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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Goblin Valley and Capitol Reef

We visited Goblin Valley State Park and Capital Reef National Park on October 20–21, 2017. Here are a few photos from that visit.

 Goblin Valley State Park, October 20, 2017

(For what it's worth, the movie Galaxy Quest was filmed here ...)



Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Visit to Gettysburg National Military Park

I recently visited my first historical site of the 1861-1865 war between the United States and the Confederate States. During junior high I had memorized Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and we briefly read about other battles of the Civil War. Unfortunately, however, I forgot much of the information in a fairly short time.

We visited Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, April 28, 2017. The National Military Park covers about 6000 acres—nearly 10 square miles. After visiting the museum and visitor center, we inserted a tour CD into the player in our car and spent most of the day visiting the locations of major events of the Battle of Gettysburg.

At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Saturday, March 4, 2017

First Android Mobile App

Seven days ago my first Android app went live in the Play Store. It's been 6
years since my first app (of seven current apps) for the iPhone appeared in the iOS App Store.

I've been "playing" with Android for some four years, first with Eclipse, and finally (beginning about six months ago) with Android Studio. It must have been Android Studio that made the difference in finally releasing German PlateFinder for Android. (The localized version for the German Play Store is called Schildfinder.)

Thank you, Google (and IntelliJ), for providing Android Studio, a very workable development environment.

Now on to my next app. Hmmm ..., what will it be, I wonder?