Mark E Tisdale dot Net – Home Page for the Geek With A Camera

This site is my home on the web – where you’ll find my personal blog. It’s also a jumping off point for those interested in following me online. In addition to this site, I have a few others that you might enjoy checking out.

My personal blog runs a gamut of mostly geeky topics from genre TV to social networking with the occasional random thoughts. For a number of years, my personal online journal included my travels and art and photography, but for a number of reasons I decided to separate those topics into their own sites. While there are a number of new and old friends who enjoy the many facets of me, I felt the wider audience out there was less interested in some ancillary topics. If you’re a kindred soul who enjoys all these topics, be sure to say hello!

RCPM – Latest Album And Feeling Disconnected


My how times change. There was a time when I would have pre-ordered any album coming from RCPM (Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers). It would have been waiting in the mailbox as close to the day it came out as possible. They are, after all, the only band that I’ve followed to out of state shows. Heck, my first visit to Mexico was to see them play by the beach in Rocky Point a decade ago. I’m so out of the loop now that their latest album, which is getting … Continue reading

Logitech TK820 Vs Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet – Touchpad Grudge Match

Mark E Tisdale - Website for the Geek With The Camera

After years of mainly being a Mac user, the time had come that I needed a new beast to work on. My Macbook is hardly surplus property quite yet but doing my artwork on it was beginning to become an exercise in frustration. Large panoramas or photoshop files with a lot of layers allowed me to twiddle my thumbs while it thought. I looked at new Macs and well, frankly, I just couldn’t justify the cost right now. I looked at the various choices under the Apple umbrella and I … Continue reading

My Experience With Progressive Lenses And Zenni Optical

I mentioned late last year that I was getting progressive lenses. It’s taken awhile for me to finally report back on that experience… Wow, well, first off the bat, I believe there was an issue with the first pair I got. It took several days of trying to adapt, but I finally came to the conclusion that one eye felt fuzzy to me. The office where I got them wasn’t able to find an issue with either lens and adjusting the frames made no difference. To their credit, they gladly … Continue reading

Wasting One’s Breath on Facebook Likes

Ah, Facebook, my old friend… I’ve had little to say on the subject of late and there’s not much to add. I’m only on the site in brief fits these days. The last time was made even worse by a cacophony of auto-play videos. Auto-play anything is a sure way to make me hit the back button on any site. Simply scrolling through my news feed should not kick-start videos… But I digress… One of the reason I was writing this post was to explain to a multitude of friends … Continue reading

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