Two Twenty One of Three Sixty Five

Two Twenty One of Three Sixty Five

Yesterday my computer mysteriously shut down. When I re-booted I had an error message saying something like: "Unexpected shutdown due to a thermal incident" So, today I opened it up and cleaned it out and when I went to start it again, it kept cutting in and out. I banged on it a few times, a plume of dust comes out and away it goes. It doesn’t sound very good and I suspect it will be toast soon. Almost 5 years old so looks like a new one will be required.

Posted by Don Arsenault on 2013-01-07 22:42:11

Tagged: , Canon EOS 5D Mark II , Don Arsenault , project 365 , 365 , computer , Canon ef100 f2.8 IS USM

228/365 A little city inside my computer

228/365 A little city inside my computer

Project 365 8/16/09

I got this just kinda messing around with the camera today. I’ve found that the more I let go and stop trying to control the process, the more I like the pics. They might not be correct from a technical standpoint but I end up being happier with them. Maybe thats what counts?

Posted by Rob_Simpson on 2009-08-17 04:44:31

Tagged: , Project 365 , Project 366-1 , Canon , SD790IS , Computer , Blue , Light , LED , Dust , Macro

Jan2

Jan2

Spent most of two days cleaning up and organizing my photo files. Still got a ways to go. Maybe I should make a resolution to go through those files a couple times a month, instead of a couple times a year?

Posted by healthyknh on 2011-01-03 20:55:37

Tagged: , 2011 , Twenty Eleven , Project 365 , keyboard , african american , hands , dust , procrastination , computer

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

1.28.11 – The importance of a good mouse is key for most digital artists, photographers, and designers. Logitech has served me well since as far back as I can even remember. The last brand before Logitech I honestly remember in my hands was an IBM one that came with the first computer my family ever got. I grew up playing around with commercial computers that had black and green screens and required line commands but this computer was a "personal computer", something all nerds lusted for. This was when color computer screens were considered some huge leap in computer technology. "Imagine the power required to produce all those colors!"

The clunky, large white mouse seemed so amazing at the time. Dust would collect in the tracks in a matter of weeks, making you loose control of your pointer. This then forced you to take the ball out and clean each little roller sensor. The cord would knock things over on your desk at times and you had 2 inputs (1 on a mac).

How far we have come. This mouse is ergonomically shaped to form to the human hand in a comfortable position. It wirelessly sends signals to the computer using a laser sensor that can work on relatively any surface and has 10 inputs. Just think what the future holds for us tech-heads if this kind of progress can be made with something as simple as a mouse in such a short amount of time.

The days of the mouse are numbered though. Touch screens and highly advanced motion sensors will become the new age of computer interfaces. What next? Full integration? Ok, I won’t get too carried away. Happy friday everyone.

1.27.11 – I have been wanting to shoot this for a long time now. This giant book was built to allow local graffiti artists to have their way with it. It always reminds me of what in high-school we called "The Rock." It was what I always supposed was originally a giant 4-foot-tall boulder from the mountains. The tradition was to have each class come and paint over the previous lower or upper classes markings. We would have friendly battles back and forth month to month.

Like an old giant tree, this huge blob had hundreds of layers from multiple generations (including my mother). I volunteered as an on-call firefighter for a couple year in high-school and one night we got called out to the station for a fire at the school. Turns out someone had covered in gas and lit the thing on fire. The flames were taller then the people on the scene. No damage was caused, but we always assumed it was a rival football team from the hills. The Rock still stands today with fresh coats of paint from new generations of students.

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Posted by David Flatter on 2011-01-29 03:19:56

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Rocket Man

Rocket Man

Day 212 / 365
I waited over a year until I decided to get this Giottos Rocket air blower. It’s to get rid of dust that has slowly accumulated on my camera’s sensor and the back of my lenses due to my constant changing between lenses — it’s a natural part of life as a prime lens camera user.
Dust doesn’t show up on photos at a high aperture settings (e.g. f/1.4, f/1.8, f/4, etc) but do show up in low aperture settings (e.g. f/16, f/22, etc). It’s also pretty handy for blowing out dust from between the dust and food traps we call our computer keyboards! It’s also incredibly affordable: just under $10, so it definitely won’t break the bank like a new lens or camera certainly would! 😀

Posted by Christopher Hsia on 2012-11-01 22:08:15

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365:073

365:073

I had to move my Rhodes to the other side of my room to make space for my new computer. It turns out the lighting is incredible over there at 1pm on a sunny day.

View On Black

Posted by Joe Lindsay on 2010-03-14 21:49:32

Tagged: , Project 365 , Black and White , Rhodes , Seventy Three , Piano Keys , Keyboard , Blinds , Sunlight , Volume Knob , Grime , Dust , Contrast

2012-020-IMG_2419

2012-020-IMG_2419

Dust is poison to most electronics. While not directly harmful like water, dust clogs up fans which lets heat build up. Dust also insulates from natural heat dissipation, and heat will kill computer chips very quickly. This is a shot from inside a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which I’m performing some hard drive maintenance on.

If you leave your computer on the floor or worse yet on carpet, you should open it up and see if it is a dust magnet – and clean it out if it is.

Posted by David Soussan on 2012-01-22 23:51:24

Tagged: , Project 365 , 2012InPhotos

aeron ~ 073/365

aeron ~ 073/365

File under favourite chair. I spend way to much time in front of the computer, so while this Aeron was expensive, even 2nd hand it was around £220! It was worth every penny for the back support it provides.

Strobist info
SB900 camera left and high above on 1/2.5 in 60cm softbox aimed directly down just in front of the chair so it feathers the chair and doesn’t light the rather creased bit of fabric being used as a backdrop. SB600 on floor camera right on 1/16 aimed at legs to give some fill to the underside.

Posted by robbie ewing on 2009-10-30 09:37:45

Tagged: , aeron , chair , designer , favourite , herman miller , office , on black , strobist , very comfortable , project 365