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construcskbatle

24 January, 2006

construcskbatle

Originally uploaded by healthy_.

Things have been going pretty plainly for a while. I am enjoying the photo stuff. but there isn’t else much going on. i mean. i am climbing, and filling the time with stuff. but there isn’t much to it. i always told myself that simpler is better. i think it is that pre-spring itch. i don’t actively want a gf, but i guess i am looking but totally not at the same time. we will see if i end up complicating myself anytime soon.
finished up a package for tim, but going to hold onto it until he returns from Buffalo. also, i want to start writing letters. typing on joe’s underwood was one of the more enjoyable exercises i have done recently. i bought that elements of style book, and i should really re-up my writing. PREPARE TO BE AMAZED, BLOG. (uh, can we not call it a blog please?)

pz.

office sky

30 December, 2005

office sky

Originally uploaded by healthy_.

yah so, got some of my lomo-shot film developed. a disspointing number of them were fogged out. wtf.

also, i got a bessa R that you can see below. shot a couple of rolls already, just a matter of time till those hit the scene.

bessa R u ready?

7 December, 2005

bessa

Originally uploaded by isaidjon.

ok. now this is the camera i want. a couple hundo cheaper (though it would be purchased with a 35mm lens first, then i would save up for a 50mm like the jupiter 8 and/or a 15mm superwide.

fn sht im hme.

28 November, 2005

i can hardly operate.

nite!

would you like something to drink?

18 November, 2005

would you like something to drink?

Originally uploaded by yazyaz.

this is a camera i want to get. $600. yeesh. i want to spend too much money.

ok. quick garbage.

15 November, 2005

good enough weekend.

 

came outside this morning and found my sideview mirror had been spraypainted black. along with a line across the bottom of my window and down to my door handle.

went to work. got out and spent about an hour in the parking lot of the cubs food rubbing my car with acetone. i think i got most of it off. (hard to tell in the dark) at least the glass is super clean (razorblade, the dirt came off with the spray paint!)

got a call from teddy. fresh back from some film shoot in rockford. we went down to see jarhead. i didn’t like it. you can’t tell a story whose point is that their story has no finishing finishing move. i mean, they did. and as a result i didn’t like it. the movie basically amounts to a whole lot of rubbing one out but you can’t concentrate, thus you just stuck just rubbin and no one leaves happy.

 

now i am going to bed.

 

i really want a camera. but i have to wait. always wait.

oh! and people are coming climbing on wednesday! awesome!

ok bed for reals.

Christ i hate the term Blogroll

1 November, 2005

so ignore it in the sidebar. wth, i better find out how to change that soon, but i just don’t have the time while at work.

anyway i wanted to write to get a good idea down on paper. most people who know me know that i have got problems when it comes to impulse buying really cool things. also i have trouble saving money. normal things, but i need to take care of them none-the-less. (knick knows how this goes i am sure.) my wonderfully exciting idea is this. when the fancy flight of consumerism takes me i will make two actions. the first is to wait. that is easy enough to deem a good idea. the next is where this gets revolutionary. i take the amount that this product is, (currently it is a $200 camera.) and i place an equal amount into my savings account. that gives me the go ahead to purchase the item when i could next afford it. basically it makes anything i want to buy twice as costly to me. but obviously half of that isn’t going anyware other than my savings. this will help me put products into perspective. $200 cam vs $400 cam. plus i can build my savings.

so, this afternoon i will transfer $200 of my disposable income to my savings account (yet to be created) and from there i will not beable to immediately afford this camera. when my next paycheck comes around i will be able to, and i will buy it. and i will be happy. and all will be right in the world.

(also, i want to buy the $30 T-Amp the entre hi-fi world has been raving about, so i will deposit $230 TO MY FUTURE AND MY FUTURE”S FUTURE.)

sorry no links here. i don’t want to temp myself anymore than i already have, so i will do no such search.

WORK. PUT MY NOSE TO IT (GRINDSTONE).

ipod pin out

31 October, 2005

found this site after a real quick and dirty search. next quest for info will involve the serial I/O and how to hack/rev-eng that ish. back to work.

what

30 October, 2005

so yesterday was fun, tho the day ended in tears. sort of.

after nicko’s halloween party (at which we watched a movie that had a bit for everyone.) i came home, uploaded some pictures to my comp and went to sleeps.

when morning came around it was too nice. i decided to sleep in instead of going to my class, curling up in this bed for another couple hours of that wonderful midmorning sleep. i managed to keep the rest of the day going in the same vein, sitting through noon in this same bed going through the reader and then turning to this computer and my neighbor’s internet. i made plans to head back to nicko’s for an afternoon of hacks and hanging, i grabbed both of my routers and my computer and headed up, where i actually made this weblog and signed up for the flickr account. and then of course i posted the pictures of jim’s crotch.

went through a few future projects that i mean to start shortly, which should give me a good deal of things to focus on through these winter months. plans to start climbing have begun to form, which makes me very excited. also a project to modify the aux input of my car, to better accept turnes from my ipod or anything else for that matter. 

i’ll get into a few details so that they are archived somewhere besides the conversations i have had with nicko.

firstly, in the current issue of make there is a small three page article about making a headphone amp that fits within a mint tin. that is all well and good, but people are blasting their headphones much too loud as it is. regardless, it is fairly obvious that this author means for this to be used with high impedance “cans” rather than the crap earbuds everyone is using with thier ipods. this use of the amplifier isn’t what i need, rather i’m looking to make an amplifier that will sit in line with my 1/8th inch input i have already installed into my dash. of course since this will be an installed part, so running off of a 9volt wouldn’t do. i’ll make it run off of the 12volt DC that is already running to my cigarette lighter, and i will probably still encase it in something similar, but i will leave the gain potentiometer to be mounted in the next panel over from the input. i’m curious to know if anyone makes a pot/input combination so that i wouldn’t have to take up the next panel over. best case scenario would be an input that has a rotating collar that is either directly attached to the pot or at least geared to it (which of course is probably why it won’t exist.) anyway, haveing this amplifier would mean that i wouldn’t have to waste ipod batteries to “blast” music through the headphone jacks so that i could avoid cranking up my head unit. of course that brings me to my next project.

which is canibalizing an ipod dock to supply power, while drawing a line level signal. further extensions (which will take much longer to impliment would also draw song information and some how recoding it to display on my head unit. of course i would also want to transfer control there aswell, making it a fully intergrated solution to this portable music thing. first step would probably be to get one of those new ipod docks and tear it apart. and i’m sure there is plenty of resources on the net to find out what each of the pinouts correspond to.

aside from these projects, i am still trying to outfit this wrt54gs to leech wifi for me and distribute it among my various PCs. i’ve got openwrt running, but i am having some difficulty in getting it to fully connect to a signal. (zero signal quality,though the s/n ratio is looking fine.) i’m sure it is something small and i should be able to work through it before too long. i would rather write these posts from my desktop, but that will have to wait for a bit i guess.

and with that, i’m out. pz.

yyoz!

29 October, 2005

ok so, first post?