Jan. 1st, 2009

ellarien: Blue/purple pansy (Default)
The weather -- with apologies to the rest of the country -- is beautiful here at the moment, with clear blue skies and temperatures rising to the 70s. Tomorrow I leave for a week in the northern half of England, where the temperatures will barely rise above freezing the whole time. I'm not sure I even have clothes for those conditions any more. One long but not particularly heavy wool-blend coat; a few moth-eaten lambswool turtlenecks and a variety of mainly cotton or acrylic sweaters and fleece tops; a few very old pairs of heavy tights; some moderately thick twill jeans suitable for Tucson winters or English summers; a pair of leather ankle boots slightly too large for me. I'm fairly sure there's a pair of gloves around here somewhere.

At least I used to live in places that had some kind of winter. A local colleague attending the same meeting is originally from Tenerife, where it's pretty much in the 70s all year round.
ellarien: Blue/purple pansy (Default)
662 shutter presses on the small Sony camera, 1275 on the big Canon. This surprises me a little, but the big one does tend to get used if I take it out, whereas the little one has become more a case of carrying it but not going out of my way to use it every day.

Also, there was the great slide-scanning project, still ongoing. (That's actually quite a lot of the reason why I've been rather quiet lately; it provokes a lot of thoughts, but mostly not of a nature I can share here.)

Here's a one-per-month sample of my flowers shots from the year:
ellarien: two laptops (computers2)
It's not a good idea to put a CD full of high-resolution photos in the DVD player. I managed to crash the thing hard enough to require a yank-out-the-plug power cycle, and the rendering isn't great on the TV screen anyway.

There doesn't appear to be any way to copy tracks from the iPod onto a computer different from the one they originated on.

Mission Statement

Reading, writing, plant photography, and the small details of my life, with digressions into science and computing.

Profile

Ellarien

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags