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January 30, 2009

No power, day 3.

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:16 am
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Just a quick update. No power yet. House was 46F inside last night.  Skippy brought over a kerosene heater and got part of the inside up to 64F this morning.  No water due to a pinhole leak under the kitchen sink.  All in all, it could be worse, but it could also be better!

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January 29, 2009

I needed a laugh

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:14 pm
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After the last 48hrs I needed a laugh.  I got one from this:

Still hurtin’

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 9:39 am
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24hrs without power or heat.  House is 54 inside this morning and falling. Candles make a lousy heat source.  No thaw today.  Lucky to hit 30 degrees. No sun.

Yard looks bad in the light of day.  Hope my big trees survive.

My back yard

My back yard

My poor trees

My poor trees

January 28, 2009

This morning s*cks

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 10:15 am
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3 inches of snow yesterday. 1+ inch of ice last night.  Snowing again this morning.  Lost tons of branches off the two big maples in the back yard. Lost power at 7:50 this morning.  Come on spring!

First photo is the back yard this morning. Too dark, but you can see a few of the MANY branches that have come down.

The back yard this morning

The back yard this morning

 The next photo is from the window at work.  Snowing again. Suppose to get another 3 inches before it quits.

The view from the office window

The view from the office window

January 27, 2009

Being a lawyer is sometimes a sh*tty job

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 2:53 pm
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Read here.

The United States of Eugenics

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:00 am
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What in the world have we come to?

UPDATE: Apparently this is getting jettisoned for now.  I am cynical enough to believe that it will get inserted back into the bill later.

UPDATE 2: This is, of course, the logical conclusion of the thinking reflected above.

January 25, 2009

Movies I have to watch

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:46 pm
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UPDATE: I can’t believe I forgot this one. Other People’s Money

There are some movies that, whenever I run across them on TV, I just have to stop and watch them.  These aren’t necessarily the best films, or the ones that I personally like the most, but they are for some reason very compelling.  The list is in no particular order.

1. The Usual Suspects

2. A Few Good Men

3. Rio Bravo

4. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

5. Airplane

6. The Magnificent Seven

7. The Longest Day

8. Fight Club

9. Three Amigos

There are probably more, but these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

January 22, 2009

101st post

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:08 am
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This is my 101st post since moving my blog to WordPress last June.  I haven’t posted as often as I’ve wanted, but I am not unpleased with my effors so far.

In any event, the photo below is one of my older models from a few years ago.  I took the picture and sent it to my friend and fellow club member Randy Fuller, who cleaned it up and edited it and sent it back.  The resulting photo looks much better then the actual model. 

This has raised a question in my mind.  How much can you edit a picture of a model before it is dishonest to put the photograph out in public as being representitive of the actual model.  Should you fix flaws on your model with photo-editing software and publish the photos, even on the internet, without disclosing what you have done?  To me, this is an interesting question.  I’ve come up with some preliminary answers, but until I’ve hashed all this out in my mind, I’ll reserve expressing my opinion for a subsequent post.

Romanian 109

Romanian 109

January 21, 2009

Iowahawk does it even more again.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:15 am
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This one will have you spitting coffee at your computer screen.

January 19, 2009

Let’s hear it for Canada

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:19 pm
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Looks like Canada has shown some real intelligence in who they let in. (Finally!)

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