“The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings.”
by Toyotomi Hideyoshi


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"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

photography cube

For Christmas, Better Half gave me this: 

It makes a lot more sense when removed from its case.  Also, it tends to be somewhat energetic about the whole “removing” thing: 

(The sides are held up by metal bands which are wrapped around themselves for packaging – if you do not expect it, it can be… interesting.  )

Which allows me to take photos like this: 

Now I […]

inforce wml and streamlight tlr-2, a comparison

(Note:  I am well aware that the TLR-2 has an underslung laser and the WML does not.  I will do my best to notate where the existence of that laser affects the comparison, and the laser itself was not used in any of the performance/run-down tests.  Unfortunately, I did not have a TLR-1, so I had to make do with what I had.) 

As a recent negligent discharge adequately illustrates, one of the most […]