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on Jan 27, 2017 in Friday Thoughts

Keymission 80 – New to the Locker

Constantly using the Keymission 360 (now have 4 of them) & 170 (now have 6 in housings), curiosity finally won over so now I have the Keymission 80. What in the heck for you ask? I was attracted by its incredibly small size cause this sucker is small! Because of that size, you can put it just about anywhere. Next is the ease of use. The touch screen LCD on the back permits quick and easy operation, whether you’re shooting video or stills. Now I have a couple of crazy thoughts about how I’m going to use this new tool but to be honest with you, it’s so darn cute I’m already in love and I’ve not even shot with it yet....

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on Jan 25, 2017 in Random Thoughts

“I Can’t Picture That!”

We get this a lot when we talk about the snow we receive at our home / office. When I tell folks that a normal winter we have 25 vertical feet of snow, their face betrays their disbelief. Well, this is the snow height as of 01.24.17 at our home (19′). As you can see, you can barely see the top of the roof of our two story home. Many imagine life is impossible in such conditions when 20 feet of snow fall in three weeks. Mammoth is kinda unique in many ways, one has to do with snow. As you can see, the road is clear and the skies are blue. Mammoth is a town designed to deal with snow, lots of snow so when it comes (it’s been seven years since we’ve seen this “normal” amount of snow), life just goes on for those of us who live here all year. To us, this is...

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on Jan 24, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Tech Support is SO Important!

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of IoSafe. I’m a even bigger fan of their tech support! We had this weird power surge Sunday with the storm. I say weird it popped just one circuit breaker that had no load on it. Some time later, I went to get images out to a client and found I couldn’t talk to my IoSafe 1515+. Tried all the normal things and couldn’t connect. I’m not a Network guy so I was totally lost but I didn’t panic cause I knew I had IoSafe Tech Support behind me. I called them and they quickly figured out the problem and I’m back to work. The issue? All I can figure is that weird power surge somehow got through all the surge protectors and nailed my hub. The Tech Support knew how to run the test to verify and in minutes I was functioning. It’s such a small and simple thing but it’s a biggie. The moral of the story, in buying...

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on Jan 23, 2017 in Random Thoughts

New Record Ya Baby!

Ya baby, we’ve set a new January snowfall record here in Mammoth. After the four feet dumped yesterday, we’ve received 241 inches of snow this month with a season total of 344″ so far! The view you see here is from our second story deck looking UP at the snow in the front meadow. UPS parks in front and we CAN’T see the truck! We are totally OK, well dug out and going about enjoying paradise! Ya...

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on Jan 12, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Who Loves 11 Feet of New Snow?

Our 12yr old Beagle, Sadie that’s who! As we clear walks and drive, she’s right there nose down in the white stuff pushing through and sniffing all the way. There are times with the powder we’ve received, all we see is a bump in the snow like a lump under a carpet moving along. Oh, the simple...

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