Friday, April 25, 2008

Dordt College Student Center

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Dordt College Chapel

The large pipe-organ can be seen above the stage.

Dordt College on a rainy & snowy day

The Campus Entrance

The Library

The Greenhouse

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Road trip report: CO to IA

Our first rest stop was at the Colorado Welcome Center near the boarder of Nebraska. Since our route is tracing the old Pony Express route, this picture taken at the rest stop is appropriate.

Later along the way, we thought we'd been whipped into some sort of time-space disruption when we looked out the window and saw the exit sign for another city we are planning to visit in Sweden this summer!

I'll have more pictures of the campus tomorrow. Hopefully it will stop raining long enough to get some.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Double Eagle Days

Becky and I got up this morning just after sunrise for our run up the dirt road. It was a gorgeous spring morning and we saw the White Pelicans in the pond nearby. After we returned, I decided to grab the camera and head back to the pond for a shot of the Pelicans.

Just as we were walking to the pond, a large Bald Eagle flew right toward us. I started fumbling to get the camera ready and snapped a quick shot as he flew by. (Click any picture to see it full sized. )

Then after we took the shot of the Pelicans roosting on the small island of the pond, and I had once again put the camera away the same eagle flew back the other way. Again I quickly tossed the lens cap on the ground, turned the camera back on and snapped one just as he passed behind the trees.

We've seen many eagles over the years here in Colorado, but this was the first time I actually caught one on the camera. A great morning!

Then later this afternoon, we were surprised to see a pair of huge golden eagles soaring in the updrafts right over our house. I grabbed the camera and snapped another shot. It was truly a double-eagle day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Web-Tech-101: Adding My Blog to Your Homepage

Do you use or as your default browser home page? If so you can easily add my blog as a tab or module on your page so you'll never miss a posting or my new pictures. Here is how to do it:

Look on the right hand navigation bar and find the box that starts with "SUBSCRIBE TO" - like the one shown in the top picture above.

When you left-click on the box marked "Posts" it will reveal a drop-down menu like the one shown in the second picture above.

These are your current choices for adding an RSS feed to your home page. Choose the flavor that matches your default search or home page then simply click that button. It should link you to your own page with a permission box that asks you to approve the new content being added to your page. After you confirm that by clicking OK, you'll have a box or tab that shows updates from my Blog. It's that simple!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Flickrization of Google Earth

The marriage of geotagged photos and Google Earth continues to intrigue me. I just came across this work being done by USC to place real photos within Google Earth with accuracy of angle and position so they are seamlessly integrated with the 3D models or landscape. Take a look at the video to see some examples of where it is leading.

Another video of the tool in action can be found here:

To learn more about the basics of adding photos to Google Earth, look at one of my previous posts.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville University campus (on a rainy day in April). The first picture is the Student Center building that houses the cafeteria, lounge, coffee shops, bookstore, computer labs and main theater auditorium. (click on any picture to see a bigger version)

The next photo shows the Chapel building. The chapel services are attended daily by all students and faculty at the same time.

The next photo is inside the chapel.

The Fourth photo shows the Engineering building

Inside the library.

Inside the athletic center.

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