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2019 | 2020

May 30, 2020 - Pictures

River Bridge and docks over river Cherry blossoms with bee Bike in front of bench Field Abandoned building Ducks

These are from my bike ride yesterday, it was very nice out.

May 27, 2020 - Pictures

Cherry blossoms Vine with thorns Flowers Bug on a plant Trilliums Trillium Trillium

I took these on the 20th, I really like how the cherry blossom picture turned out!

May 22, 2020 - the fuzz and born again by Ellis

Water splashing on rocks Plant Pillars in lake Trillium Flower

the fuzz was released by Ellis on November 9, 2018. I have the vinyl record and my favorite songs are the drain and all this time. born again was released on April 3, 2020. I have the vinyl record and cassette; my favorite songs are Embarrassing and Saturn Return. I really like her and can't wait for future releases!

May 19, 2020 - Pictures

Water splashing on rocks Plant Pillars in lake Trillium Flower Flowers Flower

May 13, 2020 - Pictures

Daffodil flower Plant Rock monument Plant Plant Water splash Rocks in lake Lake Cattails

It was nice out, around 60°F.

May 11, 2020 - Panasonic RQ-310 Cassette Recorder

Panasonic RQ-310 Cassette Recorder Panasonic RQ-310 Cassette Recorder

This is a solid cassette recorder, I really like the look and feel of it. It needed a belt replacement and a little cleaning and its works perfectly. It even has a speaker on the back.

May 5, 2020 - Pokemon Yellow

Pokemon Yellow Pokemon Yellow on a Game Boy Light Pokemon Yellow Pikachu Game Boy Printer Pokedex print out

Pokemon Yellow was first released in 1998 for the Game Boy. It's an enhanced version of Pokemon Blue with Pikachu as the starter and a story more based on the anime. This game supports printing Pokedex entries with the Game Boy Printer. It's the first Pokemon game I've played but I don't have my original cartridge anymore. The previous owner of this cartridge is named Satoshi and has all the badges with a time of over 45 hours.

May 4, 2020 - Pictures

Petoskey stone Bee hive Fence and ramp into lake Cattail Lake Plants growing in damp moss Boardwalk in the woods Tree branch Pine tree branch

It was so cold out! Around 45°F, the wind was the worst part.

April 26, 2020 - Pictures

Beach Bike at end of road viewing lake Old plow Top of hill viewing trees and lake Water going in pipe under road View inside pipe Small river

Brought my MVC-FD87 camera on the first bike ride I went on this year. It did ok but I like my MVC-FD91 much better!

April 20, 2020 - Sony Walkman WM-F41

Sony Walkman WM-F41 front Sony Walkman WM-F41 inside

This Walkman was released in 1986. It's really nice looking and I'm trying to fix it up. I cleaned the battery contacts and replaced both belts but the tape runs at like twice the speed. Turning the yellow pot near the moter does nothing so I'm afraid I won't be able to fix it.

April 11, 2020 - Pictures

Pinecones, leaves and pine needles Small tree growing Plant Leaves in moss Plant

April 3, 2020 - Pictures

Thermometer - 53 degrees!! Window Wagon seat Stuff growing on tree Bell Spooky spider

April 2, 2020 - Space Invaders

Space Invaders box Space Invaders cartridge, manual and inserts

Space Invaders was released in 1994 for the Game Boy. It's interesting because it is the only Game Boy game to include a full Super Nintendo game if played on a Super Game Boy.

Space Invaders in a Super Game Boy 2 Space Invaders in Super Game Boy mode Space Invaders in SNES/SFC mode

I have it in my Super Game Boy 2 and you can choose to play the enhanced Game Boy game or a Super Nintendo version of it. It's a simple game but these extra features make it unique.

March 18, 2020 - Pictures

Fence Chipmunk Leaves hanging Ring on tree Mossy roof

March 2, 2020 - Pictures

Melting snow off roof Frozen birdbath Dripping ice off roof Fallen wood pile Table up close

February 29, 2020 - Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble box front Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble box back Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble cartridge Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble manual and inserts Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble on a Game Boy Color

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (コロコロカービィ) was released in 2000 for the Game Boy Color. This is a special cartridge because it has built in accelerometers to move Kirby around in game. I've only played a little of it but it's unique and fun.

January 30, 2020 - PZO RR11 Nr6650 Refractometer

PZO RR11 Nr6650 Refractometer case PZO RR11 Nr6650 Refractometer with tools in case PZO RR11 Nr6650 Refractometer PZO RR11 Nr6650 Refractometer PZO RR11 Nr6650 Refractometer prism open

This is a 0-35% Brix Refractometer. This device measures Brix which is the sugar content of a liquid solution. 1 Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution. This is an old analog meter made in Poland. I've checked the accuracy of it with a couple sugar samples of different Brix and callibrated it with water and it works perfectly. It's really cool and could be useful comparing sugar content in different brands of juice or fruit.

Refractometer with water Refractometer with apple juice Refractometer with 7up Refractometer with sweet tea

Some samples I tested:

Water: 0.0 Brix; Apple Juice: 12.5 Brix; 7up: 11.0 Brix; Sweet Tea: 5.0 Brix

January 23, 2020 - Pictures

Snow covered pine trees Snow covered pine tree branch Icicles off roof 33 degree F weather (Actually not too bad for January)

I'm cold.

January 14, 2020 - Game Boy Advance SP Re-shell and New Screen

Game Boy Advance SP closed Game Boy Advance SP open Game Boy Advance SP buttons Game Boy Advance SP screen off Game Boy Advance SP screen on with Pokemon Pinball

I removed the main board out of my childhood Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP and put in into an clear purple aftermarket one. I love the look of this shell, it matches my atomic purple Game Boy Color! I also installed an IPS LCD screen into it. The screen looks really good and has ten levels of brightness including off to choose from. My orignal system was silver with a front lit screen.