Website Update

It has been over four years since my last blog post. It is no coincidence that my oldest son is about to turn four. Life has been busy and more rewarding than ever. As time as gone by, my website aged and no longer represented me. The site was long…

Canon A2000is Time Lapse using CHDK

I don’t know what it is about them, but time lapse videos captivate me. It might be the fact that you can live hours in minutes? Maybe in a strange way it is gratifying to watch life pass by without consequences? Whatever it is, they are a lot of…

  • Photography

Cruising the Bahamas » Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride – 11/21/2009 After our first cruise on the Freedom of the Seas earlier this year, we were itching to go on another one. When my brother in-law and girlfriend wanted to go cruising, it wasn’t hard to convince us. We live 20 minutes from the Port…

  • Travel

Canoe Camping » Penobscot River, Maine

Upper West Branch Penobscot River and Chesuncook Lake August 2nd – 5th 2009 Ever since the epic Maine 2003 trip, I wanted to go back. There is just something about the great north woods of Maine that makes me feel at home. We enjoy canoeing and camping and thought why not…

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  • Travel

The Ultimate USB *Key* Drive » Lacie iamaKey 8GB

I have always been a fan of portable storage. However, most “portable” devices just aren’t well… portable. You think you will carry them around, but end up leaving them behind. When I first saw the Laci IamaKey, I knew it would be different. I tried the ultra secure route…

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Hike @ Loch Raven Reservoir w/ iPhone 3G GPS

This was the first time I used the GPS on my iPhone for tracking and marking waypoints. I stuffed it in a pocket on the top of my backpack and I must say it worked quite well. I used the iPhone app Trails to record the hike. The battery life…

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Honda Slow Window Syndrome (HSWS)

If you are a early generation Honda automobile owner and your power window needs “help” rolling up, you may be a victim of HSWS (honda slow window syndrome). Don’t worry you aren’t alone, may people around the world face the same annoying and sometimes embarrassing problem. Almost all…

  • Tutorial

Amazon Cloudfront » Shopping for a CDN?

Location of Amazon Data Centers World-wide. Credit Werner Vogels This past month Amazon sent me an early Christmas present, their very own content deliver network (CDN). Adding to their already robust line of “cloud” offerings, Amazon Cloudfront brings edge server routing to the mix. I have been using Amazon S3…

  • Software Development