• Back to Flutter

    I did look at Swift but this app needs to be built in Flutter for iOS and Android. It’s not a feature rich app. I don’t want to learn two coding languages at the moment. I watched a two hour video tutorial to refresh my memory then spent two non-consecutive days coding a mobile app […]

  • Stop whistling feedback in AirPods Pro when using Noise Cancellation

    I looked for a solution to fix the whistling in the AirPods Pro over six months but to no avail. I used them with Noise Cancellation and Transparency (Noise Control) turned off because I didn’t hear the whining feedback in my left AirPods Pro earbud when I put them in. Meanwhile, I purchased a cheaper […]

  • Beautiful cold sunset

    Sunset was beautiful this cold 49°F evening

  • Lightroom Classic

    I’ve been having a disconnect between the storage of my photographs and the editing process for several months. I’ve used Affinity Photo for the longest time and creating individual files for each edit. Somehow I happened on Lightroom Classic (LrC) after trying numerous other tools and this time around something was different with the interface […]

  • My favorite moments from 2022

    Here’s a selection of mostly unedited photos from different events over the course of this year. This year I developed an interest in the Fujifilm X100S camera and in living history photography. I took several trips to see reenactments, friends, and family. I’ve posted more of these on Instagram. Find that link on the Follow […]

  • Amateur Radio Field Day 2022

    I arrived at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening at the NC4UC club’s amateur radio Field Day location in Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, and took pictures until I realized the LEDs were creating four horizontal red bands on my files. I had to delete them and found that at 1/200, 1/60, and below the bands disappeared. […]

  • Air Ride

    I was passing through an intersection heading towards Peak, South Carolina, with two other photographers when we looked up and saw this across the road. Pulled this Sony raw image into the RNI Films app and applied their vintage film preset, Kodachrome Generic v.6, followed by some light editing. It’s on Instagram too. 

  • Close up

    My perspective on photography has started to shift. When I first started in photography with a Sony a6000 in 2015, I was drawn to that camera by sunsets and eventually made many time-lapses. Abandoned buildings and rusted cars drew my attention for the next several years and new friends as a result. A year ago […]

  • Sync iCloud Contacts with Mozilla Thunderbird

    It was hard to find a solution for this until I reworded my search phrase and found it in two forums out of many deep dives. References at the end of this post. Changes made on Mozilla Thunderbird or in iCloud Contacts will synchronize across all locations. Some of the same details can be used […]

  • Focus on your day: eliminating spam calls on iOS

    Before iOS 15, I had to keep my phone switched to silent, Do Not Disturb enabled, and a few apps to block robocalls. When iOS 15 introduced Silence Unknown Callers in Settings for phone and messages, it stopped some of the notifications. Then I discovered how Focus could be used to eliminate unwanted calls and […]