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Family Fall Festival

Family Fall Festival

dsc_3573With the Fall Festival, I had another chance to practice sometime night-time shots. I’m still working on how to get the proper exposure and focus every time.. and of course, trying to stay out of “Auto” mode!

On Saturday night, I tried some shots with slow shutter speeds, and quickly learned I needed to compensate with my ISO settings! (The first shot, 2 sec shutter, 3200 ISO, was pure white!) After a few experiments, I liked the shots I came up with! Though, I can certainly see the need for a tripod!

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Our new server is now online!

Our new server is now online!

Keeping step with our ‘every other year’ pattern, it was time to update our primary server. Although our past server, “mercury” had kept up well, it was time to move into our newest digital home. As of now, all services are being hosted on “jeremiah”!

A few top new features:

  • Linode virtual hardware, fully scalable.
  • Latest version of Ubuntu, 16.04.1 LTS.
  • MySQL 5.7, PHP 5.6, PhpMyAdmin
  • Postfix SMTP with TLS support.

As forwarding domain mail to Gmail accounts has become the new normal for most users, our new server allows SMTP server access with TLS support. This means you can now use your personal gmail account to send and receive mail from your domain name.

If you have any issues with your services, or have questions on how you can use some of the new features, please contact me anytime!

Jeromy
783-3388

New York City

New York City

40With limited time for a true ‘vacation’, I tried to be optimistic and think of a fun and memorable trip for my son and I, and a single idea popped into my mind… “Let’s get hotdogs in Central Park”.

In a one day trip – there by plane in the morning, home by train in the evening (and through the night!) – with only 8 hours and 12 minutes in New York City, here is what we did:

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Jumps #528, #529

Jumps #528, #529

10176132_10152440382074413_5006960031370003559_nI must say, over the last two years there were times when I wasn’t sure if I would jump again or not.

Certainly, there is no debate over how important skydiving was to me in the past, but my life has been changed and rearranged in many ways since then.

Today though, I can simple say that I am glad I had skydiving in my life when I did, as it was able to teach me many lessons that I would not have learned otherwise.  Today especially, I am glad that what I learned, both in the external skills and the internal knowledge, have been able to stay with me for long past the currency of my license.

As for the jumps, I was able to get two in, the first to remind me how much of flying ability I’ve retained.. and the second to remind me how many of my skills I’ve lost!  All in all, a most blessed day.