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Lunar Eclipse!

----- 02.23.2008 --------
As promised, I got around to processing my pics of the lunar eclipse. I've put together a small gallery of some of the better ones... 18 to be exact. I had taken about 230 pictures with a variety of settings in hopes of achieving the best results I could with the equipment I had. And under the "stress" of the situation. The stress I'm referring to was the numbing cold. When I came back in, I had a bloodly lip! I think it froze and cracked, cause it wasn't like that before I went out. It was around -20C that night (with windchill) and I was outside for about 1.5 hours. But the shots were worth it in my opinion. I hope you enjoy the pics.... and feel free to email me with feed back. And if you have pics of your own, send me the link! Cheers!

Oh ya, one more thing..... I almost forgot! On Wednesday I'm heading down to Arizona! I'm going to visit robgirard.com in person.... well, meet the hardware atleast. Upgrade time! Dean (the server's dad) picked up a new server and I'm anxious to spend a few days working on it. And working on a tan of course! Back Monday night.... and I hope to have lots of cool pics, including some of the Grand Canyon! Stay tuned..... :)

----- 02.20.2008 --------
What a great lunar eclipse tonight! I went over to my cousin 80's place for dinner, then we went onto the "podium" in his building, my old condo building. The roof was closed, but the podium was even better because there's no elevator necessary to get to it... just walk across the hall and you're there. I brought my camera gear and took a TON of pics. Froze my ass off, but I think it was worth it. This weekend I hope to go through my pics, assemble a gallery and post them up here. Stay tuned....

Last night I went to see Puddle of Mudd at the Pheonix with my buddy Steve. I didn't care for the 2 openers. One was neurosonic (?) and I didn't know the other. Anyway PoM rocked! Fun show and they played a lot of the tunes I like most from their first and second albums. And the Pheonix is a nice sized venue... feels very personal.

Anyway... off to bed. Wait, one more thing. Yesterday I had my first "Medcan" appointment. It's a very throrough medical test... and from what results I've gotten, I'm good and healthy :) Yeah! If I want to stay that way, I better get my rest. G'nite!

----- 02.12.2008 --------
How do you beam something up? For starters, you must transform something physical, into something beamable. What's beamable? Something virtual is definately beamable! So, that's what I'm doing right now! Although I haven't figured out how to beam myself anywhere, I am doing it to a bunch of servers at work. P2V as the tool used to be called (now VMWare Converter) is wicked! I'm using the cold clone method as it is totally uninvasive to the host if anything goes wrong. However, I have had a server fail without reason.... but "rollback" wasn't anything more than booting the original server back up. If you know me, you know I'm a huge VMWare fan. I got my VCP (VMWare Certified Professional) designation in 2005, which is when I really started to get into the virtualization game. Now, I can't think of living without it. It makes everything so much easier to manage, saves a ton of money, and creates a ton of opportunity to do things you simply can't do with a physical server..... such as beam it coast to coast.

Now for those of you that are non-technical, this is a bunch of babble. But, so were so many terms that are now common place: MP3, RAM, HardDrive, flash drive.... etc. And virtualization? Yes... it's in your future too, but may not be branded as such. What's in it for you? Portability, and hardware independance. If you computer could be accessed from any machine just by sticking in a USB drive, what would that mean to you? Well, for starters, all the little options that make your computer uniquely yours would be preserved. Your icons would be right where you left them, your favorites will be available, and your data will be right where you first look for it. I'm rambling a bit, and without much direction, but it's serving 2 perposes, if not more. The 2 purposes it is immediately serving are killing time while I P2V a server at work, and writing down something that is not common place today (the home virtualization & portability... not corporate Virtualization... it's wide-spread!). Although I don't know when, I suspect it will be 2010 - 2012 where your data will have very little attachment to you physical computer. And your customized OS will be totally portable, with hardware resources simply being a commodity, kind of like an outlet in the wall is when you need power.

Tonight I had class at George Brown. I'm taking "Business of Photography" and I'm really enjoying the course. Step by step, we discuss what it takes to be successful in the business of photography. So far we've covered letter heads, logos, business cards, marketing, contracts, and a few other topics, and we're just about to dive into copyrights (a hot topic in the digital world!), taxes, and all the other fun things involved in running a business. This is another post that I'd like to look back at in a few years to think either "Wow, all those courses paid off!", or "What was I thinking?!?!?". I guess the choice is mine. :) Well, that's all for now. I hope you're all doing well. I want to let you all know that I'm doing well too. Later!

----- 02.05.2008 --------
I feel compelled to write an update, but I'm really not sure what to write. So I won't.... shortest update ever! But if you came here to read something, and you're really bored, feel free to click on my Archives link on the left.

And just so my page doesn't look totally naked, here's the latest logo for Argee Images, a company you're going to hear a lot more about in the 6 - 9 month range. It'll be interesting to see if this logo/text stands the test of time. I figure this is the best place for it to be archived over time. Thanks Google!


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