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Wednesday, July 17 2024 @ 07:31 MDT

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Photos ho!


Just before I left for my vacation I picked up a new camera. I've always wanted a Nikon digital SLR, and they've come down enough in price that I can afford one. So I picked up a Nikon D50 with a couple of lenses. It's a nice camera, 6.5 megapixels, has a nice heft to it and it will accept all the Nikon film lenses I've accumulated over the years.

So I've been going picture happy, which is what anybody does with a new camera. What I've also done is tried out the camera at astro-photography, that is taking photographs of the night sky. The digital camera makes this a lot easier for a couple of reasons.

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The Radio Sky

AstronomyFor those of you who don't know me that well, I'm not just about the politics. Yes much of my formal university training is in political science and education, but I also have university level training in astrophysics, physics and chemistry.
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Can\'t Microsoft get anything right?

TechnologyI\'m a curler. I can hear the collective “big deal” from the lot of you, followed by what the heck does that have to do with the title of this post. Well as a curler, I belong to a club (the Oakridge Curling Club) and I host and maintain their website here at planet evil. Further, if you know me, you also know that my systems here run various versions of Linux and that includes the server that runs this blog as well as the curling website. So what does Microsoft have to do with all this?
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