Friday, October 19, 2007

My latest source of orgasms is video clips of huge airliners landing in strong crosswind.

Aircraft generally fly straight in the air. However, when the air is moving with respect to the ground, observers on the ground may see the aircraft drifting sideways. To track the landing strip, the plane would have to be turned into the direction of the wind to counter the sideways drift.

Hence the magnificent views of these majestic things sliding diagonally into the runway. At the interface between two inertial reference frames, the plane twists to point in its new direction of travel and rapidly drops onto the tarmac, thus completing the transition.


My other fixation is the end of the year.

On the 25th of November, a cousin will be dropping by in Melbourne. I’m looking forward to seeing her (and her mother), haven’t seen them since May.

Then the year-end break comes. That will probably involve a lot of travelling; at the moment, the agenda is Melbourne – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong – Kuala Lumpur – Kuching – Kuala Lumpur – Melbourne wtf.


On Monday, work brought me to a glass manufacturing company’s warehouse. It was... full of glass.

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Meyer-Optik Görlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5

Meyer-Optik Görlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5