..."I tell you," Jesus replied, " if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out". LK 19:44

Saturday, December 22, 2007

furry happy monsters. REM and the muppets

Monday, December 10, 2007

Online Rights Canada

Protect you rights. tell your mp what you think.

Online Rights Canada

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

I have changed my mind

when it came to photography I had a motto.
"Flash sucks! don't use it. you just end up with pictures that you are going to be unhappy with."
and as a General rule. this worked great. natural light always made for better photos. a few other photographer (amatuer/hobbyist)friends ignored me but later on would agree. Flash sucks.

well this rule found some large resistance. low light. very low light.
noise is a huge issue in low light.
well I manged to remove a lot of noise (usually with a lot of photoshop).
(why do weddings need to be poorly lit anyways!)

well a few discoveries (i have made) with regards to ISO vs bitdepth on the image sensor. I even looked it up on the datasheet for my kodak image sensor. the data loss at Higher ISO is huge. the data is simply not there.
so now I knew ISO had to be cranked for good shots.
Thus made me realize the flash needed to be utilized. of at least be able to fake natural light with it.
so I started to reflect upwards. works great with a low ceiling!. ok that works. but not reliably enough.

then I pulled out my old SLR and saw the Flash inside the camera bag. and it had a test button.
so I played with 80 ISO and and the Flash with our pumpkins.

that seemed to work great.

ok then I found Strobist.com
it's a Free online photography class which deals with off camera flashes.
not really for beginners(you need to understand Exposure correctly).
they even have assignments and lessons.

it's all about how to use strobes(off camera flashes) correctly.
so your making the photo. not taking it.
it's also about the right hardware without spending thousands.
so far I have spent $10 on an external flash cable. ( I have already modified it)
and about $7 from homedepot. the rest I have sourced for free. or have already had the parts.
I now have an umbrella refector, vertical poles for mounting strobes to and backdrops.

well the results are stunning.
Michelle has some amazing shots on her facebook photos page with the girls in the tub.
I will post about the hardware I have made later.
I see you


Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

scary video.

Girl Scare Prank - Funny videos are here

not recommended for small kids

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

powerful comercial

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

theres a party in my tummy...


a nice mashup. too funny!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

the scariest place on earth

Yes those are spider webs...

Lake Tawakoni State Park. in Texas.

apparently the spiders are working cooperatively building and re building this giant web. different breeds of spiders even.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Your tax dollars at work.

finally a major Canadian government art project, that I like.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

clean is happy


I love cheezy product sites. with such great quotes as....

what is ordinarily a pretty ordinary task.
has turned into an opportunity to refresh yourself
to restore yourself, to pamper yourself.
every day of your life.

I never thought my ????? could be an oasis of comfort and happiness. who knew?-carol F

goto the site to find out what it is. wait for the talking heads to load.

apearently happyness can be bought for $697US

Monday, September 03, 2007

something you never want to hear.

Payton: Dad! I cleaned your toothbrush!

Me: with what!?!

Payton: Handcream! :D

well it's been 2 days and it still tastes funny

Monday, August 27, 2007

scrap booking for guys

I know I haven't posted anything substantal in a while. maybe i will later...

but anyhow I thought this was funny.

Man-booking the guys guide to scrapbooking.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

cool video

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Hey I found this Very cool Family tree website www.geni.com
Geni - Everyone's Related
it is a social network set but a tree twist.

I add everyone I know in my family, wife, kids, parents grandparents, cousins you get the picture.

II can invite them to Join and they can add what they Have or Know to the tree.

like there spouses names and the spouses relatives. etc....

well now it goes another step and the tree keeps getting bigger and bigger.

some family trees on this site are over 13,000 people already(including deceased)

they don't have merging family trees working yet but they are working on it.
like say we are related to someone in that big tree they get auto-added.
but it is an expected very soon. as I write this my family tree has grown from 88 to 100...crazey.
and I haven't listed beyond grandparents yet.

if your a relative of mine you need to be invited... for now.....

Friday, June 01, 2007

a cool find

I was working at one of the local factories and they have a crawlspace. A giant entire factory sized crawlspace. a 5' high not enough to stand
so back when the factory was built the maintenance engineers build these recombinant trikes!
it appears that they welded dollies the back of kids bikes and beefed up the axes with pillarblock bearings(see last photo).

here is 2 photos of the basement

and here is a close up of the mechanics for those inclined for a closer look

Monday, May 28, 2007

another stanger...

here is a bird Payton saw in our feeder yesterday. I have looked hard, but I don't have a clue what it is.

who am I too

who am I too-b

Monday, May 21, 2007

another problem solved.

previously I have mentioning about making the world easier one small problem at a time.

Well I have thought up a solution to a different problem.

Hard Cookies.

plain and simply they suck. cookies need to be soft.
you are offered a fresh chocolate chip cookie. you would be saddened if
you where given a rock you could pave the driveway with.

cookies need to be soft. they are not crackers they are cookies.

well my solution is.....

microwave them!!!
ever tried to defrost bread or eggos in the microwave,
you get a soggy mess. but with cookies you want soft!!.

if they are completely devoid of moisture,
mabey a moist towel underneath, would help.

and don't kid yourself "I dip my cookies in milk".
still doesn't compare to a soft cookie dipped in milk

click here for my previous solution

the birds.

this weekend we have many new birds in our feeder.
and it took quite a while to identify them.
we have a book. but they were not in it.
I tried many webistes but this was the best one I found

these are some of the mystery birds.
who am i



this bird is a "black-headed Grosbeak" incase you where wondering.
we have been seeing a pair of "Brown-headed cowbirds" as well.

time to buy more bird feed.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Payton quote

we were at superstore yesterday.
and she asked for cookies,
I said "No way Jose!"

she imediately replied.
"yes way, Jose would say"

Thursday, May 17, 2007

calvin and hobbes


and if you like robotchicken in plasticine

Mars is amazing! Mars is amazing.......mars is amazing....
transformers the movie comes out soon


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I want to believe

a sequel movie for the X-FILES!!!!

well the script is underway anyways

a news article, and the directors blog

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

wonderpets coloring pages

I have looked online to for some coloring pages for Payton,
of the show wonderpets. well there isn't any!!! not nickjr.com not noggin.com.
no where. nata. even some site claiming to be aboutwonderpets.com is just a spam site. spaming a child's show!

so I have made a couple of my own. and I am putting them up on my blog, so others can grab them too.
I only have 2 sofar.

tuck and ming ming.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Thursday, March 01, 2007

I Quit!!

today (friday) I am offically handing in my letter of resignation.

I have been with medico supplies for over 3 years now and it is time to move on.

anyone else thinking of resigning I found this page linked from wikipedia.

with this Job I should be making more in 3 yrs, then what I would be making in 10yrs at medico.

some times in the path of life you need to jump to keep going..

Sunday, February 25, 2007

5 yr plan

where do you want to be in 5 years.
not just 5 years older.

what has to change to achieve that in 5 years.

can it be done without stepping backwards.

where do I stand if I don't move for 5 years.

where can I stand if I do.

I have a 5 year plan and it looks good.
and it is without standing still.
details tomorrow.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

slow news day

Thursday, February 22, 2007

cool vid

I have been experimenting with different Linux distros lately..
ubuntu, knoppix, fedora, debian,...
anyways watch the video it is an IBM produced comercial, very powerful.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

and the name is.....

"my baby sister's name is miss ??????!!"

note please don't write the name in the comments, to keep is a surprise.

Saturday, February 17, 2007


Payton's first night with the new baby

here is a photo of Payton playing online computer games. www.nickjr.com

A shot in the dark

1/2 second exposure 11pm

a belated valentines gift

Friday, February 16, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

worlds most contagious laugh

the Laugh is authentic, the comedian sucks....

Monday, January 01, 2007


here is a site trying to promote their dvd.

so to get it free. they want you to deny the holy spirit and post it on youtube.com

You may damn yourself to Hell however you would like, but somewhere in your video you must say this phrase: "I deny the Holy Spirit."

Why? Because, according to Mark 3:29 in the Holy Bible, "Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin."

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