Safelight bulbs??

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Geoffrey S. Mendelson, May 4, 2009.

  1. Geoffrey S. Mendelson

    Murray Guest

    These days I find that I prefer top posting to bottom posting. It makes threads
    I am bottom posting for all your preferences.
    I hardly consider myself as a 'newbie' since I have
    been using computer comms for 25 years. Started on bulletin boards and
    packet radio with a Kaypro4 under CP/M and an external 300baud modem
    using dialup. Who remembers YAPP and YAM these days?
    I am presently using Thunderbird and Firefox as Mozilla now has
    difficulties with some newer sites. Pity, as I am still not convinced
    that 2 programs are better then one.
    I have set replies to top posting since nearly all my correspondence is
    personal mail and the recipient knows full well what he has sent.
    No sense in boiling your cabbages twice.
    If my reader showed mail from the bottom up, bottom posting might make
    more sense. Naturally I set the reader to 'threads with new posts'.
    If you have a suggestion of a better reader then tell me, but I don't
    promise to use it, but will check it out. Forget Linux - I have found
    it seems like a solution looking for a problem. IE is out for me, too.
    Think N1H1.
    The sound/noise ratio of some threads is terrible - how much of this
    thread is about the original poster's request for help with bulbs?
    Less than 90%. Little wonder that the internet is starting to groan
    under the load. Dropping the voltage to an incandescent bulb will
    make it redder and in a green light that will cut emitted wattage
    I await your reply with interest.
    Murray VK4AOK - now there's a giveaway! :)
    Murray, Jun 10, 2009
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  2. Well, actually, it *doesn't* make sense when you really think about it.

    Your statement above assumes that a thread takes a linear path and
    sticks strictly to its subject. As we all know, this is often not the
    case here. Sometimes someone will take a particular aspect of the
    question and discuss it, or even introduce an entirely new part of the
    topic, or a new topic altogether. Going by your method, all this would
    be lost without quoting and attribution, which is why it makes sense to
    do it.
    That may explain why you're often confused about things.
    David Nebenzahl, Jun 10, 2009
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  3. And yet you bottom-post.
    It's not just me. The overwhelming majority of posters in this group

    Like the old Kafka saw goes: In the fight between you and the world,
    back the world.
    David Nebenzahl, Jun 14, 2009
  4. Actually, that's what you're spozed to do. It's called "QUILA" (meaning
    "quote and in-line answers"), an acronym I hadn't heard of until just
    today. It's really bottom posting, because your replies come below the
    text being replied to, just like in a normal conversation.

    Very easy to follow.
    David Nebenzahl, Jun 14, 2009
  5. Geoffrey S. Mendelson

    JCH Guest


    Got my Thunderbird newsreader working again on Mac OS X after a month or
    more switching from OpenBSD.

    I noted your question about safe lights. Someone suggested a regular
    triac based light dimmer. That would work fine as they can usually
    handle 600 Watts.

    I have used with great success a single diode to run several safe lights
    on half power by inserting a simple and cheap silicon diode in the line.
    The diode i picked was the 1N4004. It is small and can be hidden in
    the standard plug, or in one of those Bakelite in-line rocker switches.
    Current limitation is 1 Amp, so this means that you can drive up to
    220 Watts worth of safe lights with one diode. This comes to about five
    40 Watt bulbs. I use this simple trick to dim the safe lights while
    focusing the enlarger. I use amber dome filters on my lights.

    For specifications of diodes see I have no idea how
    easy/difficult it is to buy these diodes in Jerusalem.

    Regards / John

    contrex_nospam at shaw dot ca
    JCH, Jul 2, 2009
  6. Geoffrey S. Mendelson


    Jul 16, 2009
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    itmoxodoelo, Jul 17, 2009
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