- bairdphotos.comRetired Internet Entrepreneur, present
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Mike Baird is a serious amateur photographer, and a retired Silicon Valley Internet entrepreneur, now living in Morro Bay where he edits the community service site http:// morro-bay.com. Mike has a PhD in Computer Science, and an MBA, and was the first VP of Engineering of the $7 billion ask.com start-up, and is author of the 17-year best-selling entrepreneurship book entitled "Engineering Your Start-up: A Guide for the High-Tech Entrepreneur" http:// eysu.org. As a volunteer docent for CA State Parks since 2001, he has specialized in nature and wildlife and surf photography along the California Central Coast. Http:// BairdPhotos.com is his gateway to his various photo-related sites. His recent photos are best found at http://flickr.bairdphotos.com. Mike is a Canon equipment enthusiast, and specializes in mastering technical aspects of nature and surf photography. Http:// Howto.dchoc.org contains Mike’s online version of his Lulu booklet http:// LuLu.com/mikebaird entitled San Luis Obispo County California Nature Photographers -- Their Works and Techniques: Interviews with local nature photographers about how they take such great photos. Contact Mike at mike [at} mikebaird d o t com.
My most interesting 50 images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/sets/72157600171769664/
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- U. of PhoenixMBA
- Kettering UniversityBIE
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Published on Oct 11, 2014 by Thomas Wilmer
In the months before D-Day the U.S. Navy drilled for the Normandy invasion using Morro Bay, California as its training ground
WWII Morro Bay
You will see many photos of Morro Bay from the ~1943-44 era that you have never seen before, as the US Navy military trains in Morro Bay.
Peter Wightman said "Some interesting views of Morro Bay during training in preparation to invasion of North Africa or Normandy.
Looks also at the time the breakwater [extension to Morro Rock] was being built."
Mammal Tracking in the East Mojave
BIOL X410.1 | 1.5 units | Starting Oct 24th, 2014 at Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx | $325.00
Instructor: James Lowery
Schedule: Fri. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. & 7:30-8:30 p.m. & Sun. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 24, 25 & 26 (4 meetings)
Preregistration: Requested by October 10th
Location: Desert Studies Center at Zzyzx, Baker
Textbook: Information will be posted with this listing as soon as it is available.
Credit: 1.5 units
Notes: This field study is based at the Desert Studies Center (of California State University) located within the Preserve at Soda Springs (Zzyzx), about a three-hour drive from Riverside. The course fee includes two nights' lodging at the Center (dormitory rooms & some couples rooms), and meals starting with breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Upon enrollment, you will be sent detailed information via email about the Center and what to bring. High clearance or 4WD vehicles are desirable but not required.
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