Trip Log, day 12 & 13 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Day 12

It was quiet last night. No raccoons issues, no loud neighbors, no people staying up late.
Got a good nights sleep again.

The morning was cool and a fire and tea was welcome.IMG_20140808_085854
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Trip Log, day 10 & 11 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Day 10 (tuesday)

I had a hard time sleeping last night. I felt like I was awake quote a bit and could not fall asleep many times, though my sleep tracking app showed lots of deep sleep. Loosing faith in that sleep tracking app.

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Fire and tea. Again.

It was quiet on the camp ground last night. In our area, there is only one other camp site that is occupied. Three young adults in tents.

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Trip Log, day 8 & 9 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Day 8

Music is loved by our neighbors more this morning! Just minutes after 8am, the group camping site is breaking the morning silence with some music (from someone car) and singing. The music from the car stereo keeps going off and changing every couple of minutes. Sounds like they are searching for the right CD to wake everyone up with.

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This morning we meet up with the locals at a public shelter on the campground for a pancake breakfast. Two pancakes, three sausages and OJ. Tasty. We got there just in time as there was talk of being nearly all out of pancake mix and minutes later the news that they were out of syrup also surfaced. Read more…

Trip Log, day 6 & 7 ; Fanshawe Lake

August 19th, 2014 No comments

Fanshawe Lake Conservation Area

Day 6 Continued

Set up camp at Fanshawe Lake Camp Ground was done by 17:00. Rain is moving in. We can hear thunder and the sky is darkening. Tarp goes up. It’s an automatic response by now. As luck would have it, there is a family 2 sites down with a girl of similar age to E. They begin their friendship by riding their bikes around the camp ground.

How easy they make friends.Proof-IMG_7137 While resting for a minute on our campsite the increasing roar of an airplane flying overhead becomes overly apparent. Of course. The London International Airport’s main runway 15/33 lines all the airplanes on their descent and takeoff glide path right over the camp ground. Oh well. Hope there’s not too many landing and takeoffs this coming week. Read more…

Trip Log, day 5 & 6 ; Pinery Provincial Park

August 14th, 2014 No comments

Day 5

Last night we had another thunderstorm. Came in around 1am and laster for a couple of hours. It was fierce. Lots of thunder and lightning, and intense rain. I got up at when the thunder got louder, and went outside to see if anything needed to be sheltered. A few things like camp chairs, firewood and some clothes were still outside and got moved to shelter. The bikes were locked to a tree, and didn’t bother moving them. One rain storm won’t hurt them.

The temp forecast was about 13 deg which made it comfortable to sleep in and the morning is still cool. First priority is to boil some water for tea. While that’s happening, second priority is to make a fire.

Ten minutes later, there’s few things better than enjoying a warm cup of tea by a warm fire.

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Surprising few mosquitoes out at this campground. There have been a few, but the majority of flying insects consists of household flies. Read more…

Trip Log, day 3 & 4 ; Pinery Provincial Park

August 14th, 2014 No comments

Day 3

Made some pancakes this morning: half almond flour, half regular pancake mix and three eggs (instead of one). Protein rich! Added dried cranberries to some for some extra flavor. Topped breakfast of with some bacon and green tea.

Still overcast this morning with the sun peeking through the clouds from time to time. As the morning rolls into lunch time there is more blue sky and less cloud cover.

Ella Practicing her knitting

Ella practicing her knitting

Helen went out for a relaxing massage in town and our neighbors are hinting at a trip to the boat rental house. Sounds like a great idea. Cash only at the boat rental as the power is still out since Sunday night. We get ourselves a canoe and a 2 person kayak. Read more…

Trip Log, day 1 & 2 ; Pinery Provincial Park

July 30th, 2014 No comments

Pinery Provincial Park

Day 1 (sunday)

And were off. 10 am departure was nearly on schedule.

Ready to go!

The bikes were a new addition to the gear we normally bring camping. A new bike rack that slaps on the back of the car was all what was needed. Than and the fact that both mom and dad bikes needed wheels taking off so they would not interfere with the trailer tongue.

After a stop at my brother’s house for lunch, we proceeded to the Pinery Provincial park. Read more…

List of darknet Tor websites

July 9th, 2014 No comments

http://www.gvibes4u.com/list-of-darknet-marketplaces-tor-websites/

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Gmail app sync issues on android

July 9th, 2014 No comments

I’ve been having some issues with the gmail app not syncing properly on my Nexus 4 phone lately.

Thought it was related to an OS update, but it turns out that it wasn’t.
It’s been happening to a lot of others and apparently google is investigating. In the mean time, this post’s description has solved my syncing problems (thanks Tracy): https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/gmail/KQh9H1ldyPc/cJmBqj4q2tEJ

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AF Assist v5 – optics

May 22nd, 2014 No comments

Since I will be using off the shelf parts for the IR emitter (LED), I need to somehow focus the wide 100deg or 120deg light given off by the emitter.
The light wavelength I’m looking for is in the low 700 nm range as measured from two Canon flash units.

I’ve found an IR emitter that puts out more then enough light at 730nm (1080-1293-1-ND from Digikey).
To focus the light in a tight beam, I just ordered some parts from Newark.

The lenses are

– LEDIL  FP11055_LISA2-RS-PIN  LENS,ROUND,1 POS,9.9MM OD

– LEDIL  FA10888_TINA-RS  LENS,ROUND,1 POS,16.1MM OD

– LEDIL  FA10886_TINA-0-PLUS-RS  LENS, REAL SPOT, GOLDEN/PLATINUM/DRAGON+

I’m hoping one of these small lens with enclosures will do the trick.
Will post more once I get them and try them out.

The light out of the bare LED is way to wide, and these lenses should focus the light to a tight 10-16deg beam.

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