We sometimes have other cats visiting us, and until recently Tuna was always showing them that they’re not welcomed around here. So those visits are rare, but some three or four different cats turn up once in a while.
This one is a bit shy (or still afraid of Tuna?), and usually gone as soon as we open the veranda door – so I took a zoom lens to take some photos through the closed door. Changed in post: set the camera’s white balance to “cloudy”, added a touch “clarity” and removed a touch of “haze”.
On Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at 10:30am, our little furry friend of 11 years passed away.
Tuna (which was the name Zuleikha gave her) chose us as her family, not vice versa. She must have “belonged” to someone else before since she had a flea collar when in July of 2010 I took the first photo of her sitting on our fence like this:
About three months later she came in, ate, slept, and stayed pretty much forever. Until that Saturday 2 weeks ago.
I have countless photos and also some videos of her, some of which are in an album on Flickr, so go there if you want to see them. For here, and for now, I’ll only show you our “Easter Greeting” photo from last year:
And the one which is still my background wallpaper on this Debian Linux machine on which I’m currently typing this, and also the company’s work notebook which runs Red Hat Linux. It’s Tuna on a hot day on our veranda, taken with my 25mm lens wide open:
Today I wanted to take a walk again, so I took my camera as usual, and headed out. A few minutes before I did, I had let the cat out at the opposite side (our veranda), so she was through the fence… and when I went I thought why not head into that direction, maybe I’ll see her? And sure, I did. So instead of walking very far, I waited what she was about to do, and simply followed her around some other house, and so on… so here’s Tuna, outside:
After returning home I let her in again – she was waiting in front of our veranda door when I came into our living room – fed her, and the she seemed to think about what just happened…
And of course, after eating, and cleaning up herself a bit, a cat has to rest…
That was a nice short walk. Interesting to see where she’s roaming around…
After supporting Ardour since a while, and also after purchasing Reaper because I used that on both Windows and Linux, I recently saw a note in the LinuxMusicians forum that currently Mixbus is on sale again. And following the link, it was indeed reduced by quite a margin, so I decided to get it. I mean, 19€ or $ or 17£, that’s a steal for this program – plus they are also the biggest sponsor of Ardour, that’s why I jumped on it.
For those of you who don’t know what it is, here’s a video ad from its makers:
It looks pretty on my desktop (a much newer version 6 compared to the video above:
Pretty much identical to Ardour 6 on which it is based, plus some added polish / features / plugins. And it also comes for Windows and MacOS like Ardour.
I’m quite curious to see (or rather, hear) what things like their mixer with tape saturation etc. will do, so I’ll dig into that soon, and keep you informed.