i've been away
September 25, 2022
Well it's definitely been a minute. It's crazy how a quick break to focus on life can turn into months away from the smallweb. But I have been busy! Since my last post I've:
The whole process of moving and working killed my motivation to write or even attempt some hobby programming ideas. But now that I finally feel settled I'm happy to come back.
I picked up a new hobby: 35mm photography. I have an Olympus OM-1n from ~1979 that I found in perfect working order with a 28mm/f3.5 lens.
It is a fully manual camera, with the only electronics being in the dead simple light meter. I enjoy this more methodical approach to shooting. Nothing feels better than scoping a good picture, pulling smoothly on the film advance, and hearing the careful whirs and clicks of the clockwork mechanics inside as the shutter button is pressed.
Here are a few pictures from my first 2 rolls
=>https://i.postimg.cc/X7K7PYGQ/7872-03-share.jpg eye building
=>https://i.postimg.cc/7hjDRbSY/7872-05-share.jpg alley jazz
=>https://i.postimg.cc/SsshNcrx/7873-28-A-share.jpg dolores park
On the recommendation of many friends (thanks Dunne) I've started reading Dawn of Everything by Graeber and Wengrow. I'll probably end up writing about that too but it's a long one.
I might also try and dabble with generative music and livecoding, something I haven't touched since I was 16. At least it's a good excuse to work with SDL in Rust.
=>gemini://degrowther.smol.pub my friend Dunne's much more insightful and regularly updated blog