Monthly archives: May, 2006

Grrr…

I called up the travel agent around noon today. he said that he needed a couple more hours to get my tickets together. I never heard back from him… I’ll try again tomorrow, if he doesn’t have something for me it’ll be time to move on… Isaac

Getting there..

I should have the flight tickets bought by the end of today. It looks like I’ll be leaving the 28th of october! Only 4 months away… My last day at work will be sept 30th, that ought to give me enough time to see the people I need to see and get all my loose …

Left handed writing

So far in my (limited) practice writing Arabic, I’ve done pretty well. My latest experiments with trying to resurrect my cursive writing led me to the conclusion that it is much easier to write script with a fountain pen. Since all Arabic is in script, I started to use my fountain pens for that too. …

Photofinishing costs…

The most compelling argument for going digital is the cost of high quality shooting with film. I’m hoping to take 200 rolls of 120 film with me. That cost really won’t be too bad, it’s do able. The real problem is what it costs to have all that stuff developed. Even if I can get …

Found another camera

I was thinking the other night that I’d like another camera to compliment the one I got for the trip. It needed to use the same film, but be much smaller and easier to carry around. So I started to troll ebay looking for likely candidates. After putting several bids in on Rolleiflexes (c’mon people, …

Recent iTunes stuff…

The iTunes music store is a dangerous place for me. Picked up another video, htis one from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The song is “Y Control”, one of my favorites, but the video is not at all what I expected. It’s a truly disturbing thing, lots of kids being really bad and doing horrible things …

Really cool software for iTunes

It’s called MPFreaker and it’s amazing. Waht it does is scan your library and automatically put in whatever you’re missing. This includes ordinary things like title, artist, and album bu it also includes album art and lyrics! If you’re a nut like I am about your iTunes library you need this program. One other uber …

It works!

The camera I recently bought that is… Not that I expected any problems of course, but it is good to see some actual pictures from it. Shot a pack of Polaroids to test the shutter and rangefinder. Everything looks spot on. I had forgotten how much fun Polaroids are, too bad they’re incredibly expensive. Spent …

A perfect way to waste time…

I downloaded DOSBOX the other day, big mistake… It’s an emulator that allows me to play all of those games that I can play forever.. All those early 90’s games like Railroad Tycoon, Civilization, Master of Magic, Master of Orion, Romance of the Three kingdoms, etc. I’ve been spending some time with Neuromancer, I used …