Archive for April, 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-30

April 30th, 2008

  • Couldn’t sleep last night. Excited to get my film developed. Here’s to hoping the camera works correctly and the films looks good! Suspense! #
  • Ripped through 4 rolls of film so far in the Nikon FE. Am going to get them devloped today to make sure the camera works… Fingers crossed. #
  • Just dropped three rolls of expired film off to be developed. No prints… just a proof sheet. Only 60 minutes until we know if the FE works #

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-29

April 29th, 2008

  • It’s another rainy day here in New Hampshire. That’s fine by my so long as it’s hot. I’ll take rain over 80 degree weather any day at all… #
  • Just found a Nikon FE and a 24mm Nikon AI lens to go with it for just over $200. I will be picking those up today from a local shop no less! #
  • Headed to pick up my Nikon FE and 24mm AI lens. W00t! #

My Nikon FE

April 29th, 2008

Well, I bought the FE. Got it at my local camera store, Eagle Photo. Used, of course, but in quite good condition. It appears to have been well loved but so far so good. I bought it with a ton of cheap, expired film so that I can test to see if it works correctly ect.

My Nikon FE

When I called their earlier today they told me they had the FE and a 24mm f/2.8 lens for very little money. I said great, I’ll be there before you close. When I got there the FE was there and looked good but the 24mm they were talking about was an off brand Tokina. For the price, $69, it was worth some thought but it is a very old lens and I just didn’t want to bother. The Nikon 24mm sells for three times the price and isn’t up to todays standards… I can’t imagine how awful the off brand would look. Not worth it to me. At least if I could take advantage of it using my digitals it would be fun to play with but having it limited to just the FE and of low image quality just doesn’t make sense. I will have to keep searching for a wide angle prime. The only down side, so far, with the camera is that it is all black and I kinda preferred the look of the chrome one… Oh well. Doesn’t affect the images and I have the camera now, instead of later. I’m going to shoot a half dozen rolls of film and then get them developed before my mini-vacation next week to make sure it all works. If it does, keep you eyes peeled for some talk about film versus digital.

Cooking a Pork Rib Roast

April 29th, 2008

A few weekends ago I roasted a Pork Rib Roast with a friend of mine. Neither one of use had ever eaten one.. let alone cooked one, so it was a bit of an adventure. He and I both enjoy cooking though so we gathered family and his pork reluctant girlfriend and prepared a feast. I’ve included a good number of images that are at the bottom of the post. I think I’ve posted information throughout this post that should explain them all…

The first step was to acquire the hunk of beast. I headed out to The Meat House the night before so see what they could do. I had never been there before so I thought it would be a good opportunity to see how knowledgeable their staff is. I explained to them what I wanted to do and how many people would be there (10) and they were quick to make some good recommendations. In the end I left with two sets of 5 bones wrapped in butchers paper.

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-28

April 28th, 2008

  • Random straycat in the barn just scared the hell out of me. One does not expect furrythings running when the light gets switched on.. #
  • It seems that in VT.. you aren’t allowed to have a ‘ground fire’. Where am I supposed to roast masrhmellows? Answer me that bureaucrats! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-27

April 27th, 2008

  • 30 minutes into a very formal whole church meeting. I can assure you, all of ‘Robert’s of Order’ do indeed apply. #

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-24

April 24th, 2008

  • Just recieved the Barracuda Spam filter for our office and have begun the setup! Can’t wait to filter the 400+ spam messages I get a day! #
  • @steamykitchen What does the 40D offer over your camera? Will it allow you to do something new? I’d wait till Canon responds to the D300 #
  • This Barracuda is kiicking some serious spam but! A little labor intensive right now… but worth it so far. #
  • How cool is this story? I love companies that really try! King Arthur Flour is also very good qualiy. http://snurl.com/25n2j #
  • @patrickcurl You can cross NH off the list. I’m not a big blog, but I am in NH…. Hopefully you get some others from around the state. #
  • @ryanneumann The DMV line is always epic. Raise my taxes… I’ll pay for another person at the counter! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-23

April 23rd, 2008

  • I’m feeling more drained today that I ought to. I couldn’t even muster the energy to go for a short bike ride. Sleep shouldn’t be this hard! #
  • Finally I can Twitter from my phone. Took an update from WinMo5 to WinMo6 to do it. I’m suprised Palm had an update for no cost. #
  • This update has also added 3G to the Treo 750. Getting much better internet speed. 512k down, 256k up. Awesome! #
  • Also makes using the phone as a modem in Leopard dead simple. Pretty happy with Microsoft today… For once… #
  • It’s in the 80s here and it’s still April. Not good. Damn on coming summer… #

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-22

April 22nd, 2008

  • Yay! Twitter is working again. I can back to the time sink! Such a cool medium to get information from. #
  • Firefox Beta5 and my required plugins (Foxmarks and Ad Block Plus) is working great. First time I’ve been able to stick with the beta. #
  • @digitalkitty Congrats! and Good luck! #
  • Excellent small blog I’ve been reading. Seems to be a programmer by day and photog by night. http://ogiroux.blogspot.com/ #
  • @garyvee Got it. Started working Last night.. Finally #

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-21

April 21st, 2008

  • This twitter issue is killing me. Where are all my updates? I’m only getting tweets from about 6 people. I need more time wasters! #

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