Cold day

USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

こんばんは!Hello! How are you doing?

Wow, today was such a windy and chilly day here in central Texas. When I left the office, it was in the 40s and my car was getting blown around the lane on the drive home. Not fun. Plus, I drive a Honda Odyssey and that car is like a giant sail.

Once again, I had a busy day at work. But this week, I’ve been using a tool to track the time I spend on each task. It’s called Toggl and it is a free web app which is super-easy to use and has some great features. I know that I am pretty much constantly working throughout the day, but couldn’t recall exactly what I spent my time on. But with Toggl I can easily start a task, giving it a name and associating it to a project or category. It starts a timer and keeps it going until I either click stop, or switch tasks, in which case I just enter in the new task name and it will start timing the new work task (while saving the old task). If I switch back to a task I was doing earlier in the day (or any previous time actually), I can click that task in the timeline and Toggl will start the timing the task using the old settings (name and project). It is so easy!

I can also see a running count of how long I have worked that day, and there are some simple reports to view everything in easy charts or tables. Surprisingly, I spend a lot of my day scoping out tasks and emailing… today I spent over 1.5 hours doing those two things! I’ve found that I use Toggle constantly now… the only time I hit the stop button is when I take a break or go to lunch. Otherwise, I am either working on a task, or switch over to task scoping, or email, or if I have to go into a meeting, I will also track that. It’s actually very interesting!

Okay, enough about work stuff.

So, today’s photo is completely about recreation. It’s another photo of the Pinky:st character, Maki. I think it’s a cool figurine! I have also been tweaking the black and white settings on my X100T, and now I am pretty much set on using the Yellow filter, with +1 to both highlights and shadows, and +2 to sharpness. It gives a nice contrasty look, but the skin tones are still natural-toned. I like it.

Well, it looks like it will be cold overnight here. I will put an extra blanket on. Take care and stay warm!


-B Barron Fujimoto

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