June 9th, 2001

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Gnite.

I'm going to putter off and do dishes and things like that and then get me to bed. See you all.
  • Current Music: Nine Inch Nails - The Big Come Down
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Heh.

Just had a nifty idea:

A bunch of us should get together on EQ's tunare server and start a "livejournal" guild. :) I think that'd be awesome. And if there are people on other servers, all they need to do is find 10 people per server to start a branch of it on that server. And, of course, we could use LJ to coordinate and such. :)

We could have a community, eq_guilds, and then have a bunch of sub-communities like eqguild_livejournal, eqguild_the_foos, eqguild_defenders_of_foo, and so on and so forth.
  • Current Music: Coldplay - Yellow
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Digital cameras continued...

Heh. I think if I had the money, I'd buy a Sony DSC-P1, which is an ultra-small camera, for day to day use, and then either the Sony DSC-S85 or the Nikon Coolpix 995 as my "events" camera for when I needed the higher quality. Most likely the 2nd Sony, since I'd already have the setup and software loaded for the first, and since it's got better image quality than the Coolpix. Total cost: Oh, around $1600-1800 including the memory sticks, hehe. NO PROBLEM, right? ;)

Actually, for less than $600 (I've seen it for ~$550 I think...) the Sony DSC-P1 is an incredible camera. Look at these shots: http://www.dpreview.com/gallery/sonydscp1_samples/ .

The camera itself is 4.5 x 2.1 x 1.7 inches, and weighs 8.8 ounces including the battery pack. That's less than half the size of a large index card. It's smaller than a small index card. And it weighs half a pound including the battery... but still turns out better pics than the high-end digital cameras from a year ago or even more recently. AND it does mpeg movies. Yikes.

Update: Here's a picture to illustrate its small size.
  • Current Music: Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
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Incidentally...

...if you hadn't guessed by the MAXIMUM LINKAGE, I've discovered dpreview.com and have become a huge fan.

They have the most in-depth reviews I've ever read - for the Coolpix 995 review was ~25 pages (real pages, too, not those 1/4 pages some reviewers use to boost ad impressions), the Sony S85 review was around 19 or 20... and of course each had (in addition to those reviews) full sample galleries. Included in the review are side-by-side comparison shots between similar cameras to the one being reviewed. All in all, dpreview rocks muchly.

Other good sources:

http://www.megapixel.net/
http://www.steves-digicams.com/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/