I am now the proud owner of a Nikon D40 DSLR.
No longer will I be limited by motion or bad lighting or unreasonable focal lengths. The world is my oyster! Bwahahahaha! Ahem.
What's more, another cousin is getting married. Wedding photography is the best way I know of getting acquainted to a camera quickly.
I'm thinking of posing the new camera and photographing it with my old compact model. A handover ceremony, of sorts. Then I could put the picture here. Shall I?
In other news, I just got back from Egypt. Plenty of new photos. Some shall end up here.
School starts in half a week. Must prepare and stuff.
I went for an MIT interview recently. He seemed to like me quite a bit, it seems, and we chatted on aimlessly about my various mechanical designs for almost an hour before he caught himself and started asking more mundane questions.
Anyway, he was still interested in my creations, so he asked me to send him a list of all my favourite achievements, as well as a few schematic diagrams of said creations.
I'm putting up two rather nice ones here. Just mentioning.
It bothers me quite a bit that both the LEGO designs posted on this site are at least 3 years old. In recent times I've invented almost nothing worth posting: mostly failures and tests of mechanical theory. An automatic transmission which wouldn't downshift, for example. Hardly awe-inspiring material.
Somewhat inspired by http://www.srcf.ucam.org/assassins/ and intimidated by http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8084831859001361822 , I recently decided to revamp my entire LEGO armoury. The old guns were disassembled for parts. So far I've spent about one and a half weeks on R&D and the results are pretty damn satisfying.
The new guns are