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ottaross

@ottaross@mastodon.social

An Ottawa-based Ross who is inspired by people who have interests and pursue them.

Physics degreed, engineering careered. Enthusiastic about makerism, science, food, culture and art/design. Inordinately fond of breadmaking and chair design.

Trivialities, ephemera and daily activities.
#Ottawa #Canada #maker

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ottaross, to random
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The most awesome thing about this instant-print toy camera is when you get a credit card receipt at the restaurant, you can instantly stick it into the camera and print a pic on top of it!

So cool – I was giddy with excitement.

"Would you like your receipt?"
"WOULD I !? I SHOULD THINK SO!"

ottaross, to random
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A first brew-pub, outdoor, snacky supper of the season. Pretty perfect temperature, and a tasty bowl of nuts with the craft beer.

ottaross,
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@johnefrancis we had a flatbread pizza-like thing too, just to mix it up. Hope that helps. :)

ottaross, to fun
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Picked up a thing! A kids' instant camera that prints on thermal paper.

Had seen them around and was intrigued. With some community emerging on the I figured it was worth jumping in!

ottaross,
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Special acknowledgement to @rasterweb who has been sharing some of his results, which was pivotal in pushing me over the edge. Check out his pics.

Then also a friend told me last week that she has a few rolls of thermal paper left among the junk from her father's estate, and I figured that was a sign that I needed to move on this! Yay me.

ottaross,
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@darwinwoodka you should do it. Having lots of fun with it. About $30-40 US to get one.

I'm eager to feed cash register receipts thru the thing to make montages with the text & images!

ottaross,
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@darwinwoodka yes, amazon has them. Other spots too like AliExpress or eBay, but amazon is the easiest.

ottaross,
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@rasterweb surprisingly it claims 48MP, but I'm skeptical. Perhaps it's doing some interpolation or something. I haven't looked at the digital pics on my desktop yet to see actual pixel count.

ottaross,
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Playing with the toy instant #camera with thermal printing. Discovered settings for density of image just for a few of the last ones. Gives a bit more contrast.

Some tweaking to do there still.

ottaross,
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@darwinwoodka decisions decisions. The Dinosaur was $5 more when I ordered the pink kitty, or I would've preferred it. Of course after buying we saw it a few dollars cheaper.

gnomon, to random
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Got a haircut. Got trapped in the subway tunnel due to a security incident. Missed my Megabus to Ottawa.

ottaross,
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@gnomon :( oh man. Hope you can recover your weekend okay. Sounds like a big hassle.

Dianora, to Ottawa
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Amazing how tired I am after doing some gardening. Also amazing is how out of shape I am after doing said gardening.

ottaross,
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@Dianora get to use a whole bunch of muscles we don't use much during the winter. We need to do mime gardening in the cold months perhaps.

ottaross, to gardening
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Don't know how I manage it, but if I do yard work, the whole sky can be covered in dark cloud but there will be blazing sunshine on me the whole time. That's pretty miserably uncomfortable. Ugh.

Inside for some water and rest and it's shady now.

ottaross,
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I should rent myself out for picnics and BBQs.

ottaross,
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I changed hats, and went back outside, and the clouds didn't recognize me.

Got in a couple more hours of work without being baked by the sun.

ottaross, to random
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Intending to start some yard work shortly, hoping it would be a truncated session halted by impending rain, but just looking at the weather radar, it appears rather devoid of any easy escape.

My only hope is some spontaneous pop-ups late afternoon.

ottaross,
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For a blank radar page, it sure is looking dark out there.

Maybe it's just the shadow of the impending doom of civilization? Or high cirrus. One or the other.

ottaross, to random
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A bit of but it's been somewhat low enthusiasm.

canyakker, to Birds
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Handsome dude in the oak tree. The American Goldfinch males have put on their best colours now.

#birds #birdwatching #nature

ottaross,
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@canyakker Aha - we saw one of those around this week too, and only identified it with a bit of searching.

Very vibrant yellow, a lot of the pics don't do them justice.

Beltliner403, to Toronto
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I’m old enough to remember these things being sold as candy cigarettes.

ottaross,
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@Beltliner403 I recall that they even have a little puff of powdered sugar from between the 'stick' and the wrapper to really get your cigarette training going.

stux, to random
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ottaross,
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@rob11563 @stux yes! I want to know too, so I can buy some for my kitties. "These come highly recommended."

ottaross, to random
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lol - product features list:

"equipped with 48MP camera (front 24MP + rear 24MP)"

Well I guess we can just add them together, right?

ottaross,
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Oh, and then there are some graphics where they add extra zeros, just 'cuz they look good:

That right there is a LOT of megapixels.

...or maybe the pixels are just very large? You know MEGA pixels.

ottaross,
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@MichaelPorter British megapixels drive on the other side of the photo.

evan, (edited ) to random
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How long have you been on the fediverse?

ottaross,
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Aha – I was indeed mistaken. I found my old account there, wow, 15yrs ago!

I should resurrect it, if that's possible.

https://identi.ca/ottaross

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