Santa Fe Summer

Santa Fe Summer

Passing through the Albuquerque airport, I have two distinct recollections. There’s an added layer from the year I lived there, but that is buried in the past, and different from what popped up. The first was an every similarity in look and feel to El Paso, and I spent two decades shuttling in and out of that West Texas Town. I had, at one time, images of Rosa’s Cantina, from the song?

But that imagery of El Paso — it’s the tile work and basic architecture around the airport in Albuquerque that brought up the sensations, that was quickly subsumed.

There were Boy Scouts, in uniform, floating around. I would guess then, that Philmont Ranch and Cimarron are still destinations, for the scouts. I did one or two trips there. Earned a belt buckle. Don’t recall much. I do recall long, hot bus rides. East Texas is 12 hours of two-lane black-top from anywhere fun in the west.

Santa Fe Summer

Austin used to have a straight through flight to Albuquerque, but from San Antonio, it’s an hour hop to Dallas, then just a little over an hour to Albuquerque. Jumping on the shuttle to Santa Fe? Rolling north on the highway, same highway I used to follow into Las Cruces, from El Paso. Feels the same.

A casual glance out the window, rolling through town, kept thinking of Spring Training.

Zia and mail

Zia and mail

Three Indian Casinos later? This is New Mexico, not any place else.

Vincit Qui Primum Gerit

“First to arrive gets the best deal.” (Source.)

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  • : iPad Pro 11-inch (M4)
  • : 18 June, 2024
  • : no
  • : 3mm
  • : 80
  • : 1/48s

Port A Jetty Sunrise

Jetty sunrise
  • : iPhone 14 Plus
  • : 1 June, 2024
  • : no
  • : 5.7mm
  • : 50
  • : 1/1751s

Why, this is strange

Why, this is strange

281 Why, this is strange. Go call the abbess hither.
282 I think you are all mated, or stark mad.

Duke in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (5.1.281-2)

Why, this is strange

or stark mad

#shakespeare

Sunday Jun. 16, 2024 at the Eagles Nest in San Antonio

Sunday Jun. 16, 2024 at the Eagles Nest in San Antonio

Guiding Light Healing Arts
Sunday Jun. 16, 2024: Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest
1235 Basse Rd
San Antonio, TX 78212

Store phone: 210-354-7343

11 AM – 4 PM

Sunday Jun. 16, 2024 at the Eagles Nest in San Antonio

Gem Cards

Today in San Antonio — at the store — with some answers to questions….

Sunday! In San Antonio!

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Sunday Jun. 16, 2024 at the Eagles Nest in San Antonio

Keep Calm and See Kramer
Curious as to the astrological details?

There are two sources of data, seeing me in San Antonio this Sunday — or the weekly horoscopes.

Sunday Jun. 16, 2024 at the Eagles Nest in San Antonio

It’s really him.”

Portable Mercury Retrograde – Kramer Wetzel

 

Portable Mercury Retrograde: astrofish.net’s Mercury in Retrograde

San Pedro Creek

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Vincit Qui Primum Gerit

“First to arrive gets the best deal.”

Weekly Notify Email

  • : iPad Pro (11-inch) (3rd generation)
  • : 7 April, 2024
  • : no
  • : 3mm
  • : 200
  • : 1/60s

New iPad Pro

New iPad Pro

There are others, more talented, maybe more technical, who can write detailed answers. I’m not objective. Never claimed to be. This is a subjective review after a few days.

apple1Fun for me, the original pick-up at the Apple Store wasn’t quite as smooth, the first try. There was a mix-up with the online order versus the delivery time.

“It shows it’s here, but not ready yet. Huh.”

But the second time around, in and out in minutes. I didn’t want to the fanciest, most expensive, and I’ve learned not to get the accessories right away.

The iPad Pro 11-inch model is lighter and way thinner than the one it replaces. The one it replaces is a Generation 3, so I’ve skipped a generation, and the difference is noticeable. One of the first transitions, when I clocked the wireless broadband, not on WiFi, but onboard “cellular,” it raced through to over 1100, where the local fiber death-star is usually 300. Impressively fast, T-Mobile wireless.

Most of the software — apps — transferred right over, had to sign out and sign back in a few times, but most of it worked, right out of the box.

Back-up the old model, then replace everything on the new model with the old stuff, then let the system software update itself. Then update a second time.

New iPad Pro

In action — the problem I face, especially in this example? The Gen. 3 iPad Pro I was using? I had a two-year extended warranty on it, and three months after that expired, I started having motherboard/power-charger/active-display “issues.”

apple2The old iPad has a non-replicable anomaly that is tied to the three main components, and because I was too lazy to get it fixed while it was under that extended apple warranty, I paid. The good news, it’s sort of fixed, the better news, I only need that old one as a back-up, to stream music, and handle local image projects..

Means the active life-span of the old iPad Pro was over three years, so far, and counting, as it is now semi-retired. March 2021 to May 2024? 37 months?

For an every day driver?

New iPad Pro

The old accessories work just fine, what ones I have and use. There are two, no, three keyboards, one that I leave in the kitchen so I can type when I’m making breakfast coffee, it was a simple Bluetooth toggle.

The second keyboard is weird, as I bought it cheap, then super-glued it into a cheap keyboard case and folding stand, thereby saving me hundreds of dollars, and making a very functional portable work accessory. It’s what I’ve been using at the shops and shows.

There’s a third, maybe even a fourth, keyboard floating around, one is in the bottom of the travel gear, and I suspect that all the units sync across like they are supposed to.

New iPad Pro

I clicked around on Amazon, looking for a cover, and the first one I found, a plastic sheath was delivered even before the tablet arrived. I like having my hardware protected by a thin film of plastic or rubber.

apple3So far, it’s worked great, and the plastic cover emphasizes the lighter weight of the new model. My Gen. 3? I had rather nice, and well-worn, leather cover on it. The plastic inner tablet holder piece was broken, and repaired, a couple of times due to harsh use and travel conditions.

I’ve looked, and so far, I haven’t found a leather tablet cover that I like for the New iPad Pro, despite random late-night Amazon and Etsy searches. Because of the relative impermanence, a few years, I think a canvas cover might be equally attractive, but so far? All I’ve got is the plastic bumper case.

No complaints. Faster, lighter, and I think my colors are brighter, too.

  • : iPad Pro (11-inch)
  • : 11 May, 2024
  • : no
  • : 3mm
  • : 100
  • : 1/60s