A little too early for all the rich colors, but still a pretty drive.
Pumpkin Carving tonight. The temperatures have dropped considerably and tomorrow the kids will be freezing in their costumes.
“The term swiftboating is a pejorative American neologism used to describe an unfair or untrue political attack. The term is derived from the name of the organization “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” (SBVT, later the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) because of their widely publicized—and later discredited—campaign against 2004 U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry”
I recently purchased the suction mount for GoPro cameras and did a test run on the front of the windshield on the way to the hardware store. Took a mile or two to get some trust in it, but it did well.
This is probably of interest to no one besides myself, but I finally took the GoPro out for a ride around lake Hefner last week and made this video with over dramatisation of music for the effect of making me look cool.
Conference in Seattle, An Event Apart with several great speakers in the User Experience design field. I have most of the books these guys publish and looking forward to hearing all of them speak.
Back in Manhattan!
The elections last night were complicated. Both sides are feeling victory and loss today. The hardest losses for me to absorb seem like in hindsight, were an obvious outcome – Republicans won in the very red states and promise more of the same. Clearly no one is happy with “the same”, but people don’t like change of values even more, and these races were made about (perceived) values and nothing to do with leadership, so we will keep on keepin on.
Nathan performed at the UCO Jazz lab again tonight. He’s a better Trombonist than I was back in the day, and I wasn’t bad at all.
Another Independence Day in America spent in my favorite state.
I love podcasts. It’s not as much of a commitment as a book, it can be serialized, and they aren’t as depressing as the news. I like having something playing in the background while I work so I’ve vetted many to see what appeals to me. I didn’t mean to make the list in order of preference. But after making it, yea, this is pretty much the order I would rank my top 10.
I really love Chicago, not in the winter, with nothing to do but sightsee.
A trip with friends to Taos, New Mexico. Jess and Chris rented the Earthship house on the side of the mountain and it was a spectacular view.
Every year, Oklahoma City has a Starlight Supper downtown. This was my first time to go and it was a great experience to meet others in Oklahoma City as well as Drinks and Dinner outside in the beautiful weather.
A spontaneous road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Celebrating the new year in Banff, Canada this year. It’s insanely cold here though, so cold we filled the flask up with Canadian Rye before heading out in the -18F weather for the photo hike. The hotel is amazing but walking even just down the street and you are a human meat-sicle. by the time you get there.
No spoilers, you’re welcome.
Drone footage edit of the Wichita Mountains in SouthWestern Oklahoma.
A quick road trip to Colorado with my drone proved to give great results on capturing video unlike I’ve been able to back home. Stunning treetops and river runs give a new experience to Colorado that I haven’t enjoyed until now. Some more techniques to learn but this was a good first effort.
Another trip West to Australia and New Zealand.
Hypocrisy is a forgivable sin in politics. Should it be?
Every time the last president played golf, we heard fake outrage from the same people who remain silent at the current president’s 13th time in his first 60 days, without question the defining days of a presidency and its legacy.
Rogue One is the first attempt at spotlighting a side story to the normal Skywalker storyline in a major release. The teasers allowed us to see that it took place around the time of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and that it would involve something to do with the rebellion and the construction of the first Death Star.
At this point it’s more probable that Donald Trump is either going to win the national election, or the tie will go to the House of Representatives to pick the winner, which most likely would be a Trump win as well.
The House and Senate both appear to be a safe keep for the Republican Party also tonight.