This past week, the family and I headed to San Antonio for the 4th of July holiday. I naturally wanted to take some photos, and we wanted to see some fireworks. In addition, the eldest wanted to start looking at college campuses.
The trip was a lot of fun, and I did get some good photos (see below), but the weather did not cooperate for the fireworks. There was some serious rain in the afternoon, and the Powers That Be(TM) decided to cancel the displays.
We did end up spending a lot of time wandering around the River Walk which was nice and relaxing. Our favorite places were still there, so we enjoyed some good food and ice cream.
As you can see, the light was good, and the River Walk was nice and lush.
We did get to SA a few years back for the 4th, and we enjoyed it then, as well.
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 as I am try 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.