I installed a new version of WordPress, the software that runs this blog, today. Security updates are good. But new version needs a lot more testing before being releases so that sites don’t require constant updates. Sadly, there are few if any good alternatives, especially ones that are truly in the spirit of FOSS.
I’m not under the weather; but I’ve already started wearing a hat and drinking hit apple cider. Where did the summer go? Hopefully we’ll get a few more glorious days before fall weather is here to stay. Of course, we don’t have a hurricane season around here, so we’ve got nothing to really complain about.
Our camera shut off for some unknow reason when we were making a movie so we only have the beginning, unfortunately. It wasn’t the battery, it just stopped recording. So, you’ll have to use your imagination for what happens next. Even though there really isn’t a model that appeals to us, it’s looking more and more like we need a replacement.
A few weeks ago, I stopped eating all of the junk food that I consume in between meals. I still miss it; but I’ve definitely lost some weight and feel better. I know I eat too much of it as … Continue reading
You can’t really tell from the pictures; but it’s was totally dark outside when we took these photographs. Summer is definitely winding down. In fact, there was a bit of a chill in the air when we finished our row. … Continue reading
We’ve winding down the dog days of summer and are enjoying each and every one of them. Labor Day is right around the corner and we are not happy to see it arrive. This summer has flown past in a blink of an eye. We did a twilight row this week that was MUCH earlier than it would have been last month. It’s becoming very clear that we don’t have that much summer left. So, we are going to enjoy it while it lasts.
As you might expect, since we were making a longer movie, there’s a part 2. On Friday, we’ll post pictures or video of the beginning.
Here is a video of one of our more typical methods of preparation. Unfortunately, we do not have the reverse. Maybe next week. I’m kinda annoyed that I lost the battery.
No good sound on video yet so here is a photograph while we work on things. We also need to investigate newer and better equipment. Of course, we had yet another power outage this week so I’m starting to think our next big purchase may need to be a backup generator. Rainy days when the ground is saturated and we don’t have electricity to run our sump pump are starting to worry me. Especially since our basement is finished and carpeted.
I did some investigation of the problems with the audio and determined that the microphone picks up more noise bed than it actually being produced. The sound is there; but it isn’t as prominent in real life as it appears in the videos we make. I don’t know if it’s the location of the camera and attached microphone or if it’s a flaw in the sound pic up itself. But its MUCH louder relative to other sounds. Neither of our phones can be attached to a tripod but it we need to do some investigation with other cameras.