Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Once Daily Digest Email

Etched in Pixels has posted a new item, ''

Happy Holidays!

May your celebrations be peaceful and safe.

Here's an image from back in 2003. I was living in Japan, and visited Yokosuka
during the holiday season. For a non-Christian nation they sure do like their
Christmas decorations. Just try not to think too much about how there is an
Eiffel Tower instead of a tree!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Recommended Photography Equipment

Here's a list of some of the gear I've used to take these photos, as well as
a few of my thoughts on each item. It's a modest list, but I think it's all
the more useful because these are some of the best items for beginning

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bluehost Leaves Me Feeling Blue

Before settling with Hostgator, I looked at a few server hosts recommended by
Wordpress.org. Dreamhost got some good (admittedly anecdotal) reviews.
However, I was turned off by their lack of phone support. And so, I signed up
with Bluehost, Wordpress' top recommended service. They impressed me with many
how-to videos and other articles, as well as phone and online chat support

However, their service left me feeling nothing but blue. Even signing up was a
headache, and after much frustration I decided that their service wasn't as
great as I was led to believe. Here's a breakdown of my experience:

They made me scan and email a copy of my driver's license and credit card to
them to verify my account
4 hours later they hadn't confirmed the account, so I initiated online chat.
The rep took about an hour to "help". Most of this was spent waiting for him to
respond. In the end, he didn't check or confirm my account as was promised.
Later the next day, when my account was finally confirmed, I was so fed

Read more: http://etchedinpixels.com/2012/11/bluehost-leaves-me-feeling-blue/

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Photo: SS Empress of Japan Monument

SS Empress of Japan Monument, Vancouver BC

Plaque reads:
Replica of figurehead of the SS Empress of Japan which plied these waters thirty one years (1891-1922) carrying Vancouver's commerce to the orient. The original carving was restored by the Vancouver province 1928. This replica was cast from the restored carving 1960.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Animal Photos

Here's a selection of my animal photos on Flickr.  Not all my best work, but I'll post the links slowly over time.  You can always go explore my Photostream to see the vast amount of stuff I haven't posted here yet.

CAlleyne's Photostream: Flickr Link