Thursday, January 7, 2010

Raisin' Fish: A new season starts

This morning I left the house and drove to Issaquah Salmon Hatchery to pick up this year's allotment of 70,000 coho salmon eggs. I don't see any point in re-hashing the process as I did a fairly complete job last year. If you'd like to read it, go to the archive at the bottom and start reading the Raisin' Fish headings from the bottom up.

This year's new wrinkle is video. I have a Flip Mino HD that I picked up recently. It's a pretty cool little device. It's about the size of an iPod and relatively light, yet it will hold 2 hours of high definition video and it is powered by a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged through a USB port (which is also how you download the video) that 'flips' out of the top of the device. Gwynedd was my camera person this morning.

I still have to load the videos to my home computer and then stitch it all together. That may not happen until this weekend. Stay tuned though, as it should be pretty cool.

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I'm currently 60 years old. I currently work as the learning management system specialist for American University of Madaba in Madaba, Jordan. I was originally certified as a high-school English teacher and taught school for 13 years (1 year of substituting, 1 year of 7th grade, 2 years of a combined 5th, 6th, 7th grade, 9 years of 8th grade). I've worked for hardware and software companies for the past 23 years doing training, training materials development, certification test development and other education related stuff. My wife and I have raised four children to adulthood; some of them live at home at the moment, but that won't last (they're too independent for that). We live at home with 2 Golden Retrievers, 2 black cats, a crazy cat, and, during the winter, 70,000 coho salmon.