Lots of Gallery Updates

With the snow in Medford tonight, this is a great opportunity to post a backlog of images to the galleries.

Animals came first. A few new images of Mateo on Page 2 having fun in the snow. Next are Pictures of Stella the Schmitten. She’s the newest addition to the Family. Someday we’ll get a picture with all four animals in one spot.

Next was pictures of the Cold weather and Snow Storm in Medford Oregon. A neighbor had a broken spigot yesterday that had to be fixed.
The last stuff is random pictures. I found some old ones from Oscon 2002. I added a Random Buildings section with a great BK resteraunt to start it off.

I’ve still got more to fix but it’s time to call it a night.

Tagless Back after brief outage

My internet connection got popped on Tuesday.  I can’t complain to much, it was free.  I was already moving everything out to a new internet hosted service anyway so this just rushed it a bit.  Both the galleries and tagless are back online now.

Patio Update

I’ve posted pictures from the Patio remodel in the Home Improvement Gallery finally.  The pictures are actually behind by a bit.  I’ve got most of the electrical conduit in place now. The only part of the exterior conduit left is to punch the conduit into the box with a 3/4 inch hole.  The interior stuff for the garage is still left as well as wiring the new lights under the patio.  Lots to do, but the improvement is already noticeable.  The new patio doesn’t leak.  That’s huge.  the old patio cover would leak back down the side of the house and even into the garage.  The new roof hasn’t leaked either, but that’s a bit more of the normal.

Painful TV Ads

We’ve all seen them, those ads that are just painful to watch.  I saw an ad tonight that makes you understand why some people are on TV and others are in Radio.  The TV person in the ad is completely natural and relaxed.  Looks calm, comfortable and attentive.  The radio person makes every motion look like it’s an effort and keeps bouncing her head between the camera and the tv guy.

Now I understand that if you spend all day in front of a camera, you get very comfortable doing that.  The radio person can probably talk through anything. The problem for me comes from the fact that by putting someone like that on TV trying to fake being natural, they destroy the commercial.  I can’t remember what the commercial was for but am still pained by how bad the acting is.

At this point I think that anyone who could put together a group(maybe 15) of good actors with camera’s and a decent editing setup could come in and take over a tremendous chunk of the local advertising production market.

Firewood for the Season

My brother, a friend and I pulled out about a cord of firewood in three hours this morning.  An hour of driving on each side and about 45 minutes to stack it all up at my brother’s house and he’s got firewood for the season.  Not bad for an $11 BLM permit to cut the wood and gas to/from.