Archive for July, 2010

*click* (48 minutes) *click* (48 minutes) *click*

July 28, 2010

I decided to check how many actuations (shutter uses) my camera has with a really easy program I found and downloaded. Damn “continuous” mode…

I realized that I’ve actually had it almost exactly two years (July 31st 2008, I think), so a couple quick calculations revealed that I’ve averaged about 30 photos per day for two years. That means I’m averaging one photo every 48 minutes. Every 48 minutes, 24 hours per day, for two years…*click*

Now, given that I sleep probably an average of 12 hours per day, that means I’m up to one photo per 24 minutes of waking time. Impressive. According to the internet, the XSi’s shutter is supposed to last 50,000 shots. Phew.

Wait…it’s still broken…un-phew.




July 19, 2010

Another eye-rolling, head-shaking MSN excerpt from a Rozie/Shayne conversation…

Rozie says:
What is rabbit in french?

Shayne says:

Rozie says:
No that’s hair

Shayne says:

Cheap haircuts for a fundraiser

July 17, 2010

There’s a poster up at the station about a fundraiser at Lab Salon downtown. $20 haircuts from noon-7pm on Sunday, August 8th. Just an FYI for any cheap people who need haircuts (like me).

Longing for older technology

July 16, 2010


After Jud broke my camera (remember that?), I sent him an email with content he thought I’d grabbed somewhere online because it was “internet-quality”. I think he meant that as a compliment…I’m going to pretend he did, at least.

Now, because apparently it belongs on the internet, here’s (one of) my rant(s) about the stupid generic “Err 99” message on my Canon XSi…

Remember when “tech support” consisted of this:

1. Take game out of NES
2. Blow into cartridge
3. Re-insert game
(continue if necessary)
4. Take game out of NES
5. Blow really hard into cartridge
6. Re-insert game
(continue if necessary)
7. Press reset a bunch of times
(continue if necessary)
8. Press power a bunch of times
(continue if necessary)
9. Take game out of NES
10. Blow into cartridge as thoroughly and forcefully as if you’ve just slid down the emergency slide after your airplane crashed, and you’re in the middle of the ocean with nothing but that self-inflating PFD that decided it didn’t want to work for you so you have to empty the entire contents of your lungs through that little straw on the shoulder to inflate it yourself before you drown.

NES didn’t have generic error messages.

1985 NES > 2008 XSi


Dear Canon: Fuck You

July 14, 2010

Your formerly-loyal-customer-who-will-now-do-everything-possible-to-tarnish-your-brand

Remember when Jud broke my camera?

July 11, 2010

I try and be a nice friend and lend my camera to him last week, and what does he do?

I expect this as a replacement.


July 9, 2010

July 9, 2010

Your barista is: Admiral Ackbar

July 7, 2010

Rocktopus 2010

July 2, 2010