Thursday, 26 February 2015

Vintage Storage

I work in a storage organization store, and have so for seven years.  But I find that storage never goes out of style.  Some of the old medical storage units and canisters I love.  And they are very rare and hard to come back.

Military is also a style that never goes out either.  Gone are the days of the military surplus store.  There are some around but not in every town as once before.   I know theres one in the CBD that has been owned by the same family for decades.  Old fashioned service and being measured up like you don't get any more.  Selling clothes that would last forever, jackets and jumpers made of wool....

Manners - are they a thing of the past??

So why are some of these manners not being taught as much?  There used to be schools that taught us manners.  I  can't remember when the last person said thank you.

Well, there are a lot of different factors people blame for the mannerless change.

Some folks blame computers and the internet, we spend a lot of time using them which is time we're not spending around other people and being social....

Or we're finding some manners aren't that relevant to our society anymore, some people may even think seating a woman at a table is sexist! And we're even making up our own rules about manners, like not using phones on public transport or not writing emails with the Caps Lock on, because some people think it means they're being shouted at.

So it doesn't necessarily mean kids today are mannerless, but maybe the way you show your good manners has changed.

What are your thoughts?

Is the sound of vinyl better than CD

This is a popular question asked in old school groups.  Vinyl junkies love vinyl.  New school loves usb and digital.  I must admit I love both.  And there is use for both.

But the answer lies in the difference between the recordings. A vinyl record is  an analog recording, and  CDs are digital recordings. 

A vinyl record has a groove carved into it that mirrors the original sound's waveform. This means that no information is lost. The output of a record player is analog.

Vinyl recordings can be much more accurate, and that can be heard in the richness of the sound. But  dust or damage to the record can be heard.

 Digital recordings don't degrade over time or welt or warp,   They can last forever.

Vintage or Just Junk People that have gotten rich

What you might consider junk.  Might just be valuable.  Remember what could be your junk, could be somes treasure, and could be every valuable.   Remember that famous painting have been found at garage sales.  Yes at garage sales.  Unfortunately garage sales now are becoming vintage too.  The internet has replaced these.  Ebay and the internet are the way to the future.  But I miss those days of going through boxes..