Our first Photoswap Scavenger Hunt

The inspirationLast night I received a scavenger hunt list on Photoswap, so we thought, since we had a few friends over, thought that we'd have a little fun and participate. We contributed a few items to the list to the left and learned how the game worked on Photoswap.


My review of the "One Bus Away" transit site

As a daily bus rider in the Puget Sound area, I was hoping that there was some sort of iPhone app that would allow me to track the location of my bus. Every morning I use King County Metro's Tracker, which is a Java applet on their website which would be useless in Mobile Safari.


My review of the Photoswap iPhone App

IMG_0032.PNGFirst let me explain the concept before I give my 2 cents:

The idea here is you take a photo with your iPhone's camera and upload it to a central server that will, in turn, hand you back someone else's random photo that they just took and uploaded only moments ago as well. And what to do you get for your photo? Well, that's the mystery and the attraction of Photoswap for many.


So I went with the iPhone

So it was inevitable, after experiencing the lackluster experience that was the LG Vu, and having already had a taste of the iPhone by using Jenns, it was just about a forgone conclusion that I would, too, end up with an iPhone.


Pokemon or Pill updated


I have updated the silly game I wrote a while back called "Pokemon or Pill".

When my son was collecting Pokemon cards, I noticed that the names sounded a lot like the weird names given to prescription drugs. So I created a quiz that you can take to see if you can tell which is which.

You can play it here




$2 trillion later or $20 billion now?

Yeterday I stumbled across a somewhat disturbing article about the significant impacts that solar flares on our infrastructure. In the recent and not so recent past our fragile magnetosphere has been hammered by dozens of powerful solar flares. In 1989 a solar flare knocked out power to 6 million people in Canada for 9 hours. In 1859 an event set numerous telegraph stations on fire. It is the 1859 event that is of most concern as it was the most powerful solar flare in recorded history.


My Review of the LG Vu mobile phone

lg-Vu-1.jpgMy ancient Razr V3 was finally starting to give up the ghost. After we returned from Antigua, it was never quite the same, but for many months the SIM card would become lose and cause it to stop working. But now, the #2 key stopped working intermittently. The current economic situation has made the most obvious and attractive replacement, the iPhone, a non-option, so I had to find the best "free" AT&T mobile to replace the Razr.



My review of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700

I've been using a Canon Powershot G2 as a 'point and shoot' camera for almost as long as I can remember. Before I purchased a DSLR, a G2 was my main camera, and even after I had a DSLR, a G2 was my smaller 'carry-around' camera. It was bulky and only 4.1 megapixels, but it took amazing pictures. I decided that I wanted a new point and shoot camera, one like the Canon ELPH cameras that would fit in my pocket when I didn't want to carry around my whole DSLR kit. I finally settled on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700. Here is my review.


Devil in the Details

There's a fascinating article at Vanity Fair Magazine about the mid-air collision of a GOL Airlines Boeing 737 and N600XL, an Embraer business jet.

I compel you to read it and then come back and read the rest of this blog post. I wonder if the facts blow your mind as much as they do mine:

It is simply astonishing to me that:


All sky camera parts acquisition nearly complete

I have acquired nearly all the pieces I need to begin work on my All Sky Camera project. I have purchased the camera (Panasonic WV-NP244 IP CCTV camera), the lens (Fujinon 2.8mm-8mm) and the rotating telescope base. The telescope base will be made from a Meade ETX-60RA telescope that I acquired on craigslist. That means all I have left to purchase is the convex sky reflector... More to come..


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