may have something to share.
RSS icon Home icon
  • Sharing via Flickr

    Posted on March 16th, 2014 badmotivator No comments

    Here are my photos on Flickr.

  • HDR Panoramic photo from the NW Ridge of Broken Top

    Posted on September 16th, 2011 badmotivator No comments

    I’ve finally made a (mostly) successful HDR panoramic photo! The raw photos were taken on Wed. Sept. 14 on a climb with Justin Vaccaro. This panoramic was stitched together from 13 HDR photos, which were made from 39 individual shots. I used HDR Darkroom to prepare the HDRs, and PTGui Pro to combine them. Click for the full size.

    Broken Top Ridge HDR Pano

  • Carbonite made my Mac Pro painfully slow

    Posted on April 25th, 2011 badmotivator No comments

    After ten months or so of dealing with an agonizingly slow and never completed initial backup, overused RAM, CPU and VM, I have had enough of Carbonite. I turned off auto-renew and uninstalled it completely. I guess it’s back to regular offsite backups using cheap 1TB drives.

  • Generate Drive-Time Isochronic Polygons on a Map

    Posted on December 15th, 2010 badmotivator No comments

    Click the following link. After finding a location and single clicking to mark a focus, and after a short wait, it will display a 1500px X 1000px map with polygons describing all the regions you can drive within 20 minutes. 20minisochronicmap

    Original file, edited by me, is here:

  • Spencer Butte Trail Panoramic Photo

    Posted on September 23rd, 2010 badmotivator No comments

    Elliot and I took the camera and tripod up the butte yesterday. We didn’t make it to the top because of time constraints, but I did capture some pictures of the maple trees along the trail and stitched them together into a nice panoramic. It’s 7MB. Click it and zoom in!

  • New Blu-ray Drive

    Posted on July 30th, 2010 badmotivator No comments

    Skip this post if you don’t care about Mac Pro hardware upgrades.

    I just successfully installed a LITE-ON 4x Blu-ray Disc SATA Internal Optical Drive iHOS104, priced $65 on Amazon, and installed it in my early-2008 Mac Pro.

    The Mac Pro has connectors for PATA in the optical drive bay. I tried a SATA to PATA/IDE Hard Drive Interface Adapter, and then used the existing connectors in the optical drive bay, but the Mac Pro did not see the drive. Next I tried connecting the drive to a vacant SATA port on the motherboard, which required a significant amount of dis- and re-assembly of the inside of the computer, using the included red SATA cable. A longer, right-angle SATA cable would have facilitated this operation. I used a SATA Power Cable 4-pin Molex to 15-pin SerialATA adapter, price $1.31 plus shipping through Amazon, to power the drive from the existing unused power source in the optical drive bay. This part was easy.

    On boot the computer sees the drive and reads the data from the included Blu-ray disc.

    I have not yet ripped any movies.

    If you are the owner of a 2008 Mac Pro and would like more information about how to do this, email me at ben at this domain.

  • We are moving!

    Posted on June 16th, 2010 badmotivator No comments

    As of Saturday, June 19, our address will be 850 W 38th Ave, Eugene, 97405

  • Pictures of the House We Are Buying

    Posted on May 11th, 2010 badmotivator No comments
  • Rainbow Over 1207 W 5th Ave

    Posted on May 11th, 2010 badmotivator No comments

    Make it big and pan around.

  • Under Contract To Buy A House

    Posted on May 7th, 2010 badmotivator No comments

    Cheryl and I have signed the papers, and now expect to close on our new house on June 15. Holy shit.