Few words about me:From very childhood I loved computers, electronics, lasers, sulfuric acid and liquid nitrogen. I always wanted to be making microchips, UAVs and see nuclear explosion.
Now I am doing software engineering and in the spare time - some microelectronics and physics/chemistry experiments.
I live and work in Russia, Moscow.
ZnCdS:Ag phosphor and black light lamp
QuadcopterGot a quadcopter on my birthday
Quite hard to control despite on-board gyroscope, robots will rule the world.
BLλCK MESAis doneWhat a great game :-) It's so interesting to see same places from Half-Life 1 being creatively re-made. Xen part is missing, but I hate it.
MSDN PremiumFinally was able to activate my MSDN Premium subscription which I won in photo competition 3.5 years ago:
Wanted to do that for quite a while :-)
My new microscope & MIFARE die shotsFinally, arrived my microscope from China - BM-158J:
Bright/dark field, reflective/transmissive imaging, DIC, 5mpix camera.
100'000 lm "nuclear explosion" light fixtureIt is a general belief that IT geek should live in darkness with the only light source being computer monitor. Personally, I always liked bright light, but It was never bright enough. Initially my room was lit by 300W of incandescent lamps (4500 lm), then 250W of CFL (~15000 lm), then 500W halogen (~12500 lm)... But it all was way too weak. I always wanted light to be so bright, that you don't want to make it brighter. Now I achieved this goal and happy to share the results.
Upgrade time! LGA2011 FTWFinally, decided not to wait Ivy Bridge-E: i7-3820, Gigabyte X79-UD5, 8x4Gb Samsung DDR3
Upgrading videocard. Using a diamond cutting wheel.Many of you might have heard anecdotes about people using saws and other tools to plug incompatible cards & modules into PC...
This actually happened to me: recently I needed an PCI-E x1 videocard, as all x16 slots were already occupied. PCI-E x1 cards are being sold but they are rare and quite expensive. I decided to try to upgrade (or better say modify) my spare PCI-E x16 videocard nVidia 8400GS to fit into x1 slot.
There are 2 possible approaches to this problem: remove a "wall" on PCI-E x1 slot on the motherboard so that x16 card fits in, or cut the videocard. As motherboard was still on warranty, I decided to cut the videocard.