Piper Wai, follow-up

You may recall that back in mid-June I was trying out a new deodorant, Piper Wai. Well, there is not enough left in the jar to do both arm pits tomorrow, so I am calling it finished. 128 days.

I liked Piper Wai so much that I sent a jar to a friend in CA.… Read the rest

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Revisiting Plex and NFS

The Raspberry Pi 3B is just a bit too weak to provide quick transcoding of HD files. But it has been working great for photos, podcasts, and music. I have long wanted to get the Atomic Pi back in the mix.… Read the rest

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Triangulum Galaxy at 50mm

M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, or the Pinwheel Galaxy, and its neighborhood at 50mm.

If the sky stays clear, I am going to try again tonight at 100mm. I knew nothing about this galaxy yesterday. Now I know that it is the second brightest object that we can see with our naked eyes (under extremely awesome dark sky conditions) that is outside of our own galaxy.… Read the rest

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Andromeda at 50mm, again

Went out on the 14th and took a quick 470 pictures of a blank spot in the sky. Actually, they were 4 seconds a piece, so just over a 30 minute exposure. Stopped down to f/2.8 and tried out reducing to ISO 640.… Read the rest

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Andromeda at 50mm

This is from a session that I did back on Sept 25, using the 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. Been banging my head against it in Deep Sky Stacker, Siril, and Sequator for the stacking and pre-processing, and then finishing up with The GIMP for post-processing.… Read the rest

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Andromeda at 85mm

Well, I went out a couple of nights back and tried for Andromeda again.I thought that if zooming in to 200mm with a slow lens (f/5.6) was not getting it done, especially with 1 second captures, perhaps not being so aggressive with the zoom might work to my favor.I… Read the rest

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Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter to be visible in conjunction in August: Time, date, and how to watch it

After August 28, the next day the moon will move slightly in its monthly journey around the earth.

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The Sky said “I’m gonna do something cool!… Read the rest

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Testing the “new” Camera and a new Location

Tried out a new location last night. This was at a boat launch/park on the east side of one of the local lakes. While I was packing up, a late night fisherman suggested a couple of super dark locations around the state.… Read the rest

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How to Setup Raspberry Pi NFS Server

Setup your own network attached storage.

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Everything old is new again! But smaller.

Getting Kodi/DLNA to work with the Roku was a non-starter, and, amazingly, the following morning Jenny asked me how to get podcasts on the Roku.… Read the rest

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How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB sha…

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I can access the SMB/CIFS/SAMBA shares on the iPhone via Files, but they all marked as read-only.… Read the rest

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