Last One Standing

03-08-2008

More and more people are removing their rooftop television antennas. With the access to cable and dish-type services, the old antenna will become another piece of historical technology, similar to the drive-in movie.
In just a little more than a year, analog television will be a thing of the past. On April 7, 2009 TV broadcasters will turn off their analog signals and transmit only digital ones. If you get your TV signal with rabbit ears or one of these rooftop jobbies, then you’ll need to either purchase a new digital TV or get a converter for your old TV set.
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AMGEN 2008 Tour of California

02-19-2008

AMGEN’s 2008 Tour of California came through Sacramento today. The rain arrived just before the cyclists reached the edge of town. They rode three two-mile laps on city streets before sprinting to the finish line for Stage 2 of the race.
This shot was taken with my camera clamped to the end of an extended painter’s pole, about 12′ above the ground. It’s like a miniature aerial view.
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AMGEN Tour of California

02-19-2008

AMGEN’s 2008 Tour of California came through Sacramento today. The rain arrived just before the cyclists reached the edge of town. They rode three two-mile laps on city streets before sprinting to the finish line for Stage 2 of the race.
This shot was taken along L Street after the last turn. The finish line is about eight blocks away.
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Redistributing Dust

02-12-2008

“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I don’t think Goethe had leafblowers in mind when he penned that quote above.

There are few things in this world that are louder and messier than leafblowers, except, perhaps, my neighbor’s cat. Granted – leafblowers are really powerful tools, but only for the purpose of moving the debris, rather than removing it. Even worse, after all this debris is moved, the next person’s cleanup crew will use their leafblowers to move it back. Unless, of course, the wind moves it down the street to someone else’s front door.
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Made to Fly

01-04-2008

Sacramento was hit with some serious stormy weather today. The winds were reaching velocities of 60-75 miles per hour. It was no Katrina, but still did lots of damage. One of the airplanes at the local airport was not tethered very well, so it taxi-ed and took off on its own. It pretty much cleared the chain-link fence on the right, so it must have been cartwheeling…that would have been something to see.

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