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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM

Back at the Rocks, City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM, March 22, 2012
Back at the Rocks, City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM, March 22, 2012

Back at the rocks

It's good to be back. I really like this park, as do others; it's quite busy here.

A note on charging Apple iOS devices

There is an ars technica article today discussing their confirmation of what others have been finding; that Apple iOS devices will continue to charge up to an hour after the displays show a 100% charge and that if one lets them charge an extra hour or so the subsequent run time is extended.

Most people, I assume, leave their devices plugged into a charger overnight but I don't do that unless my rig is plugged into shore power. When I'm boondocking and running off my precious battery power at night I tend to shut everything down overnight to conserve the house batteries. Then I'll charge my devices during the day and disconnect the charger when they reach 100% charge on the indicator. I think I'll try leaving them charge longer and see if I notice a difference.


I keep a second Time Machine backup on an external hard drive. The partition it's on just failed during a backup. I just reformatted the partition and a new backup is under way but now I have no second copy of older Time Machine backups. Arrg!

Night camp

Site 2 Canes Venatici - City of Rocks State Park, Faywood NM

First Find What's Truly Significant

Zen Students and photographers have much in common. Both are acutely visionary, concerned with the practicalities of light and darkness, perception and clarity. The pursuit of either of these practices demands that those involved first find what's truly significant in their lives before they can ever hope to turn this significance into something that can be seen by others.

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