Quarantine photo thread

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snacksthecat
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16 May 2020, 08:40

Not much to say about this one. Just trying out some video stuff.

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SneakyRobb
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16 May 2020, 23:16

snacksthecat wrote:
16 May 2020, 08:40
Not much to say about this one. Just trying out some video stuff.
This reminds me of sci-fi spaceship flybys.

If I had the time I would make a Super Star Destroyer reveal with the SSD being a F122 and smaller keyboards. Regardless neat.

Why did you get the model M cases? Also do the 3d printing IBM logos fit into the oval holes on the IBM cases?

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19 May 2020, 00:52

SneakyRobb wrote:
16 May 2020, 23:16
Why did you get the model M cases? Also do the 3d printing IBM logos fit into the oval holes on the IBM cases?
Ya know, sometimes I just buy stuff. I don't have any plans at all for them. But I had a hunch that in the future I'd regret not buying them once they sell out.

The 3d print is maybe 20% bigger than the slot where it goes on the keyboard. It would be damn cool, though, to have a keyboard badge with the raised lettering like these prints.

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19 May 2020, 02:15

Over the past week or so, a couple of "uncool" things have happened in my life. Nothing catastrophic, but it got me thinking enough to realize something; all this extra time I have during quarantine I've basically squandered on fun activities, whilst wholesale neglecting my IRL responsibilities. Actually, this problem extends much further back than quarantine and has been snowballing over time into quite the monster.

I've had a few major life changes in my sights for a year or two now. Stuff that that I should actively be working toward, because they aren't going to magically come to fruition on their own. So I really need to hunker down and deal with my monster snowball so that I can advance as a human being.

All that to say, I probably won't be updating this thread anything close to daily going forward. I'm hoping I can take most of that energy I was spending on Fun Stuff ®, and refocus it on being a functioning adult.

I do have one thing to share for today, though. It's not related to keyboards or photography or really anything, but it's what I've got!

My girlfriend and I pretty much allow our cats to do what they want (within reason). The one major rule we've instilled in them is: don't go on the kitchen counter tops. This is for their own safety, so they don't learn this behavior and jump up there while we're cooking.

Well they never go up there while we're awake, but I've had a sneaking suspicion for a while now that they're breaking the rules at night while we're asleep.

So I did what any totally sane person would do; set up security cameras to validate (or debunk) my theory.

First night... nothing
Second night... my heart is broken

How will we ever trust you again, Maggie?! :lol:

tigpha

19 May 2020, 09:56

Hehehe... I am amused at the excessive use of modern technology to capture evidence of feline felony. Dusting the worktops with a fine layer of e.g. flour would have captured the fact with paw prints in the dust (-: Not as amusing as seeing the feline in flagrante delicto.

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19 May 2020, 10:53

snacksthecat wrote:
19 May 2020, 02:15
Actually, this problem extends much further back than quarantine and has been snowballing over time into quite the monster.

I've had a few major life changes in my sights for a year or two now. Stuff that that I should actively be working toward, because they aren't going to magically come to fruition on their own.
This. So much of this! For almost all of us, and I don’t just mean here on DT. Words of wisdom.

Which are then immediately followed by cat video surveillance! But yes, I hear you man.

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20 May 2020, 06:29

Muirium wrote:
19 May 2020, 10:53
Which are then immediately followed by cat video surveillance! But yes, I hear you man.
I know, I have such will power don't I :lol:

Dipping back into the old folders. I remember the exchange that preceded this one...

"Hold this please"
"Why?"
"Shh just hold it" *ka-chick*

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21 May 2020, 07:09

Another micro switch cap picture from several months back. One day we'll all get back outside!! I sincerely believe (hope) that.

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08 Jun 2020, 01:58

Hello from Productivity Land,

I've been really good about working this big list of personal tasks I need to take care of. But this weekend I decided to take a break from that and get back into my old shenanigans.

I've moved all of my keyboards into the basement storage locker, except for this very old Univac board with some ancient micro switch variety, which I planned to eventually do a photogrammetry scan of. Doing one of those scans is a big pain and really creates a mess of my living room, but I had nothing else going on this past Saturday so I decided to go for it.

The scan turned out to be a bust, unfortunately. I was using this as an opportunity to try a new "zero distortion" lens, to see how the software would handle the corrections. Well about halfway through taking the pictures I saw a few problems emerging with keeping the whole thing in at least decent focus as it rotated around. I could have probably worked around the issue, but I'd have needed to backtrack and I was frankly a little bit bored with it so I threw in the towel.

I'm sure I'll give it another shot some time in the future, but just don't have the heart for it at the moment. I did film the whole thing so it's not all a waste. The actual shooting is very boring, but here's a video of me putting up all the **stuff** required to do one of these.


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dcopellino

08 Jun 2020, 14:31

Simply magnificent! If an image worth 1000 words, your video counts as a post degree specialisation.... :D

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19 Jun 2020, 04:31

Nothing special, but I took this picture today as a way of learning about my new panorama camera mount thingie.

So this is actually a panorama, but just not very panorama-ish. Now that I know the basics, I'd like to do an outdoor one of a park or something.

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29 Jun 2020, 00:51

I've been working on trying to get out more lately. I popped over to a park near my house and shot this panorama.

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It was good to see there were lots of people all around. Feels like things are slowly getting back to normal. We'll see.

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29 Jun 2020, 01:48

Name my band.

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29 Jun 2020, 05:41

snacksthecat wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 01:48
Name my band.

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Protocol Conversion

Conversion Therapy

MisSIng caps

....just a few that came to mind

Findecanor

29 Jun 2020, 05:52

Public EnEmBee

The magnificent seven

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SneakyRobb
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30 Jun 2020, 16:25

Findecanor wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 05:52
Public EnEmBee

The magnificent seven
Dun duun dun dunnnnn

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01 Jul 2020, 17:35

snacksthecat wrote:
20 May 2020, 06:29
Muirium wrote:
19 May 2020, 10:53
Which are then immediately followed by cat video surveillance! But yes, I hear you man.
I know, I have such will power don't I :lol:

Dipping back into the old folders. I remember the exchange that preceded this one...

"Hold this please"
"Why?"
"Shh just hold it" *ka-chick*

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I'd be careful with those XMIT keys. Just saying.

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madrobby

02 Jul 2020, 18:19

Well, might as well use the time for some deep cleaning.
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03 Jul 2020, 02:55

madrobby wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 18:19
Well, might as well use the time for some deep cleaning.

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I feel like there's an an Achilles heel for each generation of IBM boards in terms of maintenance.
  • Membrane Buckling Spring: rivet death
  • Captive Buckling Spring: foam rot
  • Beamspring: lol if you need any replacement parts
But I guess that's the price to pay for high performance.

All that being said, I love the way they "come back to life" with a little bit of elbow grease.

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03 Jul 2020, 02:58

XMIT wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 17:35
I'd be careful with those XMIT keys. Just saying.
I'm afraid to ask why.

I may have a history of destroying nice things.

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Redmaus
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03 Jul 2020, 04:25

snacksthecat wrote:
03 Jul 2020, 02:55
But I guess that's the price to pay for high performance.

All that being said, I love the way they "come back to life" with a little bit of elbow grease.
True that, just finished sanding the rust off an F122 barrel plate:
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04 Jul 2020, 22:03

Brought my "uniquely" stickered HHKB outside to take some pictures today. They turned out bad but why not share them anyway?

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05 Jul 2020, 07:52

Happy Independence Day

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06 Jul 2020, 19:48

Portrait of an abandoned project

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snacksthecat
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07 Jul 2020, 02:13

Queen of the couch

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Redmaus
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07 Jul 2020, 02:16

Lookin like a couple of emeralds....

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08 Jul 2020, 22:56

Redmaus wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 02:16
Lookin like a couple of emeralds....
Careful, you might become attached quickly!

This is my wimpy attempt at capturing the sky turning over. I wasn't able to sleep early this morning so I decided to give this a shot. I might try again with the sunset in a few hours.

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09 Jul 2020, 05:40

And indeed I tried again during the sunset. Turned out pretty neat IMO.

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funkmon

10 Jul 2020, 19:27

I've been taking it upon myself to redo the Luxembourg City Tourist Office's postcards, which I've found to be worryingly easy to take and not in any way creative. Indeed, they're well known spots through the city and you can do them all in one day.

When I say that, I don't mean that I'm going out and retaking them, I mean I'm trying to look through my back catalogue of photos of the city and see if I have a functionally identical photos of the same stuff. Just to show how basically simple it is to get those photos and how they need to up the budget. Here's what we're looking at.

Postcard

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My version

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My version from the bridge indicated on the postcard

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11 Jul 2020, 21:14

funkmon wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 19:27
My version

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My version from the bridge indicated on the postcard

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Wow those turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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