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Welcome to Hell. (Week.)
April 27, 2009, 5:27 pm
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Oh man. Hell Week is bad.

So, I thought it a good idea to take my laptop with me to class today. We’re just reviewing books for Children as Readers, and I’ve finished every one so far, so not a big deal in my book. Anyways, not such a great idea because I’m still freaking out over my paper for Empire. If anything, I’m more intimidated than anything else. I’ve been staring at this 15-20 page paper since last night, and I’ve only got 13 pages so far of jumbled ideas. It’s really bad, especially for this class, since I really want to try and impress the professor, and if I let him down I feel like I’m letting my grandfather down. The professor is a legit genius in his field, and in other words, I’m stressed out beyond belief.

Hell week is finally upon us, and I’m already up to my eyeballs with work. This morning I developed three rolls of film, all with a couple of photographs that might work for my Conceptual Artist project. (Which is due Thursday, mind you.) A couple of photographs for certain won’t work, but I really like them. I’ve got a couple of Sam longboarding down the Kauke Arch path, but they don’t really deal with scars/tattoos/piercings. Well, really up until we get to the Frisbee pictures, then you find a couple with Sam laying out into the dirt and EATING IT, or Scott pointing to his elbow. Hell, or Matt’s leg and Jess’s hip. In summation, a good little break from writing papers, but still packed with work.

In taking these 35mm pictures, I’ve really wanted to get to use my digital camera this summer. I mean, so far the mentality has been “If I’m going to take a photograph, I might as well do it for class, right?” But this summer, oh man, that’s a different story. Everything is fair game, and I intend to fill my computer up with so many photographs. I want to try and figure out how to use the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK), with which I’ve seen countless stop-motion films created. I can set up my camera and just have it start shooting until the SD card is full, then make a movie from the photographs taken every SECOND. No doubt that it will fill up an 8gb SD card pretty quickly, taking a high quality photograph every second. That will be one particular project to accomplish this summer, but I’m more confused with what to first do with updating my software ON my camera. That being said…

If anybody has any idea as to what I should do to in order to…

  1. Update my firmware on the Canon Rebel SXi.
  2. Install CHDK on my SXi.

I would be eternally grateful in any kind of pearls of wisdom you’d be able to give me. Seriously, eternally. Anyways, I’m off to work the Morgan Help desk, so I’m sure I’ll update later! (AFTER the dreaded paper is finished!)

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