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AntwerpWarsaw BikiniIcelandHow the Soldier Repairs the GramophoneThe Original of LauraBrief Interviews with Hideous Men

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Game On

ISO 1600, 1/3200 sec @ f/7.1, 240mm
Nikon D90  |  Sigma 70.0-300.0mm f/4.0-5.6
Anonymous Ginger Bama Fan
Sun Life Stadium – Miami, Florida USA
January 7, 2013  4:18 PM
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Casting Shadows

ISO 100, 1/500 sec @ f/4.0, 28mm
Nikon D800  |  NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8
Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA
May 25, 2013  5:21 PM
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Visual Miscellany (live on tape from sunny FLA)

Spending the week in Palm Beach for internal audit managerial training.  Poor me.  Here’s some links.

Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard’s fish head scenes.

Paul Sahner’s NYC Grid: before and after photos of New York City.

Color photographs from 1930’s & 40’s USA.

Hot-dog Legs.

Walker Evans returns to MoMA after 75 years.

Denny Chimes

ISO 1600, 1/15 sec @ f/2.8, 28mm
Nikon D800  |  NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA
May 25, 2013  7:55 PM
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AinOS Update #1

I was so impressed with myself.

I should have been a little more worried when, on my trip to Fredericksburg, the little laptop that could gave me a bit of a scare by not turning on when I pushed the power button. After some jiggling, battery removal, etc. I was able to get it working.

Flash to last weekend when I decided to install a lightweight Linux distro on it. No problems. Fun stuff. I even broke down and bought a Linux OS reference book on Wednesday in an attempt to better understand the inner workings, command line interface, and so on. That night – yeah, did not turn on. And this time no amount of jiggling and tinkering would help.

Took it to the excellent (and grammaticaster-recommended) folks at I T Express in Cahaba Heights, where Will revived my desktop last year. Got the call Friday afternoon. Quote: “we tried everything we could… I think you’ve got a dead fish on your hands.” Sigh. So the project is on hold.

So, as this was going to be my new travel laptop, I begrudgingly searched for a used, older, similarly low-profile machine online. One that I could tinker with and restore to glory. I think I’ve found a viable replacement – a manufacturer refurbished ASUS VivoBook for like $300 bucks on NewEgg. So, to be continued.

That Vaio. She was a sweet little laptop, and will be missed.

Morgan Hall

ISO 100, 1/320 sec @ f/4.0, 28mm
Nikon D800  |  NIKKOR 28mm f/2.8   
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA
May 25, 2013  4:55 PM
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