Sit Rep

Some things I’ve been making progress on:

  • v1 of the EDC bag project is done (into sketching for v2)
  • nothingfuture-logo “monster” stickers v1 arrived!
  • v2 of the NF camera straps are in testing
  • new nothingfuture website well in progress
  • Got my Luxi lightmeter in (from Kickstarter)
  • I’ve been having great luck with BulletJournaling- two months in now
  • Slowly learning color correction in Resolve
  • Evaluating my current workflow (re: still photos)

SitRep

Things I’ve been doing:

  • editing some video for work (I took it as a chance to work on my color correction…)
  • building some prototype gear for a new potential project (details to come, soon!)
  • re-furbishing an old analog camera (reworking the light seals, as they were leaking…)
  • starting the design phase of building a roof rack for my car
  • designing a pattern for a new coat (anything resembling a finished project is a long way away here)
  • re-engaging with twitter (as an educator)
  • looking into a Cinema-DNG -> FCPX workflow (for future work projects, apparently)

Research List #32

Things I’ve been looking into:

  • Paetron
  • Better sourcing for Really Useful Boxes
  • Durability of 10oz Duck cloths vs. 300d Codura
  • Kong’s survival pack from Dr. Strangelove
  • Jax Blackener
  • AluBoxes
  • Longitudinal palm
  • MOLLE sunglass case
  • Strikingly web hosting (for future project)
  • Better source for plastic/metal harness hardware
  • Konica Rangefinder cameras

Research List #31

Things I’ve been looking into:

    • No-No (a documentary about Dock Ellis)
    • Our Magic (a documentary about… magic)
    • Mamiya Press Camera
    • 3.5mm 4 pole extension cable
    • Bonding Cuben Fiber
    • Diamond-pattern ripstop lightweight Codura
    • Feasibility of iPad Air2 as my only computer
    • 205/60/16 winter tires
    • Konica Hexanon glass
    • How to mold Kydex
    • Finding a satisfactory camera strap
    • MOLLE construction specifications

Research List #30

Things I’ve been looking into:

  • “The Straight Line is a Godless Line”
  • Pinball legend Roger Sharpe
  • Purchasing Bulk (100′) 35mm film rolls (and loading)
  • Josh Long’s 8-Day book “Execute”
  • Citizen AW1360-04E Aviator
  • Tellason T-Shirts
  • Sourcing Carpenter’s pencils
  • Sourcing think Black felt (for re-lightsealing a camera)
  • Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AIS (later version)
  • Better sourcing Uniball Signo 207 Micro (0.38mm) refills
  • Better Shemagh sourcing
  • Better Washi tape sourcing
  • Better small parts organization (less expensive than Sortimo)
  • Sourcing material for camera straps (via tripod mount?)

Research List #29

Things I’ve been looking into (with new expanded explanations!)

  • Omnifocus for taks management
  • “The Manual” a design magazine
  • Makeshift magazine – Intended to foster creativity
  • French Cleat systems – for better flexible organizational systems of storage
  • GoRuck DIY Moral Patch Kit – for easier labeling of gear bags
  • Baron Fig “Confidant” – high quality journal (maybe for replacement Bullet Journal?)
  • Leuchtturm1917 – high end journal (sz medium dots) (maybe a replacement Bullet Journal?)
  • Kiridashi – seems to be a type of Japanese knife, but very little documentation
  • Gravity Pockets – gravity actuated pockets in jacket sleeves
  • TAD Denim – performance designed raw denim

Research List #28

Things I’ve been looking into:

  • William E. Fairbairn
  • Alternatives to Moleskine Extra Large Soft Cover notebooks (ideally, dot-grid)
  • Motion-picture film stock re-cut to 35mm still film
  • Usenet Killfiles
  • Konica AR lenses (wide angle & fast)
  • A better digital photo workflow
  • Sourcing HDPE (ideally in 1” thick slabs)
  • Bullet Journalling
  • Welding Classes (ideally, for TIG)
  • Alternative Replacements for CountyComm EOD bag (seems to be out of production)
  • Better automation of my primary Tumblr
  • Hosting for future nothingfuture.com (currently redirects here)

Research List #27

Things I’ve been looking into:

  • Sensor-only HDMI video cameras
  • IRC Education channels (there seem to be… none?)
  • Hobonichi Techno cover (Nock Co, maybe?)
  • Better sourcing of Plastic Storage containers (straight sided only)
  • LED driving lights
  • NOS Mil-Spec brass zippers
  • Better sourcing of zipper pull ends
  • Installing Chromium OS on older PC’s
  • Finding a reprint of “The Long Tomorrow”
  • Better automation/curation of my primary tumblr
  • 1/2 Gallon wide mouth Ball jars
  • Sourcing Kydex
  • DSLR car mounts (interior)

Research List #26

Things I’ve been looking into

  • Stanley Kubrick research techniques
  • Nike SFB Boots
  • Outlier Clothing
  • Alternate hand-darning techniques
  • Fiberglass Eames shell chair repairs/refurb
  • Better bandana sourcing
  • Better Merchandise sourcing (and new products)
  • HDMI -> wifi based streaming systems (Teradek et al)
  • Open-cell foam sourcing
  • 16mm fast Nikon glass
  • Better plastic storage box sourcing

Research List #25

Things I’ve been researching:

  • Hand-darning denim
  • Hobonichi Techno 2015 (and sourcing a leather case for it)
  • Local Motors 3D printed car
  • LED Edison-style light bulbs
  • Low-Volume Full color vinyl stickers (ideally die cut)
  • Designing a Quilted selvedge denim/chambray chore coat (NF-J-3050 spec)
  • Mediterranean diet
  • Better straight sided storage boxes
  • French Cleat systems for wall hangings