Blog ~ Anniversary–8 Years with, 11/30

Moved from to in November 30, 2008.


Thanks to my readers who have made the journey enjoyable. I appreciate you reading my posts & pages, looking at my photography, and for leaving comments. You make blogging enjoyable. I look forward to another year. See you next time. THANKS!!!

Blog ~ rolls out Google Translate Widget, 11/25

A new blog feature thanks to

Find mine on the right sidebar just above my last 10 articles published. Use the Google Translate Widget to select any of 92 languages you want to read this blog in. Enjoy.



News ~ The results of the 2016 USA Presidential Race, 11/09

This is not what I hoped for, nor is it what I think is best for America.


Entertainment ~ WIDU 2016 Anniversary Celebration–58 Years, 10/01-10/08

I am all geared up and ready to go.


This is a really BIG event, celebrated annually. I attended 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I took pictures and interesting panoramas with my DSLR and iPhone 6 Plus. Saturday’s performances are rescheduled [November 17, 2016] because of Hurricane Matthew.


I ordered the Nanuk Case to carry my DJI Osmo Mobile and hoped to again capture good pictures and some video. I’ll now do so the 17th of next month. Stay safe this weekend as we face the storm. Until…

FTC ~ Roof Rack–Rhino-Rack USA Vortex Trackmount Roof Rack Finally Ships, 09/27

Ordered 09/05–22 days later, it ships. I await its delivery…

Now, I can soon [maybe 09/29] install it [mod #10]


Storm ~ Lightning Damage–07/30 Thunderstorm, Fayetteville, North Carolina,Update, 09/16

I suspect another damaged piece of electronics–my AT7T Micro Cell.

I noticed my iPhone no longer uses the AT&T Microcell for a stronger signal. On troubleshooting and conferring [09/11] with AT&T, we determined it is not working. I wonder if it died, as many other pieces of electronics died as a result of lightning 07/30.


The larger box is the one that stopped working. I received the smaller one, AC Adapter, & LAN Cable today. There is signal joy again.


I received a new Microcell [M-Cell] today–installed. Once again, I have a stronger signal [see the upper left-hand corner of the featured image] in the house and yard.


Technology ~ iOS10 X 3 & Watch OS 3, 09/13

I guess 2 out of 3 is not bad, unless you use an additional 3 hours installing iOS10 on 1 phone.

That is what happened to me.img_1988

The graphic on the right was my “friend” for nearly 2.5 hours Tuesday afternoon [from about 2:10 – 4:20 pm EDT].

Thanks to Terri Clevenger, AppleCare iOS & Mac Senior Advisor, and some luck, I recovered and went on to complete the installation.

I learned that others had this problem as well. Apple said:

The issue has been “quickly resolved” and impacted a small number of users during the first hour of availability. In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already, you should back up your iPhone before downloading iOS 10.

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