electronics

  • blender
    Has a kind of loudness you would worry about, but it can still blend various materials into one, like soaked soybeans and red beans. Has a smell that reminds one of thriftshops that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how much it’s washed. Comes in 10 speeds. ??? thriftshop in 2019
  • cable – ethernet 50ft
    CAT 5 cable that can handle up to 1000mbps of internet at 100mhz bandwidth. Good enough for most internet activities, like emails, gaming with friends, Skype dates, print school papers, etc. 50ft is a lot, but it’s still functional when used in a space less than 50ft. Memory Express in 2013
  • computer – desktop
    Missing components like hard drive, power supply, and SATA cables. Still has it’s disk reader to play DVDs and CDs that might be gathering dust in a corner, basement, or box. Can also be used as a temporary desk or to store important things. Salvaged in 2013
  • DVD – player
    A nice almost square shape to fit into square-like spaces, like milkcrates. Has an anachronistic collection of outputs, like coaxial, composite, component, and HDMI, which means it can play DVDs in your grandma’s, cousin’s, friend’s, and everyone’s house. Thriftshop in 2016
  • electronics – black portable FM radio
    Spent around 3 weeks in South Korea and Hong Kong trying to find a portable speaker for the purpose of being a temporary tour guide in the future. Can play MP3 files straight from a USB or Micro SD card, giving modern music a mono 20th century filter. Comes with a convenient clip. Also comes …
  • electronics – blue blue planet digital watch
    A semi-flexible, semi-water resistant cheap digital watch. Not sure why it’s called Blue Planet, but the blue on this watch reminds me of looking at the ocean from the sky. Daiso in 2016
  • electronics – electric fly swatter
    Shaped like a toy tennis racket. Wires crisscross the face of the swatter, meant to be sligtly shocking. Electricals are broken but can still be used to swat flies or at people who are being annoying. Probably not good for tennis or other racket sports. Hang Fung Foods in 2019
  • electronics – ethernet switch
    Can switch internet between multiple devices at 1000mbps each. Good for things like LAN parties, if you have more than one computer that needs internet, to connect computer(s) to a printer, etc. Features tiny green lights that flash whenever it’s receiving and delivering internet. Salvaged in 2013
  • electronics – full rubberdome keyboard
    Features 104 keys (or maybe 108 keys?) for all yourkey needs, like a full numpad, F-row, and scroll lock. Is slightly curved to make typing slightly not straight. Comes with feet that flips to change typing angles. Switches are rubberdomes. All these features make this keyboard ideal for environments with more than one person, like …
  • electronics – headphones with mic
    Features an ambidextrous mic. This headphone with mic set is lighweight, ideal for Skype dates, online gaming with friends and/or enemies, and conference calls. Requires separate headphone (green) jack and microphone (pink) jack or an adapter to use at full potential. Memory Express in 2013
  • electronics – laser mouse
    A laser mouse with 2 buttons and a scroll wheel. Despite its age, is surprisingly still not outdated. Connected to devices via USB-A, allows for user to interact with digital contents with ease. Not suited for precision tasks, like shooting digital enemies or drawing an MS paint masterpiece. More than suitable for playing solitare and …
  • electronics – scientific scale
    Not sure if it’s a scientific scale, just remember someone saying it is. Probably needs to be re-calibrated often to ensure science enoughness. Has a lot of buttons but have only used the power and tare functions. Pretty accurate, probably. Good enough for resin mixing at least. Really sensitive, will measure your breath if you …
  • electronics – webcam
    Likes to auto focus all the time. Likes to never to be in focus really. Can sit on top of a monitor or on a flat surface. 720p resolution. Used to be considered really HD and made you look nice when video conferencing. Uses USB-A connection. Not adaptable but is reliable. Memory Express in 2013
  • fan – cyan portable with clip
    USB micro charged with a colour-matched clip. Has 3 speeds: gentle, medium, desparate. Only good for one person or small number of persons huddled really close together. Can be used clipped onto a surface or standing on a desk. Hong Kong in 2019
  • LED – aquarium bar
    Was used more often for fish sitting than for art. Is covered in water minerals and missing a metal end loop. The lights are an alternating white and black light, which gives that nice glow to fluorescent and bioluminescent objects. Can fit medium-sized tanks or can be hung like ceiling lights, if you want to …
  • LED – digital counter
    A digital counter that comes with fun buttons to press, like make numbers go up and down, or to start and stop and countdown. Can also tell the time if you want, but less fun as there’s no button pressing. Only comes in red lights. Amazon in 2019
  • LED – faux neon
    Meant to emulate neon lighting without needing to use neon gas and artisans to make. Easy to bend into shapes, like a flamingo. But kinda unwieldy when not tied down; likes to curl and do whatever it wants to do. ??? in 2019
  • LED – menu sign
    A sign that’s suited to be written on by neon wet erase markers to make your shop glow or as a space to write down your schedule of the day. Comes with many colour options and in fading and flashing modes, to suit whatever mood and people you’re looking for. Uncle Weiners in 2019
  • LED – OPEN sign
    Was one of 2 available vertical signs at the time on Amazon. Purchased for practical reasons, as the Marion Nicoll Gallery has vertical windows. Secretly that was an excuse to justify sding more money on an orientation I think is more aesthetically pleasing, if at the exse of legibility and incurring more debt. Has “on” …
  • LED – pucks
    Was used more for bedroom lighting than for art. Diffuses the harsh, flickering LED light fairly well, though is not bright enough to fill a whole room. Is meant to be attached to other surfaces, like the underside of cabinets. They’re not actually called LED pucks, they just kinda look like they are. Canadian Tire in …
  • LED – SMD strips
    A no frills way of lighting anything and everything, even comes prepared with 3M adhesive on the back of each strip. With the right connectors, you can attach many strips to each other to create infinite lines of rainbows. Though make sure to buy from the same brand or else the colours might be different …
  • LED – store sign
    At 96×32 resolution, it’s barely good enough to show images. It’s best for text and large fields of flashing colours. Is programmable via a proprietary software, which comes loaded with fun effects like shining stars and falling blossom petals. Gets so bright that it’ll attract potential customers 2 blocks down and blind them as they …
  • light bulb – CFL blue
    A fluorescent tube that glows a warm blue. Good for spaces where you can still see what you’re doing, but less harsh to your eyes and still do things safely. An A19 bulb. Jeonju, South Korea in 2019
  • light bulb – CFL pink
    A fluorescent tude that glows a warm pink. Used to be used in meat shops to indicate that it’s a meat shop and to make the meat look nicer. Now people use LED lamps. A good bulb to use when you want to feel like romantic meat. An A19 bulb. Jeonju, South Korea in 2019
  • light bulb – CFL warm white
    A fluorescent tube that glows a warm white. Makes a nice, soft glow that gently but uncompromisingly filters its surroundings. These bulbs acutally need to be run from a 220v circuit. So make sure you use this with a converter if you live in place that doesn’t have 220v! An A19 bulb. Hong Kong in 2019
  • lucky cat
    Given as a gift for the opening of Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop. Was mentioned to have bought in Honeyworld. Mildly broken, arm swings sometimes but will need the occassional push. Brings good fortune into the shop and café. Gifted in 2017
  • monitor – 24″ computer
    Even but somewhat thick bezels around the screen makes it ideal for horizontal, vertical, and/or any other positions. However, viewing angle is pretty limited. At 60Hz, it’s good enough for ultra quality settings in video games like Katamari Damacy. Not good for competitive gamers where 5ms in response time is not fast enough. Memory Express in …
  • monitor – amiga
    A monitor for a system that no longer exists; from a time when the future felt possible and beige. Something you’d find in the corner of a dusty shop. Garage sale in 2014
  • monitor – CRT TV
    Features a still of Kelly and Jadda trying out snacks. Has handles for ease of moving, but still kinda heavy and not recommended to be moved too much. Sony logo fell off at some point and the whole thing has fallen on concrete more than a few times. Garage sale in 2013
  • printer – single function inkjet
    A bare-bones but reliable printer. Doesn’t have duplex function but rarely jams. I think someone won this printer and then gave it to me because they heard I needed a printer to make books. Unfortunately, toner ink was discontinuted in 2014. Features lyrics of a song written on masking tape. Donated in 2013
  • USB – half moon credit card
    A credit card shaped and sized USB drive. Features a half waxing moon on one side or half waning moon on the other; a design to make sure it can cover all possible moods,but only at half. Was also the first time trying to order something on Alibaba. Ailbaba in 2017
  • USB – practical luxury 1GB
    Each USB is affixed with resin and random bits of leftovers, like plastic gems, cherry stems, stolen fake succulents, and dead plants. All USBs are formatted to FAT32 for multi OS compatability. Some might have PDFs uploaded onto it. Useful for things that need USBs, like uploading a program into a sign and playing MP3s …
  • water dispenser – electrical
    A fancy water heater with 3 hot water settings to suit any and all your tea temperature needs. Likes to make boop and beep sounds, not like the water heaters at your grandparents place in your memories. This heater’s dispensing mechanism needs to be fixed; still boils water well. Hing Wah Imports in 2019