pie is a type of savory pie popular in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is a dish of minced meat with mashed potato on top. The name “shepherd’s pie” was first used in the 1870’s; an older name is “cottage pie”. People in the UK today usually call the dish “shepherd’s pie” if…

A Weekend in Joshua Tree

for fun January 7, 2012 0 Comments

Recently during my 2011/2012 holiday vacation I went to Joshua Tree for a couple days of camping and hiking in the wilderness. The drive took nearly two and a half hours to reach my destination at the Black Rock camp grounds. Only stopping at a restaurant in Temecula for a bite to eat and of…

Screengrab for Firefox 8+

resources December 22, 2011 0 Comments

Screengrab is this awesome little add-on for Firefox that allows you to take more effective screenshots of webpages. With screengrab, there’s no need to take multiple screenshots and stitch them together in another application like Photoshop. Screengrab allows folks to capture the entire frame including beyond the scroll or simple just a portion. Screengrab can…

Creating a php.ini from the server default

think tank December 11, 2011 0 Comments

This explains how to make a copy of the default php.ini file, so you can create a custom php.ini file for your site and make changes, such as increase memory limit, disable register_globals, switch off safe mode, increase max file upload size etc. The reason I created a custom php.ini file for my site was…

Experimenting With Snoot & ISO

photography October 23, 2011 0 Comments

I wanted to test one of the demo’s that Gary Fong posts on his YouTube channel. In this case I use the snoot with grid and a really low ISO setting. Details listed below the photos of course. Photo Exif Details: Model: Canon EOS 60D Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec Exposure Program: Manual F-Stop: f/4.0 Aperture…

Testing A Remote Flash On My Cats

photography October 20, 2011 0 Comments

I just purchased a Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Speedlite Flash for Canon as a cheap alternative to the Canon 430ex. I am also utilizing a Gary Fong Snoot with a grid. I managed to get the kitties under the light by luring them with treats and these four images were the best outcome after many shots…

Create Simple Patterns Without the Fuss of Photoshop

think tank September 7, 2011 0 Comments

Remember the days of creating 8-bit grapghics for the purpose of getting some that old school gaming vibe in your designs. Well guess what, this isn’t an article about that however we do take you back to creating pixels again with Patternify. Patternify allows designers to create basic repeatable backgrounds complete with preview, image export…