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"Technique?" said the programmer turning from his terminal, "What I follow
is Tao -- beyond all technique! When I first began to program I would see
before me the whole problem in one mass. After three years I no longer saw
this mass.  Instead, I used subroutines.  But now I see nothing.  My whole
being exists in a formless void.  My senses are idle.  My spirit, free to
work without plan, follows its own instinct.  In short, my program writes
itself.  True, sometimes there are difficult problems.  I see them coming, I
slow down, I watch silently.  Then I change a single line of code and the
difficulties vanish like puffs of idle smoke.  I then compile the program.
I sit still and let the joy of the work fill my being.  I close my eyes for
a moment and then log off."

Timer in Camera

I recently started photography after being asked by Subhro to take up some hobby. Subhro likes to believe that I started it only after seeing him, though this is not the case :). Anyways, this entry is not about settling the argument, but something which I recently learnt.

Few days ago, we went to Rajghat, and there I noticed a something so simple yet I never thought about that. I’m not sure if this is the right reason, but I noticed that whenever I capture photos on slow shutter speed even on tripod, sometimes pressing shutter button causes camera to shake which even Image Stabilizer is not good at correcting. When Subhro decided to capture photos for HDR on a tripod, I noticed his use of Timer functionality of the camera, i.e. camera instead of capturing photo immediately after pressing shutter button, it delays capturing for n seconds, so you press Shutter button, and then you move away from the camera, and thus avoiding any camera shakes which happens during capture. I’m not sure if that’s why he used Timer, but this reason also seem good enough to me.