Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Future is LED

a while back i bought a flashlight called a mag-lite.
yes i believed the hype and parted with my cash.

the version i got was the mini mag-lite torch which takes AA sized batteries.
it appeared on various tv shows, and looked so cool every time a police office took it out to look around a dull apartment (even during the day time, see the movie "Seven"[gluttony scene])

by twisting the head you can focus the light beam into a tight spot or a more flood light spread.
the problem with this is that there are rings in the beam, darker areas and lighter areas.
it does have a spare bulb in the tail, and it can be used in a candle mode (taking the head off, exposing the bare bulb and standing the flashlight on its end

on the advertising blurb, "rubber 'o' rings ensure water and shock resistance", but for pure shock resistance go for an LED flashlight.

LED stands for light emitting diode. when i first discovered these i was most impressed.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Mars Bar

Bulbgirl was hyper tonight.

After two months in Slovakia, with very little refined sugar products entering her system, a Mars bar was a shock to her.

This sugar rush lasted the best part of an hour. It has subsided now...thankfully.