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February 20th 2008 – Lunar Eclipse Composite

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

As I promised last night, here is a composite of the latest Total Lunar Eclipse, taken by Brian – JP Photography. He graciously consented when I asked him if I may post it on totally-useless and here it is. By clicking on the links under the photo you will go to his photo stream, where he uploaded a photo of Saturn with his rings today πŸ™‚ Wishing you all a very nice weekend and talk to you soon.

…the Lunar Eclipse watcher…

Friday, February 22nd, 2008


…the Lunar Eclipse watcher…, originally uploaded by tatyveli.

The digital art here above represents what a Lunar Eclipse Watcher from outer space must be seeing when looking at it from there, the other side of the Sun and the Moon… And you could see the disappointment in the eyes of the Watcher… πŸ™

And as you could imagine I wasn’t able to see the total eclipse at all. Earlier in the evening I did take several shots of the full moon, but later on the clouds became too many and there was nothing to be seen anymore.

Thanks for the fact that on Bob’s blog were the 1st photos of the Eclipse that I saw, and you could too if you have not already. On Flickr I saw several composites of the various stages of the Eclipse also, and might be able to post one for you later on.

Wishing you a great weekend my friends, and will talk to you soon.

Survey about people’s reactions to the presidential candidates in the upcoming election

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The purpose of this survey is to examine how people think and feel about the political issues, parties, and candidates in the upcoming election. In the survey, you will be asked a series of questions about two political candidates, John McCain and Hillary Clinton. We are very interested in how individuals that find information on the web think about politics, and your participation would be greatly appreciated. In total, the survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. The survey is completely anonymous and you can skip any questions you do not wish to answer.

Click here to take the survey please

Please feel free to contact Chris Weber (crweber@notes.cc.sunysb.edu) at Stony Brook University with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your help!

Pondering the answer on the Cease and Desist…

Monday, February 18th, 2008




Taty’s Deep Electric Blue Thoughts, originally uploaded by Smartzz.

To start the new week with a brighter mood, I decided to use the artistic work of Connie, a Flickr friend of mine. She did some bright and beautiful works with a few of my images that were blurred almost beyond recognition. The one here above she called: “Taty’s Deep Electric Blue Thoughts,” and this is the state of mind I am presently in. I’ll need another day or two until the answer to the law firm will be ready to send. Will let you know what will happen after the message of mine has been sent.


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On another note, this evening on one of the Dutch TV channels SBS 6, a girl was telling that she saw Maddy McCann in Montpelier – France. The French police took it very seriously and started the hunt for a guy of about 1.80m that was together with the presumed Maddy. I hope so much that it was indeed her, and that she will be found finally. My heart goes out to her and to her parents.

Talk to you soon my friends and wishing you a splendid week ahead πŸ™‚

Cease and desist … and I would Love to Scream right now!

Friday, February 15th, 2008


…Make up your mind…, originally uploaded by tatyveli.

This capture was taken by yours truly and describes best the title of this post and this is why I am using it. This morning when I checked my email all the lovely thoughts and memories of the Valentines Day yesterday vanished. Why? Because of the email that I received from the attorney of a huge and world known company, asking me to cease and desist the use of a domain name and the web site that goes with it, as according to them, I am in breech with the Intellectual Property Rights of the company they are working for…

Needless to say it but I got cold shivers all over me. The though that first crossed my mind was – how can I go against them – it would be crazy to even try. You see, I am like the ant against the elephant here. No matter how good of an attorney I have I would never win this battle as I do not have the time, nor the cash to bear with the consequences that a probable loss would mean for me. Ceasing the use of the domain name and site would mean for me cutting my bread and butter for at least 3/4 of what I now make a month. Meaning I would have to do with barely a 1/4th of what I earn right now. And the entire amount is worthless and not even enough to make me pay the monthly costs of the server I am using alone πŸ™

Really my friends, I am so distressed and upset right now that I need to take a break and see to put my mind together and come up with a good enough plan as to where I will go from here on with my online venture. Will talk to you soon, and if you don’t see a post from me in a week means that I am too busy with this problem as they have given me only 10 days to solve the crisis. Bye for now.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of You!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

To all the readers of the Totally Useless I wish (with these captures taken by yours truly) a Splendid and Happy Valentine’s day πŸ™‚ And that you may spread Love in all it’s forms to every one in your life and get as much, or even more in return πŸ˜€

...Valentine's Love cake...

This is the cake that we will taste tonight, and I wanted to share with you my friends how it looks at least…and you could tell I did try a little bit of the cream above…and am sorry that I ruined it a bit :)… The small piece above with the lips on it has a writing on that states: You’re the dearest πŸ˜€ And no, it was not prepared by me… πŸ™‚

...Happy and Shiny Valentine to all of you...

An improvisation with 6 hearts candles and a few baloons with hearts on these – and I was told that the Love is shining through it πŸ™‚

Talk to you soon my friends!

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