Author Archives: tomierna

Technical Challenges of Migration

Since the last post, I’ve finished the migration of this site from Textpattern and Gallery to WordPress and Piwigo. Overall, the process went smoothly, but naturally there were some hitches. Once I figured out the Fidelity theme’s options and how content was chosen for its’ various components, I needed to …

Dang It’s Been a While

It’s been almost six years since I’ve posted here. For 2015, I’ve revamped the site. Both the theme and the back end are new. I’ve moved from the venerable Textpattern to WordPress for the CMS portion of the site. This was done for a couple of reasons: First, rebrands of …

Tampa Obama Rally

I went to the Tampa Obama Rally on 10-20-2008 at Legends George M. Steinbrenner field. I wanted to take some pictures, so I brought my long glass and a monopod. When the ticket folks saw me walking up, I was sent to the media table, and I was signed up …

Mark Granning Retires

Last week, I attended an awards ceremony for CATCOM, my alma-mater Lakewood High School’s magnet program for technology. CATCOM was started a couple of years after I graduated by Mark Granning, the teacher responsible for my success in media and technology. He retired at the end of the ceremony, handing …

LHS Band Video

Over the last month or so, I’ve been working on an archival project, putting all of my tape-based media on hard disk.

One of the gems I found was a VHS copy of the Lakewood High School Jazz Band and Wind Ensembles from 1989.

Click through to see the videos.

eMac LCD Conversion

Apple announced a warranty repair extension for the eMac when it shows no video! Since it was a refurb, I couldn’t verify against the serial numbers listed on the extension page, so I had to bring it in to the Genius Bar. They told me that my machine didn’t fall in the range. Crap.