Saturday, November 25, 2006

...a cassette deck?

Us "old farts" remember the good old days before MP3's and CD's. Back when we had to "tape" our record albums onto cassettes, just so we could listen to them in our cars, or in a primitive Napster file sharing way... "taping a copy" for a buddy. Having a cassette deck in your home stereo system was a must back in the day. If it had Dolby B (and more impressively, Dolby C), auto-reverse and auto-search you had "the shit" when it came to tape decks. Akai was a well respected name in audio back in the '70's and '80's. My Akai was "decked" out (pun intended). It had a digital counter, much like a CD player, that told you how much time was left (a rarity in cassette players) . Most just told you how much of the tape you had used up. You could also close the cassette door by pressing a button as opposed to the manual method.

This was all I could scan of my Akai cassette deck

It's a shame the display doesn't show up in the scan, It's still quite impressive 20 years later.

Friday, October 27, 2006

...a swiss army knife?

A present from an old girlfriend many moons ago. Unfortunately, it's not the "top of the line" of the Swiss Army family.

It turned out to be much more useful and valuable to me, than the purchaser.

I'm not bitter...nope, not me.
Although...come to think of it. She was a heartless soul-sucking bi-atch! LOL

Saturday, October 14, 2006

...a computer speaker?

There's five of these encircling me while sitting at my PC. So it was only a matter of time before one of them ended up on my scanner.

Was scanned lengthwise, but rotated ninety degrees.

They don't sound too bad either.

Friday, October 06, 2006 electronic banana?

Way back in the mid '80's when I bought my first electric guitar. I needed a device to allow me to "keep it in tune." A friend suggested I use a Banana to tune my guitar.

My Banana guitar tuner

Twenty years later, I tune my guitar by ear, although my Banana still works fine.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 new Remington shaver?

After my bitchin' an' moanin' back in June about my crap Norelco rotary shaver, it was time to visit a new and improved old friend.

My Remington MS3 2000

I believe this model is a year or two old (was a very good deal buying a new one). It freakin' rules!! No more lathering up and using a bladed razor to catch bits the rotary missed. Trimming the "goat" is much easier. It is quite loud, compared to my old rotary. Maybe, that's because it's actually doing some shaving!! Remington, I shall not stray a second time.

Saturday, September 30, 2006 egg? Part 2: Boiled

Call me curious (or an idiot), but I had to scan a hard boiled egg. Just to see if there is a difference between raw and boiled.

An egg boiled for about fifteen minutes

Well to be honest, I can't tell much difference between the raw egg and boiled egg scan. Other's centred a bit better.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 egg?

Peering into my fridge, looking for something to eat. I found something to scan instead.

Yeah, it's a bit off centre. Bloody thing kept rolling away!

That's a scan of a raw egg. Hmmm, I wonder if a scanned boiled egg would look different.