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El Dakaro 2011

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I’d like to offer a bit of a definition for what this blog will be in the future. It will not cease to be a place where I will experiment when I can with things that I find interesting with this blog software. That is what you’ve seen so far in the posts that are here currently. So, every once in a while you’ll see something that doesn’t really seem like it should be a post about the latest, coolest technology wizardry that is out and about. What you’ll see instead is my exploration of the capabilities of what can be done in a post. Mostly, this is so that I can help others in their quest to make the best blog they can with the same software.

I’d also like to contribute a little more to the techie types that might follow what I’m doing. In this sense you may see a post about a conference or event that I’ve attended. You may also see my take on some cool new bit of technology that I’ve used or had some revelation about. What you will not see is a reference to a cool techie widget that does not also appear on my Facebook page. You know the place? No? Well check it out! You can find it at http://www.facebook.com/TechTipsYouCanUse. I really dig that site as I can put tutorials or links to techno wizardry so that the magic curtain can be drawn back, even if just a little.

I think that’s my purpose here. On the planet I mean. I think it’s my personal responsibility to do what I can to assist those that want to know more about technology in whatever small way that I can. If I can explain something or show you how to do something in a way that makes sense to you, then I’ve succeeded. We will then both be better because of it.

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Crystal clear!The Pool

It sure has been nice to have this year. With how warm it has been for weeks at a time we’ve found it very nice to lounge around in the cool water. Keeping it clean and crystal clear this year wasn’t the hassle it has been in years past. Maybe I’m getting the hang of it.

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I took this picture this morning. It was for a game I play with other motorcycle riders. We are all members of a website called Adventure Rider. Very cool place to read about some epic motorcycle adventures.

This image was pulled into this blog from my Flickr account.

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Today, Wednesday the 21st of July, 2010, marks the midweek hump for week 2 of Summertime on Campus. Summertime on Campus is an event hosted by Oswego County BOCES where students in grades 5 through 9 can participate in fun activities and learn things like baking, playing soccer or in my case, Web 2.0 tools. It’s my first experience with working with this many students in a classroom, by myself! Normally there is an instructor present and I’m assisting with whatever the cool technology thing is that we’re talking about. Keeping this many kids on task and interested has proved challenging to say the least.

Here is an animation that one of the students created on GoAnimate, a website where anyone can create animated stories quickly and easily.

GoAnimate.com: the capturing by OCBStudent002

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It’s free and fun!

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I’ll start this blog off by showing what I currently ride.

2001 Kawasaki KDX200

My current dirtbike is a 2001 KDX200.

It’s an absolute riot to ride off-road.

2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

My current road going ride is a 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000. The wife and I tend to ride this for many miles at a time. It’s a fantastic bike for long excursions to parts unknown.

2007 Arctic Cat 700EFI 4x4

2007 Arctic Cat 700EFI 4x4

For an ATV I have a 2007 Arctic Cat 700 EFI. Great machine, workhorse is a really good acronym for this beast of a machine.

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