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July 18, 2009

Ren. Faire

   Spent the day at the Renaissance Faire with Jai, Steve, Ashley, Ronie and Izzy.  It was Jai and Steve's first Ren. Faire, and I think they had a good time.  Pictured is Jai in full costume.

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From ERica

August 07, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Aaaw! Pretty!
Beckka

Beckka

   I started reading Frederick Douglass's "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" for my history class this morning, and couldn't set it down—a frist I think I've ever not wanted to stop reading anything.
   Stars.  Tonight was one of the first nights in a while that I could see the sky, so I decided to do a few star shots.  I found that the lower the shutter speed, the better.  The problem with long shutter speeds is the fact the earth is rotating.  Since we stand on the earth, the stars appear to move.  We don't notice this looking at them, but a 30 second exposure is enough time to make the stars into streaks.  This shot looks better large.

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From ERica

August 07, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Our universe is beautiful!
Empty

Empty

   Found a new pet virus to add to my collection.  The virus is fairly new--within the last month or so, because when I first scanned it with AVG, nothing was found.  When I updated, there it was.  I knew right away this object had to be a virus.  Some site I stumbled into had a video player.  I block all flash scripts are blocked by default, so I was curious why I saw the outlines of a video player.  A closer look reveled the player was a link to an EXE file with some junk about how you needed a new codec to play the video.  The file was named "flashcodec.exe".  It had to be a virus, and I wanted it for my collection.
   AVG says it is "Trojan horse Generic14.AM"  Unfortunately, I haven't found much else about it.  Maybe I'll feed this to one of my virtual machines and ask what it tastes like ;)