AVGeek - Back to Where it Started

Posted on Tue 07 November 2023 in Photography

My first full frame mirrorless camera purchase was made 4-5 years ago - a Sony a7R ii. I bought this camera because I decided I was going to be a storm chaser and I needed some good gear to really document all of the tornadoes I see. Turns out that's not …

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The Stupid Watch Works (For Me)

Posted on Tue 31 October 2023 in Technology

Yes hello, have I mentioned that I am an Apple fanboy? No? Okay, well, I really like Apple products. I think I've talked about this in more than one of my posts. However, there was one Apple product I never liked and I never saw the use case for, and …

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Posted on Thu 26 October 2023 in Reflection

I still need to finish yesterdays update, but I want to just write a few things on my mind today. First, I've restructured my directory layout a bit and have no idea if it will break everything or not.

I am not a healthy person. A lot of days I …

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My Photo Portfolio Website - Good? Definitely Not Good Enough!

Posted on Wed 25 October 2023 in Web

I don't know a lot, but at this point I can tell you one thing that I do know is that I am more obsessed with perfecting my photo portfolio website than I am with going out and capturing the best content to put in it. I have all of …

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Python Scripts for Managing my Photo Nightmare

Posted on Tue 24 October 2023 in Technology

Not too much of an update to share today, I just felt like I haven't wrote much in a bit and sometimes I just need to write ...something. Anyway - Today I put some of the Python utilities that I created along with ChatGPT's help out on a GitHub Repository.

These …

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Great Gray Owls in Minnesota - 2021

Posted on Fri 20 October 2023 in Wildlife

I spent some time this afternoon looking through all of the pictures I took in 2021 and realized just how good of a year that was. I didn't have top end equipment, but I had good equipment. I was very new in my photography journey, and didn't always think about …

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2024: Goals?

Posted on Fri 20 October 2023 in reflection

With only a couple months left in 2023, I figured this is a good opportunity to look forward to 2024 and figure out what I want out of the year. While I am not much of a planner and often like to be spontaneous and make plans a day or …

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Mac Gaming: Almost 😠

Posted on Tue 17 October 2023 in Technology

Ever since I was in high school, PC gaming had been an enormous part of my life. Diablo II was the first game that pulled me in which eventually led me to Warcraft III which led me to Dota, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and more. It isn't until …

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mnowls.com - Owl Tracker

Posted on Mon 16 October 2023 in Technology

You might notice a few links on the left to a few various simple web tools I have put together. The one I want to talk about today is the Owl Tracker.

What Is the Owl Tracker? The Owl Tracker is a tool that uses the eBird API to pull …

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Did ChatGPT Save My Career?

Posted on Fri 13 October 2023 in Technology

I work in tech. I'm not entirely sure what exactly my job title is these days, but I call myself a DevOps engineer. I'm much more "ops" than I am "dev," though. I like to think of myself as pretty creative and full of ideas for projects and weird one-off …

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