New Toy

Sep. 8th, 2008 11:48 pm
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Lens came today.

Let me preface this by saying: "I am an idiot." Turns out the "scratch" on my original lens was a very small, thin, linear piece of stubborn debris.  But, anyway, NEW LENS!!!

It's very nice. It has a "supersonic" motor built in, so it focuses nearly silently. Very sturdily constructed. Huge Focus Ring for easy manual focus. It's a beast, though. Damn thing weighs over a pound. Very pleased with it, though. Can't wait to go out and shoot with it. I think I shall do that this weekend. I love my toys.
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Seeing your iPhone track you via GPS as you walk through a parking lot to your car. I LOVE my new toy!!
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A short while ago, I finished watching (or actually mostly listening, because I was looking at other things on the net at the same time) Steve Jobs' keynote address at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (why it's called WWDC when "worldwide" is one word is beyond me). Really kind of a pointless exercise, because I could easily have gotten the news I cared about  from the Apple website, but for some reason I wanted to see the address. I like listening to Steve Jobs. I think it's his voice.

So, on July 11 the new iPhone 3G is going on sale. It seems like a pretty cool device. I'd played around with the first iPhone at Apple and AT&T stores recently, and had pretty much decided I wanted one. But I was waiting to see if a new one was coming out. Then when the stores ran out of iPhones and it became clear a new one was soon to be announced, I started really looking forward to today. I think it's neat that the new iPhone has GPS in it. But the best thing from my POV is that they slashed the price by $200 dollars. Now granted, if they'd significantly upgraded the device (3G and GPS qualifies I think), I probably would have been willing to pay the old price for one, but now that it's down around the cost of some not-so-smart phones I'd been looking at, it seems like a steal. I will have one. The 8GB model I think. I already have an 80GB iPod for my growing music library, so all I would need in an iPhone is enough space for enough music to last me a TDY (usually about a week, and I usually have week-long music moods, so syncing songs from one or two genres for a trip should work out fine). I will have one. And I am already on AT&T, so switching to the new phone will be easy.

I am considering getting a gmail account and using it for e-mailing people, and using my comcast account for shopping and as a spam-sink. Appreciate evaluations from users of that platform.

I kind of miss LJ. I don't get very many comments over here from my old LJ friends. I assume (or, at least, I'd like to think) it's because commenting over here is more work. I guess it's possible I've become more boring, though. In fact that's very possible as I have historically written a lot of crap in this thing, both before and after my move. Sometimes I think I should write more about the serious things I occasionally think about. But I'm not sure about doing that here. I kind of see this thing as a diary and a way of keeping in touch with friends more than as a blog to spew my actual deep, serious thoughts into the world. Though going by what I've said at the beginning of this paragraph, it's now even failing at that second stated purpose. I mentioned to gaudium_et_spes on the phone yesterday that I had been thinking about maybe setting up a separate rant/soapbox/idea blog using wordpress or some such. I was looking at some of those platforms earlier tonight while listening to the keynote. Haven't yet arrived at a decision on that.

I can't make up my mind what my mood is right now.


Apr. 20th, 2008 07:46 pm
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I want a new phone. I'm trying to decide between a New Motorola (either the RAZR2 V9 or the MOTO Z9) or an iPhone.  One of these days I must visit an Apple Store.


Mar. 25th, 2008 09:56 pm
plumbob78: WGT (Ecchi Elder)
Just tidied up the house for the maintenance guy who will be coming in tomorrow to fix something or other that was found during the apartment inspection a while back.

I have found a space for Ryomou (blue-haired Ikki Tousen girl I mentioned here) on one of my bookshelves. Yomiko (cute/hot R.O.D. librarian in the same post) is coming to work.

Still thinking about car colors. Gosh it's hard.

Good Day

Feb. 26th, 2008 06:46 pm
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Today I had breakfast at Bob and Edith's, then I decided to go to the museums. I did Air & Space and American Indian this time. Air & Space because it is my all-time favorite since childhood. American Indian because it's open now. I have to the the National Museum of the American Indian...confuses me. As near as I can tell, there were only four actual exhibits (not counting the boats in the lobby and the displays of stuff in cabinets). Four exhibits in such a large space was disappointing. I did enjoy the dresses exhibit, though. I only went to half of the exhibits because by that time I was hungry and my feet hurt. So I guess I have to go back at some point.  Took many pictures at Air & Space. I'll upload them to flickr later this week and may blog one or two of them here.

I have received my three packages (1 UPS, 2 USPS). Here's what I got

Yomiko Readman from Read or Die. She is a secret agent! And a bookworm! With glasses! She's HOT!

Ryomou Shimei from Ikki Tousen. She is a high-school student. With blue hair! She kicks people's asses! And uses a submission technique that would make her young male opponents very happy...if they weren't being strangled. She is also hot, but in a completely different way.

18-eighteen by Nana Kitade. It has that Indelible Sin song from Fullmetal Alchemist on it. I'm listening right now. I can't understand a damned word of it, but I love it. All the names and titles and stuff are in Kanji, which semagic grabs my music from WMP but doesn't understand, so it makes it all into question marks! LOL

Happy x2

Oct. 12th, 2007 07:47 pm
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The postman brought Sakura! Yay!

UPS delivered my new camera! Double Yay!


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