Digital Protractor / Bubble Level

So I basically bought the most expensive digital level available in the market the OEM JIingyan TLL-90S and it is really a disappointment. The battery charging mechanism is odd, or maybe the battery of mine is dying? There is no battery charging indicator without powering on the system and even with that the battery drains within a day of usage.

Accuracy is also extremely poor, although you get exact numeric readings, there is no point if they are not accurate right? I honestly hope that I just got a bad copy, but this seller only seems to have 1 remaining and exchange is not possible.

If you really had to buy one of these, I highly suggest the cheaper variant which make more sense at the price point given how finicky this work.


A couple of months ago I purchase a couple of variant of this domain, as far as I understand, Verisign allows each registrar to request via EPP to sort of renew expiry dates by padding up based on a dollar a month or so.

There is a couple of big registrar that offer this service however but I ended up picking because the interface to do this seems simple enough. Well, it didn’t work out as plan because the interface is “down for maintenance” since last year.

So today I decided to give those bulk reseller registrar( a try, since they suppose to expose the API and pretty much act as a API gateway right? So I signed up and shifted my .net and .com over, and lo and behold, the API provided doesn’t seems to support it.

I am wondering right now if I should move the domain back to a larger registrar like godaddy before finally moving them to cloudflare. These steps is going to take a long long time with all the transfer lock and blocks.

Finally got my anamorphic adapter

A decently well maintained ISCO Ultra Star 2.1(red), quite happy with the purchase and only has a minor chip in the rear element. Might dip some black pain to fill it in the future but it seems to be alright for now.

Focus Ring

LensFocus NearFocus InfinityZoom OutZoom In
Sigma 18-35ClockwiseCounterCounterClockwise
Sigma 24-70 DNClockwiseCounterClockwiseCounter
Old Canon 35-80ClockwiseCounterClockwiseCounter
Panasonic 14-45ClockwiseCounterCounterClockwise
Sony Zeiss 35 2.8ClockwiseCounter
Sony Zeiss 58 1.8ClockwiseCounter
Contax C/YClockwiseCounter
Just for reference, Canon EF focus counter clockwise to infinity as well. Nikon and Pentax seems to be the odd one.

Useful Birthday Present

I got a Makita “SUPER-HEAVYWeight” Champion Belt, the name is really ridiculous but I must say it is extremely useful.

However I had replace the original Makita leather belt with a ThinkTank belt, the main reason being is that the Makita belt is too heavy duty and it become a little cumbersome for quick wear/release.

Hello world!

It’s been awhile since I setup wordpress, so many years has passed since b2/cafelog.

My original intention was to start a fresh blog once more on my birthday, it was a little silly for a “launch date” for a site that probably no one will visit, but who cares?