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Somebody on The Facebook jokingly said suggested that a large owl that a friend of mine had seen might be a flying dinosaur. TO WHICH I HAD TO IMMEDIATELY AND JOYOUSLY SAY ALL OWLS ARE DINOSAURS. (Birds being less commonly referred to as avian dinosaurs).

The pro-dinosaur agenda to which I subscribe is of course to appreciate the full awesomeness of Dinosaurs, and point out where ever possible that they are not extinct in the form of avian dinosaurs. There is something about dinosaurs which make me happy, which is, I suppose, why somebody got me a Dinosaur mug for New Year's. The dinosaur disappears to reveal its skeleton when a hot beverage is poured into it. For once I am really glad that the dishwasher is borked and nobody has fixed it, because those things always get put in the dishwasher and they get ruined.

But then something even more joyously happened today, which was I read that Kodak Alaris is going to bring back E6 slide film!

I cannot adequately describe how strongly I feel the urge to do the happy dance throughout the office! They are going to make it in Rochester, so I chatted with a friend of mien who lives there. When I got back into film a few years ago I was dismayed by all the films that had been discontinued in my absence. Kodak had completely stopped making E6. Fuji still made it but it has been getting expensive! I suspect the new Kodak E6 will be pricy too. But still. Happy dance! The only thing that could possibly make this better is if they had dinosaur drawings on the boxes they sold the film in. (Actually scratch that, picture of Tom Baker riding a Dinosaur on said box would +1 even that awesomeness).

(The weird ways in which my Film Nerd and Computer Nerd interests intersect only in my dreams).

Ironically, I had finally decided today to go full digital for my trip to Australia in February. I am going to take my Nikon D600 for the medium high res and my Nikon Df for the low light and three zoom lenses that cover everything from 17 to 200mm all at f/2.8. If Ektachrome where going to be available this month instead of later in the year I would totally stock up on E6 and shoot that instead.

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but not RIDING the dinosaur

I know these are just little things, and the feelings don't last forever, but it is nice to appreicate them when you feel them.

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Jan. 21st, 2009 08:50 pm
ljplicease: (Southpark)
  • 19 January 2009 08:10am: Forgot the memory card for my DSLR today but remembered my TLR with film.
  • 19 January 2009 03:39pm: With all the dire predictions of web(bubble) 2.0 corps folding in the recession it's nice to work and an unsexy corp with actual revenue.
  • Yesterday at 03:39pm: It's so cute that to install APC (a PHP module) that you need Perl installed.
  • Today at 04:35pm: New toy hopefully arrives tomorrow: Nikon D700 DSLR and Nikkor 16-35mm f/2.8 lens.
  • Today at 05:28pm: Obama got the first five pages of the mX today. Hard not to feel the excitement even on the other side of the world.

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Jan. 14th, 2009 04:06 pm
ljplicease: (Mirror Shot)
  • 11 January 2009 05:36pm: Beach in January is hot, wet, windy and sandy.
  • Yesterday at 11:28am: I'm feeling as though much of my work before hols was a bit sloppy due to my wanting to get the heck out at that time.
  • Yesterday at 11:30am: I just noticed that there is an overgrown graveyard across the street from my new windowd cube.
  • Yesterday at 12:07pm: I need to better organise my digital photos. Right now they are spread over six computers. At least if one dies I only loose a fraction.
  • Yesterday at 12:21pm: Arguing with Kim about digital vs. film. Well. She's arguing I don't give a flying...
  • Yesterday at 12:38pm: Also: it must be nice to be so sure of everything. Seeing the beauty in things that everyone else seems to have discarded is exhausting.
  • Yesterday at 02:05pm: Not hungry, so for my lunch hour I took a stroll through the creepy overgrown graveyard.
  • Yesterday at 02:17pm: Realising camera set to ISO 3200 after taking pictures during sunny 16 weather irritates me.
  • Today at 10:01am: Narrowmindedtwat er... I mean Kimbot is not at work today.
  • Today at 03:59pm: Haven't been able to see season 2 of This American Life yet... anyone know when it will hit the iTunes and/or DVD?
  • Today at 04:00pm: Andrew decides to tone down his snarky comment when responding to a client. I'll be glad to see the backside of this project.

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Dec. 29th, 2008 10:46 am
ljplicease: (Canyon Eyes)
  • 12 December 2008 05:37pm: Listening to Paul Simon's kodachrome on the way to the camera repair shop.
  • 17 December 2008 04:56pm: DJabberd is a high-performance, scalable, Jabber/XMPP server framework where everything is a plugin... and nothing WORKS! Way to go guys.
  • 18 December 2008 09:22am: This year "going home for Christmas" doesn't involve any plains trains or automobiles.
  • 19 December 2008 01:15pm: Typical aussie party divided on gender lines.
  • 19 December 2008 01:58pm: Steal your co-workers chrissy presents day.
  • 20 December 2008 03:44pm: New WWI aerial combat exhibit at the war memorial was pretty good and reminded me of playing Red Baron in high school.
  • 21 December 2008 10:16pm: Happy Chanukah :)
  • 24 December 2008 08:45am: Today I am the dev team.
  • 26 December 2008 09:35am: Chrissy at the beach was awesome. Now I'm going to try and find some 120 film for my Rolleiflex so I can take some square pictures.

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Dec. 9th, 2008 12:15 pm
ljplicease: (Apple)
  • 5 December 2008 08:58am: Day 3 of "don't have to go to work for three days" conference. Internets and my notebook. I'm too shy to boot my notebook into windows here.
  • 5 December 2008 11:57am: Talk on Klingon programming (in Perl) was surprisingly entertaining.
  • 6 December 2008 04:53pm: heading off to the beach wheeee!
  • 6 December 2008 10:31pm: I am bored of the Internets, but I keep clicking anyway.
  • 7 December 2008 10:18am: I had my twitter hyjacked accidentally.
  • 7 December 2008 10:25am: I am glad it is only 24 today after it being 30 yesterday.
  • Yesterday at 09:30am: Pancake and pear sauce with fresh squeezie orange juice for breakfast. Was raining but now stopped. Pretty good start for the day.
  • Yesterday at 03:04pm: I'm frustrated by how difficult it is to find film and equipment for film cameras now a-days.
  • Today at 10:51am: I'm happy to report that at least one of my MF Nikons appears to be back in working order and the other will be within ten days.

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I am not sure who took these. They were mixed in with grandpa's slides, but I am pretty sure they aren't his. They are of New Mexico, I can tell because the bridge (see below) is adorned with the Zia sun symbol, and besides it looks like New Mexico. The film itself is a bit of a mystery, as it is a format that I don't recognize. It is about the size of 35mm film, but there are no sprocket holes so the exposure surface is actually taller than an orginary 35mm frame, but it is also a square format, so it is not as wide.

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Dec. 22nd, 2006 07:09 pm
ljplicease: (Broken Window)

I take a break from shooting film for a while and what happens? My favourite film (Fuji Velvia 50) and the only B&W reversal film available (Agfa Scala) get discontinued.

sad.

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