Tulsa Optometrist That Saved My Trip

river parks tulsaWell, While I was in Tulsa, I had an opportunity to go to River Parks and I did something really silly and while checking out the water, bloop. Glasses were gone.  Oh boy.  I was 1/2 way across the country and stuck without full eyesight.  I went back to the hotel where I had a cheesy pair of readers.  I jumped on the internet and started making calls.  I found Dr. Zoellner.  Nice guy and when I told him my issue – he said that he could see me right away.

When I got there, he asked if I had my prescription from my last optometrist appointment.  I keep a picture of it on my phone (like a lot of other documents that I hope to never need while traveling).  I pulled it up and showed him. He wanted to double check – so he did a quick exam and then had his lab bang out a new pair of bifocals.

His pricing was super reasonable and he was a great guy to deal with.  So if you need a Tulsa Optometrist, I’m sure you should choose Dr. Zoeliner.  His website is: https://drzoellner.com/


Orlando Florida for Foodies

Okay, I learned to research things to do while traveling many years ago, but my next door neighbor is a fanatic at it.  It’s almost compulsive with him.  Weeks before a trip, he’s made lists of things to do, to see, and where he wants to eat. I do the same thing but I only loosely document it.

For my trip to Orlando in April, I’m going to try documenting my picks and creating a blog outlining everything.  So here I go…

I called this post Orlando for Foodies because eating will be important on this trip and I want dining experiences that I will find as different from the West Coast or places that I’d find in my home town.  I really want to find Orlando restaurants with a flare and something different.  Hopefully, not to ‘touristy’.

orlando restaurant too much sauceSo far, I have found that I really want to try a restaurant called ‘Too Much Sauce’.  It’s a pretty new place but I’m intrigued by the pictures I’ve seen of their dishes (and the name of the place).  They serve Mediterranean bowls with sauces like coconut ginger and pineapple bbq.  Sounds delicious and I really am looking forward to trying it.

Too Much Sauce details:
1430 N Mills Ave
Ste 170
Orlando, FL 32803
Website: https://www.sauceorlando.com/
Google Map: Too Much Sauce

Victoria & Albert’s.  I was not planning on visiting Disney World this trip.  Seriously.  Not even on the plan.  HOWEVER, I really want to dine at Victoria & Albert’s.  The online reviews are off the hook and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them.  It seems to be one of the best fine dining experiences in Orlando.  Since I’m in the restaurant exhaust hood cleaning business, I’ll be asking to take pictures of their restaurant kitchen hoods.  You should see the looks I get in fine dining places when I ask. But I rarely get denied.

Victoria & Albert’s details:
4401 Floridian Way
Orlando, FL 32830
Website: http://www.victoria-alberts.com/
Google Map: Victoria & Albert’s

Kres Chophouse.  I love a good chop house.  Kris looks to be right in my wheelhouse and it’s a downtown Orlando restaurant.  And I have to say that in my visits to the Orlando area, I’ve never been downtown.  So another reason to go. Reviews look solid and I like the menu.  Looks a little pricey – but on this trip, money is no object.  So I will look forward to this one too.

Kres Chophouse details:
7 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801
Website: http://www.kresrestaurant.com/
Google Map:  Kress Chophouse

smokehous restaurant downtown orlandoI’m also thinking about trying The Boheme in downtown Orlando.  It’s at 325 South Orange Ave, which puts it in the Marriott (I think).  Very close to there is a smokehouse called 4 Rivers Smokehouse.  Now, the best smokehouse places I’ve ever been to are in Texas, but I’m good to try a smokehouse restaurant anywhere in the south.  So I will definitely be checking this one out.

I’m going to keep modifying this post.  It won’t be just about food, but also experiences.  I really hope to see some great sites to go along with the Orlando fine dining.  If you read this and have some other or better ideas, your feedback would be appreciated.

Do I love Github? You had me at hello

So, I have to start by saying that I’m an amateur at web application programming.  But I love it.  If I had it all to do over again, I would certainly do nothing else.  Mostly, the tool that I love to use is Ruby on Rails.  It’s incredible and so interesting to use.

And one of the cool things that I have been trained to use is Github for my code management.  It is amazing.  I love being able to work very quickly and to send up my modifications to Github for safety and managing my changes.  So cool.  And I do it from command lines while I’m coding my applications.  So, as I’m working on projects like my FDC project, I can be assured that my code is backed up.  And if I totally make a blunder, I can call up my older versions and instantly go back to them.

I know that there are other platforms out there, but for me, I don’t need to go any further than Github.  It’s free for open repositories, and as little as $7 per month for personal & secured repositories.I

If this was a review site, I’d be giving Github 5 stars.  It’s pretty damn cool.


Sushi last night with Sheri and Ty

So my dad and I went to get sushi from Ijji’s last night (2, I believe). We had gone previously with Sheri, but Ty didn’t go with us last time. Her daughter Krista doesn’t like sushi and complains whenever we tae her out to do something. All in all, the food we got this time was much better than last time. Last time we had no idea what we were ordering, but we did the all you can eat option so we just ordered any rolls that sounded good. Everyone’s favorite roll by far was the Lily (or Lilly, they spelled it different on the menu and the order). The two that everyone else like the least, but I didn’t mind, were the crazy tuna and spider rolls.

There was one that had cream cheese and jalapeno which nobody really liked, called the lion. There’s only one place in Oregon where I actually really enjoy their sushi, but I mostly only get california rolls. I’d take Steph on a “date” to Ijji’s so we can get sushi, but she dislikes any type of fish so she would probably hate it. Steph and I were recently talking about being roommates in Vegas and starting up our own microbrewery. I looked online for a while, found this really great website that details how to get a las vegas liquor license. The only foods I really hate are beets and quiche. My dad tricked me into eating quiche once because I thought it was some weird scrambled eggs. Never making that mistake again.

Maybe it was just because it wasn’t restaurant-quality quiche. I’ll never know, because I definitely don’t want to try it again. Sometimes my mom and I get california rolls from the deli at Fred Meyer’s, and they’re not actually half bad. The only issue is that the wasabi just seems to soak into everything. Like no matter where you take your roll from, it will always slightly taste like wasabi. I can’t stand wasabi. Even if you mix it with other stuff. Honestly, I’m actually surprised I ate as much sushi as I did, because I had a huge lunch at Claim Jumper which made me sick to my stomach. Only because I didn’t want to be wasteful.

Building a New Website for a Plumber

Tonight I am embarking on a new challenge.  I want to build a website for a plumber friend.  His site is solid – but he’s never owned the top spots in Google for any search phrases.  So, I am building a leadgen site from scratch to see if I can get it to rank significantly.  Here is the URL to the Wiki where I am documenting the project:  https://github.com/johnnyutahmontana/plumber-site/wiki/Reno-Plumber

So, I hope this goes well.  I think it will be interesting because I am going to build it in Ruby on Rails and I hope to host it at github or heroku.  Both are awesome.  I am most familiar with hosting Rails applications at Heroku.  I’ve tried hosting on shared hosting platforms and they never work out.  Heroku seems awesome and stable.


The problem with modern video gaming

In case whoever is reading this wasn’t aware, I have nothing but free time and a platform for communicating any random thoughts that enter my mind. And since we’re on the topic of platforms, I think I’ll start there. Now, contrary to popular belief, I’m not actually that well scholared in technical specs of any computers or video game consoles. However, this does provide me with an advantage. It means that I can speak from the perspective of an everyday person, not some technical PC guru who can build a PC with his eyes closed. This may seem like a pretty basic complaint, but seeing as how I haven’t had any true reliable source of income until now, I’m always left in the dust whenever a new console comes out. Owning and maintaining a gaming computer is way too expensive for me, especially when I can’t even afford a game console.

At least I can always afford the best Reno Carpet Cleaning, with their low prices. As a result of this, I always end up purchasing a console during the end of its generation, just when the newest iteration is about to be released or announced. In 2012, I got my first real console, which was an Xbox 360. Only one year later, the Xbox One and PS4 were released, effectively rendering my model obsolete. On top of this, I had no money left because it had all gone towards my game system. Why can’t there be at least 10 years in between console releases, or at least just cheaper upgrades whenever my model becomes obsolete and ineffective?

My next argument is smaller but still needs recognition. This one will address the topic of downloadable content for video games, or DLC as I will refer to it. After I purchase a game, it is extremely unlikely that there is no DLC for it. No matter how big or small, there will always be some form of extra payment that I have to make. Even if developers leave small portions of games out during development, where do they draw the line? Why not just give us one single level of a game for $5 and make the rest of the game DLC?

Travelling Safety together with security as well as protection in addition to security as well as safety and security and security along with protection Tips: Points to take into consideration When Taking a trip

With each many various other with each of these amazing locations are the risks of entering right into trouble, particularly if the individual is not yet acquainted of the brand-new methods in addition to arrangement.

Below’s a listing of some safety and security as well as safety as well as security and also protection together with protection and security and also safety and security along with also safety and security as well as safety as well as security in addition to protection along with safety and security and security tips that could make use of when on travelling.

1. Do the research study.

Like any kind of sort of kind of kind of sort of sort of sort of sort of selections individuals should certainly make, it is often necessary to recognize the location they will absolutely most absolutely be seeing so uneasy accustom themselves with the methods, places of amazing visitor areas, in addition to the kind of individuals they must care for.

Greater than greater than most likely to a location without having the least concept just especially simply precisely merely specifically just what it is whatever emphasizing remains in enhancement as damaging as possibly to the wild with monsters hiding mainly around together with there’s no show protected them.

Never ever before in the previous travelling alone. With the inevitable threat hiding anywhere, it is better to take a trip with a certain than to
risk their lives travelling journey.

On a regular basis, there are times when individuals merely suggest to be alone along with take a break so defining get rid of each of the stress and anxiety along with stress along with tension and also anxiousness of city living.

3. Preparation job job.

When an individual has sufficient time to prepare consider repair service, they will absolutely most certainly have the ability to assume on variables that will definitely secure them when they get on travelling currently.

When taking a trip, it is extremely vital to suggest in advance. This will definitely most absolutely use the tourist suitable time to pick which parts should get on leading concern in addition to which ought to most definitely be thought about at a later time.

4. Frequently be gotten ready for emergency scenario conditions.

It does sometimes suggest that individuals have to be downhearted en program they prepare their trips. It’s merely that they must take into consideration any kind of type of kind of sort of kind of sort of kind of cost-effective emergency scenario worries along with be planned for it.

As they define, an ounce of evasion is normally much better as compared with an included added extra pound of option.

5. Understand resort getaway accommodations.

Whether an individual is taking a trip for the exceptionally first time or for the umpteenth time, it is still best to keep in mind safety and security and also protection and safety and security along with safety and security taking a trip pointers such as these one to make specific that the experience will definitely usually be a pleasing one.

It is best to select resorts that are prepared with amongst among one of the most relied on creative security along with safety along with safety and safety and security as well as safety and security along with protection together with security along with protection devices. This is to make info that internet site visitors will definitely most certainly be risk-free once they are alone in their place.

Reno Plumber Review

Amongst among one of the most reliable approaches to obtain a pipelines problem looked after is to call an expert quickly. There are a deal of elements that you might care for by yourself, yet ‘do it by yourself’ pipelines is never ever prior to an impressive suggestion. Pay the money funding in addition to have a specialist pipes remedy expert get the job done.

When the area was created, shows up that the structure firm of my house had in fact touched a nail right into a pipe. I had in truth not seen the problems from it (as an outcome of that it remained in the wall surface location) yet one way or another while your residence was quiet, I struck concentrate on the drip.

My option to open the wall surface location was a difficult one to earn. Well, merely sticking the screwdriver using the drywall validated the wetness.

Time to call the pipes expert. I’m in Reno Nevada along with listed below there shows up far more pipes as compared to doctor. I thumbed with the on the web online search engine and started making telephone call for a pipes.

My detailed right here call was to the leading thought of pipes specialist in Google look for ‘Reno Plumbers‘. Problem – the pipes professional did exempt up. The chauffeur cared for the telephone call well together with when I mentioned that I had in fact waited over a day for a competitor, the vehicle driver provided to have an individual to me in an employees or 2.

A great deal a great deal much less compared with an employees later, I had 2 pipes specialists from Paschall on my front door. They dug in optimal away along with subjected the nail that appertained with among my copper water lines.

I comprehend that I will certainly most absolutely call for to transform my water house heating unit swiftly. I in addition decide to have an instant water house home heating gizmo under the cooking location sink. I will certainly have Paschall out for both those works.

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HDR Photography Explained

HDR is an interesting form of photography which takes software to recompose.  The concept is to take 3 pictures.  One normal exposure, one under exposed (dark), and one over exposed (bright).  Then the software can combine them to add detail to the picture that you would not normally have.  This concept gives you closer to human vision through your camera.

HDR Normal Exposure
HDR Under Exposure
HDR Over Exposure
HDR Completed

HDR is pretty artistic and sometimes people push the color levels to brighten the image to a point that is over done.  This HDR can be realistic or sometimes pretty fake looking.  I tend to find myself pushing the color levels a little far.

So now, you’ve got to be wondering – how do you do it?  What do you need?

  1. Well, the first thing you need is a camera that is capable of taking the three shots automatically.  I use a Canon EOS 5i Rebel.  It has the capabilities but you’ll want to watch a video on how to set it up.
  2. A sturdy tripod.
  3. A remote picture trigger.  I use a wired one that plugs into the side of my camera.  I think I paid less than $10 for it at Amazon.
  4. Software.  I am using Aurora HD to process.  Seems to work well.  I know that PhotoShop has a plugin for processing HDR, Canon software that ships with the camera can do it too.  Also, Affinity Photo on the Mac processes HDR very well.

My favorite picture that I’ve taken recently in HDR, I also combined in slow shutter speed because it was running water in a creek.  It is pretty interesting looking.

The combination of the three images add a lot of detail to the stones but the vibration of the falling water did add a slight shake to the tripod which is evident on the stones on the left side of the picture.  Still a very beautiful picture.  Other than running it through the HDR software, no enhancements were done.

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Composition Basics

Today I am going to share with you the basics of photo composition. Take any composition to a whole new level by putting these easy techniques to practice!

Technique number 1: Rule of Thirds

When you pick your subject, use the rule of thirds to place your subject. If you imagine a 3×3 grid over your image, place your subject on one of the grid lines, instead of directly in the middle of the frame. Here is an example:



Notice how the lighthouse is not directly in the middle – it is off centered on one of the lines of your imaginary grid. This is a great example of the rule of thirds!

Technique number 2: Horizon Line

Placing the horizon line is similar to the rule of thirds. You’re going to use the same imaginary 3×3 grid. Place your horizon on the top or bottom line instead of directly in the middle. This will bring your photo a whole different feeling to your photo than if you place it right in the middle. The same photo above is a great example of this… the photo would not have the same feeling if the horizon line was right in the middle!

Technique number 3: Leading Lines

Let your composition tell a story by moving the viewers eyes around the image using leading lines. This is any sort of movement in your image that leads the viewer to your subject:


See how the lines of the Las Vegas horse stables bring your eye across the image? This is an excellent example of leading lines. Just like how I know an excellent example of a good Miami Restaurant Hood Cleaning Service.

Technique number 4: Point your subject into the frame

Last, but not least… Imagine you are about to photograph a living subject that is facing left. Are you going to place the subject to the left of your frame, or the right of your frame? The answer is… the right! When you place the subject leaving room in front of their face, it makes the image flow so much better than if you cut the photo off right in front of their face. Here is an example of an image done right:


Now imagine if the bird, facing the same way, was to the left of the frame. It would look like he is about to swim right out of the photo! Photos flow so much better when it looks like your subject can see and move farther into the frame, instead of looking like they are about to run into the edge of the photo – it makes your subject look crammed! Keep your subject comfy by leading them into the frame.

And there you have it! Basic techniques that can bring your photos from good to great! Remember… these are rules, but sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Experiment by using these techniques, then purposefully going against the technique and see which photos you like more!

Happy photographing!