Maggie is wore out after her first pheasants ever! #pheasant #hunting #delaware via Instagram http://ift.tt/1drBhhz
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He is growing up so fast! via Instagram http://ift.tt/16r4feb
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I get excited to see their Halloween costumes every year, and here’s what they came up with this year. Adorable. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1ayzvUr
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Well, since it has been so long since I have posted, I figured it is about time for an update. I went scuba diving over the weekend. I went to Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA. It was a pretty good trip. I ended up not going on the second day because there were too many people. My friend and I are not comfortable enough with our skills to dive around 100 other people. I can’t wait till I can afford all my own gear, then I will be able to dive pretty much anywhere. If anyone has suggestions for some good, affordable gear, let me know in the comments!
Sorry for not posting in a while. I’ve been busy with life. (work, school, etc.) I’m in finals week at school so I should be able to post more in the coming weeks.
So, I just signed up for 31 Days to Build a Better Blog on ProBlogger.net. So hopefully over the next month I will become a master of the blogosphere, so to speak! What the program does is that each day you recieve an e-mail with a task for the day and and some information to help you get started in the right direction to complete that task. The point of the program is to allow you to learn 31 things about blogging that you can use to build a better blog. The confirmation e-mail I got said the program started on April 6th, so I don’t even know if I’m going to get any e-mails from it. I’m hoping for the best, though, because I’m having a hard time coming up with ideas to blog about.
Just wanted to write up a quick review for my favorite windows mobile twitter app, PockeTwit. I’ve tried several twitter apps and PockeTwit is the only one that I’ve found that does everything I want. The first thing that I liked about PockeTwit is the user interface. My new tweets show up on the main page in a list with kinetic scrolling. Also, to get to the menu it just takes a swipe of your finger. From left to right will bring up the “Global” menu. This is like the main menu. It has options to refresh your friend TimeLine, settings, post a tweet, and some other useful options. If you swipe your finger from right to left it brings up the “Specific” menu. This menu has options for whatever user you currently have selected in your TimeLine. This includes responding (@someone), quoting, sending an e-mail, making a favorite, viewing that person’s TimeLine, viewing their profile, stop following them, and move or copy them to a group. Another thing that I like with PockeTwit is the integration with other services. You can upload a picture, shorten an URL, or set your location via GPS all from the Post Update screen. The integration also goes the other direction. To view a picture that is uploaded to any of the supported sites, all you have to do is click on the link in the tweet. It pops up in its own windows, no browser is needed. The final standout feature for me is Groups. PockeTwit allows you to put certain people into different groups. This is great if you follow a lot of people, but have a certain group of people whose tweets you don’t want to get lost in your main Friends TimeLine. All you have to do is add them to a group, then view that group’s TimeLine. The only tweets that show up are tweets from users in that group. So, as you can see, PockeTwit offers some great features. The only problem I have with PockeTwit is that I find it hard to click a link. It usually takes me a few tries before the picture shows up or Opera opens. Other than that this is a great program. Give it a try and see what you think.
Another good twitter app is Twikini. It is still in beta but it is already a really good twitter app. It isn’t quite as polished as PockeTwit, but it seems like it is on its way to being one of the best Windows Mobile twitter apps.
If you have any favorite Twitter clients. Let me know in the comments.
This is eventually going to be a checklist of things that you should never leave home without when geocaching. I know there are probably thousands of these floating around on the Internet, but I recently had an “adventure” where I wasn’t fully prepared, so I guess one more list won’t hurt. First, a little back story. I got done work early last Wednesday and didn’t have school so I decided to give one of my friends a call to see if he wanted to go out caching. He agreed so we met at my house and decided which cache we were going to attempt. The cache we finally decided on was a fairly difficult one. It said right in the description “not for geo-weenies”, but we figured we would try it anyway. It is almost a 2 mile walk to where the cache is located. It is also very thick and right near a swamp. We finally get to ground zero and it is so thick that my GPSr (phone) starts to lose signal and send us in circles. Eventually we decided that it was almost dark and we should start heading out. The only problem was that none of us knew which way was out. Since we had no GPS signal we ended up wandering around in circles in the swamp for a few hours. The only reason we even got out is because the stars came out and we used the big dipper to guide us in a straight line. Alright, that’s the story now here is the list.
- A knowledge of the area where you will be caching (Geocaching.com forums are good for this)
- A GPSr that is capable of operating correctly even in heavy cover
- A compass
- A flashlight
- A cell phone for emergencies
- Bottled water or a hydration pack
- Bug spray (in the spring and summer)
- Blaze orange clothing (during hunting season)
- Plenty of spare batteries
- A small first aid kit
Some other things that aren’t quite necessary, but would be recommended are a camera, a walking stick (useful to poke into holes in case there is an animal in it), and some swag to trade in the caches. Also, if you are going after a cache that is remote or there is a chance that you might have to spend the night, make sure that you bring everything needed to camp safely and comfortably.
If anyone has any recommendations that I missed, please add them in the comments.
Just wanted to pop in and let “everyone” (read the 2 people that viewed my blog since last week) know that I haven’t posted in a while because there really isn’t anything I can think of to write. Also, I just started at a new school so I’m kind of adjusting to that. So, anyone have a good topic to write about?