Monthly Archives August 2018

I was outside enjoying a Padron last night when I caught a glimpse of the moon coming over the horizon and trees this amazing orange-red color.  I ran inside and grabbed my simple zoom camera and had to take a photo.  Wasn't sure if the red was going to show through, but I was happy with the outcome. Last night was a day after the full moon, but you couldn't really tell that it wasn't completely full.  You can see the remnants of fading clouds (the darker band in the middle of the moon). Taking these photos reminded me that I once used to use my telescope more often and that I used to take photos through it with the…

It's here!  After a few years of waiting my Trident showed up and is ready to use. OpenROV started many years back with a build your own underwater drone aka Remote Operated Vehicle.  It was slow and cobbled together with easy to purchase parts. Now when I said you needed to put it together, I wasn't kidding.  It showed up like this: OpenROV as it showed up Hope it has instructions!! Of course that showed up back in 2012 - or at least that's when I started putting it together.  I never finished.  The parts needed to communicate with the surface I could no longer get, the parts kept changing and upgrading to new pieces, etc. I suppose that should…

Another weekend has come and gone, had some friends up end decided to hop on the boat and head down to Alton to see the sights.  They had a sea side craft fair and antique boat show. Too bad the weather was screaming rain and thundershowers all day.  We got a little wet early on and did our best to enjoy the break in the rain.  This of course meant that many of the babied antique boats were not out - and rightfully so! Apparently if you want to be successful at your local craft fair you need to sell fudge!  That was by far the most popular tent! Sorry, no photos of the antique boats.  I parked right near…

What a weekend!  Started up by Scuba diving on Friday.  Saturday took the Mrs and I on an almost 7 mile hike up two mountains, so it was time to take it easy on Sunday and just float in the water! We started the day by heading down to Sleeper island to see the Sleeper Island Castle.  The Castle has a few different names due to the people that built it or lived in it over the years (been there for 100 years) but most locals tend to call it "Sleeper's Castle" now. The problem down there, I quickly found out, was that across the channel between Sleepers Island and shore, is that there is a small cove / sand…

Let me preface this story by saying that I haven't been diving in over twenty years.  I received my Divemaster's certification when I was 18 and by that age had logged well over 100 dives and many hours underwater. The last time I was diving, my wife was my girlfriend.  I took her diving in the pool just so she could try it.  Wasn't her thing, but for some reason I still kept her around... This year was my time to get back in the water.  I did some research and found a dive shop in Wolfeboro aptly named "Dive Winnipesaukee". They did both Friday evening and Sunday dives.  I decided a single dive to get my feet wet (no…

It was only a matter of time, but I don't believe anyone expected Fidelity to be the first company to come out with zero fee funds.  Vanguard is usually the company most online think of and recommend when it comes to low fee funds.  Fidelity looked them square in the eye and said:  We can do better. The two funds they created are: FZROX FZILX The FZROX follows the United States total market.  The description from their site:  The fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the total return of a broad range of U.S. stocks. The FZILX fund is their international fund: The fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the total return of foreign…

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