Badge unlocked, new house edition: caught tiny frog, kids overjoyed.

Doctorate Year 1 complete, my study started, I sit basking in the vast 4am emptiness of a terminal waiting to awaken as I head home.

Mad dash moving film and paper to new house, big paper is going to be a tight fit. But we're keeping it cold. ❄️

After a canceled start due to Omicron at beginning of year, back at Case Western Reserve for Doctoral residency, watching the moon set behind the cathedral to start the day.

Super excited to have my new flash sync board design back from the fab. A quick solder-up confirms all working on the Polaroid SX-70. Time to get ready to open source it and package some kits.

There is something lovely about a 4x5 negative in an enlarger. Time to mix some Dektol.

My revised SX-70 flash sync prototypes are off at the PCB fab and making steady progress.

Things you find—again—while cleaning darkroom: 60-ish year old exposed film. In this case, Ilford Selochrome on a 620 spool. I suppose I can dev it today...

Prototype boards arrived my newly designed Polaroid SX-70 flash adapter. Few changes to make before I make a production run and drop the open source files, but overall I'm digging it.

Picking up darkroom stuff, I always look for a story. In the bottom of one box, faded notebook paper with settings for a color print of Dad.

I didn't need another enlarger, but free? I'll chalk it up to a landfill save.

Prepping for IRB this spring, finished my CREC researcher' training in the protection of human subjects in research.

Low light, stack of books, and tired eyes as doctoral residency day three kicks off.

A foggy drive this morning but a lovely classified find about to be put into service in the darkroom: a Summitek 11x14 Cascade Print & Sheet Film Washer. Originally designed by Stephen Peterson, Ph.D. who stopped producing them as digital overtook film and sales plummeted.

Discovered kids are starting to play "We don't talk about Bruno" from Encanto on the piano. Inevitable; the soundtrack has been on loop for a month.

Pondering grounded theory reading, developing a couple rolls of 120 from the Zeiss Ikon folder.

Wasn't on my list today, but hey, why not a little prototyping on the SX-70 before I send out for circuit boards to be printed.

Spent the day with Monica and the girls at the California Academy of Sciences, fogged the Oly's 35/2.8 in rapid fashion in the rainforest exhibit.

Bell snapped this with my OM-1 with the 35/2.8 while at the ice rink; the sun had set, the shutter slowed, and it became a flowing blur of fun. Can't wait to print it. Kodak T-Max 100.

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