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Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Good. Very Good!

So although I have an original plate for the 1964.5 Mustang under glass I decided to order one. From here. 

They did not disappoint! 

If that video was too boring, try this one. 

Good looking plate for sure! 


Friday, March 27, 2015

The HMS Prince of Wales

New to me but I'm sure not to some here I just read an analysis on the death of this British Warship. State of art for the time, lost with one torpedo hit. 

World powers were painfully figuring out that what was the preferred projection of power on the seas was dated and prone to aircraft attack without air cover. General Billy Mitchel proved this long before this happened. I guess institutional inertia prevented everyone from figuring this out until grievous loss of life and capitol ships.

I read this today. "A Re-Analysis of the Tragic Loss of HMS Prince of Wales."  

A torpedo hit at 1144 hours was fatal. At 1210, she hoisted the "Out of Control" signal. 

If any of this interests you I suggest reading the investigation linked above.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hi There!

Sorry but I have been busy of late. Some work related, some not. I purchased a new Micro lens for the DSLR and trying to figure that out. Here is my first attempt at that. No post editing except for file size. 

Much to learn! 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It has been like this.

For over six months. I desperately need to get out of here for a while but more herding and stupid will not allow it right now.


Monday, March 16, 2015

A Special Picture

So my Cousin is a professional photographer. Left here and went to the left coast some time ago. Now he is reconnecting to the Family here. It has been interesting to watch and participate in. He took the ride up Hawkstown hill with me in the 2013 Mustang as I explained how the game was played oh so long ago. Murphy would have been pleased.

One thing about it, My Cousin can take a great picture.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Since I am more prone to have an iThing on me instead of the Nikon, This looks interesting. The external flash for them.  The Nova

Friday, March 6, 2015

Your PSA for the Weekend

If you are in one of the States that participates in Daylight Savings Time spin the clocks up tomorrow, change the batteries in the smoke, CO detectors and other such life saving devices. Such as these:

I like lasers, they have a use, but learn to run your hardware without them THEN use the laser. If you are waiting for that red dot and it is not there, then what? 

On the Bodyguard I will never get to the button to turn it on fast enough if things go bad anyway. The Colt lives in semi retirement as it is becoming a Family heirloom. I might as well put the original Walnut grips back on it.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


I had a guest over the weekend and she commented on the general state of disarray here and how that was not "me." Gentle prodding as she has known me for over 25 years, but I decided to take action by at least doing one simple thing. Get this ammo out of the living room. 

I thought I would go to my stuff here first closet but was foiled.