Well, I just discovered a problem. My PC has been recording in mono. I went to record a track from Henri Rene's Stereo Action record, Dynamic Dimensions, and the on-screen wave representation didn't look right. So I dug up one of those old stereo demonstration discs, tried to record it, and sure enough, it's recording in mono. I don't know how long it's been doing this. I traced the problem to a cable plugged into the sound card on the back of the PC, though. Replugging it seems to have fixed the problem, thankfully. But I don't know how long this has been a problem. I don't studiously look at the waves on screen, so I'm not sure I would have noticed a problem. If you've downloaded anything from me and thought it sounded funny, please let me know. The Hi-Fi Living series I've been sharing out since January is in mono anyway, so there's no problem there, but any of the other stuff I've been sharing could be a problem. I'm hoping this doesn't go all the back to Christmas, but you never know. So please, let me know if you have anything you downloaded from here that's not in stereo, and you think it should be. What a pain...
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Otto, who you saw during the Airfest at Macdill.
Posted by Ernie at 4/26/2007 05:56:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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Monday, April 23, 2007
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Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 08:39:00 PM
pictures of these guys in the wild, so I have to depend on shows like this to see them up-close. They never brought him out into the sunlight, so I wasn't able to capture the delicate blue color of the feathers on his head. But you can at least get a good idea of his small stature compared to the glove on which he's perched.
Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 08:03:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 07:26:00 PM
You should have known that I couldn't go to the lake (as I mentioned in my previous post) and not shoot any birds. In between shooting the sea planes, I got a couple of feathered fellows as they patrolled the shoreline looking at these strange contraptions that occasionally joined them in the sky. Above is an osprey, of which there were quite a few circling. I couldn't see any nest, which I thought was odd for the concentration of them in the sky. Below is an anhinga, a female I believe, given the white coloring around the neck. Not as many of these, but there were still a few around.
Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 07:01:00 PM
Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 06:53:00 PM
Note-I didn't number my first post of pictures from this airshow, but you can find it here.
Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 06:04:00 PM
I haven't brought you any new license plates in a long time, mostly because I've been distracted by other stuff. But when I spotted this one at the air show this weekend, I knew I had to get it up here. You don't see too many Alaska plates here in Florida. You do see a few though, quite a few more than you see from Hawaii, actually. This is the first one I've seen with this design, though. Most of them have a dog sled race running up the middle. Note that this one is actually current. I can't imagine someone driving down from Alaska for an airshow, but stranger things have happened.
Previous plates: Connecticut, New York, Maine, Hawaii, Washington, Ohio, Wisconsin.
Posted by Ernie at 4/23/2007 05:54:00 PM
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Posted by Ernie at 4/22/2007 09:37:00 PM
Part of the routine that the Blue Angels put on is flying past each other at extremely high speeds. They always cross near show center, but looking through the camera lens, it's tough to know when to press the shutter button to catch both planes in the same frame. I don't know how many times they did this maneuver exactly, but I caught it four times.
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