Since I was in New York this week, I took advantage of the very strong euro (1.32) to offer myself a gift as a Nikon D80, with its kit lens 18-135mm (quite sharp as long as there is light since it’s f/3.5-5.6) as well as the Sigma 105mm Macro lens.
B&H was out of stock in the lenses I was interested in the first place, and in particular the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G Fisheye which is super nice for underwater wide angle.
As for the rest, I will have to experiment this baby.
I’ll be giving invitations to people that are motivated enough to be beta-tester, which means they will have to blog about it as well as contribute to our Joost forums to report their experience, give suggestions and tell us what’s great and what sucks.
I won’t give how many invites I will distribute, but this is fairly decent.
So give me in the comments (they will not be published) your motivation in a single sentence better than ‘gimme invite’ as well as a couple of information and you may be lucky enough to receive an invite.
- Motivation in one line
- Full name (that means firstname and lastname)
- Email (a working one if you plan to receive the invite)
- Blog if you have one
- Location(country, state, city) : be precise please
- Bandwidth (in mbps)
Update 14/04: I already sent nearly 100 invites. Do note that I did not send any invite to people that did not provide any information. Thanks to all who provide good details.
That’s my best so far, I’m impressed.
So I came back from work, pretty soaked as usual, since it is only raining in the Netherlands about 400 days per year.
No hesitation, I took everything off and stuff it into the washing machine, switched it on, and off we go…
After actually 2 minutes.. I had a doubt. I have this wonderful slim Samsung SGH-D900, that fits well in a pocket, and it was not in my jacket…could have forgot it at the office just like yesterday..anyway, I interrupt the washing machine cycle, get the jean off, check the pockets, nothing… somehow relieved.. damned I forgot it again at the office. grrr.. put back everything in the machine. Resume.
After the cycle is finished I unload the machine…just to…find the mobile phone.
Of course it’s not working anymore..so me as a geek start to unscrew the whole thing and see if anything could be done to dry it aah, desperate attempt frustrated that I am to have such a shiny toy totally unusable while in mint condition. (Hammering the bugger would make me feel less miserable). I tried to dry the whole thing and after a while attempted to replug the battery just to have a very nice kaleidoscope on the screen and the buzzer buzzing…
So now, I must get a new phone.
Zoja, apparently had good fun when she read my Skype mood message while vacationing in Malta.
Mood message being “A mobile phone in a washing machine is a bad idea. F*! F*! F*! F*!”