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Photography

Views from the Viaduct

At near midnight on January 11th, 2019, the state of Washington closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct permanently after more than sixty years ferrying cars along the Seattle waterfront. The dull roar that made it impossible to hold a conversation in Victor Steinbrueck Park disappeared and with it a calm that the waterfront has not heard […]

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Photography

Still More Black and White Photography

This week was a bit of a weird one with some travel mixed in with family visiting. As such I did not get to take as many photos that I considered to be any good as I had the previous two weeks. This week was also the week that our class didn’t have an outing […]

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Technology

Backing Up Your Backups

Like anyone who cares about the data that is on his or her computer, I keep backups. I don’t have the backups run automatically, as is the default in primary operating system, macOS. I also don’t do backups very often. But I do want to keep my data safe, encrypted, and off-site but also still […]

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Photography

More Black and White Photography

At the second week of the black and white photography class that I am taking we did a field trip to the Seattle Museum of Flight. I also took some pictures around the University of Washington campus. I also stood in the pouring rain in the pitch black to take some pictures of rain falling […]

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Photography

Black and White Photography

I began taking a black and white photography class at the North Seattle College continuing education program last week. One week in and it’s just been a bunch of people who are seemingly good photographers show me their photographs and saying “try looking at things this way!” But we had an assignment the first week […]

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Photography

So Long, Alaskan Way Viaduct

Earlier this evening the state of Washington permanently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, a scar on the Seattle waterfront since the early 1950s. Before it closed I went down there to take some pictures. I felt that black and white really captured the lack of color that the waterfront has with this behemoth towering over […]

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Technology

Using Let’s Encrypt With HAProxy

Part of rebuilding this website was rebuilding the server and reevaluating all of the technologies that I had put together. Previously I had purchased certificates from Comodo and paid $50 for two year certificates and and hoped that I guessed what names I wanted in the SAN correctly for the next two years. It was […]

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A new year, a new blog.

For those of you who still check here you definitely noticed that my blog was inaccessible since Augustish when I decided to take it down. At that time I concluded that the microblog full of quips and pithy comments that I had kept for more than a decade had grown stale and tired. As I […]