Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Goliath, Oct 20, 2010.
Two 12-packs of Redd's Apple Ale
Aquaman on Blu-Ray.
A tire gauge for a car I have yet to buy.
My cat’s hyperthyroidism tablets - $90 for 100 tablets and he takes two a day.
A multigrain muffin for breakfast.
Regionally grown strawberries.
A programmable triple emitter flashlight, just arrived. Customized it with glow-in-the-dark tape.
I have a flashlight collecting problem...
Better than having a drug habit, I suppose (this is only a subset...).
I think I might have been working in this sex shop for too long now, because my first association with the word "flashlight" wasn't an electric torch. "Programmable triple emmiter?! Must be a new feature."
Anyway, bought groceries, and decided to try my first beefsteak tomato. Is it any different in taste than a regular tomato, or is it just the size and shape that's different?
The world of LED flashlights has become a specialized genre of electronics. There are "flashaholics" out there who obsess over the latest LED emitters, drivers, and such, frequently modifying flashlights on their own. The days of a flashlight having one incandescent bulb surrounded by a reflector are now way obsolete. Even one LED has started to be displaced by multiple ones. Most common are triples, some quads... and now... even more than that.
What you see here in this photo is the Fireflies E07... having 7 emitters, plus six small colored LED's for an ambient color effect in the front end:
Plus, the "user interface" (the mechanism to control operation), is well beyond ON/OFF. This light, plus the one I showed above (the FW3A), have a programmable UI called "Anduril." The light can operate in stepped or ramping modes, has 5 different kinds of strobe options, to include "lightning storm". Plus various configurable options like thermal control (and turning ambient LED on/off). Yeah... things have changed a lot.
Forget about beefsteak. Get yourself an heirloom! That's a general term, as there are hundreds of heirloom varieties. As for taste, it's all about where you buy it. Grocery store tomatoes generally taste bland. You have to get to a farmer's market to taste "real" tomatoes. One compromise I've discovered is "Kumato" tomatoes... which actually have a ruddy brownish cast rather than red. They're really more flavorful than traditional hot house tomatoes.
Gin and tonics at Omaha airport bar
Beer at SkyDome
Laser distance measuring thingie. Supposedly accurate to 1/25 inches.
An impact driver attachment for my Black and Decker Matrix drill.
I never understood what they were good for until recently because I've never used one before.
Now I realize why I've been stripping so many screw heads and bits all these years on tight screws!
Once I figured that out I looked on Amazon but since I think the Matrix has been discontinued the prices for this attachment were insane (over $100!!!) and when I was at Menards yesterday I saw they had it for $25! Had to get it.
Beer at Toronto Union Station food court
Art supplies, including oil paints and self-healing cutting mat.
Oils are my favorite medium.
Well, I'm probably going to disappoint you: they're for painting effects on miniatures and scale models. It's something new for me. The limit of my artistry (such as it is) is in sketching and, sometimes, painting in acrylics. I don't think I would have the patience to paint on a canvas in oils.
I envy your strength in sketching!
As for oils vs. acrylics, I tend to work slowly and meticulously when painting and acrylics just set too quickly for my taste. Not that I find them impossible to work with, but a person certainly does need a different technique for each.
I can believe they do. I can say two good things about acrylics : they dry fast and it's easy to control transparency. Make a mistake, wait a few minutes and paint over it. On the other hand, acrylics destroy brushes. I do tire of frantic brush cleaning.
I think that my wife hopes that I will fall in love with the oils I bought.
Breakfast at Fran’s Restaurant in Toronto
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