“Mike dear, a present ought not to be very expensive – unless you are trying to get a girl to marry you, or something. Especially ‘something’.
But a present should show that you thought about it and considered that person’s tastes. Something he would enjoy but probably would not buy for himself.”
“Stranger In A Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
One of the nice things of growing older is that you can buy yourself the best gifts — and this year I decided to replace my camera (or put another one at her side):
I am still trying her out … it’s a different system than my Pentax K10D — for example, you really set the aperture on the lens itself. But it has some impressive features, and even ISO 6400 is usable. And it fits into my jacket pocket 🙂
So, there are few postings still to come (regarding scientific work — the more interesting and difficult ones to write), some ideas for future projects and the like. But for now, I think back on 2012 and I am (mostly) content. I finished my work in a rather large (work) project, I had some nice ideas, even realized some, and I published the second edition of “Organizing Creativity“, which looks fine:
Hmm, was this really only this year? Time flies …
Well, anyway, have some nice days 🙂