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Reviving Droid

  • Posted on September 22, 2012 at 7:56 pm

One of my favorite hobbies is reviving old computers and electronic devices.  Most of them have been built to last a long time, but technology passes them by long before they wear out.  A good example is my old Motorola Droid, the original Android device.  Our Verizon contract ran out, and both of our Droids have been replaced by an HTC Incredible (Android) for me and an iPhone 4S (Georgia).  Faster, prettier, snazzier. Continue reading Reviving Droid…

Postcards from Yellowstone

  • Posted on September 20, 2012 at 9:30 am
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View Larger Map Park service gift stores no longer stock film and flashbulbs or prephotographed slides or View Master reels of  scenic wonders, and their postcard collection is hidden in a corner.  How long has it been since you have sent or received one? I think I still have a lot of 20 cent postcard stamps somewhere (it now costs 32 cents to mail one, which is just about what they cost to buy). So in lieu of postcards, here are some pictures we took a couple of days ago at Yellowstone National Park.  You have seen thousands of photos like…

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Tetons

  • Posted on September 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm
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A dangreous forest fire near Jackson has brought lots of firefighters to the area, and depending on the prevailing winds, your view of the Grand Tetons can be obscured by smoke. We drove from our condo in Wilson (west of Jackson and on the way to the Jackson Hole ski area) on the back road to Jackson Lake Lodge.  Along the way, we were stopped: gridlock on the dirt road.  It seems that several people were ignoring the copious Park Service warnings about wild animals, and  were chasing a good sized bear with their digital cameras and zoom lenses ready.…

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