Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Where Ive Been (As of December 31st, 2008)

39 States, 2 Canadian Provinces and a few feet into Mexico (as of December 2008). . . i seem to get around. Pics of many of them are on the right side menu

Estimated Miles Traveled About:
Car: 475,000 +/-
By Air: 45,000 +/-
By Boat: 150 +/-

Farthest North:
Toolik Lake, Alaska (68.63N Lat)

Farthest South:
Kew West, Florida (24.54N Lat)

Farthest West:
Alaska Backcountry approx 23ft NNW of the Arctic Circle (150.80W Long)

Farthest East:
Brunswick, Maine (69.96W Long)

Maps are below:
Yellow by road
Blue by air

(More at: http://www.christoperj.com/labels/TR-WHERE.html)

The full map. . .




. . . all over Alaska. . .




. . .northern Alaska along the Dalton and Elliot Highways. . .




. . .southern Alaska -- all over the Alaska, Parks, Denali, and Glenn Highways -- Anchorage, Seward, Tok, Valdez, Juneau and points in between. . .




. . .the lower 48. . .




. . .all over Texas and central Oklahoma. . .




. . .western US -- Phoenix, San Francisco, New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Denver, and points in between. . .




. . .southeastern US -- Outerbanks of North Carolina down the coast to Florida. . .




. . .northeastern US and Canada -- Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington DC, Boston, and all over New England.



@christoperj:

Counting down to 2009. . .

Saturday, December 27, 2008

@christoperj:

Anyone who doesnt understand the allure of having dogs, just needs to see “Marley and Me”. . .

Thursday, December 25, 2008

@christoperj:

Thinking about changing my name to "Striker Nighthawk". . .

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

@christoperj:

Have yourself a very Merry Little Christmas. .

Monday, December 22, 2008

@christoperj:

Really wishing it would snow. . .

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Twenty Three Memorable Shots of 2008

I figure I snapped somewhere around 2000 +/- photos this year. Most in my travels. . . some around the Fort. These are ones ill remember most from 2008 pile. . .

February 28th -- Yosemite Valley from the Tunel View Overlook. . .




. . .February 28th -- Half Dome from the Merced River shoreline in Yosemite National Park. . . (This was even more peaceful to see in person). . .




. . .February 29th -- One of the many snow covered creeks near the northwest entrance of Yosemite National Park. . .




. . .March 6th -- Mocksee enjoying the rare march snow storm at Fort Marcinko. . .




. . .March 6th -- Ace enjoying the random march snow storm and doing the Mocksee's tradmarked 'nose lick' pose. . .




. . .May 3rd -- Sunset over a Wise County windmill. . .




. . .May 5th -- Dakotah still hasnt figured out what to do about cows. . .




. . .May 17th -- A stoic Bald Eagle perched on a Juneau, Alaska dock rail. (I didnt notice a the time that this bird was, well, in fact giving us the bird). . .




. . .May 17th -- Reflections of the Mendenhall Glacier north of Juneau, Alaska. . .




. . .May 18th -- The Mount Roberts Tram heading up into the fog over Juneau, Alaska. . .




. . .May 20th -- A peaceful afternoon dockside looking north up the Gastineau Channel in Juneau, Alaska. . .




. . .May 21st -- Moonrise over the cruise ship docks in Juneau, Alaska. . .




. . .May 31st -- Mocksee trying to attack the water from the gardenhose. . . (She does this everytime I get out the garden hose, or when the lawn sprinklers pop up. . . ive never had a dog so unafraid of water). . .




. . .June 20th -- The Flagship Knoxville, a restored DC-3 at the CR Smith American Airlines Museum, looking out towards the clear sky. . .




. . .July 3rd -- One of probably 1000+ fireworks shot off in the Addison Kaboomtown July 4th Fireworks Show. . .




. . .July 19th -- A random sunflower outside of NRH20. . .




. . .July 20th -- Moonrise over Fort Marcinko. . .




. . .September 20th -- The Glow Burn Show at the Plano Balloon Festival. . .




. . .September 28th -- One of the tile mosaics at the DFW Airport International Terminal. . .




. . .October 21st -- Looking west over the snow covered Boreal Forest in Northeast Alaska. . .




. . .October 21st -- Looking south towards the sunset across the Taylor Highway in Northeast Alaska. (To get this view looking down towards the cloud covered valley and the twisting highway below -- I had to perch myself off a rock outcropping about 20ft above the highway. In the 30 minutes I sat and enjoyed the show -- i spent 25 or so listening to something rustling through the brush on the ledge 20 feet further up where i couldnt get to. . . never did figure out what that was). . .




. . .October 23rd -- a snowy windless night on the Valdez, Alaska docks. . . (This is one of my alltime favorite shots). . .




. . .December 8th, 2008 -- A rare winter lightning storm over Fort Marcinko.



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

@christoperj:

Enjoying the peaceful fog. . .

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

@christoperj:

Wishing it would snow. . .

Monday, December 15, 2008

@christoperj:

Wondering where the cold came from. . .it was 80 degrees earlier. . .

Sunday, December 14, 2008

@christoperj:

Trying to put a dent in everything ive been putting off this week. . .

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Richardson Oak Christmas Lights

Some shots of the iconic oak always lit up for Christmas in front of the Richardson Public Library. This has been one of my favorite displays for years. . .


The show. . .













Thursday, December 11, 2008

@christoperj:

Was just notified that out of 60000 cissps in the world. . Im 1 of only 20 with all 3 of the concentrations. . .kick ass!. . .

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

@christoperj:

Burning Down the House. . .

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

December Lightshow

Some shots of the lightshow after last night's storms moved through Denton. . .

The show. . .












. . .maybe i shouldnt be standing out in the field with a metal tripod. . .






. . .the lightning in the thunderhead -- and a star in the clear sky above. . .








. . .this was my favorite shot of the night.



@christoperj:

Now with ISSAP goodness. . .

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

@christoperj:

Another Day, Another "Workforce Reduction". . .

Monday, December 1, 2008

Now Octa-Certified with ISSAP Goodness. . .

From the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) on December 1st, 2008:

Christopher J. Marcinko -- Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP)
"The (ISC)2 Board of Directors hereby awards Christopher J. Marcinko the credential of Information Systems Security Architecture Professional having met all of the certification requirements, which include the professional experience prerequisite, adoption of the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics, and successful performance on the required competency examination, subject to recertification every 3 years, this individual is entitled to all of the rights and privileges associated with this designation, as defined in the (ISC)2 Bylaws."

Christopher J. Marcinko @ AcclaimDate of Certification:
December 1st, 2008

Expiration Date:
October 1st, 2018

Certificate Number:
97309