Friday, March 09, 2007

Updates; photos of my new place

Money cannot buy happiness, we all know that (hopefully).

Bargains can give the buyer a transient buzz that mimics happiness, hence the success of the capitalist economy in propogating itself. However, close inspection of this buzz shows that it is very unlike true love, transcendence or enlightenment.


Ok, so I got myself an ancient slide projector for $35. Slide photography (which is expensive and difficult to digitise) is now a bit more justified.

And I got an old but perfectly functional CRT monitor for $20. Colours will be displayed more faithfully than on the LCD. Photo editing is now a bit more justified. And I can expand the Windows desktop to span two monitors.


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Cosina 19-35mm f3.5-4.5 lens with Kodak Max ASA 400 colour negative film

The 19mm’s 90 degree hozontal field of view is preposterous; makes the place look massive. Totally worth the price of film processing and scanning.



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That was when we started moving things in. It's a mess now- 4 notebook computers and wires associated with it; a desktop with its wires and peripherals; a router and its network wires; a TV with connections to a Nintendo Wii, a PS2 and XBox 360; boxes of things, more wires...

Two of the consoles and some of the computing hardware are temporary residents, unfortunately.

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7 Comments:

Blogger 小李飞刀 said...

Wow, looks yuppie enough...miles better then my pig sty/dog den.

9:02 pm, March 09, 2007  
Blogger Shieh May said...

very nice hor your rumah...

So much entertainment there!!!

Xbox, PS2 and Nitendo..very very Keng.

i will visit soon...Seriously...

1:45 am, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous sc said...

wow! isnt tat a studio house..
hardly i can find such good design location..

12:29 pm, March 11, 2007  
Blogger Glaring Notebook said...

I put my slides on the yellowish plastic sheet that comes with Hoya filters. I then put the slide on a wrapped plastic bag around a flourescent table lamp. This creates a softbox. I then use whichever reverse macro combo to get 35mm 1:1 (or rather, anything that captures a 36x24mm image). So far it has gotten brilliant reproduction. Shall blog about these all... soon, I hope.

And yes, there is a pang of regret not having a film 19-35mm anymore. :(

10:56 pm, March 11, 2007  
Blogger D said...

Oi,

Ooh so the photo is your new place. No wonder so familiar, was it in May's blog? I like it very much man, much better than the previous place. So no more sleeping on floor etc ar, go get yourself a nice new bed and proper mattress to boot! :)

Cos....

May, we going to visit there liao hor? :)

4:49 am, March 12, 2007  
Blogger sabrina said...

Wow looks awesome!!!! Can we see more pixx please :p

I have this obsession with looking at people's homes!

5:29 pm, March 12, 2007  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

YH:
Heh, that's because it's still clean.

May:
Entertainment is not ours.
Please come. I would love to see you.

Albert:
Good idea with the softbox. Will try that one of these days.

You can always look for a 11mm lens...

D:
Sleeping on the floor may be a deviation from the developed / developing state's average person's behavior. But that does not imply it is improper.

Sabrina:
Haha, NO!

Actually, i dont have anymore interesting shots.

And it looks awesome due to the lens. It's as huge as it looks.

5:10 am, March 13, 2007  

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