Photographing Africa

Brian in Photography | 3 Comments May 27, 2010

I had to secure some new photography gear for my trip to Africa.  My Nikon D1, which I took with me to South Africa in 2001, simply wouldn’t cut it this time around (My phone has a better sensor).  It’s also the last DSLR I purchased because I moved over to using rangefinder cameras with the introduction of the Epson R-D1.  I was in trouble.  More...

Africa 2010

Brian in Explore | 0 Comments May 26, 2010

A year or so ago we bought an African safari at an auction.  Then we decided that a week was too short a time to take considering the flight time to get to southern Africa, so we enlisted the help of “Mama Africa” at Mills Tourism Consulting and added a couple more safaris to the list.  We started in South Africa in the KwaZulu Natal region at a private game park called Zulu Nyala.  After spending a week there we flew north to Botswana and stayed three days in the Kalahari desert at Kalahari Plains Camp.  Finally, one more plain ride brought us to the Okavango Delta for a four night stay at Duba Plains Camp. More...

World Trade Center Photos

Brian in Explore | 0 Comments August 4, 2002
On our way back from South Africa we had a long layover in New York, so we took it as an opportunity to visit Ground Zero. I forgot about these pictures for a while and never published them, but I just rediscovered them on my hard drive.


South Africa

Brian in Explore | 0 Comments January 24, 2002

Who Needs Turkey?

We certainly don’t, so we packed up and headed for Africa over Thanksgiving. South Africa, that is. Zimbabwe and Zambia too. Why? Why not? Our fine friend Russ has two doting parents who live in Johannesburg, and when they offered to help us set up a vacation to Africa, we couldn’t resist. What kind of preparation does it take to find your self in Cape Town in November? Well, it turns out that it takes quite a few shots (twelve in all), and a very tough bum, as the flight is some fifteen hours long. You also get to take malaria medication all the time you are there, which has, and does, cause vivid dreams and occasional hallucinations. Still up for it? Then pop some pills and stick a few needles in your arms and let’s get going!


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The Yellowstone Extravaganza

Brian in Explore | 0 Comments July 5, 2014

For vacation this year, we rented a 25’ RV and drove to Yellowstone. More...

The Remodel

Brian in Life | 0 Comments May 14, 2013

One bathroom and a partially finished basement.  It was only a matter of time.  This year we decided it was time to do some remodeling on the house.  By "some remodeling" I mean a whole lot of remodeling.


Harmless Havoc Meets Azure

Brian in Geek | 0 Comments December 30, 2012

If you're reading this Harmless Havoc has successfully been transferred to Windows Azure.  I've been running my own blog and email servers since I've had a blog, and I have posts that date back to 1999.  That's a pretty impressive run given that my "servers" are just standard computers and my "internet backbone" is a DSL connection with a single static IP address.  You can do a lot with that.More...

Christmas 2012

Brian in Culture | 0 Comments December 25, 2012

Cole let us sleep in this year:  he got us out of bed at 6:30.  This is a vast improvement over years past.  Once year we were done opening presents before it was daylight.


Halloween 2012

Brian in Culture | 0 Comments October 31, 2012

Some random shots of Halloween this year.