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Random stuff for 6 May 2016

While I finish a roll in the current camera I’ve been scanning manuals in the evenings. I’ve had a stack of other stuff to scan forever so since I have it fired up without the film adapter…

A scan of my Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.  Thanks Mom!

A scan of my Bernie Sanders bumper sticker. Thanks Mom!

Me and M's first real date.  My friend Ellen scored us tickets.

Me and M’s first real date. My friend Ellen scored us tickets.

Kinda looks like my sweetie.

Out of print but still available from Poster Pop.  Thanks Mike!

Out of print but still available from Poster Pop. Thanks Mike!

52 Cameras: Camera 89 part 2 — Mamiya 135 EE

I’m still shooting a roll of Fuji print film in this camera. More images as soon as I finish the roll.

Colorful tree for winter time.

Colorful tree for winter time.

Pretty!  The ristras aren't bad either.

Pretty! The ristras aren’t bad either.

Our Christmas tree.

Our Christmas tree.

Ye Olde rotting pumpkin.

Ye Olde rotting pumpkin.

Update 3 February 2016 — images from the Fuji 400 print film.

Lamp at Maria's in Santa Fe.

Lamp at Maria’s in Santa Fe.

I'm not sure why but this sign is funny.

I’m not sure why but this sign is funny.

Low light at Il Vicino in Santa Fe.

Low light at Il Vicino in Santa Fe.

Lone raven flying under the storm.

Lone raven flying under the storm.

End of roll double exposure.  If I could just figure out how to do it on purpose.

End of roll double exposure. If I could just figure out how to do it on purpose.

Fail — Or Is It?

Another morning, a quick check of Gmail. Nothing out of the ordinary until I want to log out.

The little head-and-shoulders person icon isn't there.

The little head-and-shoulders person icon isn’t there.

I close the browser and kill all of the history. I don’t leave the “Stay logged in” box checked on purpose. Maybe Firefox is being weird — I check using Safari and it’s the same. I can kill the Firefox Gmail session but then I will be leaving the Safari session in limbo. Oh well, I kill the FF session, close Safari, and clear its history too. I’ll have to try to figure it out later when I have time.

Later…

Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.

Hovering, the space/link is there, just no icon.

Click…

Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?

Evil shits. Too many people not letting you track their every move?

Now a couple of hours later…

... The icon has magically returned.

… The icon has magically returned.

Perhaps I was hasty in my judgement. Hanlon’s razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” although some versions add “but don’t rule out malice“.

The Situation Room

"Cats of War." Slate.com

Cats of War.” Slate.com

M sent me an email with a link to a Paul Krugman piece in The New York Times.

It got me thinking. There should be a cat in any war room so they are reminded that:

  1. Life has value: Aw, look at that fuzzy little face.
  2. Action or inaction has consequences: I didn’t change the box and he shit in my briefcase.
  3. Senseless evil does exist in the world: Will someone please put that mouse out of its misery? It’s making me sick.