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Mikus on film

February 24, 2020 5:44 pm Leave your thoughts

Is anyone even reading this here? Tell me in the comments if you do :-)

Another week of Miku-weekend has passed, and despite no Yuki Miku Live this year, I still enjoyed it a lot :3

Don’t have much to say but I also returned to shooting on film for the time being, and here’s some of the shots throughout that week.

One thing to note is that this time my photos have a ton of grain for some reason. Tell me in the comments if you know why that might be, but I’m considering the following may be the reason:

  • Bic Camera’s Film-to-iPhone service operates at a mere 2MP resolution, which kills all the point of shooting on film and creates some grain interference/aliasing noise? (and if you bring them your negatives to print, they digitize it and print from digital, so don’t bother with that! At least if you’re doing Fujifilm, I’m trying KODAK next time)
  • Having a professional camera such as the Canon EOS 5 I’m using now, compared to the ZENIT-E I used to have before, makes you wanna reduce blur and use it’s capability of going as fast as 1/1000 — as a result you win in exposure time, but lose in aperture and ISO
  • Also, well, I never shot on film faster than ISO200, but even though I’ve heard faster film is more grainy, is it really that bad???


February 14, 2019 7:08 pm Leave your thoughts

First and foremost, a tiny announcement: Twitter erased my account for accidentally specifying the wrong birthdate and then correcting that. Until I get my thoughts together to use a service which wipes user data just when they feel like, there ain’t any other account that can be used to contact me there.

Connecting a Fujitsu SS-170A to Asterisk

November 15, 2018 8:56 pm Leave your thoughts

For those looking for it, saving you some time: the default NW-Password (NWパスワード) for the SS-170A is: 999999

The Fujitsu SS-170A, while is a darn good looking IP phone, seems to have been designed for some kind of a satellite or trunk phone system. Other than that, I can’t really explain why, when you pick up the receiver, this happens:

< --- SIP read from UDP::5060 --->
MESSAGE sip:[email protected]:5060;user=phone SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP :5060;branch=z9hG4bK2621781087c1096064fa949
From: "number" :5060;user=phone>;tag=2621781087c1096064fa949;fjline-hunt=ML-141
Call-ID: [email protected] Content-Length: 0
Max-Forwards: 70
User-Agent: Fujitsu SS-170A/B/C V02L001C06

< ------------->
--- (9 headers 0 lines) ---
Sending to :5060 (NAT)
Receiving message!

< --- Transmitting (NAT) to :5060 --->
SIP/2.0 415 Unsupported Media Type
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP
From: "number" :5060;user=phone>;tag=2621781087c1096064fa949;fjline-hunt=ML-141
Call-ID: [email protected] CSeq: 1 MESSAGE
Server: Asterisk PBX
Supported: replaces
Content-Length: 0

< ------------>

and it starts to do long beeps, meaning there is no phone line to call, and stops responding to any input.
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Set up and running!

October 31, 2018 6:40 am Leave your thoughts

Now I can write posts and surf the web with ease, too :-)

For those interested, here are the components I used:

  • Table: SANWA Supply DESKH021 (Amazon)
  • Chair: G-AIR 65090108 (Amazon)
  • Monitor: LG 34UM59-P (Amazon)
  • Trackball: Logitech M570 Wireless Thumbball (Amazon)
  • Keyboard: IBM Model M, 1997 build (Lexmark)
  • Dock: Henge Docks Metal for Retina 15″ 2013 (Amazon), modified for MagSafe 1 (so I can carry around my MagSafe 2 charger and have this one on the setup all the time) and an mDP-HDMI cable)

And the following are behind the scenes, but they work really well for me and I can recommend them without any doubt:

  • USB Hub: TopLonger USB3.0 Hub (Amazon)
  • Power tap: Elecom 3-port tap (Amazon)
  • Headphones: AKG K240 Studio (Amazon)

Goodbye, Ufa; Hello, Sapporo!

October 28, 2018 7:34 pm Leave your thoughts

So, I have finally arrived to Sapporo and spent my first weekend in here. It was so filled with this and that and whatnot, so I had to defer this post every single evening until right now.

Now I wonder how I could actually survive so many transits in a row in the first place.
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Moving to Japan — Part 1: My mistakes, and preparing to move

October 15, 2018 3:29 pm Leave your thoughts Japanese CoE

So, as you may know from the previous post, I am about to move to Sapporo to work with a company called AD-Interactive in software development.

It all started this year while I was finishing my bachelor’s degree, I thought — why not try to get a job somewhere in a different country, though that was mostly impulse and just for fun. I went with Japanese companies because I haven’t been to any other countries, at least not to any that impressed me as much as Japan.

And despite it being just for fun, in the end I actually passed the interview and got a job in ADi.
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Here is the news

October 6, 2018 1:17 am Leave your thoughts

Hey guys, I’m still here and not dead just yet! :-)

It’s been a crazy amount of time since my last post on this blog, in fact, the whole Genjitsu Labs website has been under construction for all that time.
But, you know, it seems like done to me. It’s become a central hub of links to various web profiles of mine, so why bother extending it any further? It also hosts my projects just fine, so it’s doing everything it should.

Things have been going on like hell in here.
During all this time I’ve acquired a lot of new interesting vintage hardware, learned to code for the ZX Spectrum in assembly (wanted to do that since a looooong time ago!).
Went many places, as far as Nishinomiya, the town where the Suzumiya Haruhi anime was filmed if I may say so, or Tomsk, which showed me that Siberia isn’t really as cold as they say.
Moved in to my very own home, just to get ready to move to Sapporo for at least a year, but who knows.
Met new people with amazing ideas, and done a lot of interesting things.

In the light of the fact that I won’t be able to take much of my equipment with me, I want to resurrect this blog for the time being.
So, should I write about the things to come, or the things that were? Tell me in the comments if you’d be interested in something in particular :-)
And stay tuned on other media as well, as those are still much more updated…