Adeptus Mechanicus

Many have asked since I don’t subscribed to any religion, “What would I choose ?”

For the sake of the argument, being such a fan of Warhammer 40K, if I really had to choose one it would be the Adeptus Mechanicus  @ Cult Mechanicus

Why? Because they are into the worship of the science and technology. A collection of  scientists, engineers and technicians bound together for the greater understanding and worship of technology.

Look at their sale pitch!

“As part of this faith, the Adeptus Mechanicus believes knowledge is the true manifestation of divinity in the universe, and all creatures and artefacts that embody knowledge are holy because of it.”

Tell me this doesn’t appeal to all nerds alike! I dare you!

Sure they also worship an entity called the “Omnisiah” (maybe the c’tan void dragon)  as the embodiment and bestower of all knowledge and technology in the universe. In how many so-called “religions” that actually considering the understanding the universe AND science along with technology as their creed? Most of the other ones are all about just praying and then feeding it’s underage children to be sexually molested by their priest (I’m looking at you Catholic church!). Or consider it normal for a 50 year old to marry a 9 year old girl? Worse, believing some alien race flew in jumbo jets through space to come to Earth?

Notice what I’m saying? If I am going to pick some fairy tell to believe in, this would be the one. It makes sense because it is actually a logical belief! A religion to understand technology! Of course it isn’t perfect, the Omnisiah part and etc but if I had to chose which crazy sky god believing religion, it would be this one!

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Good bye 2016.

bf30acd277e2cd9bb644f65c8ae57561We can all agree when I say that 2016 has been a terrible years for everyone.

Whether it’s your work or personal life it has been painful.

I lost good friends. I lost opportunities, but most of all I lost myself in all the madness.

That’s not to say 2016 has been all bad, what I’m really saying it could have been so much worse. At least I am alive and I had a chance to go to Japan and South Korea for a month.

Good bye 2016, you certainly stripped away from me good things, but along with it, bad things making my life less burden. Hopefully making me stronger for the coming year.

Because in the end, we can only do one thing – hope.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Been back for 3 weeks but work has plied on a bit so it will be some time before I can post any photos of my trip to Japan and South Korea – I haven’t even begun to scan in the photo, one of the bad points of film photography is not having ready to upload digital when needed. Then again I don’t earn a living from my photography.

May your stockings be full with presents and not coal and hope everyone enjoys themselves!

 

 

Home is photographic hell

Every time I introduce being from Malaysia while vacationing these replies.

“Oh Malaysia! What a beautiful place! You must enjoy photographing there.”

“Wow! Love the tropic country!”

And all sort of other comments that it is a lovely place and must have a billion photos of it.

That is just the problem – I don’t.

I can barely motivate myself in Malaysia. Just lifting up the camera and shooting is a chore, the thought of going out and shooting for all my worth seems like an exercise in getting a root canal without anaesthetics. Just thinking about it gives me a headache AND a toothache!

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Don’t turn your passion into a career

Take it from someone who did.

I regretted the decision – mostly

I loved working with computers and I still do, but when I made it into a career it went downhill from there. I supposed it might be because computer jobs in Malaysia are a total waste because of low pay and poor conditions.

The original idea for this article was to list down all the usual bullcrap in following your passion, but then I stumbled across this article that really captured what the pure undistilled meaning I wanted to convey.

Nikon SB-27 and SB30

A few years ago I picked up a Nikon SB-30 for a spell on Ebay – a small useful flash for either my Nikon F6 or Nikon FM3A (the camera I paired it often with on outings).

Nikon SB-30
Small and light you would think little of it, using only 1 CR123A battery it proved me wrong by meeting all my flash needs while also offering many features only found in bigger and heavier flashes like the Nikon SB-800 and above like commander/slave, TTL, manual mode. The only things it lacked was faster recycle time and a flash test button -the most common feature on flashes – but not essential, how many of you actually use it

Bottom line if you can find one for cheap  (I got mine for USD38 inclusive of shipping) then you have found a bargain.  It fits nicely into small corner of any decent camera bag while packing features usually found on bigger models.

Nikon SB-27
I saw a great deal for a SB-27 and quickly snapped it up. From the photos I saw, I had thought the unit would be more or less be as compact just like the SB-30 – was I ever wrong.

When the package finally arrived it was bigger and heavier than the SB-30 teaching me an important lesson – nothing is ever what it seems on the Internet unless there is scale reference.

 

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The the left, SB-27 while on the right, SB-30. The body cap is for reference.