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AUTHOR: Kevin Costain

El Capitolio in Havana

El Capitolio in Havana

This is the El Capitolio (National Capitol Building) in Havana, Cuba. The building, seen currently under construction, is notable for how strikingly similar it is to the United States Capitol building. In fact, construction was overseen by U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson – which may have had something to do with  the similarity. Finished in 1929, it was designed by Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. Currently it is home to Cuba’s National Assembly.

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

You might remember my mention of a way to help book authors combat piracy. It was an idea borne of a simple conversation with a friend; and neither of us had read the book. In fact, at the time of writing that article, I had not read a physical paper book in years. This seemed like a great way to exchange ideas and help the author in our own small way (though, frankly as a bestseller, this book doesn’t need the help). Now that I’ve read it, I wanted to let you know what I think.

Upside-Down House in Azores

Upside-Down House in Azores

This curious upside-down house in Furnas, São Miguel really surprised me (as I drove by). I battled the relentless rain to try and capture this thing in the most interesting way. The house itself is located near Rua Dr. Frederico Moniz Pereira and is not actually a house – it’s an electrical substation.

Antwerp Love Locked Down

Antwerp Love Locked Down

A love lock is something lovers attach to a fence or bridge to signify their love. Often they include thier names on the lock. Here in Antwerp, Belgium and installation with a large letter “A” provides the perfect location for this expression of love. I happened upon this great installation on a long walk through this wonderful city and wanted to capture this feeling.

Elk Grazing in Colorado

Elk Grazing in Colorado

On our way back to Denver there was an incredible sight to our left. Elk had come out in substantiontial numbers to graze along the hill, so I stopped to try and capture this incredible sight. I had learned in a previous encounter (at a golf course) that elk can be very skittish. Since they’re quite imposing one on one, I didn’t think having an entire group coming at me would be smart if I startled them.

Tips for Migrating Outlook on MacOS to Google’s Mail

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When I was asked to move a customer’s 2000-odd contacts and 13 gigabytes of mail to Google’s cloud services from his MacOS-based computer, I knew this was going to be more than a challenge. To complicate matters, he had been using Outlook as a POP3 client of Google Mail and kept all his folders locally in Outlook 2011. From the beginning, I knew this was going to be an undertaking but I have some tips to help you face these particular challenges.

Colorado Rockies Vista

Colorado Rockies Vista

A vista so incredible, it could be on the side of a beer can. Colorado has a litany of scenes like this that you might find yourself with too much to shot pictures of.. I loved how the mountains contrast with the human activity lower in the picture (in this case a parking lot for a national park).