Yikes, almost a year since I updated the blog, going to make a concerted effort to put one post up a week. We’ll see how long that lasts. 😛
On the retro computing front I’ve been purging a lot of my collection as I don’t seem to have the free time to pursue hobbies lately. Most of my time seems to be consumed with work and being a dad. A lot of it was junk really and life is too short to horde old computer hardware. I will admit that after working on computers all day my desire to work on old machines is diminished.
I do still have an assortment of older machines, maybe 10 or so. A recent acquisition is an Osbourne One luggable for $2, has CP/M and bunch of software and seems to work well.
On the photography side I’ve made some good acquisitions. I picked up a Mamiya 645 Super with two lenses, power winder and accessories along with the original boxes. I also received a Mamiya RZ67 as a gift with a lens and waist level viewfinder. I also got myself a new Induro 214AT tripod and Manfrotto 498RC2 ball head. 2013 is the year of 120 roll film for me although I’m still shooting some digital and 35mm film.
I’ve been into photography on and off since I was in my early teens and I had free reign of my father’s Canon FT QL 35mm film camera. When digital cameras became affordable I bought a Kodak DX3900 and loved it. It documented my life for 6 years, it was a great point a shoot that took decent pictures.
Fast forward to Christmas 2006, my wife bought my a Nikon D50, my first SLR digital camera. It was my baby and I loved it. I took roughly 15,000 pictures with that camera and it served me very well. This year I got a Nikon D7000 and became more interested in improving my skill as a photographer. As a result I’ve started to take pictures that I feel are worthy of putting online.
I used to keep this blog separate from my personal life and purely technical in nature, but as a result I rarely posted on here. The post deficit became worse when we had our first child, all of a sudden the little time I had for my computer hobby transitioned into the odd hour here and there. Since the site is basically here to document my hobbies I’ve decided to add photography to the blog, since my photography seems to be taking priority over my computer hobby time.
I want to find a better WordPress theme, something with a dark background that’s more suited to photo viewing. I will also be looking to integrate my flickr photostream into the site. Anyway, just wanted to let the two people who actually follow my site RSS know that I will be posting more and not always technical in nature.