Sunday, December 2, 2018

Merry Christmas to all our friends!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Sorting Photos

I recently started sorting through 10 years of photos that I've stored on my computer. This has proven to be a daunting task just catalog in them nevertheless sorting them into groupings. I used Adobe Lightroom to initially re-import all of my old Apple photo catalogs. After losing my Mackintosh I moved over to a Lenovo carbon. I love the computer but my Time Machine back ups are now inaccessible now that I've moved off of the MacOS.

So I have Roughly 80% of my photos imported into Adobe. This is been a pretty big task. But a fun one when you consider I have to review photos from 10 years. I've been across the country several times and lived in the few states. Had a lot of experiences. As my photos start to take shape again I will start posting stuff from cross country.

Time was you sorted through boxes of pictures. Today you search clouds. Sign of the times.

Crystal Basin in El Dorado County Ca

Friday, November 16, 2018

Link to Calfire map of Paradise and surrounding area

map created by Cal Fire showing which homes have been destroyed by the Camp Fire is now showing photos of the properties.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I belong!

The Zen of Python


Beautiful is better than ugly.

Explicit is better than implicit.

Simple is better than complex.

Complex is better than  complicated.

Flat is better than nested.

Sparse is better than dense.

Readability counts.

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

Although practicality beats purity.

Errors should never pass silently.

Unless explicitly silenced.

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

Now is better than never.

Although never is often better than *right* now.

If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.

If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!



Sunday, November 11, 2018

This morning laying in bed here in Virginia City my mind cannot get away from the horrific events I have seen on the portals of the Internet going on in Chico and Paradise.

As the sun rises glowing red on the horizon the alpenglow reminds me of scenes of the fire as people struggled to escape the infernal hell all around them. The fire chased people from their home abandoning all they owned and loved, with the morning bringing tragic discoveries. The days slowly drag by as the fire pushes relentlessly northeast towards forest dear to me and my family.

Reports that put the death toll at 29 poor souls greeted me this morning on the news and social media sites. More tragic tails of those overwhelmed in seconds. Most were never aware of the fire before it was over the top of them.

Calfire and the NFS are throwing all they have at this fire, but weather and humidity are not favoring us quite yet. We are 3 days into the fire and it continues to advance toward Oroville.  

Meanwhile another huge fire burns in thousand Oaks.

Goodby Lucky John Rd

I just discovered the entire area around Lucky John Rd burned over including the trailer park.

Sent from my iPhone

Virginia City NV