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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.

Four pages of literature review revised, went for walk, realized the lit stream just isn't conceptually clicking. Cut, snip, chop.

Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system

By @glynmoody

Aaron's face gets thrown around the internet to prop up campaigns and etc, but it's important to remember that Aaron was an activist for digital rights, and was bullied into suicide by a system that wanted to punish him for his activism. He was also a human being with friends and family who loved him dearly.

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

I don't need another SX-70 flash adapter, but I did feel like designing one in EAGLE. Rapid bench test of my optocoupler rev before sending smt circuit board out for printing.

Been a long time since I've found myself in EAGLE cracking on a board design. Not quite like riding a bike, but tiny sense of joy I remember how to make part libraries for long forgotten things. 🤣

Changing flights and hotel room dates as COVID spike and travel problems shift my in-person January doctoral residency back to the virtual world. Disappointing, was looking forward to working with my colleagues in person. 🙁

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.

A stellar Monica thrift store find-an early 1960's Sears Harmony House triple dresser with mirror-sits in shop ready to clean up that lovely walnut hardwood.

Don't much need a loupe to check 4x5 negatives, just lovely. Kodak Tri-X 320, HC-110 dilution H, 8.5 minutes, 20°C.

Eve peering at Kodachrome slides provoked a wonderful spontaneous outburst "they're like 3D!"

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Ribeiro.Social is a private invite only instance, living the dream of sustainable social networking with a 1990's webring mentality.

For additional context, read Justin's "Ghosting the Socials and Expanding My Open Web Existence".