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April 21, 2005

crazy mammajamma named Ice Cube

Rob @ 9:26 PM

Straight Outta Compton - Explicit Content Only
The old NWA album with everything BUT the curse words removed. I don't know why this is so much fun to listen to.

via Hektik

Old nerdiness

Rob @ 8:23 PM

Simultaneously swiped from Roxy and Jenn...

If there is at least one person in your life whom you consider a close friend, whom you would not have met without the Internet, post this sentence in your journal.

For me this is true many, many times over. If you're reading this I'm probably talking about you. Thank you for everything!

Which reminds me... It's been about ten years since I had my first personal Internet-access accounts. They were the free trials of AOL and Compuserve that came with the first (and last) new PC I ever bought myself.. an IBM Aptiva with a 100mHz Pentium, eight high-flying megs of RAM, and a whopping gigabyte of hard drive space.

Coming as I was directly from a couple of cranky 286 and 386 boxes dialing up to BBSes, playing with the rudimentary Internet access functions of some of the insanely high-test ones, and gingerly fooling around on the old Sprintnet and Tymnet now and then, I was in utter heaven on that Aptiva. I remember wondering how I'd ever use up all that room. "OMG, it's a thousand megs!!!"

I still have a soft spot for that old thing, even though it's in pieces now. My current machine contains one of the Aptiva's old case screws, and in a spare drive bay sits the 5-1/4" floppy drive from the old 286.

Hi, my name is Rob, and I'm a sentimental old nerd.

April 17, 2005

More IR

Rob @ 8:39 PM

Enamon, Fina, and I took a walk around today, and played with my infrared-modded cam in the daylight, where it works much better. I've uploaded the resulting pics to my infrared flickr set.

Here are some samples...


Fina and Enamon, both of whom are dressed in dark clothes.


Bright trees and dark sky.


Me, dressed in a maroon shirt and black vest.


Coca cola is all but transparent to IR.

IR baboon!!!

Rob @ 12:40 AM

Many nerds are familiar with these instructions for converting a common webcam into one which uses infrared rather than visible light.

I carried out this hack on a cheap digital camera. Now I have an ass-kicking IR cam!

Check out my first batch of IR photos, and drop me some comments while you're there!

April 16, 2005

Snagged from Hektik…

Rob @ 4:37 PM

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