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So many athletic shoes to choose from

Athletic Shoes for Seniors

Buying Athletic Shoes For An Old Man Buying athletic shoes didn’t used to be so hard. In my youthful 20s and 30s and even into my mid-life 40s, shoe buying was fun and easy. I was the trend setter among my peers and I didn’t mind being a bit daring. Bold colors and styles didn’t

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New Keyboard for Jim

Keyboard Review: Varmilo VA87M TKL

Keyboard Typing Practice, Or Review? This started out as just some random sentences I’m typing so I can get used to my new keyboard. By the end, if you read that far, it becomes more of a review of a fancy bit of technology called a Varmilo VA87M Forest Fairy TKL Dye Sub PBT Mechanical

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13-shot Panorama

Panoramas of Mt Jura & Mt Hough

My landscape photography appears to have taken a back seat to just about everything else going on in my life for the last year. There were no new photos at all for the first 3 months of 2018. I photographed the progress of my bathroom remodel project for most of the rest of the year,

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Take My Blubber, Please

Take My Blubber, Please

I am new – real new – to the blubber burning /slash/ body building /slash/ workout /slash/ nutrition scene. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve worked out a day in my life (okay, maybe during high school P.E. and Army Basic Training). Yesterday I joined a fitness club and went to a

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Sky Replacement

First Sky Replacement In Photoshop

Sky replacement in Photoshop seemed almost a rudimentary task. There are dozens of YouTube videos on how to do it and I have watched several over the years I have been using Photoshop in my photo processing workflow. But I’ve never done one. It looked easy enough; I just kept putting off doing it. It’s

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Plumas County Architecture

Plumas County Main Street Architecture

Before I started carrying a camera around regularly, I took a lot for granted along the main byways of Plumas County towns. We have some unique architecture, many historic landmarks and many gracefully aging buildings. I’ve tried to train my camera lenses on some of those I found the most interesting. It usually depends on

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Young Deer at Feather River College

Plumas County Wildlife

Plumas County wildlife live in every part of Feather River Country. The Plumas National Forest covers the vast majority of Plumas County and is home to bear, coyote, Bald Eagle, trout, mountain lion, beaver, osprey and many more species of wildlife. But if you thought this post was going to be about any of those

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Lowepro Magnum 400 AW camera bag

Lowepro Camera Bag Review

In the last few years, I have purchased 4 different camera bags. All of them claimed to be large enough to hold the gear I had. I relied on product reviews and answered questions, YouTube videos from channels I trusted and when possible, I even went to a brick & mortar store to put all

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Removing Baseboards - pry carefully

5-Steps to Removing Baseboards

Why You Might Want To Leave The Baseboards Alone During my 35-year career selling and installing new floor coverings, one of the most common fears of the homeowner was the removal of the old baseboards. After numerous paint jobs, the base looks like it’s molded to the finished wall. The fear usually is that removing

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Horsey Kisses

Horse Country & Horsey Kisses

Horse Country Plumas County, CA is horse country, here on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You can’t drive through the area without seeing horses or horse trailers carrying horses. I live in a well developed section of E. Quincy and horses walk by my front yard every day, occasionally even pulling a

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Layered Acrylic Side Panel

The Grump Case Computer Mod

Self Portrait in Computer Case Art One of the most interesting projects I have done, The Grump Case was designed to be a quiet and powerful computer system, as well as a handsome work of technological art. Its design, rather the side panel design, was created to depict the avatar I used on many forums

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Website Critique of SenselessBlogger.com

A Senseless Website Critique

A fellow member of a forum I have been a member of since 2005, asked the community for a website critique. I checked out her site and found it interesting, in that I could look at it with a critical eye and see, in my opinion, what works and what doesn’t. Although I hope my

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