Surreal light

New LED Corn Lights

New LED Corn Lights, see text for source

New LED Corn Lights, see text for source

I bought some LED Corn Lights on Amazon and they came today. I immediately retired all my CFLs by replacing them with LEDs. The new light temperature is a little surreal for now.

My inside environment

I live and work in a long narrow room, half of an attic. I have two ceiling lamps on a switch at the door. I have three work stations each with a black flexible desk lamp which I bought at Walmart when I worked there. Lastly I have an old fashion floor lamp with a badly yellowed shade at my R&R station aka the couch. I seldom turn on the main lights, I prefer to only light the station I’m at. Though I leave the R&R light on most of the time, its the farthest from my desk. I can transverse my room in the dark but I prefer not to, that’s why I leave it on. Also on the R&R stand is a CFL black light, the only CFL left.

Surreal light

So now I’m living in a surreal world of cooler light and will be until my mind changes its white balance.

Out with the old CFL and their disposal problems.

Out with the old CFL and their disposal problems.

I liked CFLs at first even though I knew they would emit some radiation which I felt insignificant. Then I noticed they weren’t lasting as long as promised. Mostly they suffered from the tube breaking loose from the base. Then after it breaks you have a disposal problem. Price slowed my acquisition of the LEDs but $19/6 70 W equivalent bulbs seemed fair.

In with the new.

In with the new.

 

 

 

 

 

Frankly my mind is adapting to the new white balance quickly. I might order another set for spares even though I may not need them for years.

The urge to clean

Yesterday I had the urge to straighten up the place. I don’t get those urges often so I’ve found it best to follow them when I do. So I did. The urge ended with an extension to my window sill. Now I can put the fan on the sill for maximum fresh airflow. The extension started it’s life has a piece of 3/4″ finished one side plywood scrap which I used to prop up the AC unit which now fits right on the extension.

Learning an old tool

I have a nice 4×5 Wacom Tablet. I haven’t been using it very often but now I am. When I first got it I learned to use it using a free puzzle app. I would load in a picture and use the tablet and pen to flick the pieces together. Now I’m learning to draw with it in Illustrator.

I need more memory for my machine

I’m switching from LightRoom to Illustrator but I don’t have the memory to run them both at the same time. I’m going to run a yard sale to get the money but that sequence starts with fixing my van. Fixing my van starts a lot of different sequences.

Illustrator

I logged into my machine after coming in earlier and it stalled. I got impatient and did a hard re-boot loosing 2 files in Illustrator, a practice alphabet and a lizard head. Oh well. If I were more patient I’d still have them. Some times Illustrator preserves files when power is disrupted,  some times it doesn’t. Maybe I should check the settings.

Here is a sampler of what I’ve done so far. It is all derivative.

derivative art used for practice.

derivative art used for practice.

 

The lizard head I lost was also derivative but the practice alphabet was mine and included a new lizard head. Time to redo it.

Losing my mind

My web host has changed something on its servers. Safari pukes when I try to update a page so I started using FireFox. FireFox glitches too but at least I can recover from it. I may see what happens in Chrome but I don’t like it much.

 

 

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