A geek-type from San Diego, California (user albada)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the APUG Community' started by albada, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. albada

    albada Subscriber

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    Hi All,

    I've been a member for several years, but only recently became active in APUG.org. I even subscribed, which I encourage you to do to support this site.

    I collect, repair, and shoot with mechanical cameras that don't use batteries (no electronics). Mostly 35mm.
    Being an engineer at heart, I also modify cameras. For example, I figured out a modification to the Olympus Trip 35 and Pens that gives you manual control over their two shutter speeds. You turn the camera upside-down to get its high speed, using gravity to move a lever deep within the camera.
    I'm currently learning about developers, and my project now is to create versions of XTOL/Mytol and DS-10 that last for years (in concentrate form) and are convenient for one-shot usage.

    My day-job is computer programming (hence the "geek-type"), and I even have some patents in digital imaging/photography -- shame on me! :smile:
    But I enjoy film and chemistry with my classic cameras.

    Mark Overton
     
  2. Jeff Kubach

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    Hello Mark and welcome to APUG. I also like classic cameras.

    Jeff
     
  3. papagene

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    Mark - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. I wander to the San Diego area (Encinitas) once in a while... beautiful area.
     
  4. ntenny

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    Nice to see another Diegueno pop up. I checked and you don't seem to work with me...wait, are you sure you're allowed to be a software geek in SD and not work at Qualcomm? :smile:

    -NT
     
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    From another IT geek type to another, welcome! Analog all the way (I guess except for work though, abacuses were replaced by bus intel tools...) Andy
     
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