The Laptop that wouldn’t Die

Laptop

WallStreet Laptop
It’s ALIVE !!

I was checking some dust covered laptop bags when this came to light.

A PowerBook G3 Wallstreet 500 MHz PPC Motorola processor. A 20 Gb hard drive 386 Mb RAM

It’s setup to dual boot MacOS 9.2.2 and X 10.3.9

Seems a shame to shitcan it. However, as many items we encounter during our lives, it is obsolete, as I am, and therefore must go.

It’s a Bitch Getting Old

I find my old eyes must defer to my visual impairment and alter the site color scheme. I will search for a combination that provides me with the best visual contrast for my condition.

If you do not like it, too bad. If you ain’t payin’ the bills, you got no dog in this fight. It does get more than a bit tedious
dealing with the limitations. Some days ….

eye
Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.

Secret Sex Life of Zucchini

Just outside your door, near where your children play and your pets roam, there is an orgy going on. Right under your very nose.

Male flowers are locked in a competition to see who wins the right to spread his progeny for next season.

I chuckle whenever I see the budding young male flowers, they remind me of “Audrey II” from the “Little Shop of Horrors” film.

Male Zucchini Bud
Young Male Squash Bud

In full bloom.

Male Zucchini
Male Squash Flower

The sought after prize.

Female Zucchini Life
Waiting patiently

The outcome?

A Zucchini the size of a Buick.

Flowers are so deliciously wicked.

Even the Moose get tired of Rain

This little guy and his momma showed up today during one of the heavier rain showers.

They wandered around, ate some of Pammy’s berries and stripped some branches off the trees. The young one then took exception to our pulsing sprinkler.

rain calf
I’m gonna stomp somethin’.

I don’t know why. The sprinkler was not running but something about that yellow and black hardware in the middle of the lawn really pissed it off.
It sniffed and pawed and finally stomped the sprinkler. It would walk away with a bit of a strut in its step as if to say, “Well, I certainly showed you.”

Then Pammy turned the water on. That really upset both the moose and it’s momma. Note the hackle standing up on the back of the neck. If you ever see a moose with its hair up like that, just walk away. Now ! It would charge the sprinkler until it was hit with the stream then it would back off. It did this over and over.

Finally, they moved off into the woods. Pammy gave it about five minutes then moved to turn off the hose.

Momma came charging out of the woods snorting and grunting. Pammy was in no danger as she was behind the fence. The moose made several threatening moves toward the now running sprinkler but didn’t like to get sprayed in the snoot or the boot.

Even the moose get cranky in the rain.

The 6000 Pound Elephant in the Room

That would be Facebook.

At one time I had this nifty little WordPress plugin “Add Link to FaceBook” that worked like a champ.

If I made a new post on this blog, the plug-in would automagically interface with FaceBook and share a link on my business page. “http://www.facebook.com/fortymilephoto”

Then FaceBook decided that was a bad thing to have. They first made changes to the API so you had to stay on your toes keeping up to date.
Then it just quit working, the plug-in developers decided it was way too much work for their free efforts.

So it died.

Seems Facebook wants you to compose your offsite content to their “standards” before you publish a link. It would be nice if Facebook would vet the links to be sure there are no nasties associated with the link. People will click on anything.

From the Alaska Garden

We are running much cooler this summer with heavy cloud cover and cold rain. The garden is running about 4 weeks behind. First frost is no more than 6 weeks off.

The crops are struggling mightily to reach maturity. Yields will be low.

Squash Blossom
Alaska Squash Blossom – iPhone 5s – handheld

This blossom is over 6 inches across and the plant is throwing leaves that are over a foot square. I don’t recall the zucchini of my Indiana youth being so large.

Cauliflower and cabbage are putting out monster leaves as well.

For more images, please visit my Photo Gallery

Alaska Moose enjoying the end of Winter

Cabin Fever may soon rear its ugly head here in SouthCentral Alaska.

The daylight hours are rapidly approaching 12 hours per day, each day we are currently gaining close to 6 minutes a day.

The sun has warmth in it again and the weather has been clear and sunny for the last week. The temps are near freezing during the day and then plummet to the negative over night.

The snow is still three foot deep and the temp reminds you that winter has not relaxed her icy grip.

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Denali in Winter

We thank you for your support and encouragement.

Please be considerate of others

When you pull up and stop to view the Northern Lights, please do not do as this person.

Once you park, turn off your lights
Once you park, turn off your lights

There is absolutely no reason for this. Once you have put the vehicle in park, shutdown your lights. If you can not run the engine / heater in your car without the lights being on, please go somewhere else and don’t spoil the dark skies for others. The driver in the above vehicle sat for two hours without moving. Motor running, lights on, nobody home.

And for those of you who just don’t “get it”. No one is saying you should turn out your lights while moving. Only a fool would think that.