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Turner Field

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So here I am at Turner Field. Seeing the Braves at home literally brings me down to a handful of teams I haven't seen at their home ballpark. For those of you counting at home, that's 25 of the 30 MLB teams at home, 33 MLB venues, and 9 stadiums to go...I'm particularly glad to check this one off the list, because it's bugged me since 1999 that I haven't seen a game here.  A June business trip to Atlanta that year concluded the morning that the Yankees were arriving in town for a game that evening, but I failed to seize that opportunity. So, now I can just sit back and watch the likes of Pujols and Holliday of the visiting Cardinals take on that guy who just surpassed Mantle's career RBI total and his Braves teammates. Anyway, back to the game....

Finding my Pulse

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My last post was from my iPad. Now this...


Sometimes I feel like writing, and I do mean writing; not typing. With that, I picked up this gadget, to see how I might use it.


When in a meeting last week, I thought this device would have come in handy--transcribing a few words and a simple diagram from a white board. Instead, I walked out with some good ole-fashioned notes that I had to type up. But, I really bought this Pulse pen for blogging, and had in mind that OCR add-on (MyScript) I had seen advertised on the Echo/Pulse site. So, this post was written out long-hand (it can almost be made out from the picture), the conversion to text done remarkably well given my handwriting, and then some minor edits and expansions of thought were done on the computer.

The pen & notebook seem really easy to carry around, but who knows. I think some of these gadgets are me trying to keep up. That is, my last PC was seven years old, as is my iPod. A DSLR followed in early 2005. Other than another…

Playing with my iPad and testing BlogPress

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Yesterday, I made my first post with a video, and today I am again trying something new: blogging from my new toy....errr...work device...ok...it's something in between that is closer to a toy. I've downloaded some apps--some purely for fun and others to help my productivity--that I've been taking for test drives, and now it's BlogPress's turn...so far, so good, but I've only been typing so far. Let's see how it does with a picture...



All too easy. That picture is one taken with the iPad's front camera, and here is one with that hard-to-aim rear camera...





Again, very easy to drag and drop pictures into this app. This will no doubt come in handy when traveling. My Droid serves me well in this regard too, though I haven't attempted a multi-pic post from it. I'm eager to work out a method to move pictures from my cameras to my iPad, as I don't see taking more than a picture or two at any one time with this. I can see using this app more at the …

Ski season may be over but...

...at least I logged a few days on the mountain later in the season than usual for me. I've been skiing solo or with snowboarders a lot these last few years, so it was good to ski more this season with other skiers.

I don't get to see what I look like often: a few pictures here and there, but nothing too revealing, other than showing I have too wide a stance. This year, however, my friend Ray got a few clips of me. Looking at them reveals plenty of flaws in technique, and has me wishing the video had been shot earlier in the season so that I could work on some of these faults. But, in this 9-sec video, where I'm not too ashamed of my form, I have something I feel comfortable sharing. I can watch it and see some things I am doing right, and I can see other things that have me yearning for the start of the 11/12 season so that I can improve. (You need to lean forward more and keep yer skis together, HKHWR! And avoid staying so upright...)


Still, it will be just nice to take …

Nationals Park

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So here I am at Nationals Park, a considerably nicer venue than when I saw the Nationals play at RFK about four years ago. It's my first new baseball venue of the year, but I still need to see six more teams play at home. Still, I'm glad to knock the number of ballparks I need to see down to about ten.

The game itself? Well, it's Halladay against the Nats, and that ain't really a fair fight. He did, though, come awfully close to a splintering bat that must have scared the entire organization and Phillie fan base. Who am I rooting for? Well, I usually go with the home team, plus I never have a problem rooting against a team from Philly....Back to the game...