Most Expensive Purchase – My Rebel 2000 SLR

My Canon Rebel 2000 SLR

Name the most expensive personal item you’ve ever purchased.

My Canon Rebel 2000 SLR
My Canon Rebel 2000 SLR

The most expensive personal item that I ever purchased was my Canon Rebel 2000. I would have to say that it was not really worth it. To date I might have used 7-8 rolls of film in it. I just took it off the shelf tonight and the battery was still showing that I have 24 images left on the 24 image roll of film. I’m pretty sure the roll of film is a Black and White as well. Or, really the fake version that ends up sepia. When I turned it on the batteries were dead. This is amazing since it took 2 “L” batteries and the batteries were new when I inserted this roll of film.

The main problem I had been that film is expensive to get developed. Most of the shots were too dark, too light, too narrow a depth of field, or some other issue of not getting to know the camera well. It was within a few months that I also bought my first digital camera after spilling shampoo in my point and shoot film camera.

I have since bought 6 digital cameras bough have yet to replace this SLR.

I have a new Camera … again

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

About a week ago, I caved and bought a new piece of Technology. Yes, as the title of this post suggests it is a new camera. Not just any camera it is the Canon PowerShot SX120 IS. Although not that much better that my S5 IS it is really the form factor that made me buy it. On the down side first it is a smaller lens and only mono audio of the video, I can’t see the viewfinder for taking great one try self portraits and I can’t set voice memos for the photos. On the good side it only takes 2 AA batteries, and it is 10 mega-pixel with 10x optical zoom (my old cam is 12x).

If you are wondering what the pictures look like, the strawberry waffles were taken with this camera. This has pushed me to update my SnapShots gallery that it is now run by WordPress and Gallery is about to be shut off, I just have the 2 largest albums to go through.

Parkway Mall

List of Shops

August 14, 1973

Boutique Jack and Jill
Canadian Acceptance Corporation
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Dairy Snack Bar
Francine’s Beauty Salon
Forget-Me-Not
Gallenkamp
G.B. Murphy
Gem Photo
Jean Junction
LaBoutique Chez Helene
Liquor Store
Lumac Fabrics
Maharaja Gifts
Mariner Book Shops
Mary K. Florals
McAdam Optical
Metropolitan
New System
Nordic Art Shops
Parkway Cinema
Quik Food Kiosk
Radio Shack
Reitman’s
Sally Shops
Save Easy
Shoppers Drug Mart
Silver Shears
Sportique Ltd.
Sweet Side
The Villager Restaurant
Tip Top Tailors
Villager Shoes
Zeller’s County Fair

1980

Zeller’s County Fair Ltd.
Parkway Optical
CAC Realty Mortgages
New Brunswick Liquor
Save-Easy
Jean junction Ltd.
Silver Shears
People’s Jewelers
The Hobby Hut
Music World
Francine’s Beauty Shop
Gem Photo & Photographic Productions
Canadian Acceptance Corp Ltd.
New System Laundry
Parkway Cinema I & II
Reitman’s
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Thrifty’s
Tip Top Tailors Ltd.
McAdam Optical
Forget-Me-Not Novelty Shop
Sally Shops Ltd.
Circle of Sound
The Villager Restaurant
Radio Shack
Gallenkamp Shoes
Shoppers Drug Mart
M&D Transfer Ltd.
Book Mart
Metropolitan Stores of Canada (MET)

1985

Zellers
Bun King Bakery
NB Liquor
No Frills Grocery
Wicker ‘n’ Things
Big Deal Gift Shop
Silver Shears
People’s Jewelers
Mable’s Yarn and Crafts
Young’s Coin Centre
Music World
Flowers For You Ltd.
Grant’s Restaurant
Francine’s Beauty Shop
Gem Photo & Photographic Productions
Artistic Cake Decorating and Supplies
Solar Photo
New System Laundromat
Parkway Cinema 1& 2
Reitman’s
CIBC
Thrifty’s Just Pants
Tip Top Tailors Men’s Wear
Holders Card and Gift Shop
Radio Shack
Gallankamp Shoes
Shoppers Drug Mart
Radio Land
The Company Store
Video Pros
Best for Less
Atlantic Lotto
Dairy Snack Bar
Fantasy 2000 Amusement Places
Book Mart
Krazy Tops Ltd.
Metropolitan Stores of Canada (MET)

1991

Zellers
NB Liquor
Save Easy Warehouse Foods
Smitty’s Family Restaurant
Black Bull Lounge Tavern
Steven’s Vacuum Centre
Big Deal Gift and Toy Shop
Silver Shears
People’s Jewelers
Young’s Coin Centre
Grant’s Restaurant
Francine’s Beauty Shop
Saint John Anglers and Hunters Boutique
Afterthoughts
Gem Photo
Solar Photo
New System Laundry
Parkway Cinema 1 & 2
Reitmans
CIBC
Thrifty’s
Tip Top Tailors
Holders Card and Gifts
Radio Shack
Shoe World
Villiger Kiosk Coffee Shop
Shoppers Drug Mart
Radio Land
Atlantic Lotto
Electronic Avenue
Book Mart
Metropolitan Stores of Canada (MET)

My Logitech M-BJ58 2000-2008

I just tried to change the LED in my mouse to a Blue LED. Let’s just say it did not quite go as planned. After putting the LED inplace I plugged it in and worked but as I put the clip back in I somehow chipped the printed circut on top. I was thinking that possibly I could use a small wire and follow the circut down further to the next solder point. I miss my mouse.

I got a new toy.

I am truely wowed!I know the pic has caught your attention, and you are wondering what my new toy is. Well without further ado here it comes… Well maybe now… okay it is the Canon PowerShot S5 IS. This thing is the most amazing piece of technology I have ever owned. I’m sorry MacBook, but can you do panoramas, change colours of items in pictures and HD videos? Okay maybe you can but still the camera is truly cool.

I need a new phone!

Okay so my phone is dying, a very slow death and it is time in my budget to finally get a new one. I’ve been looking for one for that last year it is now been 3 months since my current contract expired. And my battery life is now well under 24 hours. 🙁

Anyways I think I found one that actually does what I need in a phone, e-mail, excel, browse the web, and make phone calls. This one I like because it is easier to type on. The Blackberry Pearl Red.

Also with one of these I could even post to this blog easier than I could with my current phone the Nokia 6620. And I have not been able to find a new battery. The only thing is that I will have to probably wait until September.

The only thing that is not good is that it looks like my very first Cell Phone from back in 2003 the Motorola c333, with the red and silver Roots Face-plate that I had to return in under a week, for an even worse phone the Motorola v66.

I guess that is it for now, seeing that I need to go to work tonight.

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Second Life: Virtually Useless

The tech arena can feel like a cesspool. One recent spam message I received rhymed ‘hag’ with ’shag’; another advertised images of straight guys pleasuring gay guys for cash. Meanwhile, the onslaught of worms and scams never lets up — I could form a museum of virtual garbage.

There Philippines

From the beginnings of time every Therian has wondered if there was intelligent life beyond the Planet There. As it turns out there now is. Earlier this week Michael Wilson announced the launch of in partnership with Groovenet, There Philippines. There Philippines opened this week as an Alpha Release with very controlled testing being done.Â

Many of you readers are curious about what is this new place is like, and to be honest it is identical in look to our There. But the people are very different. We newcomers to the US their service have been taught the ropes on what behavior is well accepted. This is not the case in There Philippines has a totally different social and geographical dynamic. In general with all the members coming from the Philippines there is a lot of conversation taking place in Tagalog and English, the official language of the Philippines. In addition there is a very strong social dynamic that is forming. Everyone is friends in this world. To be quite honest There Philippines is like an Eden to some of the problems that we meet in the everyday life of a Therian.

Since this new there is based out of the Philippines there is a very different economic model then the world we know so that means that this version of there has a different system to handle the purchasing of Tbux. In this version of There you begin by creating an account on groovenet.ph from there, there are 3 payment systems currently since this is in Alpha Testing only one is currently available. This site handles all the logging in to the system and the Buy Tbux pages. This has been very effective so far in keeping the There Philippines from becoming over run. From my point of view not being a US resident it is inconvenient at times to exchange money to a US currency, this is part of what makes There Philippines great.

The President of Groovenet, Inc., and avie named Cole hangs out all night with the Philippi Therians in Tiki Cove Plaza there are usually several chat groups formed around there. They tend to mostly like to stay there at this time, but there are several people that like to explore the world and visit the cool There “Landmarks” and love to see over the next ridge. One example in an avie named Faith; we have spent the last week going from Maidenflight in Ootay to the far reaches Astrology Island. The worlds are so totally identical right down to the infamous terrain spit on Mt. NeNe.

So until next week, Ako po ay taos-pusong nagpapasalamat.