December 27, 2015
Back when I had the Cardiac Incident in 2005, I had... concerns... that one night I'd have to call 911 and not be able to get out of bed due to whatever was happening in my chest. I thought it'd be best if the EMTs would be able to see so a light would be needed... but it would have to be relatively unobtrusive, otherwise I'd not be able to sleep. Some weeks later, I stopped at Walgreens and found a low-wattage red CFL for some decent price. I put it into a more-or-less translucent mushroom-shaped lamp, put it on a small side table in the dining room, and turned it on. Save for a few minutes here and there when I vacuum, that light has been on ever since. Nearly 10 years... well over 80000 hours! I don't care that it's "just a light bulb", that's pretty amazing. Particularly since wikipedia suggests the usual lifespan for a CFL is ~15000 hours. I don't know what I'm going to do when it finally passes from this world to Light Bulb Valhalla.
And wow, that's one heck of a long-lasting CFL. Longest life I've seen in one was in my lamp at work, though it wasn't on 24/7. Lasted about 8 years before finally giving up the ghost last month.
Posted by: GreyDuck at December 28, 2015 08:41 AM (rKFiU)
Posted by: Ben at December 28, 2015 09:23 AM (DRaH+)
That first picture is very nice. I got myself a good camera this year too - A Canon EOS Rebel T5. What did you get?
Posted by: Mauser at December 28, 2015 11:00 AM (5Ktpu)
The keyboard is a Logitech G105 Gaming keyboard, and by "gaming" they mean the WASD keys are grey, the rest black. There are also a few macro keys and a "game switch" that turns lets you hit a key rapidly without Windows asking if you'd like sticky keys turned on... important when you're trying to land on the Mun and jiggling the throttle control like a really determined hummingbird. Amazon has it for $39.99 right now.
Mauser, you've got a nicer camera than mine! I've a Sony A3000 mirrorless camera... it's sweet, but it's no Rebel. However, I got it on sale for $200, when it used to street at $399, so... yeah, great deal, and it's more than enough camera for me.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 28, 2015 03:44 PM (zAcee)
What I really need though is a simple picture sharing site that I can easily share the shots in some form of organization with my box-mates. I've posted a few on DeviantArt, but I wouldn't want to send some of those folks to that site....
Posted by: Mauser at December 28, 2015 11:57 PM (5Ktpu)
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 29, 2015 03:03 AM (zAcee)
I think I have an account on Flickr, but that one has an annoying interface for browsing images. I haven't looked at it in ages. (I've also got a Blogspot I never use....)
I'll work something out once I get off my butt.
Posted by: Mauser at December 29, 2015 04:20 AM (5Ktpu)
Posted by: Mauser at December 29, 2015 04:21 AM (5Ktpu)
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