Two minutes of great light

Halfway through the second half of a soccer game in April, the clouds broke and the sun was just high enough to provide great light.

Here are a few shots from the first soccer game I’ve shot in years:

Howell North's Bria Hamilton (18) fights for the ball against Marquette's Madison Meador (9) at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Mo., on April 22, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com
Howell North’s Bria Hamilton (18) fights for the ball against Marquette’s Madison Meador (9) at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Mo., on April 22, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

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Swimming…and dancing

The Parkway South Invitational is one of the more unique events – featuring a dance off halfway through the event. Here are some of the photos for the Post-Dispatch:

Marquette swimmer Katiana Porporis competes in the 200 yard IM at the Parkway South Invitational in Ballwin, Mo., on Jan. 16, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com
Marquette swimmer Katiana Porporis competes in the 200 yard IM at the Parkway South Invitational in Ballwin, Mo., on Jan. 16, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

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District championships

I had the opportunity to photograph the Class 5 District 3 championship a few weeks ago in Troy, Mo. Here are a few photos:

Timberland huddles before the Class 5 District 3 championship game against Troy at Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Mo., on March 4, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com
Timberland huddles before the Class 5 District 3 championship game against Troy at Troy Buchanan High School in Troy, Mo., on March 4, 2016. Michael Gulledge, Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog. It’s been several years since I’ve actively maintained a blog, so we’ll see how this goes. There’s no real theme, besides some photography and software development posts, but hopefully it’ll become more focused as content goes up.

I’m going to bring a few posts over from my old blog and repost them here. I’ll also start with a few photography posts and updates. This may also become a home for updates on our wedding plans. We’ll see where it goes.

Thanks for reading!

Building a digital newspaper machine

Awhile back, a friend of mine, Nate Papes, ran across Scott Walker, director of enterprise and investigation at Alabama Media Group, who had retrofitted a newspaper machine to display newspaper front pages digitally. (Update March 13, 2016: This link is dead; it appears Walker removed the post.) We talked about creating our own, but never followed through.

A few years later, Nate found a New York Times newspaper machine in a Joplin, Mo., junkyard and began to work on his own machine. I offered to write the software to make the box run since Walker’s was written for a Macintosh and we both were toying with Raspberry Pi computers. In the end, Nate kept his box as original to the Times box as possible and I wrote the software to run as JavaScript in the browser and pull the pages down.

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