Category Archives: Geek

New camera!!!

I managed to get a new camera.    It is a Nikon Coolpix L16, and I am almost fully morphed into a shutterbug, much to the cats’ dismay.  *grin*  I have yet to coax them to make pretty faces even during the flash, but I bet I’ll find a way.  *ponders new ways to capture the moggies in picture format*  I’ll be making several entries with images, probably in backwards order, come to think of it, so you can scroll and see the images in the order I took them in.  ETA: This is my first digicam, by the way.  I’ve taken pictures with the old cartridge cameras, 35mm cameras, (some) those little keychain cameras that were only as big as the film cartridge but took amazingly good photos, and disposable cameras.  Almost never a digital camera, maybe three times someone has handed me their digicam and asked me to photograph them.  (Probably because I am short, and they want the picture taken more straight on, I’d suppose.)  So, yeah, I’m thrilled. 

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So, I’m a geek…

I found this site a little while back, and thought it was really neat.  I kind of want a little zeusaphone!  I found several videos on YouTube of twin solid state tesla coils producing music.  The ultimate electronica!  I sat there entranced watching these things, and about all I could muster to say was “That is *SO* COOOOL!!!”  It is fascinating to listen closely and hear how some of the buzzing notes in electronica and other music really aren’t too far off from controlled lightening.  (Which, those arcs sort of are in a way.) 

It is so neat to watch, but I wouldn’t dare be as near to them as I see the audience being in the video.  (Much less don that protective gear and stand near enough to let the arcs wash over me.  No thanks, I’ll watch from afar, crouched safely down, and taking care to not court misfortune.  I just know my luck with such things.  I’d skydive before I’d do that.)  I’m rather dangerprone.  I managed to give myself an audible, somewhat painful static shock FROM A COOKIE not that long ago.  I just know, that at the least my hair would end up looking like a Fraggle

What do you think of the musical lightning that are singing tesla coils?  Hard to find words at first, eh?