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Archive for January, 2009

An experiment in timelapse

Posted by aonomus on January 4, 2009

Shot at 5 seconds/frame while sorting $43.50 in coins. Sadly my old Canon powershot A40 which I use for timelapse decided to stop working, apparently due to the year 2009 bug which recently struck all 30gb Zune players. Fortunately setting the date back to 2008 fixed the problem.

As a bonus for my loyal readers (do I have any?), I just got CHDK working on my Canon S5IS, and I plan to do both timelapse photography (probably once it warms up a bit for outdoor shots in Toronto), and highspeed photography. CHDK allows external triggering using the USB port (by applying +5V, it will trigger the shutter once the voltage is removed), and with the external trigger feature, I plan to build both a sound trigger, and a multi-xenon tube flash array so that high speed events can be triggered with high-intensity flash on sound, or other triggers (eg: opto, logic output, etc). This is a big project for the future, so stay tuned.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, leave a comment down below, and bookmark this blog!

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Die Hard 2 – The body count

Posted by aonomus on January 3, 2009

So last night I watched the Die Hard movies and noticed that Die Hard 2 has alot of gratuitous killings in it, so here is the body count for laughs (in chronological order with COD):

  • Church caretaker – shot in the face
  • 1 Bad guy – steamrollered by luggage conveyor system
  • 5 SWAT and 1 bad guy – gunfight
  • 3 Bad guys – Bruce Willis’ed
  • 3 Flight crew, 230 passengers, 3+ flight attendants
  • 1 guard and 2 pilots – FM-1 flight crew
  • 1 Bad guy?
  • 1 Bad guy – icicle through the eye
  • 2 Bad guys – snowmobile related death
  • 1 Army special forces member – betrayed by others, knife to the throat
  • 1 Bad guy – sucked into a jet engine
  • 16+ Bad guys on plane – Yippie ki-yea m—–f—er

So at a minimum, 270 deaths

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