Archive for June, 2008

Market Town Saturday Night

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

We broke the rule.   We knew the rule. We knew it very well. It was kind of hard not to know the rule since we wrote it ourselves.   It is a simple rule. A just a few words rule. An easy to understand, easy to implement rule.   It has become ...

Criteria Model for Overland Expedition Vehicles

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Model is located here: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/docs/oevcriteria.xls   Intended use for the model:  Document the general parameters, priorities and specific requirements for a proposed Overland Expedition Vehicle (OEV).   The model is intended to improve communication between potential OEV owners and their dreams, fabricators, subcontractors and manufacturers. In practical use it can help potential OEV owners identity ...

Total Cost of Ownership for Overland Expedition Vehicles

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Introduction When you discuss the purchase of an overland expedition vehicle (OEV), typically the only costs mentioned are the purchase cost and the options cost. Very rarely, ongoing operational costs are mentioned. You will probably never hear anyone discuss the costs of selling of the OEV when they are done using ...

Pack List for Overland Expedition Vehicles

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Introduction   This pack list is based on unsupported global travel in developing countries.  Developed countries have most of the resources available in the U.S.A. and Europe, so fewer of the spare parts on this list are required.   This pack list is based on full time overland travel for one year (six months ...

Saving The Books

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

If I could have participated in only one flood relief effort in Iowa, this is the one I would have chosen: June 14, 2008 Heroic story of books By MIKE KILEN mkilen@dmreg.com Iowa City, Ia. — In all the statewide stories of heroism, it would be hard to find more passion than in the ...

Where My Heart Lies

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

  I am in a rural area.   It is a flat plain, with rich, dark, loamy soil.   The dirt here is dark, from cocoa to black – from merely laced with fertility to boiling with it.   The people here are friendly, open, rich in spirit and generosity. They are genuine.   The ...

The Boots

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

We both wanted to buy real hiking boots before we departed the U.S. for this journey. The task slipped down the To Do list until we found ourselves at REI a day or two before we flew out, sitting in the shoe department surrounded by towers of shoe boxes. I've never spent ...

Digital Photography Meta Data Overview

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Introduction Winston Churchill’s immortal description of 1939 Russia as “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” is equally true of the current state of digital photography meta data. Most casual digital photographers never come face to face with meta data. They take their photos, they upload them to a ...

Breeze Browser Pro EXIF/XMP-IPTC Bug and Workaround

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Problem/Bug: BBP not populating EXIF comment/description from IPTC Description Scope: Problem/bug affects all BBP users who need to replicate IPTC description to EXIF description for JPG images. (This issue may affect other image types as well, I only tested JPG.) Impact is across all images used with any tool or environment, ...

Meta Data Audit

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Introduction Digital photographers are often faced with the challenge of missing, corrupted or disappearing meta data in their workflow. As a photo moves down the workflow, meta data can disappear or be corrupted. This missing or corrupted meta data may not be detected for weeks, months or years after the fact, often ...