windows of november

I was looking at the rooms in the house — thinking about something — and I started seeing pictures in my head. I picked up the camera and just started taking pictures.

Time to wake up

It has been about eight months since the start of the quarantine. Although there is still work to be done online, that work is still inside the house. We do go out for the occasional food run but essentially we’ve been cooped up in the house for about eight months. It’s like I’ve been hibernating. And now I feel it’s time to wake up, get out of the den and move.

I have been thinking about a new camera among other stuff.

I was looking at some of the photos I took and and I thought my camera (and lens) needs cleaning. It still works well and I have been keeping the exterior tidy and clean but the internals need to be really cleaned.

My DSLR, although still functional and quite usable, is almost ten years old and its features are getting really dated. The film camera is almost twenty years and I have not checked it out for more than two years.

So lately I have been looking at what cameras I can possibly purchase. I am not a professional so the pro stuff is not in my radar. Well, maybe some lenses. So I am limiting myself to enthusiast level cameras. And my wallet agrees.

And, as always, there is a BUT somewhere in these kind of thoughts. I do have to get stuff that we need first.

Updates and what are on the streams

It’s been months since I wrote here so…

Six years have passed since I lost my wife and I am contemplating getting another tattoo or two. Maybe two. But there is still a pandemic and I am a bit hesitant so I’m letting this ink project thought simmering a bit.

I started learning a new programming language (python) a couple of months ago and the learning is going well. I am noticing that I am starting to get a little obsessive about it. But it’s all good. I consider this as a healthy obsession during these days.

I may have to go and devote some time to making webpages and stylesheets so I’ve started reviewing HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It has been a long while since I made/edited any web page and its good to know they have made some improvements to the HTML and CSS code and some of the processes as well. Engineers do love to update stuff.

Local covid numbers as of 10 October 2020. Numbers from DOH.

On another note, the numbers have been relatively horizontal since September 22. It has not been increasing, which is good, but it has not been pointing downwards either. I am wishing that the numbers do decrease in the next few weeks.

Take extra care out there people.

We have have been tidying up stuff at home for some months now and that is still ongoing. Broken and non-repairable stuff have been disposed of and stuff that we wish to keep are being stored in boxes. It is slow going but it’s being done. The we-don’t-need stuff is going to be donated.