Once again it has been too long

Once again, I have let my blog go for a number of months without posting anything.  Well, I have been busy as always and simply put posting here has not been a priority.  Over the last few months I have gotten back into Ham Radio, which I have been involved with for more than ten years, I know since I had to renew my licenses.  Also during the winter months my I seem to let my camera sit in the bag too much of the time as I like to shoot outdoors and I really don’t like to spend too much time outside in the winter.  I have not posted anything the my photo gallery for a long time as that has also not been a priority.

Last week I did attend Hamvention in Dayton, OH which is one of the largest, if not the largest gathering of Ham Radio operators and electronics enthusiasts.  It as the first time that I made the trip to this annual event.  I enjoyed it and had a great time.  As many have said before, if it is something the interests you at all you have to attend at least once.  Also, on the Ham radio side of the world I have been playing with D-Star and am enjoying the options that it opens.  I will try and post more information about D-Star and what I have learned in the near future.

Last summer I sold my ATVs as they were not getting used and I was getting to the point were it felt too much like work to go riding for a few hours.  Don’t get me wrong I really enjoyed riding while riding, it was the travel to and from the trail and all of the maintenance on all of the machines that was the work.  Not to mention the expense of up keep and storage.

Well, I think that is all for now.  I will try and make a point to post something more often.

It has been a while

Wow, I just realized that I did not post anything in all of 2012, how bad is that.  I guess, I have not had anything that I really thought was worth posting.  Over all not a ton as changed.

Over the last year, I have worked on a few different items.  The first has been me getting back in to listening to the scanner some more, something that I have done on and off for the last twenty years or so, oh, how it has changed since I had my ten channel scanner.  I have spending sometime working getting a system to decode and email me when a fire page is sent out.  It works most of the time and it is neat to listen to, but I usually just end up deleting the emails.  I have continued with my photography, I took some nice photos, but have not been out shooting as much as I should, not to mention I need to work on my post processing.  Also, this fall we decided to cancel out satellite television subscription and start using MythTV again.  I had most of the hardware from before.  It really came down to we were paying more for the service than we used it.  It has been almost four months now and I am not missing anything.  A couple weeks ago we installed a Nest Thermostat in our house, so I will try and post an update with how that is working also.

Well, I hope to post some more this year, well at this point I have now posted more than last year.

General Update

Well, it has been a very long time since I have even looked at my site, let alone written anything on it.  I can’t believe that we are already the the second half of October already, where did the summer go?  Work had keep my busy over the last several months and that is good and bad.  One thing for sure is that it really makes time fly.

Several technology related items have changed around here over the course of the summer and the fall.  The main one is that I bought a Mac again after not having had one in more than ten years, I must say I do like it.  I am also using Aperture on it for my photo management.  It has been nice to get all of my photos in to one single location.  I still have a lot to learn about how to put the power of Aperture to use for me.  Also, I have added some new lenses to my camera kit, some F2.8 lenses are now in my kit.  I have not had many opportunities to shoot recently, but I hope to be able to put them to good use in the near future.  Also, the MythTV system is no longer operational and has been replaced by a couple of DirecTV DVRs.  Comcast is going all digital in our area and that made the MythTV option much less desirable, so after some research we made the switch.  Overall, much less to maintain that MythTV, but also less flexible.  I do miss some of the features of MythTV, but it sure is nice to be watch and record so many more cable channels in HD.

I think that covers what I have been up to for the last several months while I have been neglecting my web site more than normal.  Don’t forget to check out some of my photos in my gallery.

New Blog

Well, since the move to the new server, I decided that it was time to try out a different CMS for my personal site.  I had not posted on the old one in over a year, if I rember correctly.  Maybe, just maybe I will post somthing more often now. You never know.

If you have any tips or would like to be setup as a user to be able to post comments will I work through some of the remaining issues and sites to get back online drop me an email.