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Interests: dance, tech, crosswords
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I just acquired a used Fuji GW690iii medium format rangefinder camera from eBay. It makes eight 6cm x 9cm negatives on one roll of 120 format film. It’s pretty fun to use. While a little unwieldy due to the size... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at 猴子
Starts in dark, dancer barely lit up center. She wears running shoes, running shorts, and a sports bra. No sound except the hiss from the amp. She stands straight, arms down by her side. The light is so low my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at 猴子
The rear dial is a little too fiddly, and easy to accidentally change settings. My hands are pretty small, and yet I accidentally change WB settings without meaning to. Argh. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at 猴子
Note to self: on ChromeOS, fdisk is /sbin/fdisk and /sbin is not in the standard PATH. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at 猴子
At some point, it seems that Comcast/Xfinity may have changed how they handle DHCP leases. I have had this issue starting in the past week or so: at some point, my WAN connection goes down, and multiple reboots of both... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at 猴子
Somehow or other, my iPhone 5s gets a lot of dust inside it, affecting both front and rear cameras. Following instructions on, I was able to get in and clean both out. I found out that you should NOT... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at 猴子
I recently changed the shifter cable on my bicycle, which has a Shimano 8-speed Alfine internal gear hub, and a twist shifter (Nexus Revo-Shift). Shimano provides PDFs of the dealer manuals, with details on how to install, and uninstall. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at 猴子
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at 猴子
Since Amazon updated Fire OS on the phone to 4.6.1, recently, almost all the major Google apps now work. (See previous post.) The only one which stopped working was Google+: the Google Play store claims incompatibility. And Maps does not... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at 猴子
After playing with Aperture and Photos per my previous post, I found that iTunes would get stuck syncing my iPhone: it would stay on the “Importing photos” step for hours (I left it overnight). The fix is basically outlined in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at 猴子
UPDATE: Well, once you restore the old Aperture library, iTunes sees it and allows you to sync the iPhone to it. When you migrate your existing Aperture library to the new Photos app, it does away with all the Aperture... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at 猴子
drauh is now following WenLin Soh
Mar 6, 2015
I just scored an Amazon Fire Phone when the cut the price for a brand new unlocked device (32 GB) to $189 from $450 for a day or two. It's to replace the HTC One (M7) that became unusably slow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 猴子
I upgraded my Hackintosh to Yosemite, last night. It took three tries. My first mistake was to reload my old MultiBeast settings. Turns out, that was not necessary. In particular, there was no need to install network drivers. In any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at 猴子
Just switched from AT&T where I had a terrible old grandfathered plan with 2GB data and $10/GB overage. I regularly went over 2GB and for most of the past year, my phone bill was $110. I took T-Mobile's 3GB plan... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at 猴子
I've been trying to check that my old phones have been unlocked properly. Finally found a free IMEI check service: Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at 猴子
On Mac, use ⌘-Ctrl-Space to type emoji. Cute. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at 猴子
In iPhone M4R ringtone format. From Wait Wait 2014-05-31. Download Rosie Perez has no problem with a ferret Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at 猴子
I rented a Fujifilm X100s from, and I am using it for a party. My brief impression: nice, but not as fast as a DSLR. I've missed a few shots due to lag Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at 猴子
Got an Arduino kit from Adafruit after ages wanting to play with one. It's pretty fun. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at 猴子
The video is a bit long-winded, but the info is pretty great. Switch the AF mode to AF Continuous, i.e. focus follows subject as long as AF button is depressed. Use the AF On button if your camera has one,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at 猴子
Heather Cornell gives a short but very insightful masterclass on musicality in tap dance. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at 猴子
Here's Julia Boynton, my former tap teacher, dancing with Brian Jones. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at 猴子
Holy crap, the Nikon Df is beautiful. And all the physical knobs! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at 猴子
Philadelphia FringeArts started on Sep 5 and will run through the 22nd. It's big. Shows I saw: a preview of A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, EgoPo Classic Theater Hush Now Sweet High Heels and Oak by Brian Sanders' JUNK... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at 猴子