Saturday, September 06, 2014

A Creative Couple Weeks

These last couple weeks have been unusually high in creative output at our household.  First was the Mission Delicious video conceived and developed by Anna ...

Then Julie drew this Mehndi art on a lamp shade as a gift for Laura...

 Last night I made a Soma puzzle cube from 27 - 1/2" wood cubes. Which made 7 unique puzzle pieces. Then had Anna solve the puzzle before I let her decide how to paint it.

This morning at Home Depot Anna and I made a bird house together.
Picture to follow.

Today Julie painted this Seagull on Driftwood scene.
Seagull on Driftwood Key Rack/Jewelry Organizer/Leash Rack

Then she also repainted these Lobster Pot Buoys we found on our Irish Beach vacation in July.
Lobster Pot Buoy / Nautical Decor / Beach Decor / Coastal Decor

Later on Sunday I made the frame for a 36" x 60" HardieBacker board for next mosaic Julie is planning on starting in the coming weeks.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Friends World Committee for Consultation Weekend

Spent the weekend from Friday after work until after Sunday's Church service recording videos of talks given during the Friends World Committee for Consultation conference. Our little church was one of ~4 hosting locations internationally for this event. We had originally planned on streaming live to the Church's YouTube account but ran into delayed shipping on the cameras we were going to use for this. So, we just recorded with a nice video camera and planned to edit and upload the videos after the conference. As it turns out editing is a lot of effort when you have 16-20 hours of HD video. I'm trying out just uploading to YouTube and using their web based editing tools to combine and trim each segment (the files were split into less than 4GB segments or Windows probably would have choked on them).

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Case for my Nexus 10

Found this cover for my Nexus 10 back in January and it has performed great!  it sill looks as good as new and still holds my tablet firmly. I'd buy it again. It was incredibly inexpensive and with Amazon Prime it shipped fast for free!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chicken Ranch beach in Inverness, CA

Anna posing on Chicken Ranch beach in Inverness, CA

Monday, April 01, 2013

Drobo mini looks pretty neat!

Check out this review by John P from Geek Beat!
Everyone needs to have a backup plan.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Waves at Sunset

Waves at Sunset by HarryCjr
Waves at Sunset, a photo by HarryCjr on Flickr.
While apparently I think one of those two photos in my last post are eye catching it seems this one is more popular, by far, from other peoples view. Even my wife thought this photo wasn't as interesting, though she isn't enamored with the Sea Fence either. The more I look at it though the more I really like it too!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sea Ranch Photos

Here are two photos I took while visiting Sea Ranch recently. I can't decide which one is a better angle for the shot.
Sea FenceSea Fence
Click through to my flickr site and take a look at each a tittle larger and see what you think. The Light box view is a pretty good way to view photos on flickr.

Friday, May 18, 2012

California Mission Mosaic School Project

End of year school project and final report was about California Missions. Each student selected a mission to do a report on.  Anna selected Santa Ines. Instead of doing a typical model out of cardboard panels or creating a story board to go with her report we decided it would be nice to make something we could keep and display for years to come.  So, Anna made a 3'x5' tile mosaic.  We will mount this on the wall out by the pool and deck. It weighs 80+ lbs so, getting it to her school took a bit of effort.

Watch at YouTube

Saturday, March 17, 2012

YouTube on Roku!? Not anymore.

I guess I missed this somewhere along the way but apparently if you own a Roku and have an existing install of the Private / unofficial YouTube channel then your still able to access YouTube on the device, but if you haven't installed the channel then new installs will not work. Apparently the developer of the channel used a video stream option that leaves out the adds. I was hoping I could add the Google Play movie channel to my Roku and rent movies from Google just like I do from Amazon. If Google prevents this then they are hampering the uptake of their movie streaming service.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Winter Beach Getaway!

Furry Cows near Petaluma, CA
Spent Sunday afternoon in Point Reyes, CA! The weather was great so we decided we needed a beach day, and drove out to Drakes Beach. On the drive down we had to stop and take a photo of these big freaky woolly long horn cows.

child and bird prints in the sand
The temperature was perfect and we strolled along the beach looking for "sea glass". We came across a first for us, huge Elephant seals sunning themselves on the beach. I managed to get pretty close and take some photos and a short video of one of the seals.

Of course after enjoying the beach for a few hours we had  to hit our favorite restaurant in Point Reyes, Cafe Reyes for a good dinner before heading back home.
For us a visit to Point Reyes is always fun no matter the weather or time or year.