b/w S Tier Eastman Double X 200 very old school look, very high contrast, looks like the movies should consider bulk loading this… Ilford HP5 fun amounts of grain, moderate contrast, useful in lower light situations way more contrasty and grainy at 1600 which makes it look more Eastman Double X-ish, but with the added benefit of working in lower light situations Kodak TMax Professional 400 great all-rounder used to shoot a lot of this in highschool, so nostalgia hits hard A Tier Fomopan 100 Classic high contrast most of the time looks old school, also cheap much nicer negatives than 200 Creative Ilford XP2 Super very similar to HP5+, but uses C41 development chemicals instead of traditional b/w yields very dark, strange looking negatives works really well pushed to ISO 1600 (+2) just like HP5+ worth getting if you can’t get b/w developed easily, or is on sale for less than HP5+, otherwise not really worth it over HP5+ Ilford Kentmere KPan 100 surprisingly good and smooth while also being cheap, low grain, high contrast Kodak TMax Professional 100 super smooth, very low grain B Tier Fomopan 200 Creative high contrast most of the time looks old school and I dig it, also cheap thin and kinda wonky negatives Ilford Delta Professional 100 super smooth, very low grain, a bit greyscale Ilford FP4 very low grain, but also pretty low contrast C Tier Ilford Kentmere KPan 400 nowhere near as good contrast-wise as ISO 100 version need to try pushing it, apparently makes it S-tier worthy… Rollei RPX 400 not very contrasty D Tier Kodak Professional P3200 very, very grainy very expensive, would rather just use Ilford HP5+ pushed F Tier unplaced / need a retry Fujifilm Acros II 100 need to shoot again, didn’t work well in Halina 35X as first roll due to mostly indoor + overcast shooting, needed higher ISO film + fix light leak + better understanding of focusing the Halina colour S Tier Lomography Color Negative 800 extremely useful in lower light situations whilst maintaining good grain, vibrant colours and sharpness expensive, but worth it, especially in bulk packs for traveling A Tier Fujifilm Fujicolor C200 great PNW film for summer time as the greens really shine Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400 Kodak Ultramax 400 Kodak ColorPlus 200 probably better than Ultramax but harder to find Kodak Gold 200 great for fall time colours (oranges, yellows), strong saturation which I enjoy Kodak Portra 800 great all-rounder, but I don’t love the more muted yellow-ish colours as much as the more vibrant Lomo CN 800 B Tier Lomography Lomochrome ‘92 (Formula 2022) can be pretty neat for the right shots, definitely looks like an early 90’s colour film strange colour-cast on skin though, not for portraiture C Tier Cinestill 400D hallations not my jam with mid-speed daytime film Lomography Color 100 pretty meh for the price probably rebadged Kodak or something, not worth getting again D Tier F Tier unplaced / need a retry Harman Phoenix 200 Lomography Color 400 experimental S Tier Lomography Lomochrome Metropolis a lot of fun to shoot, looks like Soviet Russia Lomography Redscale XR post-apocolyptic vibes especially for cityscapes A Tier Lomography Lomochrome Purple pretty interesting color tones works pushed +1 to ISO 800, but ends up making pretty thin negatives, don’t think +2 (1600) would work well B Tier C Tier Film Photography Project Retrochrome pretty interesting in interior lighting or darker exteriors, but really not good in low light (very grainy) or direct sunlight (very over-exposed looking and washed out) D Tier Lomography Lomochrome Turquoise 2021 pretty weird, very few photos I’ve taken with this I actually thought were cool F Tier unplaced / need a retry

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S tier Humpback Pumptrack wide, don’t have to play the middle, plenty of opportunity to play a whole round without fighting others. Just paint! Mahi Mahi Resort it moves! Just a ton of fun, plenty of space and don’t have to be relegated to fighting in the middle. Wahoo World huge map, rotating thing is fun, super fun when your team is good A tier Eeltail Alley several levels, plenty of space, hard to absolutely dominate on but super satisfying when you do Hammerhead Bridge fantastic for Splat Hammer, otherwise a bit one note and narrow Marlin Airport lots of fun interactive map pieces like fans and moving platforms B tier Undertow Spillway narrow but plenty of height to play around with Hagglefish Market Crableg Capital a lot of opportunity to play upstairs and downstairs Mako Mart old school map, pretty fun to Ultra Stamp on, plenty of options to run around and dodge C tier Inkblot Art Academy it’s a map?

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S Tier Oblique Coffee Roasters SE Belmont and 30th super chill owner, outdoor equipment and decor all over, great coffee especially the cappuccino A Tier Crema SE 28th and Ankeny excellent coffee and food, always stacked though Floyd’s Coffee Ladd’s Addition circle great coffee and service, fun location to sit and watch the circle, also has wine and snacks at night! PUSH X PULL SE Stark and 9th pretty solid lattes, lots of nice modern space they also make the best facsimile of my favourite “guilty pleasure” coffee from Peet’s: nitro cold brew, simple syrup, and half and half B Tier Clinton St Coffeehouse SE 26th and Clinton super friendly staff and good bagel sandwiches, great neighbourhood coffee shop vibes, not the best coffee though and gets overrun with local highschoolers Water Ave Coffee SE Water Ave and Taylor pretty good coffee that’s also readily available in many grocery stores around town.

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S Tier Water Avenue River Trip Blend light/medium roast funky complex taste Tostado Arandas medium dark roast pretty mild but in a lux-diner-coffee kinda way. I could drink this all day! couldn’t be more opposite to River Trip Blend, but different moods require different coffees A Tier Tostado Tonala medium dark roast dark cherry and chocolate, pretty classic taste Water Avenue Boxcar Blend dark roast classic taste Water Avenue Mutu Batak single origin from Sumatra Indonesia pretty funky but fun taste works pretty well with electric grinder too, no real difference from hand-ground likely since its kinda funky and has a strong flavour Water Avenue Harmonizer Blend dark roast chocolate-y and tobacco-y yet still very smooth works pretty well with electric grinder B Tier C Tier Water Avenue Canoe Blend medium roast a bit too bitter / astringent, much more drinkable when hand ground than machine ground Trailhead Coffee Roasters Esmeralda light roast, very fruity pretty strange “rotten fruit” smell when grinding beans, thankfully doesn’t come through once brewed D Tier Stumptown Hair Bender light roast extremely caffeinated, too much so for me, gives me the jitters F Tier unplaced / need a retry

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pre-reqs blank ext4 formatted flash drive for original ChromeOS firmware backup flash drive with UEFI compatible Linux distro installed Steps powerwash and shutdown open back cover and disconnect battery. Plug in power cable and blank ext4 flash drive Enter Recovery Mode: press/hold ESC and Refresh, then press Power for ~1s; release all 3 keys Press CTRL+D to switch to Developer Mode; confirm when prompted Press CTRL+D on Developer Mode splash screen to boot in Developer Mode (On first boot, system will securely wipe all userdata, this takes a few minutes) open a VT2 terminal (from login screen: CTRL+ALT+F2, login ‘chronos’) run the mrchromebox firmware utility script using instructions from https://mrchromebox.

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offline-first laptop

hardware very portable, 13" or smaller older and reliable like a Thinkpad or Dell / HP business class ultraportable, although a 12" MacBook would be cool too as they’re small and light USB-C charging large battery SSD, likely a larger one for local storage and services comfortable keyboard for writing built like a tank but at the same time cheap enough that you don’t care too much about it’s appearance stickers at least a couple cores and 4GB RAM integrated graphics only, low res screen is fine good well supported wifi card and Ethernet jack (Intel) software OS LTS distro, likely Debian minimal with packages installed on top suspend properly supported userspace very lightweight WM instead of full DE i3 or Sway powertop and similar power savings modes and daemons Docker for running local services, but disabled and stopped by default for battery savings disable all visual effects quick screen off and sleep times software offline Wikipedia download with web UI office tools torrent client the usual vim and terminal tools mapping tools VPN clients VLC media player + ffmpeg

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Gambler 500

My first Gambler 500 experience was an absolute blast. I heard it best described as a “Burning Man for Redneck, Car Nerds”. Even though Butterface, my team’s 1988 Mercedes 190E, didn’t even make it to the campsite in Chemult, Oregon, I still had a great weekend and the smiles per mile factor was through the roof. So many hilarious cars, questionable modifications, and goofy people having a good ol’ time out in the blazing hot desert.

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