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Hi, flashlight-people on BLF :-)

Hi, flashlight-people on BLF Smile

slowtechstef checking in to say hello. I am from the Netherlands (Amsterdam). Started looking for a decent headlamp about a year ago, after camping 3 weeks in the mountains in Northern Italy without decent lighting. Started searching on the internet. Then I found CPF, BLF, TLF, and /r/flashlight.

Like slow food (instead of fast food) I also like slow technology (hence slowtech-stef). Things that take some time to learn to enjoy, while at the same time creating a pleasurable experience. Like developing a taste for good wine, or learning to play an instrument, which also takes some time. Also I prefer technology that is simple, reliable, repairable, and fails in predictable ways. For example I really like my single-speed bike as my main mode of transportation in the city where I live, my masonry heater for heating my home in winter, my 1989 IBM Model M keyboard (replaceable keycaps!), or my thinkpad x200s with OpenBSD for hassle-free computing. It is a pity that the things that create the most pleasurable experience, are the most difficult to catch in words. For example describing why the tint of that copper Astrolux A01 with a 4000K Nichia 219B is so nice ˆ_ˆ

At the moment my favorite flashlight is the Apollo penlight re-incarnation made by Barbolight.
I also recently discovered the modular P60 system, which I really enjoy using (Nextorch GT6A with a Nichia 219C drop-in).

Finally, I am really impressed by the community innovation going on here at BLF, resulting in fantastic flashlights such as the BLF A6. After lurking for about a year, I think I finally might share some of my own experiences here.

Thanks again for creating such a great online community.

Edit: typo

Edited by: slowtechstef on 06/11/2018 - 18:00
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Hey stef how are you doing man? Welcome to BLF! Smile I like low tech as well, and surely there are several levels of low tech. For example I believe in flashlights with only high and low. So yeah, it’s not as low tech as just on or off… Diversity makes life great! 8)

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I hope you enjoy your stay, slowtechstef!

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Hi and welcome stef. Enjoy your stay.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Hello and welcome!

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I’m also newbie here.
Enjoy flashlight together on BLF Big Smile

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Welcome aboard, slowtech!

There’s just something special about low tech stuff, isn’t there? Despite being a “computer guy” I share a deep appreciation for old school kinda stuff. Like my ’49 Ford. No power steering, no power brakes, no computers in sight. Just good ol’ flathead V8 and a non-synchro transmission… certainly an experience!

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Welcome to BLF, stef, my GT may throw as far as where you live Smile

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Welcome! Old guy..that kinda drifted away and pops in from time to time…

Howdy!

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Welcome

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
Welcome! Old guy..that kinda drifted away and pops in from time to time…

Howdy!


Hi WarHawk, nice to see you back every now and then Smile