FilmLab 0.1.2 (3) – Beta Test Notes

FilmLab beta v. 0.1.2 dropped today, and I wasted as little time as possible getting some film in front of it. When I have a bit more time on my hands, God willing, I’ll run some more tests (and include some medium format, and slide film, and test with my iPhone 5, even, as the new beta has support for older phones!).

For this quick test, I tried Fuji Superia XTRA 400, shot in the Diana Mini; Ilford HP5+ shot in the FM3a with the 50mm f/1.2; Kono Kolorit! 400, shot in the FE with the 35mm f/2 D; and Fuji Superia XTRA 400 shot in the FE with the 35mm f/2 D and the FG with the Holga 60mm f/8.

How did it do this time? Well, it’s still  beta, but maybe getting betta. Continue reading “FilmLab 0.1.2 (3) – Beta Test Notes”

Buying a New Car: Intro

Shopping for and buying a new car is huge pain. I’ve bought three cars in my adult life: Hank the Golf, over which I hemmed and hawed for about 9 months before suddenly pulling the trigger one Saturday morning; my darling, adorable wife’s Volvo, which was also a total spur-of-the-moment Saturday thing; and this new one, which was a considerably different, deliberate, long and drawn out affair.

I really wish it had been more similar to previous car-buying events, and I hope to never experience something like this again.

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There is no power except in Allah

Alhamdulillah, Allah azza wa jall, al Qawiyy, lent me some of His immeasurable, unimaginable strength over the weekend: I transformed one raised bed garden/vegetable patch into two, and moved it to a more prominent location on the other side of the yard/garden.

مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ

What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah

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