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Met some friends for beer last night and was showing them the DxO One. I'm still very impressed with this thing…

Face of Experience

Face of Experience

This is Jim. He's a colleague at my day job and has been around the oil field a long time. He's got a wealth of experience and also has some of the funniest stories I've ever heard 1

He's also a self-confessed 'gadget guy' so when he stopped by my office this morning I showed him the DxO One. He very nicely allowed me to take (& post) this picture.

  1. Usually about someone barely surviving doing something extremely dangerous and stupid

Back to School

braided beanie

K went back to school this week, sporting a new Christmas present. Her cousin had picked out this Elsa beanie for her (Frozen was a huge hit for K last year) - if you squeeze one of the tassels, the braid pops up…

New Year, New Project

A quick selfie in natural light. 

A quick selfie in natural light. 

More playing with the DXO One. After resisting the call to do a picture-a-day challenge, I think I'm going to try to it this year. I haven't decided yet but I think I'm going to try to use this camera for all the pictures, just to give myself a constraint. Looking forward to seeing what I come up with.



Iris Blooms

The first of the iris buds in our front garden opened overnight and this morning's cool, overcast weather made for a nice, even light that really let the colors pop.

K's first LEGO build

Only minimal help from Dad required! 

Only minimal help from Dad required! 

K had earned a toy recently, and cashed it in last night on a small LEGO 'Elves' set. (I have no idea what this branding tie-in is; was just happy to avoid the 'Barbie' set). We worked on the smaller of the two pieces last night before bed, and then I helped her finish the big part this afternoon while Joe was napping. She got the hang of the graphic instructions pretty quickly and I really just had to help her make the connections tight/straight every once in a while. My (poorly concealed) inner nerd is so happy she's discovered LEGO and looks forward to many more builds to come! :)

Guitar Hero


J brought this old thing to me tonight and posed with it nicely. He even had a bit of the natural "Guitar God" pose!


If you look close, you can see he's got it backwards, but I was impressed that he had the general idea with us showing him literally nothing about how to use it.