Tuesday, August 31, 2010

«Rolling Shutter»

curious stroboscopic effect

It's the "rolling shutter effect" from the digital camera. It doesn't snap each frame all at once, it scans it much like a scanner. Usually the scan is quick enough that it won't be noticeable. However, when it's scanning something that's moving quickly it can have odd effects.

Just something I ran across while on them internets...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

«Motivational Monday: Don't Question Me»

Oh, yeah... I guess it's Monday isn't it?

Don't Question Me / I know what I'm doing.

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«And I'm Back»

I've got an apartment in Boise Idaho. I'm roommates with a friend of mine. Got most of my mailing addresses updated, along with all the usual crap when you move.

It's nice to be away from dismal Ketchikan. There's not much I miss about that town yet. I'm going to miss the ocean, and even some of the rain. I find myself stepping outside on the rare occasions that it does rain here in Boise. The thunderstorms here are a treat. Despite the constant rain and wind in Ketchikan, there isn't much thunder and lightning.

The heat is actually quite nice. It's a dry heat so it is quite tolerable. I think the winters are going to be mean, though. The ocean in Ketchikan regulates the temperature, so the winters are quite mild. Here in Boise on the other hand... It gets cold.

So far I like it. Stuff is cheap here. Some things (like food) cost half what they do in Ketchikan. I still need to find a job though... As much as I'd like to get enough income from the ads here, it's just not going to happen.

The bad part of all this is, no matter how far I go I can't get away from myself. I'm still me. So I'm finding myself living like a hermit again. I'm not as bad as I was in Ketchikan, but I'm headed there. I'd like to find a group of like-minded people to hang out with. From what I've seen on the internet, Boise is a pretty lonely place for a nerdy atheist.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

«Landscape Change»

What a sharp contrast in landscapes. I came from a lush temperate rain forest in Alaska to a barren desert in Idaho... And I love it.

Just take a look at this.
Dry landscape in Idaho

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I love deserts because they are so different from anything I grew up with. And oh yeah: I'm coming back to blogging.

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