April 25th, 2003

2020 lack of vision

126 film woes, wiki actually useful for once

Fuming, fuming. Today I was hoping to have the first of my 126 shots (square format 35) back to post here, all the more anticipacious because it had an old film already half shot off when I bought the second-hand camera, but Jessops had failed to print it for reasons no-one could adequately explain. I have this horrible feeling that this is because the mechanic has not communicated the state of the machine properly to admin (who insist that this service is available until May 5) and that in 7 working days I will return and find that the film has bounced again. Congrats to Jessops, incidentally, for stopping their service just as I got a nice 126 camera and a steady supply of film. None of the postal services do 126 (not even the one which has shops which do) so it's time to go find that friendly local developer I can bully into printing weird stuff who has a flexible approach to film formats. On my way out of google, I stopped off briefly on the wikipedia to contribute to the (already not bad) sum of human knowledge about 126 film. I introduced Josh (my placement) to Wikis this week. Almost inevitably, the Wiki in question now has JoshIsGod as an entry.

But, on the bright side, the BBC have upgraded European Eagle Owls again. They're now capable of attacking cats, small dogs and possibly a small child. Oooh, scary.
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