Category Archives: Navelgazing


I have to admit I was skeptical at first. What can a pile of trash bricks, mud and sand do, on a barren poisoned wasteland? Or some pouches of dirt around this and other abandoned post-industrial zones in the city? … Continue reading

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Loxia, Again

Curvirostra, I think, in the blog header picture. (Shot through a scope. My parents’ camera’s light baffle fits over the eyepiece almost perfectly.) It’s probably not Pytyopsittacus or Leucoptera. The latter dines in larch but these didn’t have the clear … Continue reading

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Away Again

for a few weeks. The camera had some trouble transferring the pictures to the computer too so you didn’t see any cool stuff yet, sorry.

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I’ve come back from the Baltics and Berlin. The blog title picture is from Vilnius, the viewpoint near the old fortress. I’ll write and post more photos later.

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The Laws of Physics

Regarding light gathering area and sensor noise are harsh. Well, it was cheap and it’s tiny and has a rechargeable battery. Maybe it’ll do something worthwhile. The view is from the kitchen window after 11 pm. Why do these things … Continue reading

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Digital Camera Buying

I might buy a cheap point and shoot digicam soon, just to enable me to at least document something, especially when traveling Shooting with film is so expensive (although some do it) and also it’s hard to put the stuff on … Continue reading

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Lennusadam – Tallinn's Seaplane Hangars

[youtube=] I didn’t have a camera with me but I was surprised at their impressiveness. From afar, they looked like old gas storage vessels (like in Suvilahti, Helsinki), but they really were dome-shaped seaplane hangars. Luckily Flickr has at least … Continue reading

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Eckerö Line

Trying it again. Might visit the sea museum in Tallinn too. They also have a pre-WW2 submarine sitting in the harbor. Finland has one too, it’d be interesting to see the difference. I think it is English built. There’s … Continue reading

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Ronnie James Dio

Rest in peace. Here with Yngwie Malmsteen performing Aerosmith’s Dream On. Pay no attention to the picture of Yngwie. [youtube=]

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Plotting and Printing Airfoils in Matlab

Gah, got tired of monkeying around with various software (XFLR5 is never provided as an executable on ANY platform despite countless requests, just some packets) so loaded up a profile in Matlab and plotted it in multiple sizes and printed … Continue reading

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