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  • What Photo Editor? Photoshop and Lightroom FTW!

    What photo program should you use if you want to fix, edit, or improve your photographs?  A great question! For those that know me, you know my favorite price is “Free.”  If I can find a free tool to do...


  • Saving those “Bad” pictures

    Have you ever had that one picture that you really wanted, but the camera shook, or moved, when you pressed the trigger? (I mean, really–you think *I* moved?) It turns out that Adobe has some truly magical features built into...


  • Photography: Lessons from Film and Digital

    A few reflections on Film and Digital (now that I am scanning in a lot of old negatives.) 1. My ability to shoot and process film got better over time, but film still has issues 2. Dust on negatives: not...


  • Will America Accept the Rule of Law?

    I will be interested to see how many people (the pro-Obamacare community) get up in arms over this decision. I mean, heck, the Fourth circuit court is already in opposition.  What decision?  Well, the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit...


  • Part 3 of the “Internet of Things”

    Part 3 of the Internet of Things series. “Following on from his first and second articles Steve Brady is continuing his topic of the internet of things. In this third part he explains how the data can be shared and...


  • Laws Against Distracted Driving (No-Texting): Making for Unsafe Roads?

    In a conversation over on my cousin’s Facebook wall, I was pointing out that the rate of accidents (And fatalities) per million miles traveled has been steadily declining over the past 20 years or so. With a noteable exception: In...


  • Customer Service at National Monuments (and everywhere!)

    PROCESS MANAGEMENT:I just returned from a cross-country trip helping my son move to Colorado Springs.  We made a nice trip out of it, taking the time to do some site-seeing along the way, including the St Louis Arch, and the...


  • Part 2–Internet of Things

    My second article in the series on “The Internet of Things” is now posted over at Eye for Transport. In this article, I tackle the Internet of Things for SMALL BUSINESS. “a well designed dashboard integrating the measures, with appropriate...


  • Part 1 of my Internet of Things series

    I am starting a series over at Eye For Transport, talking about the ‘Internet of Things.”  I am taking a different tack in approaching this topic.  I see the internet of things as not just connecting, but Please, take a minute,...


  • Taxing “Because they do it” is Insanity

    Many say that PA needs to follow the lead of other Natural Gas producing states, and have a severance tax on natural gas. That we “need” the tax revenues. That we are the “laughing stock” of these states because we...