Saturday, September 20, 2008

Stephen Donaldson - The Last Chronicles

With my bag of non essential groceries and nothing to do I was waiting for my bus, simple. It soon became apparent that it would be a one hour wait. I decided to pop into Borders to pick up a book or whatnot, which I never normally do. Mister Impulsive, I know.

The thing is: I don't read. Or somewhat more precisely, the last time that I purchased a book to read for fun was some time during a previous decade, before the internets as we know them were invented. I suppose that I always suspected that I would have a restart with books, and hence today was deterministically inevitable, a convergence of sorts.

BTW, I did read the other volumues of the Chronicles up to this one, as well as the Gap series. Also, I used to see myself as a bit of a big fan, though today not so much.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_R._Donaldson]

[Revision 2008-09-27 14:58:12 : I already read this book or part of it, but must have not impressed. I do not recall the story at all but there are unmistakable bits so far (up to page 30) that are familiar beyond de ja vu. I suspect that the supposed last time I had it I chose to not continue it - must have been picky.]

[Revision 20090508 : finished reading it, finally. The ending is nuts.]

Parramatta Farmers Market

At the risk of damning it all to hell I will say nothing negative about the Parramatta Farmers Market, to which I finally managed to get. Suffice to say that I kept walking.

I must make more future effort of getting to the Sydney Farmers Market.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

local council election

fergusnoodle.com
> friend

roguesatine.blogspot.com
> friend, from before but suddenly posted to blogger

[Today was one long tired day, though this photo does not show the full impact that was to be had later. My electoral official duties are officially over. ugh.]

Thursday, September 11, 2008

IKEA: JANSJÖ

I could not resist any longer, despite no substantial need for yet another light in the house, and anticipated buyer's remorse to do with ewaste, I got my first LED desk lamp which will also serve as my main room light - JANSJÖ, aka Ikea Jansjo LED light. This also puts me one step onward away from mercury enriched compact floros and even further away from the unmentionable incandescents. I think this is progress.

Also made my first pilgrimage to The Promised Land that is IKEA via public transport.

I would guess that the lamp uses a Luxeon Rebel LED, but not sure at this point without ripping it apart for examination or more web research.



[Revision 20081011: Just an arbitrary revision; thought I would add a pic of the LED in real life because why not, also I am a fan]


[Revision 20081106 : For any pundits out there, here is a photo of the power supply with specifications inscribed - model ELP03PA1-A constant current DC600mA 2.6V to 3.5V]