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Mounting the Lincoln Memorial

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2013 by sethkoberg

Well, folks, in keeping with my “promise” of writing an entry every Sunday, here I am with what was supposed to be my first published tutorial on The Professional Dork.

This evening, I had tried to mount my “Lincoln Memorial” photograph onto some 1/4″ foam board I had purchased at a local hobby shop. Failing that, the only thing I have is a time lapse video of me not doing what I had attempted. Not a terrible loss, honestly, as I know now how¬†not to mount a photograph to foam board. Continue reading

Work to be done

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by sethkoberg

Well, as it seems, I have a tendency to neglect my blog and post only once every few months; however, I am hoping to change that.

I have decided to christen 2013 as “the year of production.”

Being someone that makes a habit of inadvertently creating virtual lists of things I need or want, I am attempting to have this year be the year most, if not all, of those things gets finished. This list consists of projects that I have assigned to myself for the sole purpose of being able to say, “look at what I have made! Bask in all its glory!”

These projects range from wood working to electronics, gardening to photography, and almost every craft or hobby in between.

A lot of these projects could be finished simply by throwing money at them. For instance, one thing my husband and I need is a new entertainment center, but going out to the big box store and buying one would defeat the purpose of getting my hands dirty and actually creating something.

Like Nikola Tesla said, “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.”

Now, it is time for me to get to work.

The Paper

Posted in Blog, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2011 by sethkoberg

Recently, we had a representative from the Loudoun Lantern, which is the NVCC Loudoun campus news paper, visit us in class trying to recruit new members for the periodical. Since the class is an English class, most of the discussion was directed towards writers, but they were in need of photographers.

So, to make a long story short, I’m an official photographer for the Loudoun Lantern. How exciting!

I’ve got my first assignment, which is to photograph author Mischa Merz during her visit for the Fall For The Book festival here in the DC/Metro area.

First order of business: Let the organizer and Ms. Merz know that I’m a glutton for taking shots, and I will be constantly snapping photos during her reading.

Just a heads up.

Teaser

Posted in Blog, Gadgets with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by sethkoberg

In an attempt to keep things moving along here, I’m going to expand a little bit on the last post I made.

In my previous post, I had said that I had some pretty cool things to talk about, so here is one of them:

Now, I can’t tell you too much, just enough to (hopefully) get you interested and invested in whats going on. So, for now, I’ll tell you these few points about the project:

  • It involves a stepper motor
  • Two limit switches
  • A 16 x 2 LCD screen
  • Two push buttons
  • One potentiometer

Thats about as much as I think I can tell you without giving away too much. I have mentioned this project in posts on other websites, so if you are reading this and you think you know what this is for, please don’t spoil it for everyone else. Also, if you do think you know what it is, you can email me if you want to ask about the project.

Update

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by sethkoberg

Well, It’s been a while since I’ve updated this ‘blog,’ and I figure now is a good a time as any.

A few things have been going on in my absence, I got laid off work, my GPA in school jumped up quite a bit, and I’m heading to San Francisco in a little over a week.

Being unemployed is rather bitter-sweet. I have more time to do things that I enjoy; riding my bike, photographing things, general artsy-fartsy type stuff, but at the same time, their is no monetary income. Well, that’s not 100% true, I’m still ’employed’ until the 24th, so I’m getting paid through then, but after that, I’m getting nothing.

School has been moving along rather nicely I’d say. This is the second time ’round I’ve been enrolled at the school I’m attending. The first of which I did terribly. Maybe I wasn’t ready for the college thing, maybe not. Either way, my GPA was a little above a 1.0. This time around, though, I’m doing much better, and today I got the letter telling me that my previous attempt has been stricken from the record, so my cumulative GPA is a 3.318. Markedly better I’d say.

I don’t have much to say about my San Fran. trip though, other than HOLY SHIT I’M GOING TO SAN FRAN-FUCKING-CISCO! Vising my sister to be exact. Not sure what to do while I’m their, except going to see the Gay Pride Parade, but I want to do as much as possible.