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Weekly Recap

Well, it's been a pretty great week overall. It started with a local group I've been providing video services to requesting me to come back for a third year starting Fall, 2011 again.  I of course said yes, because it's a great group, I'm learning while working, and I don't mind a little extra money in the bank. I finally resolved the issue with my recently acquired GoPro camera.  After working with their support and determining the...

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What Makes Up Your Day

So, We have 24 hours in a day, and personally, I like to get about 7-8 hours of sleep each night, at least during the work week. That leaves us roughly 16 or 17 hours in our days. What do we do with those hours? Everyone seems to say they never have enough time in the day to accomplish what they want, me included. I've actually taken to making a schedule and keeping it...

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Week in Review

Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the week, my attempt at the diet was meager and meek. The projects were mounting all day and all night, so the bottles of rum, were starting to feel light. Parties and food were very abundant, and complaining about workouts have become quite redundant. So yeah, it's been a rough last few weeks between the Holiday season and the eating that goes along with it, the great Holiday party from...

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Fatty isn’t so fat anymore.

So, Since I don't get much opportunity to go out and try new places to eat, go fun places or do stuff [mainly because this time of the year it's cold out, and I am being more thrifty with my spending] I've decided to bore you all with more boring news on my fitness goals. While I do admit taking the week of Thanksgiving off to finish up some projects and get stuff done, I'm back on...

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Fall Weight Loss Plan

OK, yes, I'm still on the 'Fatty needs to lose weight' warpath. I did a decent job this spring of losing a few percent of my BMI, a few pounds and adding some muscle in and overall getting in better shape with eating better and drinking less. Then summer came.. The start of the steam show season, being busy and having too many projects on deck that caused me to put my fitness aside. ...

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Summer Wrap Up

It seems like just last week I was making the first trip up to Steamer Hill to open up the camper for the season, and just a few weeks ago we closed it up until next year. Here's a quick recap of what I did this summer, for anyone who cares. We had 8 weekends of steam related activities (including one this coming weekend) to attend. Many were for Rollag, and a few other shows to...

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What is this Rollag thing

[caption id="attachment_623" align="aligncenter" width="447" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] If anyone has followed me on Facebook, Twitter, read the most boring crap in the Internet, (otherwise known as this blog) or talked to me in person, you would have picked up some mention of the Rollag thing I attend every year and am overly obsessed with. What Is It? Rollag is the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. It was started back in 1954 and has been going on...

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Delicious DROID FroYo Quick Review

[caption id="attachment_570" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="photo from androidforums.com"][/caption] After patiently waiting for the newest release of the Android OS for my Moto DROID (lets not forget the many rumored and canceled releases for 2.1) I just had to track down the udpate vs. wait for the 47MB OTA update to come at some unknown time starting on or after August 3. A quick Google search brought me to a familiar place, androidforums.com. I snapped up the download,...

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Photography ~ As If I Need More Projects

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Photograph by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] Many of you know I've dabbled in photography for a number of years. I've done portrait sittings for local Real Estate groups, parties for the Yacht Club, MLS photography via Obeo, and taken thousands of photos camping, outdoors and at Rollag. I've started to collect a number of good photos that I'd like to put a price on, either for a digital copy, or by print or framed...

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Head for the Hill

[caption id="attachment_561" align="alignnone" width="448" caption="Photo by Tim Dachtera"][/caption] It's that time again, a little earlier than normal to head up to Rollag. Due to some warmer weather, and an Expo meeting that is at the Hill this weekend, it seems like a great opportunity to open up the camper, get some work done, and hang out with some of the Rollag crew. So we may have limited access to power and water, oh well.. Camper has...

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