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ocracokewaves
Cape Carteret, NC
A writer/photograher/fisherman hooked on technology
Interests: fishing, photography, biking, kayaking, swimming, boating, and writing
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After surviving over fifty years in the twentieth century and a promising number of years in the twenty-first century, I can look back over the years and sort out some of the fluff. Our children and grandchildren remain at the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at View from the Mountain
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The one positive thing about a cool spring is that it is great for growing certain vegetables like broccoli and lettuce. Our gardening space is limited but we still found room for over thirty heads of lettuce. With the recent... Continue reading
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David & Matt at Blacksburg Fiber Cabinet The third week in April of 2018, I was fortunate to be part of a group gathered in the hopes of sharing information, ideas, and plans to achieve better broadband in the state... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at View from the Mountain
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My wife and I knew that our twelve-year-old cable box was dying but we also understood that our system was intricately connected with lots of other technology. Twelve years ago we paid an audio-video person a lot of money to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at View from the Mountain
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Today I congratulated a friend on his 35th work anniversary at Apple. Those of us with some work history at Apple appreciate the accomplishment. When I left Apple in 2004, I used to joke that I could count on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at View from the Mountain
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Age brings lots of things and some are not so pleasant. Among the obvious things, it is harder to exercise. When you are older there are things you should not eat unless you are willing to suffer the consequences. As... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at View from the Mountain
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I have a long history of writing about technology in the month of December. Two of my favorite old articles are Please Don't Hit Me With Your Modem that I wrote in 2010 and Computer Battle that I wrote way... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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Not long ago I attended a meeting. I have a history of over four decades of meetings as an adult. These gatherings are a necessary part of life and have been around for a long time. Even the word, meeting,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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I have been lucky to work in home offices most of my professional career. The office was also the dining room on our Tay Creek farm. In Halifax it was a small, designed-for-an-office space just off the main entrance. My... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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While I have been absent from my soapbox for a while, one of my wagon train tomatoes continues to solider on into the fall of 2017. My originial three wagon train tomatoes went into their pots about August 22, 2016.... Continue reading
I have said nothing public about Apple this year. That should be no surprise since my newest Mac is a January 2012 Mac Mini and I left Apple over thirteen years ago. Our company while still on the Mac has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Applepeels
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We have a problem with government but it is not what most people think. We have grown to be a very large country and the only way to govern a large population like ours is to have a big government.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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One of my mother's rules was to never start a fight. However, she also believed that if you got in fight that you should try to win if you could do it fairly. She also was big about using your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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Anyone that knew my mother realized that she was a special lady. The work that she could get done was astonishing and she set some very high standards for those around her. Chief among mother's rules was not lying. She... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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During the nine to ten months of warm water, I am often out on the White Oak River in my kayak just before sunset. I love the light at that time of day. Sometimes when the fish are not there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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I was driving to the grocery store the other evening. Like many evenings in March along the North Carolina coast the temperature had dropped rapidly once the sun had disappeared. The warmth of the day, the dampness of the ground,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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We have been through eleven winters along the Crystal Coast and ten of them have involved some gardening. Three years ago I wrote about Gardening in December. In those three years, I have worked hard at refining our winter gardening... Continue reading
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My wife, Glenda, and I have enjoyed an adventurous life and it all started back in 1973. On August 5, 1973, this article written by Jerry Bledsoe was published in the Mount Airy Times where our good friend, RJ Berrier,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at View from the Mountain
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For much of my adult life getting ready for winter has occupied more of my time than preparing for other seasons. The extensive effort to take winter seriously made sense in a world that was a winter paradise. In the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at View from the Mountain
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I actually do not say "Wagons Ho!" when I go out and move my mobile tomatoes around in their wagons. There might be some young folks around who would think I am crazy since they missed Wagon Train when they... Continue reading
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This is the twelfth anniversary of my first post on View from the Mountain. I no longer live on a mountain. I spend my free time walking the edges of Raymond's Gut marsh pictured in the post. It is just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at View from the Mountain
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September does not bring an end to gardening on the Crystal Coast like it does for my friends in New Brunswick, Canada. This last week of September 2016, they have already had a couple of frosts. Frost is not the... Continue reading
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There are parts of your life and people that have a huge impact on the person that you become. I remain proud that I was a Boy Scout when growing up. After many years I also can look back on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at View from the Mountain
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Raymond's Gut, the inlet which flows into the White Oak River, has a funny angle to it (which you can see in this drone picture) so if there is a quick surge of water up the river from a storm,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at View from the Mountain