Archive for August, 2004

Japan Nostalgia

If I said I’ve been busy, would you believe me?
Well, I suppose that’s a flat-out lie, but I have
been occupied. Been shopping around for a domain
name and web hosting, recently. The whole process takes a while, so
we’ll see how that goes….
I’ve been organizing my photos, too. Yes, again. This takes SOOO LONG.
Anyways, to make a long story
short, I didn’t reset my camera’s time right away when I changed
timezones (Vancouver->Japan, and Japan->Vancouver). This is a big
problem (to me, at least) because my photos are named by the time the
file says they are taken.
I’ve also been combining photos taken by other people into one place.
From my Fuji-san gallery, I combined my photos with Alex‘s
photos. Most of Alex’s photos were better than mine. I noticed the same
thing with the CEATEC convention, which I’m going through now.
Everybody else’s (including Ben‘s,
and John‘s)
pictures are generally better than mine, I’d say. But mine are
improving. I’ve got a better camera and I’m finally learning how to use
it. It’s funny, I’m always discovering new things… or just better
techniques. I’ve also stopped taking pictures simply because I can…
Okay, maybe not “stopped.” 🙂
It’s been really nostalgic; looking over all these photos. However, I
find the video has a much better ability to bring you back to the
moment, it’s just not as presentable or convenient. The video…
another organizational headache. No EXIF data! 🙁 And John, those
videos your Sony took are quite good! That camera was much better than
the Canon at videos; it’s 2x the dimensions, it auto-focuses during
video, and it can take as much video as you can hold. …I hope you’re
not crying…. (It holds everything in memory
, though!)
John, I made a new lj-icon for you. 🙂 You should know what picture
it’s from; Alex probably will.

“So Flute” by St Germain is an awesome track.

lj clients & hanabi

Well, was right. My Deepest Sender
Firefox extension crashed two times in a row. One of those times, I
lost a lot of data. The other, I spent too much time fighting back
bugs. Too buggy to be usable (for now, anyways). So I’m trying other
clients, cuz I will have difficulty going back to the browser method.
drivel: This on looked okay. But it crashes when I start it up. :/
logjam: Currently using this. It’s nice and fast, but not quite as
feature-full as Deepest Sender. And on the HTML preview option, it
doesn’t seem to show where your lj-cut tags are or show any actual
images. Hmm. It’s usable, though. There’s a “synchronize offline copy”
option that may come in handy, too; haven’t tried it, though.
I took the student that is staying with us to English Bay to watch the
fireworks on Wednesday night. I took nearly 200 pictures. 😮 I brought
my mini tripod with hopes of setting it up, but there were too many
people in front of us. I was impressed with how they turned out,

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I don’t think it’s worth going down there, though. Way too many people,
and too many of them are idiots. The bus is an especially bad
experience. Compared to Japan, I’d say these fireworks are a little
thin in quantity (okay, they’re tiny in comparison), but they
are more graceful – they got scratchy radio music to
go with it! w00T!
That being said, I would prefer the dark sky eclipsed by brilliant
lights. Japanese fireworks are awesome!