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I have new glasses.

Here's me, with the old ones (acquired in January of 1993), on 18 Oct 2003:



Please excuse the extreme dorkiness. ;-)

Here's me, with the new ones, today:




Another from 10 Dec 2004:




My old prescription:

Left eye: 7.65 diopters + 1.5 astigmatism
Right eye: 8.15 diopters + 1.5 astigmatism


(This came out higher than I remembered: I've been saying 6.75/7.25 for the last 11 years.)

My new prescription:

Left eye: 8.15 diopters + 1.5 astigmatism
Right eye: 8.65 diopters + 1.5 astigmatism



And. And! I can actually see! W00t!

In other news: I read the rants (yes, an actual printout) in the final lecture of the fall semester today. masaga was there at my behest, zengeneral by his own request because he is going to give some guest lectures in CIS 736 (Computer Graphics) in the spring. 1 Turns out I didn't need a second or a witness, nor even my sidearm (i.e., Class IIIa laser product2). Weeping and gnashing of teeth? Not so much. Well, masaga might have gnashed his teeth just a tad bit.

1 Well, OK, he was hoping to witness a bloodletting.
2 In case it wasn't clear, that's a joke. I only use lasers on terrorists, as MOM once suggested - to zap their beady little eyes out. >:-)

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Banazir

Comments

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ellie_desu
Dec. 10th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
You went from crazed grad professor to spiffy metrosexual. Good job!
banazir
Dec. 10th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)
Metrosexual, LOL
Or should I say, OMGWTFPOLARBEAR!

Thanks. :-)

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Banazir
twinbee
Dec. 10th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
i still like your user pic
banazir
Dec. 10th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
Contacts? Corneal molding? LASIK?
Or the Sceptre of the Autarch?

Which of the above?
Because not being able to see? Not so much of an option.

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Banazir
Re: Contacts? Corneal molding? LASIK? - twinbee - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Frameless perhaps? - banazir - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frameless perhaps? - twinbee - Dec. 10th, 2004 10:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
OMGWTFWORMHOLEWEAPON! - banazir - Dec. 10th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
figgylicious
Dec. 10th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yaaaaaaaaay :D!

You look about 15 years younger--they look GREAT! :D
banazir
Dec. 10th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
Carousel is a LIE!
There is no renewal!

Ahem. Sorry, just had to bust out the tronkieness a bit to reassert and realign myelf. ;-)

Yaaaaaaaaay :D!
You look about 15 years younger--they look GREAT! :D

Much appreciated!
Aye can seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!1ELEVENTYONE!!!!

*teunce*

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Banazir
oxbastetxo
Dec. 10th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
Meep!
You're blinder than I am...but you look good!!! :-D

Right: 4.50
Left: 5.50

I use to have an astigmatism, but contacts forced my eyes back to round over a couple years.
oxbastetxo
Dec. 10th, 2004 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Meep!
Finally!! Gah! I hate LJ right now.

Is anyone else getting repeated message of.....

"566 Response HTTP Version Unsupported
This Web page could not be opened with the specified browser HTTP version. Please contact the owner of this Web page for more information."
Oddness - banazir - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Severe myopia - banazir - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Severe myopia - oxbastetxo - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Severe myopia - banazir - Dec. 10th, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Severe myopia - siocled - Dec. 11th, 2004 12:31 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Severe myopia - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Severe myopia - siocled - Dec. 12th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC) - Expand
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banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
Meep!
Danke.

Is that acksherly Sinterklaas in your icon?

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Banazir
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Norman Rockwell? - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
masteralida
Dec. 11th, 2004 12:39 am (UTC)
Oooh, love the new look, m'dear!
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, 'Lida!
Heehee...
Are you and marm still not asleep!
Sheesh! Spring chickens! :-D

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Banazir
Re: Thanks, 'Lida! - masteralida - Dec. 11th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC) - Expand
Hardcore! - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Thanks, 'Lida! - grain_king - Dec. 11th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
Cool indeed - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Cool indeed - masteralida - Dec. 11th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
Yay doggie - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Thanks, 'Lida! - masteralida - Dec. 11th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
Tell him... - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 06:01 pm (UTC) - Expand
cretaceousrick
Dec. 11th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
new glasses rawk
I think they make you look younger because the glasses themselves look twenty years younger. You should be more careful when researching your period costumes; if you had kept wearing glasses from the 1980s (as these Moderns reckon it), people might have grown suspicious and possibly stumbled upon the sekrit...
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
The SIKRIT?
Wot SIKRIT?
That I'm acksherly part Gallifreyan?
Knot such a surprise in a group where we have Borg Fremen Eskimo Princesses, Freudian Popples, and Tall Beardless Dwarves...

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Banazir
masteralida
Dec. 11th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
1 In case it wasn't clear, that's a joke. I only use lasers on terrorists, as MOM once suggested - to zap their beady little eyes out. >:-)


Awwwwwwwwww
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwww
LOL! Wlokay, I'll zap muggers, too. :-P

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Banazir
??? - zengeneral - Dec. 11th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC) - Expand
MTV youth - banazir - Dec. 11th, 2004 11:27 am (UTC) - Expand
zengeneral
Dec. 11th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
hehe
zengeneral by his own request because
???
I was hoping for bloodshed... :(

That, and I had all my hw in and nothing to do for a while...
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
Bloodletting
Wlokay.
But next time, it's BYOW (Bring Your Own Weapon)!
I understand why masaga couldn't get those katanas on campus, but a CD can be fashioned into a nice shuriken. (Weighting it properly is left as an exercise for the grader.)

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Banazir
chandra
Dec. 11th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!
I like the new specs!!!
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
Why fank yoo!
Nice of you to drop in.
IM me your mailing address again, please?

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Banazir
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banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
The new glasses make you look much more distinguished and fashionable.
Why, thank you!
I just sent a link to my photos to the aunt who gave me the frames.

Certainly sexier than with the old ones, not that you needed the help.
LOL, sexy... riiiiight...

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Banazir
hfx_ben
Dec. 11th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
Isn't it fine when things swim into crisp focus?!

BTW, I think is a really lovely snapshot ... shows your gentleness very well.
banazir
Dec. 11th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
Swimmingly fine focus
Isn't it fine when things swim into crisp focus?!
Yes, indeed!

BTW, I think [image: current default user icon, from Niagara Falls USA, 20 Nov 2004] is a really lovely snapshot ... shows your gentleness very well.
Aw, thanks!

Sorry to hear things have been so rough for you, my friend.
I hope and pray they will get better, soon.
I'll send you that mail now, sec.

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Banazir
Re: Swimmingly fine focus - hfx_ben - Dec. 11th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
grain_king
Dec. 11th, 2004 06:52 pm (UTC)
I've always dug wireframes for my sunglasses. I don't have corrective glasses myself, although my parents both wear them (meaning I will probably end up with a pair or three). Have you ever measured the thickness of the lenses?
banazir
Dec. 13th, 2004 10:37 am (UTC)
Eyeballing it...
... it looks like about 0.7-0.8 cm on the right and 0.6-0.7 cm on the left.

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Banazir
Re: Eyeballing it... - grain_king - Dec. 13th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC) - Expand
natsunami
Dec. 12th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know if there's anything better than new glasses.
banazir
Dec. 13th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
What is like unto new glasses?

  • A 1Gb USB drive-key for $61 USD, free shipping from Amazon (aw, trask... I bought it a week ago, and was going to recommend it to you all before the rebate period was up! grrrrr! Oh, well, I'll keep my eyes open for similar deals - please let me know if you find any, too.)

  • A new wardrobe, haircut

  • A new car! (ah, when? next August, prolly. what? hybrid electric, most likely a Prius)

  • A new pet and/or significant other (heh)

  • A new MP3 collection courtesy of learning how to turn off Windows Media Player's stupid default ripping scheme, and extras courtesy of software capable of cracking WMA's stupid copy protection scheme


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Banazir
myng_rabbyt
Dec. 13th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC)
Hot damn, Bana, you just keep getting more and more attractive the longer I know you!
banazir
Dec. 13th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC)
Aww---!
*blush*

Thank yew.

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Banazir
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