Archive for date: June 12, 2005

Masked Bandits Attack!

June 12, 2005 | My Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, okay, so these bandits were really just stealing Scrappy’s cat food from the patio, but this time I had my new trusty JVC GR-D270 lying around, and decided to try out its night vision mode to try to get them on tape. A few minutes of work with Microsoft’s Movie Maker, and voila!, here […]

Why Daily Blogging Is A Good Idea

June 12, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

or, at least not a bad idea. Amy Gahran over at Contentious wrote a nice article entitled Why Daily Blogging Usually Is a Bad Idea which raised some very good points. But, in true contrarian fashion, I find that my reasons for blogging are somewhat different than hers, and therefore I come to somewhat different […]

Water Bottle Jetpack

June 12, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

Damn! I hesitate to claim fraud, but is this really possible? Courtesy of the Make Blog.

Moon, ala JVC GR-D270

June 12, 2005 | My Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Here is a picture of the crescent moon, captured at 25x zoom on my JVC GR-D270 camcorder. I punched it up just a tiny bit with gimp, but it’s pretty close to what you can expect from this camcorder. Not bad, but not staggeringly exciting either.

Butterflies from Flutterby

June 12, 2005 | Photos | By: Mark VandeWettering

Dan has put up a nice photo of a butterfly that he took while zipping around China Grove Camp. Now that my weekend chore is completed (painting my garage) maybe I’ll try to go out for an evening walk and do the same, maybe with my new video camera.

The Food of the Gods, by Brandon Head

June 12, 2005 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s Gutenberg Gem is a detailed account of one of my favorite things in life: The Food of the Gods, by Brandon Head When one thinks of the marvellously nourishing and stimulating virtue of cocoa, and of the exquisite and irresistible dainties prepared from it, one cannot wonder that the great Linnæus should have named […]

Grand Theft Auto Otherside

June 12, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Humorous inspiration that shows what can be done with a little imagination and a camcorder.