I was reflecting on something today. 12 years ago today, I posted something on one of my first blogs (which has since been merged into this one).
In the years in between, I have had two photo blogs which I did a very good job up updating on a regular basis.
One of them, I posted almost daily for around 8 years, with over 1950 posts.
The other, I took, processed, and posted a new picture every day for a little over a year back in 2009. I tried to restart it two years ago, and did not get nearly as far.
This blog, I have not been doing as good of a job updating it (129 posts including this one in 12 years), but I have tried to post at least once a month. Most of the time, I can make that. Sometimes, not as much.
Thanks for being on the ride, and I am trying to make this a bit better and more interesting than the occasional travel pics.
As I teased before, I was back in the UK for some meetings. The original plan got all sideways when my main person I was meeting with left for paternity leave just before I got over there. No worries, as I was able to use the time to meet with others and get some good work done.
This time, I brought my main camera over with me, and spent some of the downtime taking pictures, mainly in Bournemouth, as I was only in London for the Monday, and was in meetings all day.
Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took. Enjoy!
So, I decided that I did not like the performance of the site where I was hosting it, so I went over to Digital Ocean (referral link).
The process was pretty easy. I used the native tools to back up the old site, then after using the ‘one-click install’ process over at DO, I used the import function to import the backup. As an added bonus, the pictures and everything imported as well. After a few checks, I updated DNS, and bam! Running on new host with better performance. Easy-peasy.
Also, I have turned off any integration with Facebook as I feel that they have not been good stewards of the data they collect.
I plan to talk to my US and Texas Representatives and Senators about the issue. Yesterday, I went with my two oldest to the March For Our Lives protest in Houston. I am proud to say, it was my kids who wanted to go.
Naturally, I took my camera and tried to capture the spirit of the event with photos of the signs and a couple of videos. They are posted in the photos section.
I am shocked to look at the calendar, and realize that February is almost over.
Where to begin? Well, the test with ChromeOS is going well. I have found that I need the access to my R810 less and less as I move things over to the Pixelbook. I have even found myself doing some light python coding on it. The flexibility and the speed is very nice. I have also been enjoying one of the major benefits of the Chromebook life style: major battery life. I can take my Pixel out of the bag when I get to the office and not plug it in all day, and still have a couple of hours of juice left over when I get home.
On of the things that I am still not totally sure about is doing my photo workflow. I have been doing some reading, and finding a few tools to play with. To that end, I am going to set myself a challenge of taking, processing, and posting a photo at least once a week. As I get more comfortable, I might even move that up to many a week. It will be good to get back into that as I have done that in the past, but I did fail the last time I tried daily.
The photo above is from my playing around with ‘Augmented Reality’ which is all the fade now days with ‘virtual stickers’ you can insert into photos.