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19 Years ago today

Time goes by but it doesn’t feel like it does. Lily and I have been married for 19 years today. What was it like back then? 19 years ago I was threatening Lily’s maid of honor with physical harm for being late and holding us up. It all worked out for the best and we’re […]

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Rit dye is some powerful stuff

I wish I took a “before” picture but these rims used to look like white nylon. I’m replacing the girl’s tires and soaked the nylon rims in Rit Kelly Green dye for about 2 minutes. They came out a little darker than I intended but the girl still likes them.

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Geek

Namecheap dynamic DNS setup with ddclient

I recently received an e-mail from my free dynamic DNS provider that said I can upgrade for a fee or I can every month login and re-validate that I’m still using their service. As I’ve been mooching off of them for over 8 years I really can’t blame them and I fully understand this change. […]

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Family

You are there and I am not

This afternoon I had an appointment in Chinatown and when it was over I text messaged Lily to let her know I’m headed home. Her reply should not have surprised me. Can you get me some longan? This is not really a good idea. I may have come back with cat food for all I […]

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Cool Geek

Advice for aspiring R/C backyard bashers

There are two types of people who play with R/C cars: serious racers and backyard bashers. Racers are the one’s who start with an RTR or build-it-yourself kit and commence to customize their car for better acceleration, traction, and overall performance. They assemble their own tires, balance the wheels (on a 1/10 scale car!) tune […]

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Cool Family Geek

I’ve become the kid’s R/C mechanic

For Father’s Day I celebrated by getting both kids an R/C car for their own. Since then they’ve broken pieces and we’ve visited the local hobby shop many times. This is not a bad thing and it was all good clean fun. When they break I’ve been showing the kids how to take apart different components […]

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Having hobbies is a good thing

Anyone who’s even given my blog a quick look can see that I’m all about my amusements. For the longest time that has been photography. I still love taking and sharing photos but lately I’ve been consumed with a new old hobby. Radio controlled 1/10 scale cars! Vroom VROOM BABY! Ahem. I’d first gotten into […]

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Photo

Yashica vs Nikon

My Yashica Electro 35 GSN has a 45mm f/1.7 lens which makes for a comparison with my Nikon D300s with a 30mm f/1.4. My DSLR has an APC sensor which with the 1.5 crop factor makes the 30mm equivalent to 45mm. It’s not often when I can compare a digital camera with a film camera […]

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Photo

First roll from the Yashica Electro 35 GSN

When I get a new camera I usually pop in a roll of Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 and just quickly take photos. My recently acquired Yashica Electro 35 GSN is no exception. My focusing needs work as I’m too used to working with a zone focus camera like the Olympus Trip 35. 🙂 It’s not a big […]

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Yashica ME 1 Camera: Not bad for $4.88

I got my test roll back today from Costco for the Yashica ME 1 and I’m sharing the ones that I like below. I bought this camera at a thrift store last week for less than $5 so I can’t really be unhappy with any of the results. The Yashica ME 1 camera was made […]