In the Spirit of the Season

A first this year: an artificial, white Christmas tree. It’s beautiful when lit by the included soft pastel lights. :: The rest of these photos have been given the HDR (High Dynamic Range) treatment. :: Our large Swedish Jul Bok adds character to the scene. :: Pancake man is one of our oldest ornaments. :: … Read more

Health Care Lunacy

I’ve been sick with a slight fever all week, so maybe I just don’t understand what’s going on regarding the proposed Health Care Reform bill, but here’s what I see as of this date. To cut to the chase, I believe the proponents of this bill are, as my British colleagues might say, barking mad! … Read more

Drupal: Email Notification of New Comments

In other tech news, I’m posting this article both for future reference and in hopes it may help others who face a similar situation: by default, there is no notification when new comments are submitted to a Drupal site. In order to receive an email notification whenever new comments are posted to your Drupal site, … Read more

8 Cores Good

Software that can utilize all 8 cores, even better!

It Was 30 Years Ago Today

On Monday, December 3rd 1979, I began working for Hewlett-Packard. I started at the Stanford Park Division in Palo Alto. This was before I turned my full attention to computers and software; I was hired as an Electronics Technician II, troubleshooting and repairing HP test equipment to the component level. I still remember Retha, my … Read more

Kanopolis Colors, Fall 2009

Late Friday afternoon, I went to Kanopolis with an eye towards taking some photos that would look good after HDR processing. It’s hard to describe, but certain photos with the right amount of shadows and texture seem to work really well as HDR images. On the other hand, I’ve had no success, so far, when … Read more

Fall Colors in HDR

A couple of weeks ago I took some photos of some of the local fall scenery, and processed them using HDR techniques. I think they turned out reasonably well, though perhaps slightly over-processed. They certainly do bring a new perspective to photography, one that it’s pretty obvious I’m having fun exploring! These two images were … Read more

HDR Night Photos

Combining two interests, night photography and HDR image processing, I’ve created a new set of images: HDR Night photos! Taken in Salina and Lindsborg, these high dynamic range photos present the world in a new and different light. You can see more of these interesting images by visiting my Flickr HDR at Night set. Stiefel … Read more

Night Sky October

We saw Bob Dylan in Salina on Friday, and on the way home I stopped to take a few night photos. Tonight’s concert was probably the best performance by Bob Dylan that I’ve ever seen, surpassing the wonderful May 1995 show at the Berkeley Community Theater, and vastly better than the Kansas City show a … Read more

Fall Lake Reflections

One of my favorite HDR images so far: This was taken at Maxwell Lake and processed using Photomatix software.