Sunday, March 29, 2009


Well, didn't do anything that I had planned for this weekend. I really ought to make lists so that I can keep track of these things. Actually, I should do that now:
  • Solder up the LED lighting for LTPD.
  • Start making LTPD updates, generic starter ones (need 38!).
  • Get judging for QSA contest done.
  • Prep package for randomparrot so it can be mailed on Monday.
I think that's everything that is important at the moment. I'm sure I'm forgetting something though...

In other news, as the title implies, I've started buying stuff off eBay. I have a remote release and macro extension tubes for the dSLR on order. Hopefully they will arrive this week. Might need to use the A550 in the meantime to have bigger images to play with that can be cropped.

Need to add "build sets" to the list.

One last little diddy: found a great master builder on Flickr: legoloverman's flikr. I have yet to find something of his that didn't look like pure win.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Yet another weekend

Well, I have a little free time on my hands. I get so damn tired at work that when I get home I just want to lie down and sleep.

The annoying thing is that it isn't physical tiredness like when I was working on construction sites. It's mental exhaustion from dealing with the public all day. Seriously, how do more people not accidentally kill themselves each day? I work in an electronics store and the number of people trying to do things that are flat out dangerous amazes me that they are still alive.

In unrelated news, we might be moving soon. No idea where or when, but we've been living in this house for about a decade and a half and it is high time that we moved on I reckon.

In yet more unrelated news, I don't think I mentioned before that I picked up a dSLR camera. I have no idea how to use it, but it's about ten years old and there are few things that I need to buy for it. A new battery to start with, a remote would be nice and possibly a new lens.

My wallet is cringing already.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New PC

Picked up a cheapy second hand PC today.

It isn't anything flash, but I'm hoping I'll be able to put the fan I had left over from the "quiet that PC" episode into it. Not that I need this one to run silent - I just want to put the fan to work.

Hooray for small accomplishments

I recently got Lego set 10191 - Star Justice. Peeron, who are where you go if you want to know what bricks comes with what set, did not have an inventory of this set.

So I took it upon myself to write it up. Oh man, that was hard! Took about three days. It involves a lot of jumping around different sites trying to get the exact part numbers for different bricks. It looks like there are three different standards for the numbers, and sometimes you use one, other times you use another.

Anyway, enough of that - Peeron accepted my inventory! Whee!

Okay, that really is a small thing, but I was excited about it. Don't think I'll be doing too many of these though...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

And it arrives

The Lego order from Denmark arrived on the 18th! That's pretty prompt service as far as I am concerned. From the various bits of information on the outside of the box, it appears to me that it came to me from Sydney, which is odd.

I assume that what happens is that Lego in Denmark pack all the orders for Australia in one big box, mail it to their sub-distributor in Sydney who then ship them out to all the individual places. Either way, I'm stoked.

I picked up an Indiana Jones set, just for the motorbikes and the Star Justice set, for no particular reason. However, earlier today I did do the inventory for it (I lie, it took a couple of days) and uploaded it to Peeron. We'll see if they accept it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Order placed

Well, today I placed an order with Shop @ Home on the Lego site. Let us see how long it takes for some plastic building bricks to get from Denmark to Australia...