Mixed Bag

Camera bag by Tenba
Saturday’s photo-shoot was a “mixed bag”. I got me a cool camera bag to hold all my gear, it’ll even hold my lappy too, barely! So, the “bag” part was good. The “mixed” part was that after shooting a dozen and a half pictures of my 36exp roll of b&w film out on the streets of downtown Cowtown, it “jammed” or something and refused to advance. Felt like the sprockets slipped out of the tractors or something. I ended up having to just rewind the film and quit. We were pretty much done and heading for the car anyway, but still had planned to shoot the rest somewhere else. So, thinking my luck was not all bad, I stopped by my local Walgreen’s to see if I could go ahead and get it processed, only to find out that they don’t know how to process b&w film (it’s not “C41” processing, the only type they know). So, now I’m going to have to hunt for someone to process it (I don’t have a darkroom). It was interesting being out shooting with just my “Super” again though, having to manually focus and all. The brings back memories!

My Linux upgrade has also stalled since I have not been able to add a windowmanager to the lighdm login menu – grrrrrrrrrr¡¡¡¡¡¡¡11¡1111. Unfortunately googling hasn’t helped much. I found what looked like the answer and created the 2 files it said and still, no joy. I used to wrestle with such things late into the night until I beat it into submission, but lately I have just lost interest in computer-geeky stuff like that.

Drinkin' Studin' & Mexican Food The Rain's Receding!
We had over 5″ of rain in a 24-hour period this week. I shot this the first sunny day afterwards while walking. I did not expect much but ended up liking this photo, I hope you do too.

<<<<<< Took this while out with a friend in Fort Worth Sat. Night. We found it amusing to see a place called the “Revolver Taco Lounge” located here and four collage-age looking women appearing to be studying while imbibing what looks like a bottle of strong liquor.

More Desolation:

The Obamanation Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA
by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars.com, Jan. 26, 2012.
me:Meet “ACTA”, this IS worse than “SOPA”! I had heard about this disaster lurking around in the background and didn’t worry too much about it at the time because I understood it was a TREETY and that it probably wouldn’t make it through with the two-thirds majority approval required even in Harry Reid’s Senate, but, much to my surprise, the Obamanation has now tried to unilaterally and UNCONSTITUTIONALLY “sign” it into law. I don’t know why ANYTHING surprises me anymore? The “Victory” over SOPA seemed a bit too quick and easy to me but now I’m convinced that that was the “bait” and now this is the “switch”.

The Obamanation Orders Catholics to Act Against Their Faith; Bishops Call it ‘Unconscionable’
my thoughts: “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer [you] in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of [your] hand, O king, But if not, be it known unto [you] O king, that we will NOT serve [your] gods, nor worship the golden image which [you have] set up.” – Daniel, 3, 16-18 (KJV).

In Lighter News:

Watch 30 giant hornets take out 30,000 honey bees (io9.com)Warrant needed for GPS tracking, high court says
by Jesse J. Holland and Pete Yost,
Associated Press, Jan. 23, 2012.
me:Hey, they got one right, score one for Liberty!

7-year-old’s heart-melting letter to Kyle Williams
me:Now that’s a good news story!

Some time-saving tips every Linux user should know

Word for the Day: Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – noun: a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Quote of the Day: “Note to the younger generation: Always be nice to nerds! One day, you’ll be working for them! ” – Abel Gonzalez – friend.  – me:Yea Bro!


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