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Sourdough Baking in the Pandemic Lockdown

Sourdough Baking in the Pandemic Lockdown

My ongoing journey into the world of sourdough began a couple of months into the COVID-19 lockdown. It seemed like everyone was trapped at home and baking sourdough. I've always loved sourdough bread, but the whole feeding-the-starter-every-day thing was more than I...

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What’s Your Computing History?

What’s Your Computing History?

Ask any lifelong computer person and they will probably have a story or two to tell about the computers they have seen through the years and how things have changed. I am no exception. Hang around any industry long enough and you will see tools evolve. I thought it...

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Underwater Photography

Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is something near and dear to my heart. There's nothing like experiencing the world beneath the surface of the ocean. It's a privilege to be able to capture it through a lens. I left a 25-year computer industry career in 2004 and struck out on...

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Hiking Across Haleakala Volcano

Hiking Across Haleakala Volcano

A few years ago, I was part of a great group of intrepid adventurers who embarked on an epic 11-mile hike across the crater of Haleakala volcano, led by my good friend Katie McMillan. Katie picked me up at the Halemau'u (switchbacks) trailhead, the end point of our...

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How To Shoot Fireworks

How To Shoot Fireworks

Taking great photographs of fireworks is surprisingly easy. All you need is a camera with manual control, (a DSLR is preferred) a lens with a good zoom range, a tripod and a good sense of timing. How to shoot fireworks: First, put your camera on a tripod. You need...

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Shark Encounter

Shark Encounter

Ever been face to face with a shark? I have, but never this close until now. This was one of those "Adventure Days" with Dive Makai in Kona, where they go offshore to see what they can see. We encountered a large pod of pilot whales and slipped into the water to...

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