Tonight there was a total lunar eclipse (when the earth's shadow completely covers the moon), visible in most of North America. Actually, the eclipse is still going on now, although I am unable to conveniently capture it from my window any more. Here is a nice montage of photographs I took from 22:18 to 23:45 EST. The ghostly image in the first photo is actually lens flare, but it is too dramatic for me to leave it out. ;)
Here's another new toy. I got this laptop for nanowrimo next month and for use as a GPS on road trips (very handy!!). The TR3AP is one of Sony's smallest laptops, pictured here next to a 1 Yuan note for scale. I love this little sucker a lot so far.
Oddly, it is a bit thicker and heavier than my last Vaio (N505VE), which I got about 5 years ago. Aren't computers supposed to get smaller? On the other hand, it sports onboard wireless and DVD/CDR, which were sorely missing from the old guy. The case is also plastic, which isn't as cool as the magnesium on the N505VE, especially since this one cost $500 more. But it's still very small, snappy, gets great battery life, and all the good things a laptop is supposed to be.
(PS. We saw Mirah and friends tonight courtesy of WPTS. Two concerts in the same week is starting to make me feel like college again!)
I got a new toy last month, the Martin DX1. I like it a lot with two caveats: first, it is harder to fit my partial capo onto it because there is less space on the neck outside the strings (compared to my SG or old Fender mini-acoustic), and second I am constantly worried about breaking it! The sound and feel are worlds better than the old one, though. I'd promise an AAD soon, but with Nanowrimo coming up, I don't think I'll have time until December.