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Just now, Rob Dean said:

You might wish to consider that you won’t need any time to learn how to use another copy of the same camera.  Balance that against lower life expectancy than a newer piece of equipment...

I answered my own question - the listing on Amazon made it look like it was old stock, but it was really a used camera.  

I can buy new ones and an extended service plan for that price. 


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17 minutes ago, kristof65 said:


I have a 5-6 year old Canon camera that I've been using to make video tutorials for work with.  It's not the best these days, but it's a decent camera, especially for what I'm doing with it.  However, I've found I need a second one to start doing multi-camera work with. 

I went looking for a new camera for around $100-150 that could at least match the resolution I'm using on this one - and found out that I can pick up the exact same model for less than $60 (I paid nearly $300). 

Now I'm torn - do I buy a better camera for more, or do I get an identical one? 

At $60, getting both is a viable option.


Get the $60 one to keep going while you learn the quirks of a newer camera, taking a lot of stress out of the equation. The newer one will be more powerful, but you will be able to ease into it.

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4 minutes ago, PaganMegan said:

At $60, getting both is a viable option.

Darn you!

On the plus side, since I'm buying this for work, I can deduct it. 

On the negative side, I'll be spending more money. 

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26 minutes ago, TripleH said:

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Hey how did they get how I draw horses!!!!! :lol:

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3 hours ago, kristof65 said:


I have a 5-6 year old Canon camera that I've been using to make video tutorials for work with.  It's not the best these days, but it's a decent camera, especially for what I'm doing with it.  However, I've found I need a second one to start doing multi-camera work with. 

I went looking for a new camera for around $100-150 that could at least match the resolution I'm using on this one - and found out that I can pick up the exact same model for less than $60 (I paid nearly $300). 

Now I'm torn - do I buy a better camera for more, or do I get an identical one? 

If it were me I'd set a budget for both the new camera and any accessories that will make multi-camera work easier and see how much "bang" I can get for dollars spent.

I'm sure some of the camera mavens on here can give you lots of input on what is good and what needs to be avoided.

I'll follow such a conversation with interest.


4 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

I’ve been looking over original D&D lately, so my project for today was peeling off decades-old duct tape from my original box, and reinforcing it (or reconstructing it) with librarian’s book tape. My copies are too worn to be too exciting to a collector, and I invested the page folding wear a few years ago to scan them and minimize handling, but I still want to be able to read the real thing when necessary. 



This is a picture to warm the cockles of a Grognard's Heart.


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On 5/12/2020 at 3:48 PM, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

In the spring and summer months I tend to go nocturnal, having a dislike of bright blinding light, although years of second shift probably contribute to this as well.

However I do have a theory that a small segment of humanity may very well be naturally nocturnal. I'm basing this on the fact that I get a higher quality of sleep when it occurs during the day, rather than at night. At least when the neighbors aren't being loud. 


I still surprise Mrs. Strawhat when, on the weekends, she will ask what time I "finally" came to bed, and I say "three or so."  Even during the work-week I have a difficult time getting to bed before midnight.


My mother also has a tendency towards being a night-owl, so I could definitely believe it's inherited.  

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4 hours ago, TGP said:


Are you trying to say that these troublesome miniatures spent 10 minutes in an ultrasonic before any paint was applied to them?

that's exactly what I'm saying - then left them sitting out for a few weeks before I touched them...


Mind you part of the reason it was 10 minutes through the U/S cleaner was because I'd forgotten I'd put them through...

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7 hours ago, TripleH said:

@Pezler the Polychromatic, Clean up needed in the Randomness Thread;


I repeat, @Pezler the Polychromatic, Clean Up needed in the Randomness Thread.


6 hours ago, TripleH said:

Yo, @Pezler the Polychromatic, when you're done with the mess on pg. 962, please report to pg. 963 for additional cleaning. 



@WhiteWulfe or @Crowley, either or you missing any coffee??? @Glitterwolf's been in someone's stash and is making a mess everywhere.

YAY CLEANUP!!!!! *turns into a giant katamari and starts rolling around the thread*

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12 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Mandalorian is restoring my love of Star Wars. ::):


It feels like the first one, while being nothing like it.


A man finding his limits, and reaching beyond them to become a better person.


While showing that he is the BADDEST SOB in the galaxy!


It grabbed us in the first episode, and hasn't let any of us go.


BD doesn't really know what it's all about, but does know that mommy and daddy love it, and hold her on their laps while it's on, so she loves it too. And tries to sing to the music.


If this had played two years ago, she would TOTALLY have had a Baby Yoda Halloween costume!

And she can't still have one?

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:



Glitter in Coffee?......WHAT VILE HERESY IS THIS!!!

What, now that the Unseelie have managed to block the physical invasion by the unicorns, (despite Pezler's efforts to aid the beasts, as that's what the Spring Snowstorm he got hit by was a part of...), it seems that now their merely proximity hath exerted a baleful influence that resulted in....this.

As we all know the unicorn bleeds and excretes in rainbow colors. I will leave it to the imagination of you lot to determine just what part of their unholy form produces glitter.

Such a deliberate insult against Our Coffee God Agamenthar is surprising, while the foul creatures have no limit to their depravity, up until now they at least had enough of a self preservation instinct to not openly provoke Him in such a way. Desperation perhaps? Or something far more sinister.....

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Sephy is most annoyed with me. Despite my debilitated state, I am still managing to keep her out of most of the trouble. This vexes her. 

Also, I don’t think I posted any birthday cake pictures. It was a cute little cake, almost as small as an easy bake oven cake:



Despite our encouragement she refused to get too dirty. She had fun though.




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I remember a birthday party at daycare when oldest child was around two.  All the other kids had cake all over their faces, he just had a ring of chocolate around his mouth.  He was a pretty smart kid when it came to important stuff.  :poke:

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