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Monday, May 25, 2009

Krause Springs Waterfall

Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin.

Krause Springs Waterfall by Craig Allen Photography © All rights reserved

Krause Springs is possibly the most beautiful swimming hole in the state. Situated on a bluff overlooking Cypress Creek, Krause Springs is actually two swimming holes in one. As the rolling ranch land begins its rapid descent to the creek and Lake Travis, the Krause home sits at a high point with the parking lot. At the next level below the house is the spring-fed swimming pool and below that is the creek, lined with towering cypress trees and a waterfall coming over a cliff covered with ferns.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

HP LP2475w 24″ LCD Monitor

HP LP2475w

I am very pleased with my new 24″ LCD monitor that I received. It’s beautiful.

I’ve been researching LCD monitors and their technologies for a few months trying to make up my mind what to get. The best website on the topic that I found was www.tftcentral.co.uk. I wanted everything: 1920×1200 resolution, fantastic colors, wide gamut, lots of inputs, low latency, wide viewing angle, good technical support, a nice design, no dead pixels and not too expensive.

I often buy stuff by getting under the hood and choosing the best technology that those products use. With LCD monitors, there are 3 main technologies with a bunch of variants: TN film, *VA and *IPS. The bottom line is that all the cheap monitors use TN film. They offer fast response times but color and angle of viewing isn’t so good. All the expensive color critical type monitors use *IPS but there’s very few of them on the market. Apple uses *IPS for their stuff. In between TN film and IPS, you get *VA which can be very good. So the strategy for me was to buy *IPS if you can or go for *VA.
There’s an article on pchardwarehelp.com that tracks current S-IPS monitors on the market.  Based on availability of the time of writing this, it boiled down to Apple Cinema Displays, Dell 2408WFP, BenQ PF241W, Hazro or the HP LP2475W.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swiftcurrent Lake and Many Glacier Hotel

Located 12 miles west of Babb, MT in the northeast corner of Glacier National Park and 1 mile from Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, Many Glacier Hotel is located in the “Switzerland of North America”. The hotel rests on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake in the heart of Glacier National Park. The Great Northern Railroad built this historic hotel in 1915. Many Glacier Hotel boasts a true Swiss atmosphere with alpine beauty that surrounds the five-story building.


Swiftcurrent Lake and Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

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