Today I closed on the sale of my house after calling it home for 10 memorable years. This was my very first house and a real dream. It also sort of became the official WetOlive cookout venue too. There really are so many good memories being with all my friends in Stillwater. Hope you all remember them too. I dug up a few old pics from past parties and the awesome backyard that Dave created for me. Hope you enjoy them too. [Read more…]
Had a great time with family and friends tonight seeing Horseshoe Road play live at Kamp’s Deli. There’s nothing quite like listening to live music, and these guys put on a great show tonight with an acoustic trio of fiddle, guitar, and bass. Kyle’s fiddle playing (or maybe some prefer violin, depending on the mood I suppose) was amazing to both see and hear. Check them out if you ever get the chance.
This is a classic and one of my favorite videos by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. If you remember names like the Apple ][, Commodore VIC-20, 64, TRS-80, etc., then this song should strike a chord with you too.
There’s a new addition to my bag of camera gear today – the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3! It’s the little one in the photo just in case you were wondering. The camera towering over it is a Nikon D2X which has been my main camera for the last several years. However, the big D-SLR hasn’t exactly been convenient for casual shooting or when I’d rather not look like the paparazzi in a crowd. With the LX3’s fast, wide lens, full manual controls, and RAW image capability, it should be a great low light and casual shooting companion. Click on the thumbnails below to see larger versions.
That empty room was once home to the Cottontail Originals retail store in downtown Stillwater, Oklahoma. Cottontail Originals (1985-2007) was a women’s & children’s apparel manufacturer which specialized in upscale, classic apparel made in the U.S.A. and sold to thousands of specialty boutiques and department stores around the United States and other countries. Although the main business was headquartered from a separate warehouse location in Stillwater, this single downtown store put a real face to the name for our local community and surrounding cities for many years. It’s now hard to imagine the bright and cheerful store I remember fitting into that little space. I worked at our warehouse location for a little over 18 years as I.T. Manager, software developer, and the occasional graphic artist or photographer. But for all those years it was so much more than just a job. It was truly my home, filled with friends, family and memories that I’ll keep close for the rest of my life.
The picture on the left is a screenshot from my PC at work (the little arrow was added by me). Notice it’s pointing to the BIG FAT RED ‘X’ sitting there in my system tray. I think to myself… “Hmmm… That must be important. Something must be terribly wrong with my computer and the BIG FAT RED ‘X’ is trying to notify me.” That’s exactly what any sane, normal person would conclude, right? Not so fast… [Read more…]
Yes, a box of 8GB of memory would be an awesome Valentine for someone like me, but today is not that sort of day. Instead, today is Vista Day, and more specifically, Vista 64bit Ultimate Day. I’m finally making the leap from 32bit Windows XP to 64bit Vista. Why you ask? [Read more…]