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First Post of the New Year

Posted: January 23, 2011 in Just Stuff

Hey everyone! I have been really, really, really busy lately, and my blog postings have suffered because of it.  Sorry ’bout that.  It is January, and the baseball season is gearing up.  I am a director for Dixie Boys baseball in the largest district Dixie has.  I am also helping out Cal Ripken baseball by getting the word out about Cal Ripken’s clinic, which means I am out and about talking to coaches and league and park directors. And did I mention I have a normal 9-5 job? Yeah, that 9-5 job that I have is about to change…..big time. For 3 years I have been in an office all day, and I am changing it up a bit. My new position will have me travelling all over the US installing video on demand systems. This will be my second go-around in that position, and I was on the road about 80% of the time. I don’t think that will change. The good news is, I get to see other parts of the country, and I will have a camera with me.

Speaking of camera, I have been looking around and comparing cameras for about 6 months now, and I may have finally settled on a camera. The Nikon D7000. Read this for a review from

That is all for now. The Packers-Bears NFC Championship game is on, and I am going to sit back and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon.




Season’s Greetings!

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Just Stuff

Merry Christmas (belated) and Happy New Year to all. Have been rather busy with my 9-5 job lately, but have been reading and studying as much camera stuff as possible. I have finished with school, and when the New Year starts, I will start writing up some of the new stuff I have learned.

Thanks for stopping by, and look forward to talking to you in 2011.

I found an issue when loading a picture gallery created with Adobe Lightroom 2 to a web server hosted by godaddy. I used the Lightroom default HTML gallery. When I set up my hosting account, I selected a Windows server instead of going with my gut instinct of using a Linux server. Anyway, after the gallery was created, I uploaded the folder to my web server, and the pictures were missing, but the frame of the page existed. I opened the html page in Dreamweaver and checked all the links to make sure the img src in the page was pointing to a .jpg file, then I checked the path to verify that there were images loaded where it said they were loaded at, and they were. I then deleted the folder I just uploaded and used a different web template, this time the Lightroom default Flash gallery with the same result.

I triple checked the index.html page, and ran a check to make sure all links worked, and they did. I then deleted the folder again, and used a different template in Lightroom. This time I used the Airtight Simpleviewer, and it worked. Huh?

I did some research and come to find out godaddy doesn’t support a ‘bin’ folder on a Windows server. I then created 2 galleries, one with the default HTML gallery, and one with the Airtight gallery. Both have a ‘bin’ folder, so what gives? I know that Windows can be a little quirky with stuff like this, so I contacted godaddy and asked if I could switch to a Linux server. They showed me where to go to fix that, and within an hour I had it switched to Linux, and now both galleries show up on my site. Yahoooooo!!!

None of this will make a lick of sense to you if you don’t have Adobe Lightroom, but if you do and you use godaddy as a web host, before creating a gallery, switch over to Linux and save yourself the frustration.