Moving From Wordpress To Hugo

Wordpress Is Great, But… So I’ve been hosting my site on WordPress for the last 15 years. Wow, has it been that long? The great thing about WordPress is that it is pretty easy to use and there are plenty of libraries out there to make it even better. Want to integrate and automate things? Not really much of a problem. However, because of those very same characteristics, this makes WordPress super popular and thus a target for malicious folks out there.

The Cotton Carrier Revisited: Cotton Carrier + Arca Swiss Mount Plates

I’m a big fan of the Cotton Carrier vest system. Why? Because it takes the load off of my neck/shoulders/arms, when the camera isn’t being held in shooting position. However, I’ve had it shelved for the last couple of years because I’ve been doing tripod work, and that work involved using the Arca Swiss style plate and clamps. I really haven’t been keeping up on the developments with the Cotton Carrier system, but have recently gone back and taken a look at them.

Cephalopod At The Monterey Bay Aquarium

A common cuttlefish swimming amidst some coral. Photographed with Sony A77 + Sony 85mm/2.8 SAM All About Cephalopod! During the Memorial Day weekend, my family and I made the trip down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We were quite excited about the new Tentacles exhibit, which featured cephalopod! They had nautilus, cuttlefish, squid, and octopi in the exhibit, along with some works of art, both ancient and modern. Of note were the Minoan vases denoting our tentacled friends and some turn of the century nature illustrations.

The Impact of CTS/RSI on My Computer and Photography Gear

CTS & RSI, What’s That? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) and Repetitive Stress Injuries(RSI) is pretty common in the IT industry. One might even say it is very widespread. The symptoms are stiffness, pain, loss of strength, and even numbness in the hands, arms, neck, shoulder, legs, feet, etc. The locations can be both direct as well as indirect. Leg pain in the case of spinal issues. Wrist and forearm pain due to elbow nerve issues.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Jellies

Flower Hat Jelly - Olindias Formosa - Medusa Sombrero Floreado Flower Hat Jellies resting on their display mesh. I’ve got to say, I’m admire the beauty of the Undersea Jelly exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They’ve completed a very extensive renovation a while back and it’s only been on a recent trip that I’ve had the time to take some photographs of their amazing jellyfish. Above, the Flower Hat Jelly is amazingly colorful, especially under the special lights of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s displays.