Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.

esbb

2012-01-15

New Camera?

My memory card is all filled up.

[*sigh*]

I guess its time to buy a new camera.


I did figure out how to fix my broken Sony camera. There is a window covering the lens that has two pieces that open diagonally. Only in my case about 10 percent of the time it only opens about 30 percent of the way.

Die-aged-all-ly

No, I said 'diagonally', oh, my mind is getting all cute-sy, rhyme-y. Ignore it like the rest of me currently is doing.

How did I fix my camera? A slight tap. The window covering will then continue on its way.

I will get out another camera and take a picture of the failure mode and fix mechanics.

Some time soon, hopefully I remember.

It was cool to fix something just by tapping it. It is a temporary fix. It still messes up every once in a while. But the tap works every time. Sometimes two taps are needed.

I know this isn't earth shattering, BUT ITS 1:12 AM and that is all I've got.

Update: 7AM - The Hidden Who What Why

I just noticed my recent blog readers of the last couple hours:

 9 - United States
 1 - Germany
 1 - United Kingdom
 1 - Indonesia
 1 - Russia
 1 - Taiwan


But notice the alphabetical order of the "1" countries: GUIRT

I think I have this fingered out, that Google sorts by a hidden name but displays by my English dialect. How complicated. The Germany name in German is a D word Deutschland, which I think I spelled correctly, and the United Kingdom is E for England. So the behind the scenes alphabetical order is DEIRT.

Update: 11 AM - I Was Halfway Wrong

After gathering more data that included France, I now believe that United Kingdom is really a secret G word Great Britain.

 3 - France
 3 - United Kingdom
 3 - Mexico
 3 - Taiwan

Update: 2012.01.20 12:00

Hmm, it appears that Algeria may have a non-A secret name!

 1 - Bulgaria
 1 - Algeria <- ????
 1 - Hungary

Checking the wikipedia article on Algeria: It appears that there is a D name for Algeria, and its popular too. "Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria" That fits between the B and H of Bulgaria and Hungary. Another official name for Algeria is "People's Democratic Republic of Algeria", but that doesn't fit between B & H.

10 comments:

fmcgmccllc said...

This is crazy, I just found a write up in Vanity Fair about a new camera and I am investigating. It is like we are on some kind of wavelenght.

The Saints lost so I have no more football advice.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: which camera were you looking at? I am Sony addict.

fmcgmccllc said...

I threw the paper away and the Ayis took the trash. I believe it was a Lytro, new technology, not available, expensive for what it does and only works on a Mac. Must use a USB cord and download to their site. I am PC and not changing in the near future. The thing that interested me it is the size of a tube of lipstick and new technology. Just not right for me. I would love a small camera.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I searched on Lytro and found their website. It does look like a fascinating technology. I will probably get one when they get a PC interface.

www.lytro.com

Mia said...

If you go by their languages it's DEBRC.

Happy anniversary.

esbboston said...

I had a reader from the UAE, and it sorted above B for Brazil, so I'm thinking maybe their hidden sort-by name may start with Arab.

esbboston said...

Mia: thank you for the Happy Anniversary message.

Garry Ladouceur said...

your camera is doomed. you cant fix lens problems.

i have a wonderful camera on my nokia phone. it is a 12 megapixel.

i just read that polaroid have come up with a new camera that has android and i think that it is a 16 megapixel. I posted the photo on my webpage. or google polaroid and ces.

esbboston said...

Garry: my camera doesn't have a problem with the lens itself, and it takes wonderful pictures. The problem is with the protective two piece plastic window that covers the lens. Sometimes when the camera is turning on and extending the zoom lens the protective covers do not complete their trip of moving out of the way. A slight tap of the camera will cause the covers to continue on their way to the fully open position. It is a Sony DSC-W300, and it has shot 8,698 photos.

MOV said...

esbboston-- it actually spelled UGUIRT if you leave the "U" in, and i believe that is the internet's way of telling you to eat some yougurt. How is your calcium level? You need to listen to these things............

best,
MOV
verification word is "bagon"-- guess you'd better put some bacon with that yogurt!

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