Monthly Archives: January 2012

Macro (close-up) pictures – part 2

A DSLR camera, a 50mm lens, a set of compatible-mount low cost extension rings and a light source were all that I needed to capture several very satisfying close-up pictures. I started this one year ago in January 2011 with … Continue reading

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Good decision….

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Watching the weather

I’m closely watching the weather forecasts for the Japanese cities of Oyama, Sendai and Sapporo. Oyama Sendai Sapporo

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Dangerous grounds – the sequel

Seven days ago I wrote how my neighborhood playground had become dangerous at night, with electricity leaking on all three light poles on the grounds. The poles were live, leaking 121 volts, 110 volts and 82 volts AC. In addition, … Continue reading

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Dangerous grounds

The neighborhood playground behind my house is turning into a community park. The grass is now green all over. The sharp laterite stones that used be all over the grounds have disappeared under the grass. Over the years the trees … Continue reading

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Kilo Tango Victor

October 1984. After several weeks of anticipation, that morning found me at the parking lots of Jandakot Airport outside Perth, Western Australia. I was in my final year at U.W.A., and my Control Systems lecturer Dr John Mills had offered … Continue reading

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