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Accidental Porn

OK, so I accidentally made porn of myself.

My sister’s old camera is a Canon PowerShot A75 - a 3.2 MP camera; pretty old, nothing special. I recently found out that it was broken; so of course I google the problem. It turns out the CCD went, which was a known problem, so even some two years out of warranty, I sent it in, they sent it back repaired. I had to pay $5 in shipping. By this time, my sister had bought a new camera, so naturally this one fell to me (my mom, dad, and sister already have cameras they’re happy with)

Great for me though - I’ll probably use a camera five or six times a year. This camera is good enough that I can get prints out of it, and I didn’t have to pay $200.

Of course the first thing I did was hack around and see what neat stuff it could do. I found a piece of software that can interface with the camera and do neat things. One of the things it could do was to take ultra-long time lapse photos.

So, naturally, I set it up to take a photo every four minutes all night (wouldn’t this be the first thing everyone does?). I know I toss and turn in my sleep, but I wanted to see exactly how MUCH I tossed and turned.

Well, you know where this is heading. I had it all set up by about midnight or 1 AM; I had a light turned on low so there was enough light for a proper exposure, and off it went.

At one point I managed to roll over and… well… lost the covers. So, a blog post with the pictures time-lapsed into a video will NOT likely be forthcoming (next time I try this, pants will be required…)

(It was a summer night! It was warm! I wasn’t thinking!)

Oh, and in the five hours it was running (from about midnight to 5 AM, when I got up to turn out the light), I rolled over 14 times.

No wonder I’m so tired all the time… I roll over on average once every 20 minutes.