I Made An Art

I took some clips from quadcopter footage I shot, put them in a pleasing order, tossed in a very cool effect and then added some good music and I kind of like how this came out. Mostly.


Thursday Spring Has Sprung SUP Surf!

After what has seemed like an endless cold, wet winter, spring appears to have made an appearance and this week has been increasingly nice out! I was able to get out for a little SUP surf after work yesterday and had a good time but wowee am I out of surf shape! Here's hoping we get lots of beach time in this weekend!


Some Random Thoughts and Links

The college entrance cheating scandal is going to get worse before people move on to the next scandal. It isn't news that rich people abuse their positions, money and connections, it isn't news that mothers are crazy about being able to brag about which college their kid goes to, but it is kind of news that they are so brazen about simply bullying their way through life with their wallets.

And it is rather delicious to see Felicity Huffman's rah rah self-empowerment posts coming back to be shoved in her fraud face. Or Lori Laughlin's kid admitting she didn't care which college she went to. The lion's share of the blame rests on the mom's shoulders. I'm sure the dads are culpable too, same for the kids but, imo, the driving force behind the college entrance scandal is so that the soccer moms can brag to the other ones about their super duper amazing kids who really aren't all that super duper amazing (or at least not in the way that allows their vain moms to brag about).

Cutting through the sensationalist aspects of it, the cheaters are shallow creatures needing to accumulate brags to fend off their own insecurities.

Then there's this awful story about an off-duty cop driving way too fast and crashing his car into a car full of people and ending up killing a 1 year old child. Then it gets weird because the child's mother, who wasn't driving the car that got hit, was charged with negligent homicide for not tightening the child's car seat straps enough... Yeah.

In lighter news, my budding artist son and I are collaborating on a design project to make a cool 3d printable widget in Tinkercad. I am also more than a little addicted to these primitive build videos.


Golden Light Over Its Beach

This is one of my favorite videos I've shot recently and I only wish I'd left my camera there for a much longer time!

Not Sure Why I Keep This Site....

So, I just renewed my domain for another year and then noticed I haven't even actually posted anything here in almost a year.

Which makes me ask why I keep this site anymore?

With the impending euthanasia of G+, I think it makes a bit more sense to keep this blog alive as I have no new social media home to relocate to yet. I tried MeWe but it felt wrong and is, from other reports, a happy place for Nazis so that's a no. I'm on Pluspora but find the lack of an ability to block people to make it hard for me to invest time and energy there.

I've been tempted to repost my entire G+ over here as it is apparently somewhat easy to do but then I have to ask myself why. Don't get me wrong, I am upset that Google is killing off G+ as I will never use Facebook but is there a reason to repost years and years of posts from there over here? I'm not sure there is.

I have been tweeting quite a bit lately and expanded my reach there which has been mostly pretty positive with the occasional douchebag being douchey.

I will try to post over here more regularly and probably will, at least until a new social networking home becomes available.