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September 25, 2020 - Pictures

Chipmunk Old motor oil cans Old bottles Old bottles and a light bulb Old gatorade bottle Mushroom Flowers Bug Chain in the woods Rotted birch tree Flowers Plant Flowers Tree Plant Flowers Boardwalk, river, and bridge Bike near lake

From the past couple weeks. The weather has been really nice.


September 19, 2020 - Game & Watch Gallery 1, 2, and 3

Game & Watch Gallery 1, 2, and 3 with Game Boy Light Game & Watch Gallery on the Game Boy Light

These are a really nice collection of Game & Watch games for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. They each contain a modern and classic version of each game. You get a star for every 200 points collected and the stars unlock more games and stuff in the gallery section. These games have really nice Super Game Boy compatibility with color graphics and borders based off the actual Game & Watch handheld.

Game & Watch Gallery Game & Watch Gallery title screen Game & Watch Gallery Fire Game & Watch Gallery Oil Panic

Game & Watch Gallery was released on May 5, 1997 for the Game Boy.

Game & Watch Gallery 2 Game & Watch Gallery 2 title screen Game & Watch Gallery 2 Chef Game & Watch Gallery 2 Donkey Kong

Game & Watch Gallery 2 was released on November 20, 1998 for the Game Boy Color.

Game & Watch Gallery 3 Game & Watch Gallery 3 title screen Game & Watch Gallery 3 Mario Bros Game & Watch Gallery 3 Egg

Game & Watch Gallery 3 was released on December 6, 1999 for the Game Boy Color.


September 11, 2020 - Pictures

Bike on boardwalk Building behind field Road closed ahead sign Flowers Plant Swans Bridge Bridge Bee on flower Flower Danbo in the bird feeder Danbo on a branch Danbo hanging in a tree Danbo hanging in a tree Danbo holding an acorn Flowers Danbo on moss Danbo in the grass

From the past couple weeks.


September 8, 2020 - Yamikawa IMRAD by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da

Yamikawa IMRAD (やみかわIMRAD) by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (ぜんぶ君のせいだ) cover Yamikawa IMRAD (やみかわIMRAD) by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (ぜんぶ君のせいだ) CD Yamikawa IMRAD (やみかわIMRAD) by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (ぜんぶ君のせいだ) back / tracklist Yamikawa IMRAD (やみかわIMRAD) by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (ぜんぶ君のせいだ) booklit back Yamikawa IMRAD (やみかわIMRAD) by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (ぜんぶ君のせいだ) lyrics

Yamikawa IMRAD (やみかわIMRAD) is the first album by Zenbu Kimi no Sei da (ぜんぶ君のせいだ) and released on January 27, 2016. They are my favorite idol group and their style is a mixure of genres like pop and rock; they sometimes add screaming vocals in songs which I enjoy. My favorite tracks are 1 and 10.


September 1, 2020 - Nintendo Super Scope

Nintendo Super Scope Nintendo Super Scope Nintendo Super Scope Nintendo Super Scope box Nintendo Super Scope box inside

The Super Nintendo's Super Scope was released in 1992 for North America and Europe, and 1993 for Japan. I kinda like the NES Zapper more because the Super Scope is a little too large and sucks up 6 "AA" batteries. The Super Scope is wireless and more accurate though.

Super Scope 6 Super Scope 6 Super Scope 6

Super Scope 6 was a pack-in game with 2 games included (each with 3 modes). I played Blastris and didn't really like it. LazerBlazer was much better, you shot missles as they came across the screen, the screenshot shows my score.

Yoshi's Safari Yoshi's Safari Yoshi's Safari

Yoshi's Safari is mario's only first-person shooter game. It's really nice looking and fun, I beat 2 levels. In the screenshot level 1 is replaced by a gem meaning it is beaten. After collecting all 12 gems and beating Bowser the game is complete.

Battle Clash (Space Bazooka) Battle Clash (Space Bazooka)

Battle Clash (Space Bazooka in Japan) is a mecha shooter. I guess i'm terrible at this one, could not beat the first enemy. I didn't like it.


August 26, 2020 - Pictures

Berries Flower Fence Leaf Flowers Cattail Flowers Plant Bug Berries Pokey flowers Flowers Building with graffiti Building with graffiti Water tower with graffiti Dandelion seeds Large flower Flowers Fallen apart building Fallen apart building Fallen apart building Flowers Flowers Raindrop on leaf Flowers Raindrops on pine needles Raindrops on flowers Raindrop on flower Bark falling off tree branch Wet acorn

August 23, 2020 - Tsukiakari no Seini Shite by aquarifa

Tsukiakari no Seini Shite (月明かりのせいにして) by aquarifa front Tsukiakari no Seini Shite (月明かりのせいにして) by aquarifa CD Tsukiakari no Seini Shite (月明かりのせいにして) by aquarifa cover art / booklit Tsukiakari no Seini Shite (月明かりのせいにして) by aquarifa cover art / booklit Tsukiakari no Seini Shite (月明かりのせいにして) by aquarifa track list

Tsukiakari no Seini Shite (月明かりのせいにして) is aquarifa's 2nd mini album released on July 10, 2013. They are a three member Japanese rock band fronted by a female vocalist. I really like how the cover art is made up of a transparent circle lined up with the lyric booklit to make a moon. The moon themed CD art is awesome too! My favorite track is number 8, switch.


August 18, 2020 - Pictures

Stream Flowers Plant Berries Flowers Flower Flower Tree Trees City on the bay Flowers Abandoned building Abandoned building Abandoned building Boardwalk to water Boardwalk to water Shore Lake Wave Flower Bunny

August 15, 2020 - Microscope

Amscope M150C microscope Amscope M150C microscope Amscope M150C microscope Amscope M150C microscope

This is the Amscope M150C microscope. Every once in a while I use it for water samples to look for creatures moving around. I even have slides to put the samples on. It's a nice unit that works well!

Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo - Amscope M150C microscope Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo - Microscope Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo - Microscope Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo - Microscope

It's impossible to get a photo of samples with my normal camera. The Game Boy Camera actually worked much better haha!

Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo - Microscope

Using advanced image enhancements on my Game Boy, I found an interesting specimen in this photo.


August 10, 2020 - Pictures

Petoskey stone River River waterfall River Flowers Water flowing through logs Hippie tree Hippie tree Flowers Flowers Flowers Rocks Leaves Flower Mushroom

From the past couple days, It's been nice warm weather.


August 8, 2020 - LIFE by YUI

LIFE by YUI front LIFE by YUI back LIFE by YUI inside

This is YUI's 3rd single released on November 9, 2005. This is a really good song I will always love; makes me happy. The B-side is really peaceful and recommended too.

LIFE by YUI track list LIFE by YUI lyrics

Track 3 is an acoustic version of the previous single and track 4 is an instrumental of LIFE. The instrumental keeps the backing vocals and is really nice to listen to since the instruments are great in the song.


August 2, 2020 - Game Boy Camera Pictures

Game Boy Camera and Printer prints Game Boy Camera and Printer prints
Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo
Game Boy Camera and Printer prints Game Boy Camera and Printer prints Game Boy Camera and Printer prints
Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo Nintendo Game Boy Camera photo

All taken in the last few days! I'm happy with all of them!


July 31, 2020 - Pictures

Abandoned building Abandoned building Abandoned building Abandoned building Abandoned building Abandoned building

Part of my 22 mile bike ride today!


July 30, 2020 - Pictures

Leaves growing off a tree Leaf Plant Flowers Flowers

July 25, 2020 - SwissMicros DM41L

SwissMicros DM41L calculator SwissMicros DM41L calculator SwissMicros DM41L calculator SwissMicros DM41L calculator SwissMicros DM41L calculator

The SwissMicros DM41L was released in 2015 and is a clone of the HP-41CX calculator released in 1979. It's really high quality with all metal construction and nice clicky keys. It's a very nice calculator with cool programming functions.


July 23, 2020 - Pictures

Mushroom like plant Flowers Moss Fallen tree Trees in a swamp Mushroom like plants in the bottom of a tree Clovers and a flower Bug in flower Flowers (with a scary bug)

July 17, 2020 - Milton Bradley Comp IV

Milton Bradley Comp IV Milton Bradley Comp IV Milton Bradley Comp IV Milton Bradley Comp IV Milton Bradley Comp IV

The Milton Bradley Comp IV came out in 1977. It's a really cool number guessing game where you guess the 3, 4, or 5 digit number generated by the device. It runs off a 9 volt battery and includes 10 LED's to tell you how close your guess is. You first press "R" to generate a number. Your first guess decides the number of digits and you press "E" to enter each guess. The first column "number" tells you how many numbers match and the second "sequence" tells you how many in the correct order. All the lights flash after a correct guess and you can press "E" to have another person try and "R" to generate another number.


July 17, 2020 - Pictures

Bug Flowers Flower Flower with rain drops Plant Flower

From the 15th and today.


July 14, 2020 - Pictures

Flower Flowers Danbo in the grass Danbo on a stump in the woods Flowers Ant on a leaf Bug

July 9, 2020 - Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop

Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop with game running Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop I/O ports Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop Windows 3.1 desktop Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop setup screen with specs

This is the Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop from 1994. It runs Windows 3.1 and seems to still work fine! It starts up pretty fast and it still has the original hard drive. I really like the track ball built in the screen, the left and right mouse buttons are on the other side.

Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop inside Compaq LTE Elite 4/40CX Laptop inside Windows 3.1 file manager

The floppy drive was not working so I opened it up and the belt was completely gone. I managed to get it fixed and the last picture shows files wrote and read from the drive. I have not been able to get other computers to read from the floppy though.


July 9, 2020 - Pictures

Bug Flower Flower Small flower

From the past couple days.


July 6, 2020 - Pictures

Lake Lake through trees One way heart sign You are enough sign Breathe all we have is now relax ur ok sign Drain pipe

June 30, 2020 - Pictures

Flowers Flower Danbo with flowers Danbo with flowers Flower Flower Bridge over water Building with clock Flower Flower Flower Flowers Flower Flower Broken egg on ground

These are from the past few days, very warm out!


June 22, 2020 - Pictures

Flower Flowers Flowers Rain Rain gauge Flowers with rain drops Leaves with rain drops Moss on tree Leaves with rain drops

I love rain.


June 21, 2020 - GO-ON by UVERworld

GO-ON by UVERworld front GO-ON by UVERworld back GO-ON by UVERworld CD GO-ON by UVERworld DVD

This is UVERworld's 13th single released on August 5, 2009. I have the limited edition that includes a DVD and alternate cover art. I really like the holographic cover. The three songs on it are average; I don't hate any of them.

GO-ON by UVERworld inserts GO-ON by UVERworld lyrics GO-ON by UVERworld DVD screenshot

It includes lyrics, website info, and a sticker. The DVD is only 4 minutes long and includes a clip of the band jumping together during live performances and music videos.


June 15, 2020 - Pictures

Flower Flowers Tree Bike against tree Plant Path and tree in front of lake Flower close-up Flower close-up Flower

These are from the past few days. It was very nice out!


June 12, 2020 - Game Boy Color Re-shell and New Screen

Game Boy Color Game Boy Color Game Boy Color

I had a Game Boy Color with a burnt screen and beat up shell so I replaced it with a new aftermarket atomic purple shell and backlit screen. The screen does look nice but I had to squeeze it in there so I'm not sure about the durability or longevity.

Game Boy Colors Game Boy Colors with Pokemon Pinball

The left is the modded unit and the right is an original unmodded one.

Game Boy Colors with Pokemon Pinball Game Boy Printer Pokemon Pinball high score print

Pokemon Pinball supports high score sharing and printing! The sharing is done with the infrared port.


June 7, 2020 - Pictures

Flowers Flowers Flower Flower Flowers Flower buds Flowers Flowers Flower Flowers Flowers

I took these on the 4th and 5th.


June 5, 2020 - Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine

Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine front Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine front Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine side Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine top

This is the Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine released around 2001. It's a really cool looking machine controlled by a Game Boy with a special cartridge. The machine has a Game Boy link cable attached to it and the cartridge has over 100 patterns, three fonts, and more on it.

Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine teal Game Boy Color box Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine teal Game Boy Color with Operation Software Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine Operation Software main menu

I have the original teal Game Boy Color it came with and the operation software cartridge. The cartridge can work on a Game Boy or Game Boy Color and allows saving patterns, pattern combinations, custom patterns, and letters.

Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine Operation Software pattern F-010 Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine stars on fabric

I selected this star pattern, this one does not have length or width adjustments but most do; after this screen data is sent to the machine and it's ready to sew. It works great and is a lot of fun!

Singer IZEK 1500 Sewing Machine Operation Software letters mode

Oh, and happy one year anniversary of this website!


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.