S3Backup Docker container and unRAID

I use a file server software called unRAID, which supports redundant disks with parity and other great features such as Docker support and a great community which creates plugins for any service imaginable. This is where I keep my main photo library, and I want to be certain that I don’t lose my photos — ever. Continue reading

The Martian (2015)

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The Martian (2015) is the movie about astronaut Mark Watney who has been stranded on Mars after being presumed dead by his crew after a big storm made them abruptly abort the mission. Now that he is stranded on Mars with dwindling supplies, he must do what it takes to stay alive and hope for rescue. Continue reading

Worldwide Photo Walk 2015

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I have attended the Worldwide Photowalk several years now (last year), but this is the first time during midday. Sadly, that shows quite a lot in the photos with their harsh shadows and bad contrast. It was a lot of fun however, and I’m already looking forward to the next time! Continue reading

Summer reads for 2015

What began as a simple urge to read the hyped up sci-fi novel by Andy Weir called The Martian before the movie would hit the local theaters, ended up becoming the start of taking reading itself to another level. Almost like meditation, reading makes one disregard everything that’s going on in one’s head and just focus on the story at hand. That realization made me incorporate reading a part of my daily habits. Continue reading

Larger photos now on the blog

For a long time, I have been meaning to update the way photos are displayed on this blog. I really like the way Medium does things, by letting photos extend beyond the borders of the text column itself and wanted to do something similar. It may still require some tweaking, but the photo galleries are now using a lot more of the available screen estate. This means that more photos will be displayed simultaneously, and the way tiled galleries work in Jetpack, photos will be displayed a lot bigger as well, eliminating the need to zoom into the pictures in most instances.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) is a movie about Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), a negative asset manager at the prominent magazine called “LIFE”. One day he receives a roll of film from Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn), one of his photography contacts who is traveling around the world shooting photos for the new issues. The film roll contains what will be the cover photo of the last edition of the magazine ever to be produced. The problem? That single photo is missing from the roll. With the help of colleague Cheryl Melhoff (Kristen Wiig), he is on track to finding Sean and recovering that missing photo. On the journey however, he finds himself. Continue reading