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Daisy. 10/06/2006 — 1/8/2013. It’s been a year today. I still can’t bear to look at pictures of her. I’m ready for this grief to be over.

Daisy. 10/06/2006 — 1/8/2013. It’s been a year today. I still can’t bear to look at pictures of her. I’m ready for this grief to be over.

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AC Cobra, casually burbling through London traffic like it ain’t no thing. Can’t tell if it was real or a kit, but it definitely had a biiiig engine.

AC Cobra, casually burbling through London traffic like it ain’t no thing. Can’t tell if it was real or a kit, but it definitely had a biiiig engine.

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I may have a fear-of-boredom problem

I had to go out and leave Jake on his own for a few hours, as part of his separation anxiety training. So obviously I went and sat in a pub. To amuse myself, I took with me:

  • iPhone 5 (remotely monitor the dog via a streaming app)
  • Nexus 5 (in case the iPhone went flat, which it actually did becuase it’s old and its battery life is… troubled)
  • Nexus 7 (because I’m fiddling with some emulators on it)
  • Vita (I prefer my portable gaming with physical controls…)
  • BlueTooth headphones (…and good audio)
  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • camera (Panasonic GF1) (in case I got bored and went on a photo walk instead)

I’d probably have had my iPad except I had to leave it at home running our dog monitoring app so I could come back if Jake started really barking.

Hmmm.

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Sometimes I write a tumblr post with emoji Unicode in it, and set it to reshare to Twitter and Facebook. 

Why? Because some men just want to watch the world burn.

The tweet made it through, but with a bonus extra “⁰” character. The Facebook post never appeared at all, so I chose to do an interpretive screengrab above.

Sometimes I write a tumblr post with emoji Unicode in it, and set it to reshare to Twitter and Facebook.

Why? Because some men just want to watch the world burn.

The tweet made it through, but with a bonus extra “⁰” character. The Facebook post never appeared at all, so I chose to do an interpretive screengrab above.

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Saturday to-do:
✅ beard delumberjackification

Saturday to-do:
✅ beard delumberjackification

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I’m not your mate, pal.

I’m not your mate, pal.

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Current status. 

(Our garden is nicely shaded, so pleasantly cool in the evenings. On the table: cider, iPad, Vita, headphones.)

Current status.

(Our garden is nicely shaded, so pleasantly cool in the evenings. On the table: cider, iPad, Vita, headphones.)

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Jake, May 2014.

Jake, May 2014.

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fuiru:

goestoeleven:

I’m sure someone has already posted this.

But it needs to be posted a million times.

Happy birthday, America.

I’m reblogging this because it is literally my second favourite thing on the entire internet.

Superb.

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Danielle has gone out to see some other ex-pats so tonight it’s just me, Jake, and my Steam pile o’ shame (not pictured). Happy Independence Day, Americans! I wore this shirt just for you.

Danielle has gone out to see some other ex-pats so tonight it’s just me, Jake, and my Steam pile o’ shame (not pictured). Happy Independence Day, Americans! I wore this shirt just for you.

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Rain water on our patio table.

Rain water on our patio table.

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"One%"

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The absolute best thing about this post by God-tier troll Ken M. is the fact it’s a two-star rating. If you haven’t seen his or her work before it’s worth your time.

The absolute best thing about this post by God-tier troll Ken M. is the fact it’s a two-star rating. If you haven’t seen his or her work before it’s worth your time.

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Panasonic GF1 & manual lenses

Regarding my recent post, Christina asked:

How are the photos, does the GF1 work well with such a pure manual lens?

Surprisingly well. You need to toggle on a “take pictures with no lens” option buried deep in the settings, otherwise the camera freaks out and refuses to power up. And of course you need to shoot everything in M mode. The thumb dial then controls the shutter speed only, as the lens has a physical aperture ring. Because the sensor is always active on a micro four thirds camera, unlike a DSLR, you get live exposure previewing at all times. So the process is: set the aperture ring, compose the shot, focus the lens, then adjust shutter speed until the exposure indicator is wherever you want it to be.

The only slightly bothersome part is that the manual focus is tricky to judge with the screen not zoomed in, and the trick the GF1 one normally does of zooming the screen a long way in as soon as you touch the focus dial doesn’t work on the manual lens. So I have tapping the thumb dial set to toggle that zoomed focus view on and off instead. It’s just one extra step.

I think I paid around $40 for the lens in that picture, plus another $15 or so for the Leica mount adapter. Here’s a few pics on my flickr using the Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 lens. I have a number more of SF, taken this weekend, but I haven’t processed any of them yet.

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The American remake of Doctor Who was an uncharacteristically scaled-down affair.

The American remake of Doctor Who was an uncharacteristically scaled-down affair.

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