Waiting for a new book to arrive

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

I’m waiting for a copy of The Girl in the Spider’s Web to be delivered on Tuesday. I wanted to get a copy of the book to read. Reading it on my Nexus 9 via the Amazon Kindle application just did not seem like the right way to read the novel.

On Flickr as a photo backup tool

I have been taking a lot of photos with my Nikon D3200 camera. Apparently, the D3200 was a solid purchase back on May 5, 2012. I have been using it for almost 3 years. A quick web search of Amazon bestselling DSLR camera bundles provides the data necessary to indicate that people are still buying that particular model of camera. It really does take better photos than my HTC One Max smartphone. It also takes better photos than Joni’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3. All those photos have to be backed up somehow and somewhere.

My membership on Flickr dates back to March 2005. It is a Yahoo branded service that I still pay for. You can find all of my photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nelslindahl. A number of them are publicly viewable. I’m strongly considering using the Flickr service as an additional photo backup tool. It will not be my primary photo backup tool, but it would be a retrieval option. My usage of Flickr dropped off after John Paul was born. The Flickr service is currently hosting 9,233 of my photos. We elected to only share digital photos of John Paul with the closed network confines of Facebook. That pretty much locked down the photos to friends of friends.

Visiting the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Most folks living in the City of Denver were preparing to watch a playoff game against the San Diego Chargers this morning. Joni and I decided to take this opportunity to visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Sciences. The museum opens at 9:00 AM. John Paul wakes up so early that making it to the museum before opening is not a challenge. The visit was entertaining. I had a chance to visit the 4th floor of the museum and build a panorama photo using my Nikon D3200 camera. Over the course of the last decade, I have been using various photo stitching software packages to build panoramic photos of various locations. My skills with a camera are fairly limited, but I enjoy the process of collecting enough photos to build a sweet panoramic photo.