Friday, August 29, 2008

Math Magic

I've been missing from Blogland lately.

That's because we got a new desktop and it's taken a while to get it all functioning, (at least at a basic level).

Anyway I'm still aways from posting some pictures but in the meantime I thought I'd amaze you with what I learned today from my work colleague, Graeme.

He told me about CASTING OUT NINES.

there are many references if you ask Mr Google, here is just one of them that explains the theory of CASTING OUT NINES a lot better than I can.

My bookkeeper side came out when I found out what a great tool it is for checking calculations and it's a great day when you learn something useful.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Camping at Dinner Rock

We managed to squeeze in an overnight camping trip last night. We wanted to go to Dinner Rock, but were a bit worried it would be full at this time of year. However when we got there we were pleasantly suprised to get the PRIME SPOT !
We have a great fondness for Dinner Rock as we were camping there when we decided to move to Powell River. Of course it is also famous for the tragic wreck of the Gulf Stream, which you can read about here,
We all had a very relaxing time. Here is Tika, waiting for someone to light the camp fire.

And of course, we couldn't go camping without the Buns.

They quite enjoy running around "free" on the picnic table. In actual fact they are both wearing harnesses and dog leashes just in case they make a mad break for freedom by leaping off the table.

I got a chance to practise with the new camera. As you can see I figured out how to do black and white. This is the same shot of Dinner Rock as the top one, but in black and white instead.

Very atmospheric !

We came home this morning after a very nice trip.