Year three of shooting the Miner Tough weekend down in St. Joe State Park here in Missouri kicked off with Run The Leadbelt on Saturday July 15th, 2023.

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Our first full paddle race, The Freedom 100 from Boonville Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri held on Saturday July 8th, 2023.

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We recently spent the weekend at a TCS Hockey tournament, the Music City Cup, with the Chesterfield Ice Dragons 10u Squirt squad.

The team went 1-0-2 in the round robin bracket, but took a loss in the championship game against a tough Above & Beyond Hockey squad from Chicago.

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Chris Hammond with a BassOnce upon a time in St. Louis, Missouri, a man named Chris Hammond embarked on a voyage through the tech industry. This journey would lead him through various roles, from software development to product management, until he reached a realm he would call home: open-source content management platforms, particularly the DotNetNuke (DNN) ecosystem. This journey would become the basis for his personal blog,

As a photographer, there are few things more exhilarating than the opportunity to capture the power and grace of military aircraft in flight. And what better place to witness this spectacle than at the Scott Air Force Base Air Show? From roaring jets to precise aerobatic maneuvers, this event offers a visual feast for any aviation enthusiast. As I recently experienced this incredible event firsthand, I couldn’t resist the urge to share my experiences and the breathtaking moments I captured through my lens.

My first NASCAR race was pretty darn fun. Normally I would be out of town the first weekend of June, but due to lack of bike training I wasn’t at Unbound Gravel and had the opportunity to attend the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.


As a seasoned photographer specializing in dynamic sports coverage in the bustling city of St. Louis, there’s a particular subject that never ceases to spark excitement in my camera lens and my creative soul: bicycle race photography. For over 20 years I have had the honor of immersing myself in the whir of wheels and the spirited determination of racers, capturing these intense moments and converting them into breathtaking bike racing photos.

As an experienced sports photographer in the vibrant city of St. Louis, there’s one subject that has always captured my attention, and that of my camera lens, like no other: St. Louis hockey. I have had the privilege to experience the heart-pounding, ice-skating action from behind my camera, capturing the intensity of every game and transforming them into captivating St. Louis hockey photos.


My son has had the pleasure of playing with the AAA St. Louis Blues spring hockey program with Team 1 (Navy Blue) of the 6 team Squirt group. They have had lots of great ice team this spring, getting to skate with some of the best 10u ice hockey players in the St. Louis region.

As their season wraps up here are some photos from their 5/23/2023 game against Team 4 (Orange).

Recently I had my eyes opened up to the wonder of the Samsung Frame TV. If you have a Frame TV you can use it as a picture frame, either pulling in art work from Samsung (with a monthly subscription) or by providing your own digital files for use as display pieces on the device.


For the past month or two I’ve slowly been trying to purge things around the house. I’m not moving fast enough, with cleaning out my parents apartment more stuff has definitely come into the house than has gone out. 2023 will be the year of cleaning up, so I will try to keep this blog post updated with active, and inactive Ebay listings that I have going.

Update: With as many different listings as I have going, maybe I'll just link to my Ebay profile instead of trying to maintain the list here too!

Striped Bass Andrea By Sadek 8047

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Andrea by Sadek is a brand of porcelain figurines and other decorative items. The company was founded in 1936 by a man named Charles Sadek, and it is named after his wife, Andrea. The brand is known for its high-quality porcelain pieces, many of which are hand-painted and feature intricate details and designs.


Oakley Thump Pro 1GB These are a pair of glasses in the original box, still sealed and unopened!

You can purchase them via my eBay auction.

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Hello fellow gadget enthusiasts and Oakley aficionados! Today, we have a rare, unopened Oakley Thump Pro 1GB MP3 Player Sunglasses new in box, waiting for a lucky collector to snatch up this piece of technology history. This amazing device combines Oakley’s superior lens technology and sunglasses design with an integrated MP3 player to create the ultimate fusion of style and functionality.


Be sure to click the link to see all the photos I have posted from the 2023 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about a real bottle, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been collecting. I simply got it in my head that I needed the perfect backdrop for my photos.

Here we have the 2022 Special Release from Jack Daniels: Jack Daniel’s 2022 Special Release Twice Barreled American Single Malt


Over the past few months I’ve been playing with ChatGPT. I figured I should give it a shot at writing the life story of Jack Daniel’s. I’m not sure if it’s 100% accurate, but it certainly hits most of the points.


What’s the life story of Jack Daniel? Be sure to include information Nearest Green.



Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond is a father, husband, leader, software developer, photographer and car guy. Chris focuses on the latest in technology including artificial intelligence (AI) and has spent decades becoming an expert in ASP.NET and DotNetNuke (DNN) development. You will find a variety of posts relating to those topics here on the website. For more information check out the about Chris Hammond page.

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