My apologies to all my cat-junkie readers for the silence of the last few weeks. Here are a few pictures of Alice to make up for the dearth.
Usually Alice covers the vent up completely, but on this day she was feeling generous and let a little warm air out for the rest of us.
In some households all this stuff might go right into the recycle bin, but then where would the kitties sleep?
With all the uncertainty surrounding the water-tightness of our roof we never got around to getting a Christmas tree this year. So I put lights on the cat tree. I don't know if you'll be able to see her, but Alice is peeking out of there.
Oh yeah, comments are back on. I still don't know what went wrong, so it may break again, but for the moment it seems to be working okay.
Happy new year, everyone!
This picture was taken the day after this glove's debut in my video posting back on 12/1, so I can't take credit for spotting it here under its blanket of snow.
The glove stayed there on the bench for about a week but on the Monday following a weekend planting party in the area it was gone.
This was in Lincoln City, OR where we spent Thanksgiving weekend. If the sky weren't completely blown out you could see the Pacific Ocean about even with the fence by the bushes in the background.
I've been having problems with the old blog. Still not sure what the problem is. Comments are disabled for the moment while I investigate and slog toward a solution.
In the mean time, be sure to click on the flickr pictures in the sidebar to see my new nephew!
I see Thelonious Monk. What do you see?
One of the hacks in O'Reilly's cool Digital Photography Hacks book made me want to get an UltraPod mini tripod, so when I saw an Eddie Bauer branded one at the outlet store in Lincoln City over the weekend I snagged it. As you can see, it very nicely straps to the stem on my mountain bike and allows me to do timelapse movies of bike rides like I've been wanting to do for a long time. (Yes, I am a big dork. Why do you ask?)
Today I tried it out and took this movie (38 second 6.2MB AVI video Beware of that link if you're on a dialup connection (this means you, Mom)) of my daily commute route. There's a little surprise about half-way through that should be amusing to my regular readers.
My camera (Pentax Optio S4) takes 1-minute video clips but it has a feature to spread that one minute out over 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 minutes of real time. This movie was shot in 20x mode. 10x wouldn't be long enough for my commute unless I rode a bit faster than I tend to, or took a more car-filled route.