July 2005 Archive - Divine Reflections Photography Blog

SQL-Ledger

I'm starting to learn my way around the SQL-Ledger program. I've also been looking at my college accounting textbook to refresh my memory on how to to the bookkeeping. I can't say that I thought I'd ever be doing that again.

I think that SQL-Ledger will work just fine for me. Besides, the price can't be beat. I also like the ability to put the program on a server and access it from any web browser. There are a few things -- like exactly how to handle film as an asset/expense -- that I haven't figured out how to do yet, but other than that I have the basic data entry completed. There are a couple of features that the program doesn't have that I'd really like, but I can work around them. Since it's open source, I might even add them myself a little bit later.

Posted by Greg on July 24, 2005 at 1:43PM.

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Death by Taxes

I started working on the business tax return last week and quickly realized that there was no way I was going to have it done by the deadline. I filed for a second extension to give myself some time to figure out what I'm doing and get my records in order. The partnership return I have to file -- Divine Reflections Photography is actually a partnership between myself and my wife -- is a lot more complicated that it looked at first glance.

I've decided to move my business accounting to a new program as I'm getting organized for this tax filing. I've been using Quicken, but I'm finding that I need something that is truly designed for small business use. I found an open source program called SQL-Ledger that I'm going to give a shot. It's a Linux program that uses a web browser interface. I installed it last week, and I'm starting to learn my way around the program. It's looking pretty good so far. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

My goal is to have the tax stuff done in another month, including the move to SQL-Ledger. It shouldn't be too hard, as long as I can figure out how to fill out the forms. :)

Posted by Greg on July 17, 2005 at 11:08PM.

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Back from Lassen

I just got back from my first trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. What an incredible place! I expected a barren volcanic landscape, but much of the park is beautiful forest, snow, and streams. I didn't take a lot of pictures as this was another family vacation, but I did get a few images that I'm excited about. We'll see how they look when the slides come back. I'll write up a full trip report when I get the photos in hand.

In other news, it's time for me to get my taxes done. Our business return is due at the end of the week. I'll be holed up working on them until then.

Posted by Greg on July 13, 2005 at 7:37PM.

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Blue Marvellz

One of the bands playing at the Thursday Night Market was an R&B band called the Blue Marvellz. They were good; I enjoyed listening to them as much as I liked photographing them.

Saxaphone

Blue Marvellz

The lady in the background running the sound was cracking me up. She danced to the music like a teenager.

Posted by Greg on July 8, 2005 at 1:05PM.

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Street Magician

Here are a couple more images from the Thursday Night Market roll. This street magician is also a psychology student at CSU, Chico. His tricks played on the mind as well as the eyes as the facial expressions of the assistants show.

Washing Down Needles

Is It Empty?

In the trick I'm showing here, he swallowed about 50 needles, swallowed a piece of thread, and then pulled out the thread with all the needles threaded onto it. It looked painful! :)

Posted by Greg on July 6, 2005 at 8:08PM.

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Belly Dancers

I developed the roll of film from the Chico Thursday Night Market. (I'm using Tri-X for this project.) Here are a couple of the promised pictures of the belly dancers.

Dancing Bellies

Dancing in the Street

Posted by Greg on July 4, 2005 at 11:34AM.

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