My Lightroom-Synology-Backblaze Photography Workflow

Back in 2005 or so, I was doing a lot of photography at the company I worked for. Events, locations, products--you name it, i shot it. I stored all those photos on an external USB drive plugged into a Linux server I hacked together. I was relatively new to Linux, and learned most things by … Continue reading My Lightroom-Synology-Backblaze Photography Workflow

Taco Tuesday at Elevation 3330

I love tacos. I mean, who doesn’t? One of my favorites in Great Falls comes from Elevation 3330. Their Taco Tuesday is outstanding, and changes every week. The only ones I avoid are the beef tongue. I’ve heard good things, but I just can’t get past the whole tongue thing. Washed it all down with … Continue reading Taco Tuesday at Elevation 3330


One of the reasons I don’t post more is because when I sit down to write something, I feel like it has to be some long complicated thing. I feel like I need to write a draft, revise, rewrite, collect images, blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong—those are all things that usually lead to … Continue reading Roadblocks


I first drafted this article in October of 2019. Since then, I've formed some new opinions, so I'll leave the original text, and add my thoughts from today, some 21 months later. Let's start with a little history My first point and shoot was an HP PhotoSmart R507. I bought it in October of 2005. … Continue reading SONY CYBERSHOT DSC-HX99 (AND A WEE FLICKR RANT)