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One of My clematis’s has a new flower , that’s unusual for this time of year.

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Where does writing a phone app for testing flashlights go?

I think it’s safe to say you walk among the fallen.

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It’s a first draft. I was mostly wondering whether people think the categories make sense, whether anything seems to be missing or extra, whether any items are in the wrong place, etc.

As is, there is probably too much detail to put things into an image. And I’m not sure things are really in the right places.

In particular, I was really tempted to make “Flashlight phone app” its own category… either above Muggle or perhaps way down at the bottom as “Ascended”.


I think ascended is just not going out where it’s dark
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zak.wilson wrote:
Where does writing a phone app for testing flashlights go?

It’s a class of its own: ‘Monolith’

You can place it before ‘Muggle’, or under ‘Ascended’, or even in one of 4=7 parallel universes.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
It's a first draft. I was mostly wondering whether people think the categories make sense, whether anything seems to be missing or extra, whether any items are in the wrong place, etc. As is, there is probably too much detail to put things into an image. And I'm not sure things are really in the right places. In particular, I was really tempted to make "Flashlight phone app" its own category... either above Muggle or perhaps way down at the bottom as "Ascended".

If you really wanted to get anal, then you could assign each milestone a point value. For example:

Milestone Points
Walmart, Harbor Freight, dollar stores 1
Camping/hiking stores 2
6500K 3
Olight, Zebralight, Nitecore, Thrunite, Armytek, Klarus, SureFire 3
1000+ lm 4
Lumintop, Sofirn, Acebeam, Manker, Imalent, Rofis, Astrolux 4
Neutral white 5
Okluma, Sinner, McGizmo, Hanko, Oveready, Sigma 5
DEFT-X 6
CRI 7
Building from parts 8
Hosted a group buy 9
Having your own flashlight brand 10

 Then add up the points, and assign a status based on the sum. Example:

1 - 10 = Muggle

11 - 20 = Fan

21 - 30 = Enthusiast

31 - 50 = Weird

51 -70 = Creepy

 71 -100 = Irredeemable

101+ = Fallen

 Also, I though that it may be appropriate to have a status entitled, "Demi-God."  TK comes to mind for this status. 

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I would be interested in two of these.

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Nev wrote:
One of My clematis’s has a new flower , that’s unusual for this time of year.

I have blossomed Lilac. Unusual for the season (autumn) too.
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zak.wilson wrote:
Where does writing a phone app for testing flashlights go?

I think it is worse than writing a new firmware.

And thank you for your app!

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If you really wanted to get anal, then you could assign each milestone a point value.

So does each instance of the quoted thing get the points? i.e. is this picture worth 237 points? (They’re all neutral white and at least 80 CRI) Or perhaps it’s 341 points because all but three have emitter swaps and are therefore arguably “built from parts”.

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zak.wilson wrote:
ActiveAl wrote:
If you really wanted to get anal, then you could assign each milestone a point value.
So does each *instance* of the quoted thing get the points? i.e. is this picture worth 237 points? (They're all neutral white and at least 80 CRI) Or perhaps it's 341 points because all but three have emitter swaps and are therefore arguably "built from parts".

It be the same as in TK's original version. That is to say, a milestone can only be reached once - unless a demigod (like TK)  decides to make the second occurrence etc another milestone.

 Any angst or confusion about that? Whatever TK says. 

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It’s good that this flashlight is taking its time, so I have an excuse to save my wallet and stop myself from buying more lights for the moment, as the FW3A will be ‘better’.

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Bonham wrote:
Nev wrote:
One of My clematis’s has a new flower , that’s unusual for this time of year.

I have blossomed Lilac. Unusual for the season (autumn) too.

That’s interesting , what colour is it?
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a topic about that FW3A light would be nice... Wink

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Nev wrote:
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Nev wrote:
One of My clematis’s has a new flower , that’s unusual for this time of year.

I have blossomed Lilac. Unusual for the season (autumn) too.

That’s interesting , what colour is it?

Well, daytime color is violet only, but at night there are beautiful violet hues depending on the color temperature of the flashlight I use.

I’ll try to take a picture at the end of the week when I’m at the cottage. Beer
Expect negative temperatures then.

BTW my clematis had flowers until recently.

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M4D M4X wrote:

a topic about that FW3A light would be nice… Wink

What FW3A? What light is that? If I remember correctly I’m sure I have seen it before and even discussed but not anymore… Big Smile

In the meantime, while people are in “waiting mode”. let’s Party

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Bonham wrote:
Nev wrote:
Bonham wrote:
Nev wrote:
One of My clematis’s has a new flower , that’s unusual for this time of year.

I have blossomed Lilac. Unusual for the season (autumn) too.

That’s interesting , what colour is it?

Well, daytime color is violet only, but at night there are beautiful violet hues depending on the color temperature of the flashlight I use.

I’ll try to take a picture at the end of the week when I’m at the cottage. Beer
Expect negative temperatures then.

BTW my clematis had flowers until recently.

Try using a UV torch on Clematis. My standard Montanas look completely different, as do many other flowers. Bees etc. see things quite differently. My Buddleia even still has some blossom despite the winter frosts setting in. If you can find a UV transparent lens, and team it up with a DSLR without an internal filter, it gets very interesting. Orchids particularly.

As well as IR.

It is all “false” colour of course, but everything we see through our eyes is just an illusion, particularly colour. Most other animals don’t much bother with colour, preferring detail and movement sensibility. At which they are often far far better than us.

Then we could talk about hearing, and smell…

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and I caught crap for saying the project was in stasis

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Milestone Points
Walmart, Harbor Freight, dollar stores 1
Camping/hiking stores 2
6500K 3
Olight, Zebralight, Nitecore, Thrunite, Armytek, Klarus, SureFire 3
1000+ lm 4
Lumintop, Sofirn, Acebeam, Manker, Imalent, Rofis, Astrolux 4
Neutral white 5
Okluma, Sinner, McGizmo, Hanko, Oveready, Sigma 5
DEFT-X 6
CRI 7
Building from parts 8
Hosted a group buy 9
Having your own flashlight brand 10

ActiveAl wrote:

If you really wanted to get anal, then you could assign each milestone a point value.
For example see chart above:

Then add up the points, and assign a status based on the sum.
Example:

1 – 10 = Muggle
11 – 20 = Fan
21 – 30 = Enthusiast
31 – 50 = Weird
51 – 70 = Creepy
71 -100 = Irredeemable
101+ = Fallen

Also, I though that it may be appropriate to have a status entitled, “Demi-God.” TK comes to mind for this status.

I have a question ActiveAl….. Do points count for each “milestone”??

For instance, first flashlight bought at WalMart counts 1 point? Then the same for Harbor Freight & Dollar Store… first light from each one counts as 1 point?Total 3 points possible??

Then 6500K…. 1st 6500K light counts for 3 points?? Total of 3 points possible in the 6500K Category??

Or does each 6500K light owned count for 3 points?? (surely not… Facepalm . Big Smile )
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Edit: Depending on how points are counted I am either on the ‘Creepy/Irredeemable’ line or so far ‘Fallen’ I’ll never see daylight again. Facepalm .. Big Smile

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It’s important to keep the dream alive!

Pro tip – don’t eat wasabi peas and then rub your eye. Like I just did.

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chinooker wrote:
and I caught crap for saying the project was in stasis
Naah, the “stasis” comment was 100% right on target. What came after was a bit unclear…… Big Smile

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Excellent “Pro Tip” Tumbleweed48!! Thumbs Up
Good luck on regaining your vision too. . Wink

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Tumbleweed48 wrote:
It’s important to keep the dream alive!

Pro tip – don’t eat wasabi peas and then rub your eye. Like I just did.


I didn’t know Wasabi would do that. How bad was it?

Last week, I chopped up a Chocolate Ghost Pepper and put the whole thing in my bowl of Chili. It added a nice heat. Evil

I washed off my hands after chopping up the pepper, scrubbing and using dish detergent to try to dissolve it off my skin. Later, I was eating some thing (fruit, or peanuts or something) with my hands, and burned my mouth again from the heat that was still there. Shocked

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Last week, I chopped up a Chocolate Ghost Pepper and put the whole thing in my bowl of Chili. It added a nice heat. Evil
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Are you serious?? Shocked . ShockedI am amazed….. Facepalm .. Smile

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Last week, I chopped up a Chocolate Ghost Pepper and put the whole thing in my bowl of Chili. It added a nice heat. Evil
(snip)
Are you serious?? Shocked . ShockedI am amazed….. Facepalm .. Smile

You could do it too. Surprisingly, pepper heat is something you could easily build up a tolerance for. Start with something that only has a little heat, like Cholula. Add some to your food, and assuming you like the flavor of it, you’ll find yourself adding more of it each time after a while. Then, move up to something hotter until you get used to that, then hotter again, and so on. I couldn’t have eaten a whole Ghost Pepper, even with a whole plate of food, just a year ago. There’s also some variation in heat depending on the growing environment. I don’t think these peppers I have are nearly as hot as Ghost Peppers can get. But, they’re close enough for me. Shocked

Trivia fact: A lot of people don’t know that the “hotness” of peppers isn’t really hotness, or even a chemical “burn”. It is simply a hack of nature. It’s basically just telling your hot/burn/pain nerves to activate as if there really was some heat applied. However, it is possible to be allergic, and have some very bad reactions. But that is a different matter.

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I hope “pepinfaxera” doesn’t get lost in the updates due to the cross conversations
No trouble at all .

Thank you

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DavidEF wrote:
something that only has a little heat, like Cholula.

It’s amazing how many people think Cholula is hot. And it’s fun to watch their faces when I put some into a shot glass and calmly drink it. Silly

It’s the pepper equivalent of impressing muggles with a 150 lm flashlight. Like a D4 at its default level. “Ooh, that’s bright!” “If you like that, you should see it on a high mode…”

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