Eclipse and weather
It was very nice to see the solar eclipse. I had some good news and bad news.. The bad news was that my EOS 10D had dust on the low pass filter in front of the CMOS and scratched it when I was trying to clean it out. It happened a few days before the eclipse. Therefore, the 10D was left to be repaired.
(October 17, 2005 - October 23, 2006)
Can't win against weather
In Japan we say the night scene is "Yakei", but here in Kobe we have an abundance of city light, or as we say in Japanese "Yokei". I have this feeling for a real dark night, a natural Yakei(夜景). But the only time the electricity was off was during the Great Kobe Earthquake, and I don't want that to happen again!
(September 18 or 24, 2004 - October 17 , 2005)
Telescopes in Bright night view of Kobe
Kobe is the famous city for the night scene. Since I started this hobby of photography, I knew that Yakei (say night in Japanese) was Yokei (mean "too much" in Japanese) in Kobe.
Now, I really feel that the night sky is like day.With the settled TV85, BORG 76ED on GP mount with AGA-1+LCD monitor and E5000 digital camera, the two LCD monitors are very bright, too. When they're put on the telescope on this short leg tripod, it is very hard to look in because it's too low.
* I take no responsibility about modify your system. You try to do the same thing by your own risk.
-To complaint regading English on my page-
I've never quit to study English or, traning as listen English by CNN or BBC every day, all day long.
However, still English is not my mother language. At the almost page, I paying to the correcting English by native.
At some case, quick release is better than waiting the corrected it up. Then I publish page without correcting at some case.
Some people send me the scolding mail about wrong English. But I think something wrong about that because....
I think, let we quit to abuse the other at the thing like just English when not point is on to the language education. Because communication with same hobby as human being is more important than make language best. We have no enough time to make ourself perfect as human being. Life is too short and not everybody has a gift to use the languages as multi-lingual.
More important thing is, make communication and understand each other as a human being. Internet helping to make understanding over the borders or distance between countries. I'd like to take this oppotunity to make our world peace at the future. To realize that, sometime we have to make concession. Try to understand is important. Before abuse the English, why not try to read Japanese if who like perfect language? I have no duty to make English page perfect. Just I'm trying to make it because hopefully little help to understading something at each other.
Coincidently English are the defacto standard at this virtual world too. However, our world does not fixed by mono language. If my web page has no English pages, how that kind of people does?
That kind of abluse mail made me sad and angry. Additionally someone sent me the SPAM that sales Native English training software. Who wants to buy that at timing like this!!?.
Sometime we can find "apologize" about wrong English at web page which made by non-Western people. However, I think it is not necesary. Trying to use English is a kind enough. Pushing foreigner to use perfect English is exactly hegemonism. Not mean "not neccesary to study foreign languages". However, not smart to push English "only".
Anyway, let we make our personality better first. Thing about language is the far reaching after of that.
(* I'm not mean I quit to keep studying English even at my age, born 1958.)
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