Friday, April 20, 2007

The camera has been raised from the dead.

Since I like to tinker with things (Rachel calls me the padoodler), I decided I wanted to take the camera apart and see how it worked and see if I could fix it. After taking out 5 small screws I got the back casing off. After two or three more screws I got the circuit board assembly off. The lens and basically everything was attached to this. I noticed that the little electric motor that controlled the zoom was no longer where it was supposed to be. I removed two small black screws and two very small screws, then I could reach the single screw that holds the motor in place. With this tightened. I reassembled the mount and everything else. When I got to the outside, I was short one screw.
One had fallen into the front casing. After a little bit more work, the camera was back. Alive and well.
I would have taken a photo of the camera in pieces, but as you might have guessed, the camera was in pieces and therefore for I could take a picture of it.

So, here is a picture of our favorite treat.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

This makes me laugh so hard, I had to put it up somewhere.

I came across this perfect gem for yesteryear while listening some old mix CDs I made.
You may not find this as funny as I do, but I think is so tremendously funny that it makes me cry a little bit from laughing so hard.
You'll notice that I am a little bit more eager to play this song then the rest of the guys.
Just push the little play/pause button at the bottom of the tape.

This is Brook, Tyler, Chris and me playing above Brook's garage back in Nevada City.















Friday, April 06, 2007

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Our camera finally developed a serious illness and it doesn't look like we are going to be able to save it.
I don't know if it got sand in it, or if it got smushed on the flight back from Saint Maarten, but when we took it out last week its little snout of a lens wouldn't extend.
I fiddled with it, and it worked, but then it quit again. We have decided to go without for the time being. Plenty of people don't have a digital camera....right?
Further pictures posted here may be out of focus, if taken with our current camera or out of date, if taken before it broke. Unless, of course, someone else takes our mugs with their camera.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

George Orwell's Nightmare


found this on the digg