My OU exams are coming up next month and I’ve been actively procrastinating! I’ve got 3 months off between the end of this course and my next one and I plan to spend the time putting together a big timelapse video. I’ve bought some new, fancy, exciting and expensive equipment for the camera. So keep tuned for updates and sneak peeks. I’m aiming for the finished video to be done by the end of September. Hopefully!
It’s been a few days since I started trying to achieve a lucid dream. You’ll all be pleased to hear that it’s going fairly well, I think.
Simply just saying to yourself ‘I will remember my dreams’ a few times before you nod off has a profound effect. My dreams have been a lot more vivid, and I’ve actually remembered them! Success.
This is nowhere near lucid though. Every time I catch myself looking at a digital clock or trying to find the time, I’m asking myself ‘Am I dreaming?’ This technique should flow over into the dream land. When I see a digital clock in a dream and then look at it again the digits should have changed significantly, even to something unrecognisable. From then on you can be aware of your dream.
Keep tuned, and we’ll see how it goes!
My friend from cadets came running in with his laptop shouting ‘Matt, you’ve got to see this’. This proved to be our inspiration, and set us off out of trouble for the next 5 odd months. Continue reading
7 years ago. Almost to the day actually, I had been viciously persuaded by my dad to go and see what the Air Cadets were all about. I was interested in aviation and the military, and my dad had been a cadet some 30 odd years ago. It was a shame I was a nervous wreck though. Continue reading
Some more detail on lucid dreaming for you. All put in a better way than I could!
via Christian Arthur
Thought I’d share some photos of the recent weather and snow.
This lovely, sunlit cumulonimbus bought a nice heavy downpour of snow. If you look closely you can see some cumulonimbus mammatus on the side too.
Head over to my Flickr site for some more photos
They’ve got some rather good books, it must be said. Just little nice easy ones, thoroughly interesting nonetheless. I’ve already downloaded the following:
- An introduction to active galaxies
- Climate Change
- Introducing the Environment
- What is the genome?
- Geological processes of the British Isles
- The restless Universe
- Icy bodies: Europa and elsewhere
- Why sustainable energy matters
Now my iPhone can look slightly more full with books! Woo! Whether I’ll get around to reading them though, I don’t know. I have a huge set of books to get through, none of which I’m reading whilst studying at the moment. It’s a nice idea though!
Follow this link and see if there are any books you like. More to come by the end of the year too!
Came across another Timelapse related blog post. Some great images. Will try and do something like this in a few months!!! Time-lapse Photography of the Milky Way « Goldpaint Photography.
I started doing some astrophotography a year or two ago. Only wide angle stuff, I don’t have the fancy kit to do deep space stuff. It took me at least 3 or 4 months to get the knack of it. Braving the cold on my nights off work with my camera, tripod and a flask of tea. I found it quite relaxing. The camera could shoot away whilst I sat to admire the stars.
Here are a few of my decent shots. Of which there aren’t many!
Spaceflight changed today with the much anticipated demonstration launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule set atop. The rocket is being designed as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. In other words they want a way to get things (and people) up to the International Space Station. Falcon 9 is the first ever commercial launch vehicle to have been launched, orbit the Earth, and then re-enter. Over the coming years we’ll being seeing a lot more of it. Exciting times ahead!