Posts from June, 2006

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Website: The Great Blog Migration

Monday, 26 June 2006

Had a free weekend (“free” being a relative term, of course) so I migrated my faux-blog to my own hosted server. I’m feeling progressively crappier, but I think that is sinus related as opposed to coding related.

I had no idea that my hosting provider (lunarpages, not as evil as most hosts) actually provides its clients with as many instances of WordPress as we can handle. Now, I’m not a blog snob but I do like having the ability to categorize posts. How has blogger lasted so long without categories?

Anyway, it was a weekend’s worth of work, but 99.8% of that was formatting the display template. The default was “pretty,” but I wanted the look and feel to merged seamlessly with my main site.

Hike: Prince William Forest Park

Sunday, 18 June 2006

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I made my third shooting trip in three days today. It was miserably hot, and while I was pleasantly surprised at how big Prince William Forest Park was, I was startled at its lack of photogenic-ness (at least the Pyrite Mine Loop). A butterfly flirted with me for a couple of minutes (highlight of the afternoon), but then grew bored with me and flew off.

Prince William Forest Park
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Photos: Monuments of the National Mall

Saturday, 17 June 2006

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I had a spare Saturday night with little to do, so made my semi-annual treck around D.C.’s national monuments at night. I last did it in 2003, and haven’t done it with my new camera. It’s amazing how much of a difference the camera makes …

Monuments of the National Mall
http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclevanya/sets/…5337/

Hike: Cedarville State Park, Maryland

Friday, 16 June 2006

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It’s Friday / Flexday season at work again finally, and I took the day to hike part of the Cedarville State Park, located about 15 miles southeast of the District. Interesting park, with lots of recreational opportunites, like fishing, boating and archery. Not a heck of a lot to look at, but there is pleant of it there to wander around.

Cedarville State Park, Cedarville, Maryland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclevanya/sets/…4168/