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There were a combination of factors leading to me not posting anything new yesterday. The first was yet
another silly little video game, which I may go into in some more detail at a later date. The second was
a telephone conversation with my mother, which at least helped to ease a bit of family tension. The third
was that I was looking to buy a new digital camera so that I could show off my handsome/pretty dogs, Warlock and Zelda
The first digital camera that I ever bought was an "Argus DC2000", I bought that little sucker for
79 bucks a few years ago. You know, back when any digital camera started at a couple of hundred. That
camera is just totally fucking useless, but don't take my word for it, here are the reviews that it
got on Epinions.com. Hardly
glowing recommendations, to say the least.
I wanted to ensure that my next digital camera purchase would not just, well, piss me off, so I spent a bit
of time reading reviews over at Epionions.com, as well as reviews for more recent cameras from sites
like amazon.com. I read through the reviews on epinions, compared them to what I saw available on ebay at
the time, and bit the bullet. The camera that I bought is a Kodak, which is a name that I am certainly more
familiar with than the previous "Argus" camera that I had. The particular camera that I purchased has
tons of reviews over there, the average is 4.5 out of 5 stars, yet there are a couple that just give
it a 1 star rating. I think that might just be based on their inability to use it, but it could also
be a piece of defective equipment. Only time will tell.
At any rate, I have not yet gotten that camera so I can't yet voice an opinion. I am sure that it will
be better than what I already have, but not sure if it will be the ultimate bliss that I am hoping for. I
figure it will hit somewhere halfway between the two. If it is simply usable for taking still shots,
it will be a hundred times better than my last digital camera purchase.
One humorous side-note to the whole thing. The number one 'con' to buying this camera was that it eats
batteries, while the number one 'pro' was that it only takes two, while most cameras take four.
Do the people that call it a pro that it takes less batteries, yet a con that it goes through them faster
eat sugar-frosted lead flakes for breakfast or what? Of course it is going to go through batteries a lot
faster when you are only using two, as opposed to four, the energy in the batteries is used as needed
and, to my knowledge, can not be divined by simply praying over them. The camera runs on 3 volts, that
means that it will operate on two AA batteries, the cameras that require 4 AA batteries last twice
as long, but was there actually any savings to you?
I am sure that it is written somewhere in the fine print that the use of only 2 batteries is for the
purpose of reducing the weight of the camera. I could be wrong, but it would seem too silly to think
that you could get the same performance from a camera that had half the power. That is just my take
on it, your opinion may vary.
• Country Thunder is descending on us like cancer. You can see signs of it
all over the place, most notably the big-ass sign that they put up on the tiny little road leading
into town. My wife often laughs when I say that I did not get the mail because there was too much
'traffic' in town. When I say that what I mean is that the drive-up-and-grab-your-mail slots outside
the office are full. Once Country Thunder hits, it will be an adventure to simply make it home alive.
I said in my last blog that it is like Ozzfest, and it is in many ways, especially the drinking. People
getting up at nine in the morning so that they can make the first show, taking time out only long enough
to go get more beer. I have heard that they have better security and the such this year, but just imagaine
trying to drive through a tiny town like ours at noon, when half of the driver's are already drunk. I am pretty sure
that I don't want to have to be in the middle of that.
• Even as I pen (type) these lines, I may be looking at the last living
moments of our older dog, 'Warlock'. He is in perfect health, has had all of his shots, he is a good
dog by the definition of dogs, but he may have to be killed. The little bastard kept myself and my wife
awake all last night by first scratching on our bedroom door. She (my wife) let him go out, in case he
needed to pee. He came back into the room and started sniffing at everything (you wouldn't think
that was loud, but you haven't heard it). Then he scratched on the door wanting out, it took me
about twenty minutes of laying there listening to him before I let him, and Zelda (who is the good dog
at this point) onto the porch.
Dogs have nails like the talons of death, or so it would seem. After an hour of not being able to sleep
because of the sound of the dog scrathing at the door, I let him back in. If the dog was intelligent, he would
have noted that it gets better when he quits scratching, unfortunately, the dog is an idiot. Within
ten minutes they were back on the porch. And the second he got there he was scratching at the door.
Long story short, if he does that again tonight, my wife and I will have a very beautiful stuffed
I should also mention that I just got a call from my employers that will make it so that I will be
able to make a post tomorrow, but not on Thursday. So Wednesday and Thursday are switching places,
hopefully just for this week.
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