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Wow, last week tonight does not work as well without a live audience.

Inanimate eye contact. Toy gun. Blade runner? 

It's three in the morning, the middle of March, I'm still awake for reasons I can't explain.

More mountain town toys pictures 

Hey, anyone in the or world recognize this figure?

Obviously, that's Hulk Hogan's head. The body feels like remco's Masters of the Universe knockoffs. But I can't find an instance of Remco selling that head on that body.

Do I have a chimera?

Process shots 

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Process shots 

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Sharing some Mountain Town Toys project shots because they're beautiful 

I'm learning about photo processing workflows in 2020. The last time I studied the adobe suite in any real capacity was 2008, and CS 5. Things are very different than they were then.

If this is something you do, especially for photography, and extra especially if you do it without the adobe suite or on linux I'd love to hear about the software you use and your experiences with it.

I'm working on product shots for and I think this one of Buzz Corry on Mars is especially wonderful.

Covid-19, checking in, how can I help? 

What if we put The Kroz Protagonist's head on top of Darkwing Duck's body! 

Covid-19, checking in, how can I help? 

My focus on the bluray rips is stuff that's 1) in the public domain and 2) not available from the usual sources or stuff that 1) is important 2) is not available from the usual sources.

I'm not going to re-rip something that's on the bay, and I'll only re-rip something that's on Archive.org in the event that there's a major quality boost.

This is part of the same effort that has me capturing 16mm film and preserving VHS tapes. I'm building an archive.

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After that, I have a couple of other bluray disks that I have been putting off ripping, but at the rate that these are transcoding, it's going to be ~4 - 8 hours per film, and there are at least three films per disk.

That means I'm looking at ~24 hours to transcode each disk.

That's fine, it's background work, and it's not like I'm going to watch all of them in a single day.

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On the docket right now is Kino's Pioneers of African American Cinema, which I have wanted to see for years.

If this is the kind of thing you also want to see, it is entirely the kind of thing I want to share. Hit me up and I'll figure out how we can best do that.

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In the near future, I'll get some blank bluray disks and burn the 1:1 unencrypted copy to a blank bluray and remove it from my NAS, because I only have 12GB, and I will eventually have more than 250 bluray disk rips I want to store. (and also I use that RAID array as my primary archive right now, so ... it's already like 6TB full.)

At some point, I'll update the script that sticks stuff on the NAS to derive smaller copies (palm pilot resolution, and DVD res) but that's later.

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