Three Quick Things

// December 20th, 2007 // Blog

Assalamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu y'all

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1) ‘Īd Mubarak! Yup, ‘Īd-in-the-park/" target="_blank">I prayed in the park again… and yup, it was bloomin' cold! But thankfully not wet, alhamdulillah. Didn't harrass any small children this time, though there were two very cute girlies sat near to me. Their mum was rather clever and brought a thermos of something nice n' hot for them to sip on during the khutbah – why didn't I think of that?!

2) Does anyone have a clue about either digital video cameras and/or regular video cameras whose footage can be easily digitised? Purpose: amateur film production – really amateur. Short films. Not looking to win an Oscar for cinematography, kinda thing. Hoping to bag something in the January sales inshā’Allāh, but have no clue where to begin!

3) I want a Scottish accent. A cool one. Can someone donate one? Pleeeease? :D

14 Responses to “Three Quick Things”

  1. Shan says:

    1) Very nice

    2) I’m not sure what you want to know, and I’m no expert. But use of any digital camera will give you digital results. Do you have a camera? Just shoot it and transfer it to your computer and then you can upload online if you wish.

    3) I like Scottish accents too. I have often said I might want to marry a Scottish lass.

  2. AnonyMouse says:

    1) Eid Mubarak to you tooooooooooooo! We didn’t pray in any park – too wet and windy – so we were stuck in a hall, as usual. It was okay, though – the highlight of my entire day was when one of the cutest little guys from the Madrasah tug at my sleeve and then throw his arms around me in a great big hug! I think I’m in love! :D
    (Shocking, I know – this coming from the one who can’t stand little kids in general! But Abu Bakr is definitely an exception to the rule, masha’Allah!)

    2) Just as clueless, sorry.

    3) British accent all the way. Can I borrow YOUR accent, blease? Arab accents are also extremely cool. :D

  3. iMuslim says:

    Shan: no, i don’t have a videocam (actually, that’s a lie – we have an ancient one somewhere in the house that has hardly been used, but that belongs to my dad, which is fine, cos he’d want me to use it, but i want my own camera which i can trash if necessary, though i wouldn’t intentionally trash anything that i’d spent my hard earned cash on, and i think it’s about time i closed this bracket, don’t you?). Good luck on finding yerself a wee Scottish lassy t’marry :)

    Mouse: Awww – isn’t he a bit young for you? ;) You can have my accent, but only if you can swap it for a Scottish accent – or a mini-stationary set. :D

  4. Editor says:

    I less than three the Scottish accent!!! <3

  5. Sumera says:

    You can share my accent anytime iMuslim!

  6. Shan says:

    I realize I misread your question about cameras, hence my pointless answer.

    And Eid Mubarak :)

  7. mcpagal says:

    Eid Mubarak! I didn’t even get to pray Eid salat coz I had an exam, but it was nice to hear about yours :P

    Scottish accents… much as it pains me to admit it, you’re probably better off getting one from further up north than Glasgow, we can be completely unintelligible to other people (races?) sometimes! I’d like an Irish accent if anyone could donate one. Or maybe French, mmmm…

    (By the way Anonymouse: there is no British accent!! Non-Brits seem to think the London accent represents Britain, when there’s so many completely different accents here!)

  8. iMuslim says:

    Editor: It took me far too long to figure out the “less than three” bit…

    Sumi: Yey! Can i borrow it this weekend?

    Shan: No worries. Keep eating the badaam. :)

    McP: hey, you beat me to the submit button by one minute! :D Yeah, you’re right about the “British” accent point… there’s not even really a typical “English” accent. And i don’t have a London accent. I’m not sure what i have!

    Btw, have i ever told you guys that you’re all completely useless?!

    Where’s all the advice on video cameras, eh? What’s the point of having a blog if you can’t have instant access to a couple of in-house tech-geeks?! Am i mistaken? This is the internet, right??

    You have all disappointed me. Be ashamed. Be very ashamed.

  9. AnonyMouse says:

    *Is defiantly unashamed of myself*
    So there! Hah! :D

    @ McP – you’re right! But I love ALL British accents… London, Cockney, and every other variation you can think of!

  10. mcpagal says:

    Sorry iMuslim! My advice is… don’t get a camcorder that takes mini-DV tapes, I’ve no idea how to digitise that *nodnod*. I hear they record straight onto DVDs now or something? Or memory cards? Bah humbug, I have no idea!

    Mouse: We met this taxi driver in Morocco that recognised our accent as being Glaswegian, then proceeded to do every other British accent he could think of.. Cockney, Newcastle, Liverpool, Northern Irish, the lot! It was amazing…

  11. mummyjaan says:

    1) Eid mubarak to you too.

    2) If you’re going to upload the movies a lot then perhaps your best bet would be the new HDD camcorders that record the image directly onto a hard disc? They don’t need DVD’s or tapes. However, I have recently seen a ‘hybrid’ model as well – which means you have the option of recording onto the hard disk or the DVD.

    Would this site be of any help? http://www.camcorderinfo.com/

    3) I could give you a Cork, Kerry or a Dublin accent – but you must tell me how one donates accents? Sorry, no Scottish here!

  12. leila says:

    Eid mubarak sis, all the best to u and ur family :)

  13. iMuslim says:

    Eid Mubarak mummyjaan and leila :)

    & Jazakallah peeps for advising me on camcorders… but i think i’m actually gonna ignore you guys, and invest in a Canon HV20 – it’s a mini-DV camcorder, but it can also record in High-definition. I suggest you look it up on YouTube and see the test footage from different users… it’s really good. It has also received lots of great reviews, masha’Allah. Only thing is the price… the lowest price i have found online is £499.99! I’m not in a rush, so will see if the price comes down in the next few weeks, insha’Allah. But i kinda have my heart set on it!

    Oh btw, mini-DV, HDD and DVD are all forms of digitial media – even though the first one is tape, the device records the info to it digitally, and so the footage can be easily transferred to your PC.

  14. […] // Photos Well, I think this is the third time I prayed Eid salat in the local park. First time, second time… hmm, the blog seems to think ‘three’ too. Looks like I missed out on park Eiding […]

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