Busy Building

Posted January 6th, 2006 by
Categories: Fossil Beds

Last night, I added new Sidebar pages. The one pahe that gave me the most trouble this morning was figuring out how to add a comments area to the Q&A page. That meant several hours of trying various new coding efforts for a php template. For many coders & web designers, it probabky seems simple, but I have the coder intelligence of 1.875645 out of 10. For me, getting anything to work is all trial and error, and any success is a big success.

Plus I also made a nice new pic for the Q&A page:
Mom and daughter in spring flower field in green grass hill

I also tested the search and replace for adding a blog link gif to the top of the main site pages. You can see a sample of that HERE.

Legal Links Page added

Posted January 5th, 2006 by
Categories: Copyright, Trademark

Last night I stayed up late adding a page of legal links as a sub-page to the Copyright Page. The Copyright Page isn’t quite done, but the Legal page was a good exercise in adding a bulk list of URL links from my bookmarks file. You can see the page by looking on the sidebar from the blog HOME page, or from this post, you can simply click HERE.

I also used the page set up to test a new image file for blog page pics, and added new drop shadow framing. Here’s a sample:

CHP officer at Motorcycle accident

Happy Merry Wishes

Posted January 4th, 2006 by
Categories: Fossil Beds

This appeared on one of my newsgroups this morning, and thought I’d post it here to save it for posterity.

A politically correct Holiday Greeting and well wishes for the season and New Year using approved holiday language:

To one and all, or none, or some:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all…
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3…2…1…launch

Posted January 4th, 2006 by
Categories: Aviation, California, Coast, Outdoors, People, Photos, Summer, Sunset, Travel, Water

I promised myself that today would be the day that I’d put the first official post into my new blog. Unfortunately, it’s a few minutes past midnight, so my today was yesterday, and now it’s tomorrow. C’est laVie.

So, without further ado, I’d like to welcome my gestated baby blog into the world.

Launching a radio controlled glider into the wind above the Pacific Ocean at sunset, Carlsbad, San Diego County, California Coast

For me, this is the perfect image to start this new venue with, as it represents with graphic strength the concept of launching, and flight, and forward motion.
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Hiking in Salt Creek Nature Area

Posted December 22nd, 2005 by
Categories: California, Deserts, National Parks, Outdoors, People, Photos, Spring, Travel, Water

This is one of the remaining Pre-Launch blog posts, originally set to test functionality. I have since modified this post, and edited it for content.

Picture: Tourist couple hiking on wood plank trail through the Salt Creek Nature area, Death Valley National Park, California.

Salt Creek, Death Valley Photo
Places worth going rating:
[rate 4]

More Death Valley Pictures in our Online Photo Gallery.

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Pelicans on Rock in Fog

Posted December 22nd, 2005 by
Categories: Animals, California, Coast, Photos, Travel, Water

This is one of the remaining Pre-Launch blog posts, originally set to test functionality. I have since modified this post, and edited it for content.

Picture: Pelicans on coastal rocks in fog, near San Simeon, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California
Stock Photo image Pelicans in fog on the Central California Coast near San Simeon

I consider this one of my favorite bird photos. I’m not much of an avian shooter, but I do appreciate those that are different from the ‘standard’. I always love the fog, and I often say it is because it shrinks your world. Everything beomes very soft, quiet, and intimate. This pair of pelicans sitting in the mist just seem to be taking it all in quiet stride.

Buck Mule Deer at Sequoia

Posted December 21st, 2005 by
Categories: Animals, California, Mountains, National Parks, Photos, Summer, Travel, Trees

This is one of the remaining Pre-Launch blog posts, originally set to test functionality. I have since modified this post, and edited it for content.

Photo: Mule Deer buck in forest at Dorst Creek, Sequoia National Park, California.
 Stock Photo Mule Deer Buck in forest, Sequoia National Park, California image

This image was taken over the summer, at about 6’500 feet in the western slope of the Sierra Nevada.

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Copyright Post

Posted December 16th, 2005 by
Categories: Copyright

This is one of the remaining pre-launch entries to test functionality. It has been edited for content.

An excellent article has been posted on the Concurring Opinions blog, called What If Copyright Law Were Strongly Enforced in the Blogosphere? by Daniel J. Solove. In the feature, he ponders what would happen if the mainstream media outlets started really enforcing copyright to much of their content, and how it would effect blogging and bloggers.

In the article, he writes:

We bloggers have, to put it mildly, a very robust concept of fair use. Fair use of copyrighted material is a fuzzy concept, and judges use four factors to determine if a use is fair:

1. the purpose and character of your use
2. the nature of the copyrighted work
3. the amount and substantiality of the portion taken
4. the effect of the use upon the potential market

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Echo across the water

Posted December 15th, 2005 by
Categories: California, Mountains, Photos, Travel, Water, Winter

This is one of the remaining Pre-Launch blog posts, originally set to test functionality. I have since modified this post. Since this is the holiday sesason, I wanted to post an appropriate image. This picture was taken in December several years back.

Photo: Winter sunrise at Fallen Leaf Lake, near Lake Tahoe, California

Stock photo image Fallen Leaf Lake and dock in winter.

See more Lake Tahoe Area pictures in our online image gallery.

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