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This was the last motorcycle track day for 2013.
I don't know. My Google-fu pointed me to this discussion, which was mostly about MM1 files on a Canon camera that's running MagicLantern, which I haven't used... yet. Their was even an ML developer that participated in the discussion. Even in my not-knowing-ness, I had this to say:
-- YES I have MM1 files.
-- NO I don't have MagicLantern
-- NO I didn't create video on that card, so it's probably a RAW dump of still photo data in my case.
ML people: am I correct? I am making some guesses here.
I suspect that Canon's firmware creates them too, or maybe instead-of, MagicLantern does call some of Canon's code.
I always thought that the RAW files were created in RAM, in a RAM-disk-like structure, but if this is truly what I think that it is, then apparently not.
Here's why I suspect that MM1's are rare:
These days power buttons actually don't cut the power like they used to. Instead they send a signal called a hardware interrupt to the CPU. The on-off switch on Canon DSLR's does this. The "interrupt service routine" that runs when we turn-the-camera-off finishes writing any files to the card first. How that's implemented? I don't know. I never wrote firmware for a camera, but I digress.
But what would happen if I didn't wait long enough, and yanked the card out too soon? Yanking the card while it's being written-to would stop the computer/camera from completing it's save. If it writes the RAW dump first, and then packages it as a CR2 (with EXIF and whatnot), and I yanked the card out by mistake while it's doing-so, then I might have MM1 files there.
Why more than one? Maybe writing multiple RAW dumps first is faster? That's probably more likely than multiple files being written by multiple threads?
I never pull the card when the on-off switch is "on", but I can imagine myself switching it to "off", and then pulling the card during the rest of the write by mistake.?
Apparently this works for cats too: not all cats, but definitely (maybe) for Cal's cat. I'd like to see the Kimchi Camera Stabilization System used at the track. Yeah, that's the ticket.
As Gordon Downie sang "Loose and complete under skies so smokey blue-green", I observed that the sky was actually smokey blue-green, I was leaning on a canon, on the wall of an ancient fort, at a rock and roll show, and watching sailboats in the Saint Lawrence from that very same wall. When else does a museum-fort smell like pot? No when-else
A conversation, in line, before the concert (as accurate as I can remember, this was over 20 years ago):
- Ben: "Why are there old people here? This is a rock concert."
- Paul (myself): "I don't know. Maybe they are related?"
- Ben to Man-in-line: "Excuse me sir, are your related to anyone in the band?"
- Man-in-line, "Why yes, I am the bass player's father. I am Dean of the School of Medicine."
- Ben, "I am working on my Physics PhD at Clarkson."
- Man-in-line, "I went to school with a guy that wrote stuff on Post-Its, put them together, and that was [the thesis for] his physics PhD."
The Tragically Hip's second record, Up to Here, went diamond. A quick calculation based on a Google search shows that that-makes-it three times more popular per capita, in Canada, than Michael Jackson's Thriller was in the US.
Interestingly, or not, I was offered a position at another fort (recreated I believe) called Fort William Henry (as in The Last of the Mohicans). My job, if I had chosen to accept it, would have been to throw tomahawks at targets. No, I am not a real Native American. Most of my family has only been in the USA for a few generations. Yes, they expected me to wear my anachronistic eye glasses.
Here's "New Orléans is Sinking". That's the song with the "skies so smokey blue-green". It was released over 15 years before Hurricane Katrina, so it was meant as no-disrespect. The "sinking" is probably a pun about the St. James Cemetary, and having a rough time of it.
Here's what Fort Henry is like when it isn't hosting a rock and roll show:
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- The family shares their farm's address publicly at www.facebook.com/GrinterFarms, and at krisgrinter.blogspot.com. The farm is at 24154 Stillwell Rd., Lawrence, Kansas 66044. Why do I have the address here? Hopefully folks that Google this address, can find this photo, and will enjoy it.
- The full-sized image has 8790 x 2669 pixels of resolution. The TIFF version is 447 Megabytes, the .JPG version that's on RedBubble.com is 15.5 Megabytes, and the Wallpaper version is 9.92 megabytes.
- The size of this image's RAW data was 142 Megabytes, and 108 megapixels. It started out as 6 images, each with 5184 x 3456 resolution.
I was really looking forward to photographing the pacific northwest. Seattle is near an actual rain-forest, that's cool. All did not go to plan. For one thing: I was sick-in-bed for all but a few of hours each day. Such is life with CFS. For another thing: I had the completely wrong equipment.
We moved to a new home just before making this trip. My photographic equipment was packed somewhere, but I didn't know where. I wanted a small camera for day-to-day photos anyway, so I purchased Canon's SL1, which is the world's smallest DSLR.
I also purchased Canon's 40 mm pancake lens. Now obviously one, and only one, focal length, is extremely limiting, especially when it's a focal length that's not wide enough for landscapes, and not long enough for images of people who are far away, and in a dark room, but I thought of it as a challenge.
Apparently it was too much of a challenge. These are the only keepers, and I am not satisfied with even these.
...has too many stains for me. I expect a bed to have 2 or 3 stains at most.
Why so many images (6) of Marlin Johnson? Because he specifically asked me to take photos of his riding.