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I took my camera outside today and walked along the creek. Fall is not peaking yet, but color is finally coming into the area. It seems like most things have been green or brown with only the barest hint of red so far. I found spots of color, though. Outside photography is at its best in the fall.
To view the photos, click here and then follow each one by clicking on "<-- Newer Photo" just above the image. I started when there was barely any daylight. That first picture in the hyperlink is my favorite one of the group. The second favorite is this one (pictured here) last in the series of about 2 dozen images.
Here's another gem I found on EyeQ's site. It shows how many users are currently at your site. I used one of these-type things years ago, but it started slowing down the site. I had to remove it. This one claims to be "fast." See FastOnlineUsers.com (duh!). It might work. Ta-da! Here's how many people are reading this blog right now --> online. Astounding, isn't it?
Do you have a large file that is too big to
send to someone in e-mail?
YouSendIt.com is a
service where you can upload the file. They keep it for seven days. You
send the resulting link for the file to the person who needs to receive it. They can
then go to the site and download it.
This gets around e-mail size requirements every mail service has.
EyeQ invited me to join
a nice little free service. There's a kazillion moods to use, buddy lists
and a little web page indicator so you know how I feel at any time. Today, I feel -->
Check back later today or tomorrow for a different mood. As long as this
does not slow down page loading enough to notice, I want to keep it. I put this on my
main home, at the bottom of my main photo blog and
Click on the icon for a
message. (If I feel bad, be
sure to send presents. Money is good.)
I am running in 1920 by 1440, 75 mhz
mode on this NEC FE2111sb monitor. Wow, I love it! It took a
little time to get used to the high setting, but the more I use it, the
more I appreciate it - such as having the extra space on my taskbar at the
bottom of the screen and seeing more of a page without scrolling.
Today was garbage day. Our can sat by the
street. The garbage truck came. The can was emptied. While this happened,
I went out shopping and when I came home I grabbed the mail and the
garbage can to haul back to the house - just routine stuff someone does
without thinking. I was busy looking at the mail,
paying no attention to the garbage can on this warm, sunny day.
My daughter dropped by today. Our cats have never forgotten her and vie for her attention when she is here. Today, Muddy got her to open the window. He likes to be petted when he sits at this window. I guess it is the perfect life for a cat -- a window to watch the birds, a warm patch of sunlight and your own personal masseuse. He was in cat heaven. It almost looks like he is smiling in this photo. (Click to enlarge.)
I am green again in this quiz. It's my husband's favorite color so this is just as well. Actually, he looks pretty good in green clothes since his eyes are green. Although I think I am the opposite of this description.
Love one of today's entries at EnGadget.com -- they show a small keychain remote that turns off ALL the televisions in a house. That's all it does -- just turns off TVs - any kind - a must for every keychain. I hate the TV in the waiting room at our car dealer's place. It's always tuned to a show I can't stand. I suspect nearly everyone else in the waiting room would like it off rather than watch Jerry Springer.
This site was being highly praised on TV, so
much so, that I took a look at
EnGadget.com. It's great
-- with news about the latest gadgets around from phones to LCD monitors
to routers to the newest cameras along with a touch of commentary. Love
this, bookmarked it and will come back often.
Found an interesting referral counter at truefresco.org and am testing it out. I think I will keep this on the main page if it does not slow down page loading. It should show where you came from to get here. I'd rather have the code on my own site (the js file) but this might work out. I never could learn how to write my own referral program.
(Note: After using this for several hours, it credits the site itself too much and is slowing things down a little (darn, I wish I could find a decent script for this). I came in from Google, from other sites, using Mozilla, etc., and it credited all of those entrances as coming from the site itself, then somehow listed the home page twice. Maybe it knows my isp and refused to be fooled or maybe it is not that accurate. Anyway, I am flattered to have a visitor from Yahoo Italy.)
Fall color has not really arrived here. There
are spots of color, though, like in this sumac leaf. Seeing pictures that
friends were sending full of beautiful color, I was determined to find
Wedding expenses never cease it seems, but for a good
reason. The photo proofs from our photographer are in! Yay! I want an 8 by
10 of everything - ha! I need more wall space. We will have to build
another house just to hold the photos.