argh. i accidentally wore my t-shirt inside out for the entire day again.
i took my first foray into the world of Linux today when i installed it onto a USB drive. i plan on booting Ubuntu on my aging netbook whenever i have to rely on battery power (airports, airplanes, developing countries, etc) since Windows no longer runs smoothly without a plug. that way it’s simple and fast when i need it to be and an image processing workstation when i don’t.
was given a giant jar of Afghan tea leaves this afternoon. not a bad day.
right. it’s been a while since i’ve done one of these.
what you see here used to be an Isuzu Trooper but is now the automotive equivalent of an eccentrically dressed alcoholic man with a bad haircut. while some of you might expect to see something like this cruising around the dumbest parts of the western world, i actually came across this monstrosity in the Tsavo region of Kenya, home to the famous man-eating lions of The Ghost and the Darkness fame.
proof that you don’t have to live in an industrialized nation to have more money than sense.
Beka and i have both been feeling under the weather for the past week or so but are feeling much better now. here are my top five dislikes about being sick:
- getting up in the middle of the night to hock up phlegm
- nasal and esophageal congestion
- awful-tasting medicine
- abstaining from “熱氣” (hot air) foods like barbecue pork buns and fried chicken
- uncontrollable coughing during urination
i found this Yashica T* AF-D at a thrift store a little while ago for a only a few dollars, an amazing bargain considering what it is. i’m guessing the thrift store employees took one look at it and thought it was just another plastic ’80s era rangefinder instead of a relatively rare camera with world class optics.
anyway, i finally got around to putting a roll of film through the T* and found it to be a fantastic camera as expected. here are a couple of sample images for your perusal. (click to enlarge)
i’m still a bit unsure of what to do with the Yashica at this point. part of me wants to sell it because i don’t really shoot film anymore but the rest of me wants to make it a permanent addition to my budding camera collection. any suggestions (or prospective buyers)?
i resurrected my old 35mm film scanner today to scan some negatives and was reminded of why i no longer shoot much film anymore. it seems like no matter how much i clean the negatives, dust particles still get scanned which means i have to spend time digitally removing them.
i knew there was a reason this scanner hasn’t been out of its box since 2007.
the toilet’s cheap plastic tank lever snapped the other day which gave me the opportunity to swap it with a metal replacement and finally feel like a MAN.
i finally finished watching the rest of 2001: A Space Odyssey and now my mind is thoroughly blasted.
i had an anxiety dream for the first time in a long time last night. i was walking down the street when i see this incredible looking vintage car slide into a parking spot. its owner gets out, sees me and explicitly tells me not to take any photographs of his car.
“not a problem,” i say and then casually wait for him to walk away so i could snap a photo. as soon as he’s out of sight, i reach for my DSLR but suddenly realize that i had left it at home.
right. i’ll have to use my pocket camera then. i pull out my trusty point and shoot but as soon as i do, the car starts twitching and shaking uncontrollably. i try and try but all i get is a bunch of blurry pictures.
then the owner comes back and laughs at me.