March 29, 2004

Ghost Town

My rides through chernobyl area.
-Elena
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This is an amazing photo-essay by Elena. She presents some
incredible images as she rides her motorcycle into and around
the Chernobyl Disaster Area. An area which has been mostly
deserted since the Nuclear Disaster occured on
April 25th -26th, 1986.

Posted by Marcus at 03:51 PM

March 22, 2004

Tabulia Trees

The Tabulia Trees are in full bloom again.
The trees pictured above are on the West side of Lake Ivanhoe.

I was standing in the street with my camera photographing
the trees as a middle-aged female in a minivan eased past me,
pulled over to the right curb running over the beautiful
yellow blossoms on the street and stopped in front of the
Tabulia on the left of the photo. She parked right square
in the middle of what I was photographing. She then slid
out of the front seat with her camera and started photographing.
Seemingly oblivious of me standing there. It took her 10 minutes
to figure out that she had placed herself and her minivan in an area
that I was attempting to photograph. I said nothing to her about,
what I considered, her rude interruption. She finally said "sorry."
Returned to her van after getting her photo's and on she went.
Finally, after 15 minutes I was able to do the photograph above.
It is actually 4 photos seamlessly stitched together in Photoshop.

If this is my only complaint of the day, then I'm Happy!

I hope you enjoy.....

Posted by Marcus at 04:41 PM

March 16, 2004

ERROR_PPP_NO_PROTOCOL-CONFIGURED


New eMachine

The computer that uploads the weather caught a virus this week.
At least that is what I thought. The Internet Provider Tech said it
was definitely "MY Computer." That was the problem.
Tuesday morning about 2:00 am is when it started.
Everytime the computer dialed in to the IP to upload weather
info it recieved an error problem.
ERROR_PPP_NO_PROTOCOL-CONFIGURED.

I tried everything I could to see what was wrong with this
computer. Finally after 3 days, ENOUGH!
I purchased the eMachine. I use a Mac, but for the weather
station a PC is required. Anyway I get it hooked up.
Re-Create all the Weather Sensor Readings on the new
computer ( 7 Hours) and now I AM Ready. The eMachine starts
dialing in to my IP every 20 minutes and this is what I get:
ERROR PPP NO PROTOCOL CONFIGURED.
What!!!!! I call a different Tech at the IP and he says it
was a problem caused by a change Earthlink made
Tuesday Night....... It should be fixed soon.
15 minutes later it was. $500 I have spent, now What?
Should this Company show some responsibilty for
the Tech not checking further. It was not my computer
as I was led to believe.... If he had asked around he
would have known the problem was due to something on
their end of the Internet.

Posted by Marcus at 06:32 PM

Azaleas

My Mother says the Azaleas have not bloomed this beautifully in over 20 years.
These photos were taken earlier today in her front yard in
Winter Park, Florida.

Posted by Marcus at 05:51 PM

March 04, 2004

Test

Posted by Marcus at 05:33 PM