December 2017

Sunday Brunch at the Ruddy Duck

by carbonboy on December 17, 2017

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Winters in Piney Point can become rather dull, especially when one is on a budget, as I now am. Trips to DC or Annapolis are rare, and the waters of the Potomac are a bit chilly for any summer activities. Piney Point has a mini-mart and a historic bar/pizza joint, the OCI Pub, which once […]

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St. George Island Homestead Restored

by carbonboy on December 17, 2017

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I took this first photo in October of 2009 when I was playing with HDR photography. I never quite mastered it. The house is a historic homestead, but I don’t know (or care to look up) its history. In November of that year we had a tropical storm roll through, flooding most of the island. […]

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The Evolution of Tech Hardware

by carbonboy on December 16, 2017

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I am embarrassed to admit that I have eight personal computers at the house (of which I use three). As of today, I am down to seven. The Sony desktop I sent off for recycling was built like a tank. No wonder they cost $3000 a pop back in the ‘90s! Two remaining laptops and […]

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The Pitch Deck

by carbonboy on December 14, 2017

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I am spending the rest of the year revamping my pitch deck on affordable carbon fiber furniture. Given VCs and Angels piss away billions on dumb-ass ideas, I figure I’d in time I’d find one that would fall for a smart one. I’m not holding my breath!

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La Rambla II

by carbonboy on December 13, 2017

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I’m thinking now that I am semi-retired, taking consulting gigs at whim – what is next? Street photographer seems noble. Of course, becoming the IKEA of carbon fiber furniture is still the mission. But having fun should now be the (2nd) priority!

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La Rambla

by carbonboy on December 10, 2017

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A Funny Thing Happens to Solar Power when it Snows

by carbonboy on December 10, 2017

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Yesterday it was overcast and snowing all day – first time ever my solar panels produce zero energy. They were covered in three inches of wet snow, and I wasn’t about to climb up on the roof to remedy the condition. Today it was sunny, but it took near all day for the snow to […]

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Park Güell Revisited

by carbonboy on December 9, 2017

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I found a long lost hard drive tonight with the images where I captured my visit to Barcelona. Lot’s of bad photos, but so many great memories. Thanks Anthony! I can’t wait to return!

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Winter has Arrived in Piney Point

by carbonboy on December 8, 2017

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Oh crap!

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Autumns’ End

by carbonboy on December 7, 2017

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  Pulled out my North Face winter coat today, but it was not really needed. A cold spell is heading to DC, but we will be back in the fifties for a brief time. Really the only thing that annoys me is that the furnace runs more than I think is needed – but in […]

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De-cluttering My Life

by carbonboy on December 5, 2017

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More bling up for sale. What better a time to rid myself of it?

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20+ Years of Notes to Myself

by carbonboy on December 3, 2017

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I like to get up each morning and jot a note to myself, relating my feelings, shortcomings, hopes and goals for the day. I have been doing it for twenty plus years (well really more than that). Being back home, I gathered these notes. Wow! Novel or screenplay? Artsy of course, hardly blockbuster.

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