Friday, December 31, 2021

2021 The Longest Bengies Season Ever, Part 2

Follow-up to Part 1, which covered the winter months from January through March 2021, where the Bengies Theatre season opened months earlier than normal, leading to the longest season. In fact, probably the longest possible season given the drive-in would not operate on a New Years or Christmas week in the beginning or end of the year. How many weeks did they operate? Close to 50, I'd have to think.

April - December

  1. Free Guy
  2. Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  3. Suicide Squad 2021
  4. Ghostbusters Afterlife
  5. Eternals
  6. Respect
  7. No Time To Die
  8. Ron's Gone Wrong
  9. Clifford The Big Red Dog
  10. Space Jam: A New Legacy / The Mask (1994)

That's my top eleven for half (or 3/4) of 2021, in a fairly representative based on my recollections of the film slightly biased by weather, food intake, and crowdedness. 

The top two were shown at the Scout camp-in, our tenth so far. It was great to see first-run features, and other than The Mask, all on this list are new releases (whether planned for 2020 I am unsure). Of the two, I favored Free Guy for the special features and plot twists more than acting or directing.

Suicide Squad had the most imaginative scope even more than a James Bond or the 10 Rings, even. Brutal, and only cathartic if you have the stomach. For drive-in fare: perfect.

The last film we saw in 2021 was the newest Ghostbusters. As a late in life sequel, it had an uphill climb to be digestible, and with the least amount of the old crew as possible, a good tale. I was particularly moved by the many homages and nods to Harold Ramis, even with the modern studio bent to put virtual words and motions into the late population.

Eternals; spouse loved it. Will watch again on blu-ray.

The story of Respect was more hard-hitting than a run-of-the-mill biopic, and I'd have enjoyed it more in an indoor setting for some reason. Maybe not a big-screen epic, a big heart reveal.

Bond. 007. Still going. Great escapism. Expected chases and explosions, not disappointed. Daniel Craig is aging slowly, but I think he's close to done with the franchise.

I would not have included Ron's Gone Wrong if it didn't have that yippie streak of revolt and independence that so reminds me of the 60s. A kids picture with an adult moral. On the surface, about social media and technology, but underneath human social challenges exemplified by loneliness and exclusion.

Clifford, likewise, was adorable enough without major sweetness to quality for inclusion. I needed to get to 10 on the list only for my internal goal. Stretching the year into 2 separate "Top 10" lists required viewing more than (or at least as many as) twenty films through. Leaving 10 minutes into the start doesn't qualify either.

Space Jam hits at the buzzer.


Dune shows up on the marquee photo below in mid-November and I flinched and didn't go then. The bill wasn't held over to the next week, and I regret my call. Sigh. Good or bad, would have stayed through the end.

We saw trailers for Spider-Man which didn't show at the end of the year. Holiday classics took hold, which makes sense given there would be fewer than 100 customers by my guess. 

No images from April through June even though the Bengies didn't close more than a handful of scheduled dates through the whole year. I have the pictures, we just didn't go to those for whatever reason (don't like horror, too much animation, and yes, hard rain).









Thursday, December 30, 2021

2021 The Longest Bengies Season Ever, Part 1

In part 1, I want to share what attending the Bengies Drive-In during the winter was like, typifying the post-pandemic can-do attitude of the management and staff. At the end of the December 2020, the Bengies was one of the few attractions for entertainment, indoors theaters being dark for months. We attended end-of-year shows, I wrote a year-end review, and thought the drive-in experience was stopping until spring. But the show must go on.

Winter Shows

As there was again minimal snow, the theater could book showings. But, there was minimal new content and oldies were getting stale. The Bengies worked with another group to schedule films that would have been shown at The Charles if their house was open.

January 4

The first double bill in 2021 went from sublime to ridiculous; we stayed through intermission and into a few minutes of Borat 2 before heading out.

One Night In Miami we'd watched as a play at Baltimore's Center Stage; the movie version came out broader and to me less intense.

January 24th I messaged that there would be two Fellini Films [La Strada and Juliet Of The Spirits. New restorations--in Italian with--English subtitles. Alas, incorrect information.

January 24

"Eight cars on the field so far"

"And the evening ends early since the films have no subtitles."

A Fellini film is often surreal; seeing it at the drive-in in January was also. Almost seeing a restored print was sublimely surreal.


Hitchcock I can watch any time, any number of times. Maybe not all perfection, never disappoints.

The marquee street view of the Hitchcock bill [Vertigo and Rear Window] is seen below in a "coming soon" crawl for the Revival Sunday; I got this double feature of classics on a bright February morning.

Ghost / When Harry Met Sally

I had seen the second a few times and the first none I could remember. I liked both even on re-run. The winter temperatures and humidity didn't fog up the car windows. We were inside for all these features, with plenty of blankets. Not a pleasant time for everyone though!

The next double feature, on February 16, was 42 (The Jackie Robinson Story), and Judas and The Black Messiah. Judas would be my number one movie choice for 2021. Amazing story, and true to the times as I can recall them.


The third month stayed on the warm side, no snow, and moderate rain. The partial marquee image shows Tom & Jerry alongside Wonder Woman 1984.

We managed to avoid seeing any of T&J, while enjoying every moment of Wonder Woman. Excellent escapism for the one-year anniversary of the pandemic outbreak. 

This recap doesn't have a Letterman-style top 10 countdown, as I already picked number one and everything else is number two. Though the 10 minutes of Italian was almost a zero.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Had at first one Raspberry Pi, now at four

 I started with one Raspberry Pi, now at four and counting. After I had the first one in 2019, a Pi 4 with 4GB, I ran only the vendor encouraged Raspian OS. After getting the second Pi 4 in 2020 (hey--8GB!) and reading docs on both NetBSD and FreeBSD I picked the latter as having made more progress in the install phase, if not more user friendliness.



Pi4 running FreeBSD

I had used the first Pi for LibreOffice, VLC audio, web browsing, a bit of python, and at least 2 database platforms. The postgreSQL was my primary interest after not being as familiar as the gamut from Oracle to SQLServer to mysql with a smattering of DB2, Progress, and the OpenOffice-bundled HyperSQL. But I've been running NetBSD for decades, starting before that with 386BSD, and occasional FreeBSD, SUSE, and RedHat open source deployments.

As I moved from one OS to the next, backup and restore along with deploy from scratch techniques often changed incrementally. Honestly, the first 386BSD and NetBSD installations I brought up via floppy disk transfers. I've toasted more than one SSD drive, and struggled with boot sectors on some hand-me-down machines as I like to see how to bring a cast-off back into service. The last 2 major machines I used for NetBSD were an appliance-size 386 class, which has gone down “soft” due to fan noises that predict a future “hard” down. The newer platform is an AMD 64 bit NetBSD, last at 9.1; meanwhile I set up a NAS to keep backups and share a few file sets.

Back to the Pi story. FreeBSD 13, which was in "current" status when I first got it installed, started up on the Pi 4. It can access hardware primitives such as CPU clock frequency, and core temperature. Over the past year or so since I had the 2 pi 4s, FreeBSD has run with a growing set of apps, and is now at the 13-Release level. Each time I reinstalled the OS and deployed various packages, keeping note of the process (as Linux, NetBSD and FreeBSD use different deploy steps), and resolving conflicts whenever possible. 

One such conflict involves mysql and LibreOffice (which I use instead of OpenOffice for docs, sheets, and database access panels). BSD would not handle both in the package matrix, but could deal with the alternate mariadb.

# pkg_delete mysql-client
Package `mysql-client-5.7.34' is still required by other packages:

[4/11] Installing mysql57-client-5.7.32...

pkg: mariadb105-client-10.5.8 conflicts with mysql57-client-5.7.32 (installs files into the same place).  Problematic file: /usr/local/bin/mysql

Installed packages to be REMOVED:

        libreoffice6: 6.4.7_2

        mysql57-client: 5.7.32

Reading up on NetBSD, I decided perhaps the Pi 3 series would work best (in early 2021) so I got 2 of them, hoping to have one wired and one wireless, perhaps relegating FreeBSD from Pi 4 to the Pi 3 level if I could get NetBSD to run.

Pi3 running NetBSD wireless

I'll skip the dead end installs other than to acknowledge how complex the stack is, and how an alternate OS could even boot on the machine much less get to the point of running Firefox and even xscreensaver. Meanwhile as I was burning microSD cards and watching boot light shows, NetBSD 9.2 came out. My successful installs of NetBSD were from the -current code base, and as it turns out, a few tweaks there aren't yet in the 9.x path. Will have to wait for 10 it seems.

What tasks did I put these machines to?

A primary use is database servers, clients, and SQL data crunchers. I put household projects on one, and nutrition views in another. Even recipes, though that doesn't use a mainstream database. Secondary use is music track storage and display, after converting decades of CD collections to either MP3 or Itunes file. Spreadsheets with LibreOffice is a change of pace from MS Office or the borg-ish Google calc.


One limit that's documented is the lack of "native" audio output. To me, that means I would have an audio server (minidlna) run on that pi but not use it for playback. I've learned DLNA players may be found in Roku sticks, BluRay/DVD players, and even on my Android phone and tablet. The phone has foobar2000 while the tablet can handle the perennial favorite VLC.

LibreOffice installs easily (other than the mysql conflict I found) and behaves well enough but as speedily as I'd like. Response time is good but startup, save, and shutdown not so good. Admittedly this is partly due to using an SD card only other than, so far, only NAS with slow but large spinning disks.

Hardware wise, I only played around a bit with connecting external disks through USB until I fried one SSD drive somehow. NFS makes that less of a local plug-in problem. I added a fan after looking at the temperature charts on the pi 4. When I tested FreeBSD on the pi 3, I saw a little heat relief with the case lid off, but as both of the pi 3 machines are now running NetBSD I left off getting more fans for the older and hopefully cooler boards,

I don't think there are drivers for the built-in Pi wifi yet, either 3 or 4. As I've gotten wireless to work on the pi3 with NetBSD, I didn't go further yet testing USB wifi on FreeBSD. I did get a couple USB sound "cards", one of which, happily, has a chip set that FreeBSD recognizes and I think it was the more expensive of the 2 ($25 instead of $10).


FreeBSD X Windows works just like earlier versions of X11, other than I have not been able to alter any fonts on xterm. In the NetBSD X11 connections, they work fine, even adding a new size in the menus (“Enormous”). One has Unicode, the other VT, probably because of the windows manager (/usr/X11R7/bin/ctwm versus twm)


I have 2 primary music source: an MP3/M4A library, and streaming source URLs (or XMLs). These depend on the audio hardware working, which on Linux is assumed but on BSD not so much. As I have audio output working on both BSD flavors, one control of interest is the route, whether HDMI or the 1/8 inch (3.5mm) jack. For NetBSD, I did this:

mixerctl -w

On FreeBSD with an external USB audio dongle:

$ cat /dev/sndstat
Installed devices:
pcm0: <USB audio> (play/rec) default
No devices installed from userspace.

"Jazz hands":

> cvlc kcsm.xspf 
VLC media player Vetinari (revision
[0000f03ec6b84380] dummy interface: using the dummy interface module...
[0000f03ec5d430c0] mpeg4audio demux packetizer: AAC channels: 1 samplerate: 22050


Bootstrapping pkg from pkg+, please wait…

# pkg install mariadb105-server

# pkg install scribus

# pkg install xscreensaver


My main stumbling block has been getting the right install image for the machines I have. In one case (9.2), I burned the compressed OS image onto the microSD card, using the Raspberry Pi install software on Windows. It happily recognizes .gz install files as viable, even if the code won't boot up that way. I only speculate this based on a few failures of other NetBSD images, including ebijun’s and at least one -current. I even managed to get one as far as noting that X was not there, making a valiant effort to build it from pkgsrc, and giving up after too many swap failures.

Pi3 wired running NetBD

Swap is apparently pretty important for doing any complex compute work on the Pi 3. (1GB main memory rather than the 4 or 8GB on the Pi 4). The good news is with an external drive, even though USB-connected, greater things are possible For example, running minidlna for the first time pointing at an audio library takes some time (reading the files, associating album artwork if found, and writing a usable sqlite3 database). Without swap defined, in 9.2, the library build only made it to the "B"s.

[ 244273.226534] UVM: pid 16739 (minidlnad), uid 0 killed: out of swap
Jun  2 18:22:56 nib /netbsd: [ 558967.3390542] UVM: pid 12874 (dymaxionmap), uid 1000 killed: out of swap

After I started this post I decided I would try to add a swap device or file, then consulted and decided to reuse a 2GB microSD card and a small USB adapter. I formatted it on the PC as FAT32, then added a disklabel, changing the type from MSDOS to swap, and then adding an entry in /etc/fstab. If that chip fails or gets pulled out I'm not sure the system will come up, but will deal with it then.

> swapctl -l
no swap devices configured

<fiddling occurs> 

> swapctl -l
Device      1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Priority
/dev/sd0e     1931196    35064  1896132     2%    0

For the -current image, I was pleasantly surprised to find that audio output works (but it doesn't directly in 9.2). I put the cheaper USB sound chip in the Pi with 9.2, and a USB wifi chip in the -current board.

# pkg_add mysql-server

# pkg_add mariadb-server

# pkg_add rrdtool

# pkg_add xli

> pkg_add raspberrypi-userland

pkg_add: no pkg found for 'raspberrypi-userland', sorry.

pkg_add: 1 package addition failed

uaudio0: <Antlion Audio Antlion USB adapter, class 0/0, rev 1.10/1.00, addr 2> on usbus0

After adding an SSD disk with a SATA/USB adapter to the first NetBSD system I got running, I put the pkg and pkgsrc directories there, then started adding other directories that would benefit from the faster I/O (and larger headroom). A home directory was easy enough, so I also created db, log, run, and tmp folders. To get builds to use the tmp directory there, rather than the one on SD card, I set TMPDIR to /usr/pkgsrc/tmp/. And put into a dot profile for persistence.

I took a chance to re-host the SSD drive with an "unpowered" USB adapter. For spinning disks, there is unlikely to be sufficient power without a separate feed besides the Pi, but that adds hardware and wires. The SSD has been fine so far, though I had a few mysterious halts prior to setting up swap on the external drive.

wifi - ifconfig

urtwn0: flags=0x8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        ssid ""
        powersave off
        address: 98:48:xx:xx:xx:xx
        media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS1)
        status: no network

See: wla_supplicant in the manuals.

[     6.972019] ugen0: Realtek (0x2357) 802.11ac NIC (0x0138), rev 2.10/2.10, addr 5

[     6.992442] urtwn0: Realtek (0x0bda) 802.11n NIC (0x8179), rev 2.00/0.00, addr 5

In order to have the Pi recognized correctly on wireless after connecting by wire, I ended up modifying the DHCP configuration. In the past, I switched from dhcpcd to dhclient, partly because I was more familiar, but to some degree, it's easier to type correctly.

In the dhcpcd.conf man page, the stanza per interface lets you pass DHCP a host name:

< # Wed May 26 00:59:54 UTC 2021
< interface meu0
< hostname arm64
< #
< interface urtwn0
< hostname arm64a
< #
< interface bwfm0
< hostname arm64b
< #

The "meu0" interface is wired, the "urtwn0" is wireless on a USB plug-in, and the "bwfm0" is the built-in Broadcom device. In testing, that last connection seemed to work partway yet not completely sane. 


Each OS has a top command, and while pretty similar, switching to view all 4 CPUs has different methods, or just didn't work for me.

By the way, I've only been able to build/compile/run "catclock" on NetBSD. It's a wily one.

Stock Linux Pi4


While each of the running systems has a dmesg command, the contents, order, and usefulness are distinct. Like baby ducks, you imprint the first one you come across, and variations or rewrites seem odd. I've plucked out basic data such as CPU type, memory, and network circuitry, whether wired or wireless. As noted above, the standard Pi OS is wireless, as is one of the NetBSD boards. I've left off many details around USB, video, and disk specifics, though I wish "boot from USB/SSD disk" was easier to pull off.

All emphases mine.

NetBSD: (pi 3; wireless)

[     1.000000] NetBSD 9.99.82 (GENERIC64) #0: Tue Apr 27 05:40:29 UTC 2021
[     1.000000] total memory = 930 MB
[     1.000000] avail memory = 897 MB
[     1.000000] simplebus0 at armfdt0: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Rev 1.3
[     1.000000] cpu0 at cpus0: Arm Cortex-A53 r0p4 (v8-A), id 0x0
[     6.978679] urtwn0 at uhub1 port 2
[     6.988681] urtwn0: Realtek (0x0bda) 802.11n NIC (0x8179), rev 2.00/0.00, addr 5
[     8.028819] mue0 at uhub2 port 1
[     8.038821] mue0: vendor 0424 (0x0424) product 7800 (0x7800), rev 2.10/3.00, addr 6
[     8.318858] mue0: LAN7800 id 0x7800 rev 0x2
[     8.328860] ukphy0 at mue0 phy 1: OUI 0x00800f, model 0x0013, rev. 2
[     8.338861] ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto

NetBSD: (pi 3; wired)

[     1.000000] NetBSD 9.2 (GENERIC64) #0: Wed May 12 13:15:55 UTC 2021
[     1.000000] total memory = 933 MB
[     1.000000] avail memory = 900 MB
[     1.000000] simplebus0 at armfdt0: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Rev 1.3
[     1.000000] cpu0 at cpus0: Cortex-A53 r0p4 (Cortex V8-A core)
[    11.479420] mue0: vendor 0424 (0x424) product 7800 (0x7800), rev 2.10/3.00, addr 8
[    11.769459] mue0: LAN7800 id 0x7800 rev 0x2
[    11.779461] ukphy0 at mue0 phy 1: OUI 0x00800f, model 0x0013, rev. 2
[    11.779461] ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto

FreeBSD (pi4; wired)

FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE #0 releng/13.0-n244733-ea31abc261f: Fri Apr  9 06:06:55 UTC 2021
real memory  = 4147916800 (3955 MB)
avail memory = 4023050240 (3836 MB)
CPU  0: ARM Cortex-A72 r0p3 affinity:  0
genet0: <RPi4 Gigabit Ethernet> mem 0x7d580000-0x7d58ffff irq 82,83 on simplebus2
genet0: GENET version 5.0 phy 0x0000
brgphy0: <BCM54213PE 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, auto

Linux (Raspios?)

[    0.000000] CPU: ARMv7 Processor [410fd083] revision 3 (ARMv7), cr=30c5383d
[    0.000000] OF: fdt: Machine model: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.4
[    0.000000] Memory: 7800096K/8245248K available (10240K kernel code, 1354K rwdata, 3152K rodata, 2048K init, 890K bss, 183008K reserved, 262144K cma-reserved, 7458816K highmem)
[    1.256495] bcmgenet fd580000.ethernet: GENET 5.0 EPHY: 0x0000

[    5.756276] brcmfmac mmc1:0001:1: Direct firmware load for brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.raspberrypi,4-model-b.txt failed with error -2

[    9.098683] bcmgenet fd580000.ethernet: configuring instance for external RGMII (RX delay)
[    9.099110] bcmgenet fd580000.ethernet eth0: Link is Down
[   15.358288] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready


This doesn't need words; needs to be seen to be believed.


After getting the first Pi, I found an online tutorial on measuring (or recording more properly) the Pi CPU temperature. 

The Pi 4 can run hot, and it became quickly clear that more load ran up the heat, which then triggered a CPU slowdown from on-board health controls. I experimented with a couple fans and ending up cooling both Pi 4s. The Pi 3 seemed to be less of a toaster, so I didn't seek the heat values initially. Well, I could not find the correct command as it turns out, so once I did I proceeded to set up cron jobs and local web pages to make history. Yeah, the Pi 3 is also a hot machine, and I'll likely search again for cooling methods. In one experiment, I pushed the clock speed on the NetBSD machines and then discovered overheating as shown on the on-screen "thermometer". Which doesn't help if you don't look at that console, but run remote commands via ssh.

Temperature readings:
TEMP_READING=$(/opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd measure_temp)

TEMP_READING=$(/sbin/sysctl dev.cpu.0.temperature)

TEMP_READING=$(/usr/sbin/envstat|/usr/bin/tail -1|/usr/bin/awk '{print $2}') 

The NetBSD command is more complex in 9.2 than in -current, as the latter has an option missing in the former:

$ envstat
                 Current  CritMax  WarnMax  WarnMin  CritMin  Unit
  temperature:    69.832   85.000                             degC

$ envstat -n

Yes, 72.5 Celsius...

# sysctl -w 600 -> 1200

Extra hardware

Older and cheaper devices are sometimes better since they more likely may have available open source drivers. It's a gamble. Before tax: $30. Not shown, the $15 USB to SATA adapter.

SKUDescriptionQuantityPrice PerTotal Price

Example links (sometimes you can start further up the tree, sometimes not)

pkg_add -v


FreeBSD on Pi

NetBSD on Pi 

(apologies for http instead of https on some links)


Besides watching the core temperature with an eye towards better heat dispersal, I'd planning on:

  • Review log file growth, and control with "logrotate"
  • Figure out how to delay starting mindlna until NFS comes online, particularly after a power outage.
  • Wait for NetBSD 10
  • Correlate xscreenxaver hacks with the resultant heat rejected
  • Run benchmarks at different core frequencies
  • Test USB-3 hubs, as even 4 ports fill up

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Baltimore historic hike map development

Trail map and guide maintenance

From the original trail guide, the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore. This is a iconic drawing style I'd like to have in the newest guides.
(see old trail notes: 1 2 3 4 )

Waypoints and traces

With images and GPS coordinates from earlier hikes, I put together worksheets of data to feed into the GPS Babel program, and GPSPrune, to build custom maps that use OpenMap data, rather than Google, to provide alternate tools besides the estimable Google Maps and Google Earth Pro.

GPSBabel does things like:

gpsbabel.exe -i unicsv -f legacy-trails-segment-4.csv -o gpx -F segment4.gpx


name    desc    lat     lon     symb    comment
39977269                39.29714        -76.59555
39977269                39.29714        -76.59555


  <wpt lat="39.321780000" lon="-76.650080000">
    <cmt>Zoo entrance</cmt>
    <desc>Zoo entrance</desc>

Another latitude/longitude format:

The waypoint numbers here for trail segment 1 correspond to the now defunct Panoramio image storage site. Unfortunately some of my original shots were done with a digital camera lacking built-in GPS (not that long ago really) so the images at these locations is in a folder somewhere. For example, number 39,064,106 is near Fort McHenry, but 39,064,108 is within Patterson Park.

The typography of the second edition had simple street layout (okay enough at this scale) and cartoon type images (or caricatures) that corresponded to locations discussed in the text. A lot of the layout was done with all capitals, easy to read but low in information density. The blithe depiction of the oldest house in the city being a "plantation home" is rather telling.

I will come back to the style of fact presentation, and questions, after the route descriptions and presentation concepts (like, brochure or tract hand-out). I do like the black and green on a type of bisque shaded background. 

A re-creation of the 3rd segment ended up like a Rorshach ink blot because of the relatively few points from the first data set I found (pictures from Panoramio). I recently found the images from that day, well over 100, but they would need to be geocoded to be more valuable. At least a few of them are easily recognizable views and hence location, whether the subject remains in place today or not (or in some future). And whether something is renamed, corporate naming rights being a valuable commodity in some times.

The ship and crane came from a scan of the second edition guide, with the original color scheme (such as it had aged since being printed, stored, and imaged).

I decided this may may a good image for the Baltimore Museum of Industry, which since it is on the other side of the inner harbor from Fleet Street, I reversed the direction, and converted to a single color.

Below is a zoomed-in slice from GPSPrune as seen above. The possible hikes from Carroll Park to the B&O Railroad Museum are shown only in a limited way. 

And, lastly for this batch, a GPSPrune application menu showing exports to Google's KML format, with a few options. I added waypoints based on street intersection names to trace out one route (out of many possible).

Images from earlier hikes

  • ...637: World War 1 Memorial
  • ...292: Carroll


  • ...288: Railroad mural (small)
    • (large)

  • ...654: B&O Roundhouse

  • Off-map: Poe House

Brochures and handouts

Lastly, Scribus is what I will try to use instead of TROFF type programs for editing the guides that include the maps and images from coordinates, icons, and photo repositories. In my first tests I created PDF documents that would not allow copy and paste of the text. At first I almost gave up, but a later test with a newer version (1.5.6) on a different OS gave me PDFs that could be selected from. The app text said PDF versions up to 1.5 were available but the menus allowed 1.6.

 More waypoints later.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Herring Run and Clifton Park walks March 2021

 Herring Run pedestrian bridge at Sinclair Lane:

Clifton Post Office, from the Herring Run Trail

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Herring Run Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, parking lot side. With electric car charger.

Clifton Park