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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bessai slides scanned

After a month of scanning, I have completed the Bessai family slide collection of about 4400 slides that needed to be captured into the computer. There is still some effort in sorting and labeling and even some occasional adjustments, but the heavy work is done (next is the negatives if they can be found). 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Home all day Saturday

We stayed home all day. It was cold. Margaret had to go to work. When William finally dragged himself out of bed, he did nothing but homework until evening when we vegged in front of the tv and watched "Arthur Christmas" to William explicit objection (10 minutes in he finally realized it was not the trash he though it was and we had a pretty good time watching it). Other than stowing stuff away in the garage and taking out garbage, I stayed warm with Kafka. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Coming home from the cold

The cold this week is really wearing me down. My Friday class was fun (only three of the four grad students there this week, but one was completely new so that was cool) but after finishing my emails and stuff and with my heart set on heading home, I got a call that William locked the keys in the car as school. A couple of minutes after I got there, the shop teacher managed to help him get it open. Hopefully doing this twice will finally convince him to be more careful in the future. Further frustration when I got home with some lock deicer, got one lock working again, but when we went to use graphite on it we found we had two partial cans but no thin straw applicator for it so we couldn't get the driver side working. Ug. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Heather Cline at Slate

My Thursday class goes until 5:30 this term so my attendance at Slate openings is likely to be a bit more sporadic. However, I'd not want to have missed Heather Cline's terrific new paintings on display this week. Of course I'll need to return and listen to the audio 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

glazed stone

The freezing rain has created a bizarre glazed rock surface beside my parking lot at work. While it looks generally normal, but for being a bit shiny, the stones are completely fused together by ice so that none of them move when you walk on them. It feels odd. It's not too slippery but I bet if I did fall, I'd break a kneecap. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Panel talk on Metoo

Attended panel talk this evening on the future of the #Metoo at the Dunlop. This is the first of their new "Hot Topic" series. They showed a film afterwards but William voted to do something more sociable with the rest of the evening so we played some Chrononauts with Allan. 
First day of Film 200 went fine. It's Jason Britski's first day as the lab instructor. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

another "new" camera

Cool Linhof camera courtesy Richard Gustin. The lens is a bit of an issue but there is a jerry-rig solution for demo purposes. It is a beast but luckily it comes apart to allow one to move it around. Super pumped capture an image with it.