Solar Eclipse 2015 – Keswick style

Randy Orrison   Friday, 20 March 2015   Comments Off on Solar Eclipse 2015 – Keswick style
until this final appearance

This morning was like most other mornings in the Lake District – overcast, and trying to rain.  I went out for a short walk anyway, not expecting to be able to see anything of the eclipse.  However, at just the right time a thin spot in the clouds happened to drift past where the sun should be…

New Gallery

Randy Orrison   Thursday, 19 February 2015   Comments Off on New Gallery

I’ve recently changed my photo gallery on here from Gallery to Piwigo.  The Gallery project has gone into hibernation, with no new features for quite some time. Piwigo on the other hand is supported by an active and growing user community. What does this mean to you? Although I’ve been able to move photos and comments from the old gallery to… Read more »

Old Photos from the Tyler Family

Randy Orrison   Sunday, 20 October 2013   Comments Off on Old Photos from the Tyler Family

I have a small bundle of photos, which include some of my great-uncle Henry Tyler, his father Charles Napolean Tyler (1871 – 1925), some that are probably his brothers and sisters, and many that I can’t identify. The complete set is in my gallery; if anyone can identify any of the photos, I’d love to have any comments. Here are… Read more »

The Dreke family of Winona Minnesota

Henry Dreeke

Henry Dreke was born in 1837 in Germany, and married his wife Caroline there. Their three children, Lena, Minnie, and William Charles were born in Germany, before the family moved to America. How and why they ended up in Winona, Minnesota, I don’t know, but on 7 October 1891 William married Louise Seekamp there. The children of William and Louise… Read more »

Latrigg Sunrise

Randy Orrison   Saturday, 26 January 2013   Comments Off on Latrigg Sunrise

Matthew and I got up early this morning, drove as far as we could up the Latrigg road, and walked up to the summit for some sunrise photos.

The Rewards of Being a Good Neighbor

Randy Orrison   Tuesday, 22 January 2013   Comments Off on The Rewards of Being a Good Neighbor

Imagine you live in an apartment complex.  Every apartment has a front door and a back door.  The back door opens onto a service area, where the garbage cans are.  One day you realize that the back door doesn’t really lock — you’ve got a key, and there’s a lock on the door, but you can open it without putting… Read more »

File Sharing services – Dropbox and Cubby

Randy Orrison   Friday, 13 July 2012   Comments Off on File Sharing services – Dropbox and Cubby

Need to share files between your home PC and your laptop?  There are plenty of ways to do it, but two of the easiest are Dropbox and Cubby (Google Drive is very similar).  Both sync files between your PCs and their cloud storage (up to 5GB is free, more if you’re willing to pay).  Cubby is new, and still invitation… Read more »