Archive for July, 2005

A Used Marine Flare

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

I used some expired marine flares just to dispose of them. I thought they were very well designed and very safe. This article talks about my experience with them.

Psychology of Writing The Blog

Monday, July 11th, 2005

After 50-60 blog entries, I’ve noticed two things: 1) When I shoot pictures, I now think about the panoramic format when I compose the frame (i.e. “How would it look on my blog?”), and 2) I’m a lot wordier than I thought I was. Writing these excerpts has helped me realize I need to be more concise.

High Power Rocket Launch

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

This weekend’s fun was attending a high-powered model rocket launch, sponsored by Huntsville Area Rocketry Association. They got permission to use a huge sod farm for their launch, plus a waiver from the FAA for flights up to 12,000 feet.

Warning Sticker on Playground Equipment

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

This sticker on playground equipment warns of death for misuse.

Got Another Postcard from Rome

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

During my recent trip to Italy, I mailed myself some postcards. This one arrived from Rome. It took 23 days to get here.

Public Transportation in Italy

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Italy’s public transportation system is pretty good. If you travel to Italy, Rome in particular, I suggest you find out as much about the transit system as you can in advance. There seemed to be few signs, pamphlets, etc. that explained how things worked. The in-town train was a lot like the system in New York. It ran on-time most of the time, was jam packed with people, and had lots of graffiti.


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