One of those old chock-full days. Crammed a lot in. Medical appointment then a lunch out treat. I paid the price in the middle of the afternoon when I became seriously fatigued. I would not give in instead I bulldozed through and found myself needing to lie down in the early evening. This kind of sudden fatigue is really part and parcel of the dialysis experience.
Part of today was helping a friend who is technologically challenged to try out the dictation function for entering text into his laptop computer. Test worked well and he was quite intrigued and I believe he will have some success using this method.
In fact I have used this dictation verbal dictation method to enter most of the text in this post.
in 2000 I helped set up an art show at the offices of Cyberplex in toronto, I worked there. we had the staff offer up works in various media for display, people from all the departments participated and the show was a terrifically rich aesthetic expedition. This is the poetry hallway with poems from 6 poets on the staff. Camera: Sony Mavica FD-7, taken by me.
It is interesting to step backwards in the path of technology of the writing tool kind. This thing is quite noisy, from the daisy wheelprint head. Still easy to use and fun. Scary how many typos I left in the text.
I took a drive down south of Barrie to the 400 Antique Mart just off the 400 super highway that runs down to Toronto.
Just three typewriters. One, an early SCM office electric with no power cord. One Underwood 5, rightly described as mint condition, but asking a silly, that is beyond outrageous price of $198.00. I acquired an Underwood 5 not in mint condition from the Huronia Museum for $10. The Underwood 5 was made in very large numbers, many have survived and the Underwood 5 is normally a 10-15 dollar item. Worth adding to your collection, but not an item to kid yourself into paying 200 dollars. They were an early practically indestructible office typewriter. OTOH it was the cleanest typewriter I have ever seen. At the other end of the Mart another Underwood 5 asking a semi-comical $49. I passed on all three.
I was fortunate in Barrie on the way home. Went to Staples, parking lot was awfully full. Then I remembered it was the end of the afternoon of the first day back to school. Last second school supplies were being sought. I went backwards a few steps in the technology and bought a Brother electronic typewriter. I will post about it later this week.
if you click the image you will jump to my flickr account and will find in the Tugfest set several more shots taken at Tugfest 2013 this morning in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Nikon DSLRD3100 mostly with the 18-55mm lens.
arge solar panel installation to the south of Midland, Ontario – three shot panorama just placed next to each other without any stitching software
when you approach this from the south, you see it from high ground and today I could not figure out what it was, it looked like an ice covered small lake surrounded by trees. This combo 3 shot pano is a little deceiving, it was shot from the side and does not really show how incredibly wide this panels array truly is. Very large installation.
Seriously, though, folks, this must be in the top five best tv shows of all time. The characters are compelling, the plots fiendishly twisty and turny, the questions of a political and social nature, how to deal with terrorists and the nature of the enemy, those alone, are examined in the most entertaining and enlightening way. This show makes you think.