Monday, March 31, 2008

Spider...


Picture 230, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

F/5.6 Exposure 1/100 ISO400 Focal Length 50mm

St. Louis Zoo

I thought that this one turned out very good for a Macro pic.

King Penguin...


King Penguin..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

St Louis Zoo Exhibit:

This handsome bird is one of the largest penguin species. It weighs about 33 pounds, second only to the emperor penguin. The king penguin's large size helps it cope with the extreme Antarctic cold and allows it to dive deeper than most penguins.

Mummy 1


Mummy, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Modern Technology Reveals Baby Mummy's Past


Saint Louis Science Center

Mummy 2


Mummy, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Modern Technology Reveals Baby Mummy's Past



Saint Louis Science Center

Mummy 3


Mummy, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Science Museum, St. Louis MO

Modern Technology Reveals Baby Mummy's Past


Pine Tree


Pine Tree, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

F/6.3 ISO800 Exposure 1/160 70mm Focal Length Taken at 5.42pm

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Night shot...


Night shot..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken at our condo this weekend at 9.40pm ISO400 8 second with f/4.5 We stayed at the Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort. We had Cheer Competition this weekend.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Second Attempt...


Second Attempt, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

It was taken on I64 in St. Louis, MO facing East. You get the Westbound Traffic and also the Eastbound tail light effects. 15 Sec f/32 with an ISO3200 speed. You also get he back drop of St Louis. This was also taken off Jefferson Ave overpass at 8.48pm

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My First Try at this...


Picture 085, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

All were taken on I64 in St. Louis, MO I was facing West on an overpass on Johnson Ave. f/32 ISO3200 8.39pm 20 seconds

Sunday, March 23, 2008

St Louis Science Museum

Tornado...
Taken with my LGVX8600 phone. From RMStringer

Entropist: Show Caves of the Nouveau Riche

Entropist: Show Caves of the Nouveau Riche

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Married to the Sea

Here's a little MARRIED TO THE SEA for ya. An outstanding webcomic, and it's free.

Married To The Sea
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Random found image: Think it's from a German Con?

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Transhuman Ufology | Loving The Alien | Futurismic

Transhuman Ufology | Loving The Alien | Futurismic

Thus begins my Easter link posting. Starting with Transhuman Ufology. Enjoy. Found it on a great blog called Futurismic.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Camera Stuff...

I was able tonight to go and shoot over a freeway after dark. You may have looked at pics like this before. All you can see are the cars lights going by where you are shooting from and the ambient light. This is an example of what i am talking about:
















I am not able to upload the pics that i have taken as i do not have access to a media card reader at the moment. I will try to upload them on Thursday Night. They are taken at various ISO speeds and Time Exposures as well and also facing looking West and East on I64 in St. Louis, MO. They turned out really good if i do say so myself.

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Bob's out of town for a couple days...

Start with this... I still need coffee,





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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Guest Poster!!

I will be out of pocket for a while so Jimmy Freeman will be doing a few posts for me. I will do a few posts from my phone when I can over the next week, also, I will have many pics to post when I am back.  So all, have a Good Friday and a Happy Easter.

 

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Moon Light...


Moon Light..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Take with a near full moon. 30 seconds with F/22 8.26pm

Thought for today...

Hitlerism and Churchillism are in fact the same thing. The difference is only one degree. - Gandhi Posted via my LGVX8600 phone.

Signs of Spring...

Taken with my LGVX8600 phone.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Night Shot - Vivid mode

30 seconds, ISO3200, F/22 Vivid mode on the setting, Same deck at my home. 8.56pm

Night Shot - Vivid mode

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55 seconds and counting...

This is a 55 second exposure off the deck of my home. The time i took the pic was 8.17pm. It is a cloudy night and not as much light as was in the other pic. The ISO speed was 3200 and F/22. I am getting very close to the look i want. It is just hard to hold the button down as this was in the BULB mode.



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New Internet Setup...

We bought a new Router and Wireless card for the home setup this weekend. I have used Linksys routers for over 6 years and have 3 of them now. I have a very old 4-port BEFSR41, and Wireless BEFW11S4 (B Band)and now the Wireless-N Home RouterWRT150N. I disconnected both of the old ones and hooked the new one up. Very easy setup for it.

WRT150N
  • Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
  • MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels up to 3 times farther and reduces dead spots
  • Up to 9 times faster than Wireless-G, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
  • Wireless signals protected by wireless encryption, and your network protected from
I am very impressed with the ease in which it set up compared to the old B-Band which i had many problems with. We also purchased a new Wireless-N USB Network Adapter.
WUSB300N
  • High-speed Wireless-N (draft 802.11n) networking for your desktop or notebook computer
  • MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels up to 4 times farther and reduces dead spots
  • Up to 12 times faster than Wireless-G, but can also connect to Wireless-G and -B networks
  • Wireless transmissions protected by up to 256-bit encryption

This was a dream to set up!! The security feature on the router and wireless adapter was incredible easy!!

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Japan File Sharing Disconnects...From SlashDot

 

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| Japanese ISPs To Cut Net Access For File Sharers                   |

|   from the would-be-nice-to-surf-the-net dept.                     |

|   posted by Zonk on Sunday March 16, @05:28 (Communications)       |

|   http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/15/2243235         |

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[0]modemac writes "Four major Japanese telecom organizations, which represent 'about 1,000 major and smaller' domestic ISPs, have [1]agreed to forcibly cut the Internet connection of filesharers. They're specifically targeting users of the 'Winny' program, trading copied gaming software and music. The article states that a new set of ISP guidelines will be drawn up on how to cut off users who 'leak illegally copied material onto the Net.'"

 

Discuss this story at:

    http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=08/03/15/2243235

 

Links:

    0. http://www.modemac.com/

    1. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20080315TDY01305.htm

 

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Over Expouser


Over Expouser, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

I set the exposure time to 30 seconds. It is my first attempt. I took it in my back yard. The ISO speed was at 3200.

My New SLR Camera

















We just went to Ritz Camera and purchased the Sony A-200 today. It is a 10.2 mega pixel with an 18-70mm zoom lens. It has a 3200ISO speed!! I also got a 2 gig compact flash card for the unit. I hope to during the summer to get a 75-300mm zoom lens.

Here are a few pics of the lake i took today.




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Saturday, March 15, 2008

RIAA - SlashDot Story

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| RIAA Will Finally Face the Music In Court                                |

|   from the discovery-channel dept.                                           |

|   posted by kdawson on Friday March 14, @12:29 (The Courts)                |

|   http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/14/158246|

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Falstaff writes "[0]Exonerated RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen is expected to [1]refile her malicious prosecution lawsuit against the RIAA today.

The refiling will mark a significant watershed in the RIAA's fight against P2P users because for the first time, the group's tactics, secret agreements, and fee splitting with MediaSentry are likely to come to light, thanks to discovery. Andersen's attorney says he'll be 'digging into agreements between the RIAA, RIAA member companies, MediaSentry, and the Settlement Support Sentry. Part of that will involve looking at compensation, like how much MediaSentry gets from each settlement. "I'd love to know what kind of bounty MediaSentry got paid to supply erroneous identities to the RIAA," Lybeck says.' The judge has barred further motions to dismiss the complaint, which means the RIAA will have to face the music. 'Unlike the thousands of lawsuits filed so far, the RIAA does not have the luxury of walking away from this case if there's a real chance of embarrassing information being released. "Once discovery happens in the cases the RIAA brings, they run," Lybeck says. "This is our case now, and they can't run."'"

 

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    0. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/06/05/1233253&tid=123

    1. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080313-andersen-attorney-on-riaa-suit-they-cant-run-now.html

 

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 (HR 5353).

I am writing today to urge you to co-sponsor the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008 (HR 5353). This important, bipartisan legislation protects the free-flowing Internet from blocking, censorship and discrimination by powerful phone and cable companies.

 

 

Tens of millions of Americans rely upon an open Internet in their daily lives. Our elected leaders must protect our basic right to communicate from those who want to take it from us. The legislation calls for a nationwide series of public hearings about what the future of the Internet should look like -- an important step to bring these crucial issues into the light of day.

 

 

Please help in this effort by joining Reps. Markey and Pickering in support of the bipartisan Internet Freedom Preservation Act. Thank you.

 

 

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House Painting...

We had our home painted inside over the last 7 days by a good contractor located here in Midlothian. The contractor is called McNeil-N-Design, LLC

The owner is named Erick McNeil and they did  a very good job given the task at hand.  If you live in the Chesterfield/Midlothian area and you need some house work done, please contact me.

 

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Big con trial!

Taken with my LGVX8600 phone.
From RMStringer

What Im reading now...

The Travler-John Twelve Hawks I have read this one before and just got the next in the series. I wanted to refresh my memory about the book.
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Mack: The Superior Species

Thanks to Mac for letting me post this.
 
The Superior Species
 
That whacky – of charity, let us call him Stultus Cibus – Stultus Cibus is at it again, swimming naked with the alligators in Florida.  Oh, sure, some writers say he was swimming nude with the alligators, but if you've seen a picture of that ugly ol' boy you will understand that he was nekkid.  Indeed, he looks as if he traded his last few brain cells and his last bar of soap for a marijuana joint back in 1968 or so.
 
The last time Stultus got naked with the alligators back in '06 one of them ate a fair amount of him, including his left arm and part of his sit-upon.  This Circle of Life event would have been completed, and Stultus digested, except for the fact that Polk County deputies were pulling on one end of Stultus while the 'gator was pulling on the other.
 
One would expect a self-respecting alligator who was raised by loving parents to eat a healthier diet than ol' Stultus.
 
Maybe next time the deputies can just sort of, you know, accidentally let go. 
 
One wonders if to alligators humans taste like chicken.
 
Stultus spent months receiving taxpayer-funded care that apparently some of our war wounded are denied, and returned to driving around in his pickup truck and consuming meth and marijuana. 
 
Well, one can't keep a one-armed village idiot down.  Last Friday Stultus was once again swimming naked with the alligators, and once again Polk County deputies saved his life.
 
Like the ever-optimistic Charlie Brown, the alligators were hoping Lucy wouldn't yank the human away this time.
 
Or perhaps the alligators were reluctant to take a bite out of Stultus because they were afraid he was processed in China and might contain bacteria or sewerage or weird chemicals.
 
And aren't there laws against feeding alligators unsanitary food?
 
This last encounter was on a Friday, and as we all know from the respected theologian Jack Chick the Pope mandated that alligators eat humans on Fridays for the sake of the Italian alligator-shoe industry.
 
Stultus' next career may be as an announcer for National Public Radio, another taxpayer-funded and brain-dead entity.  Barring that, he could stumble around the mall with a tin cricket in his ear and barking obscenities to himself.
 
Let's see if Stultus really has guts – let's see if he'll swim naked with Rosie O'Donnell next go-'round.
 
-30-
 



Mack Hall -- one of the few healthy men in Jasper County not displaying a parking tag meant for the handicapped.







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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Friday, March 07, 2008

Personal Best...

I went to the gym last night and was working on legs.  I worked into a set with a guy on the Hack-Sled. That is an inverted leg press.  I normally work out with about 230lbs not counting the weight of the machine.  Well, we started out with 270lbs, i did my normal set reps with that, then we went to 360lbs, normal set reps with that as well.  He then placed 6 pairs of 45lb weights; 1 set =90lbs, totaling 540lbs.  I did 10 reps at that weight! i have never tried that weight before and i was very impressed with myself.  He proceeded to go to about 620lbs and i said that 540lbs was enough.  In actuality, it was 585lbs due to the weight of the sled. I only count the weight  that i place on the machine.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Busy Life...

Sorry for not posting much this week to the Blog. it has been a crazy week and lots of stuff is going on. I will try to post a few items over the next few days.  I saw this website while I was reading a magazine during a break today.  It is called Road Id.  www.roadid.com and I am going to get me one as it is a good idea if you like the outdoors and are active in it.  Go and check it out.

 

More later…

 

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Trading Drugs?

While i am on the road going to work, i listen to the local radio station. They always play commercials to pay for their air time and i keep hearing one for substance abuse. A person will come on and say do you or someone you know use meth, or cocaine, or alcohol? IF you, you might qualify for a study to take a pill to see if it stops the cravings of the substance(s) you take. you will be compensated with money and travel time. Please call...

This just pisses me off to know ends. On May 5, 2008; i will be 5 years clean and sober and no, i repeat no PILL helped me stop! I was in rehab for 28 days straight and worked a good program for many years afterwards to stop. I did not and do not take a pill to stay off drugs and alcohol. No one paid me to stop, i did it on my own.

My compensation for doing so is a clean, sober life. I do not have to get up and take my "no drugs" pill to stave off the cravings and insanity. But let me digress, without a spiritual awakening and the power of God; it would not have happened and or continue to happen. That is not to say i have to live my life "one day at a time;" i make future plans and i try to be the best person i can be and lead a clean healthy life.

So, i guess my point is, they might come up with a pill to make you not want to use anymore but who wants to be bound with a pill to stop taking drugs? SO you put down the crack pipe for a pill to stop; get the picture? If you want to get sober and clean it can be done. Ask for help and get into a 12-Step program that best suits you habit. AA, CA, NA, they are all good if worked correctly and with divine guidance and prayer they will and can work everyday. You can try the "pill" but you will only trade one substance for another, it might not be as bad; it might cost the same or more; you might fill the craving void, but it is not the correct way...



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Monday, March 03, 2008

Saturday Northwest sky...

More con trails. Look at the formations...
Taken with my LGVX8600 phone. From RMStringer

Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Handy Utility...

FLV to MP3 Online Converter.

Convert your FLV files (YouTube's videos) to MP3 fast. It's 100% free.

This is not a bad little site. It really works...



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Peter Murphy - A Strange Kind of Love ( Trent Reznor, Jeordie White)

His voice is still as good as it ever was. This track brings chills to me...

Peter Murphy - Strange Kind of Love

This is a good version of this track. He looks like he has been in the deep desert mining Spice...Blue Eyes are a sure sign of Fremen. This is from the "Deep" album as well.

Peter Murphy - Cuts You Up

1991. What a great album this came from "Deep" Was the title. Great quality for this vid as well. He is the Godfather of Goth...

Warm Leatherette - Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy

What a great version of this track!!! I always loved the original version when i went to Starz.