I cribbed this entry’s title from the English text of a peculiar sticker that I saw on the rear hatch window of a minivan and used a cropped version of the least-blurry image I took through our taxi’s front windshield for the post thumbnail.
Category: Spitting Images
A very basic, DIY-ish night-vision camera equipped with 2 beefy IR LEDs recently landed on our doorstep and S. and I took a nighttime stroll to try it out. The short video below was taken with a phone camera aimed at the night-vision camera’s screen while the LEDs were switched on. In low light, the […]
A human hand as viewed by a FLIR ONE Pro infrared camera dongle for Android phones. Temperature measurements with K-type thermocouple probes (to which I alluded in a previous entry: Hardwired auto-off sucks. Don’t build it into tools/instruments you design.) are useful, but you’ll only get readings at the precise locations where you place the […]
Get Set. Go Shopping! poster for some place called Paradise Mall. A warning not to feed wild pigs. Hong Kong Disneyland advert featuring kids with a park cast member in a Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl costume. Call me Bitcoin Queen poster featuring the founder of some local cryptocurrency enterprise.
Spotted this lost-pet poster for a parrot near a bus shelter early last month and, just now, stumbled across the photo I snapped of it at the time. Hope they found the bird!
Photos of and through an alley gate in Causeway Bay (April 2021).
We spotted this poster on the wall of the elevator that takes concertgoers from street level to the This Town Needs live music venue in Yau Tong when we were there for last night’s ALVVAYS show.
The seller included the pin headers but yours truly had to stump up the 2P screw terminals. Today’s recreational soldering: some breakouts for Si4599 MOSFETs and a couple more for LTC2944 battery-monitoring ICs. The photo was taken through the lens of a flex-arm-mounted magnifier removed from a set of “helping hands” and remounted in a […]
A Hong Kong company is running a an ad campaign in which a loan is anthropomorphized as a cute woman in shiny knee-high boots and a really short cheerleader skirt, who hugs borrowers. The fact that an advertisement like this passes raises no eyebrows in Hong Kong tells you quite a bit, and none of […]
At the very least, the spikes ought to be sandblasted and repainted periodically. And stainless steel barbed wire exists. The orientation of the spikes (I was waiting outside the gate when I snapped this photo) suggests that they’re intended to prevent unauthorized ingress rather than escape. If I really put my mind to it, I’m […]
Racked up along a checkout line at a Hong Kong CitySuper with all of the other impulse-buy junk: “Keep Memory Gum”: a Japanese chewing gum (from Lotte, a Korean company) that claims to somehow boost one’s memory. A geek.com article about this gum describes it as minty and says that it contains ginkgo biloba. An […]
From left: call button receptacle, call button plugged in (button itself dangling) with red reset button overhead, and a red triangular emergency-pull knob with its own reset button above it. I’ve spent a couple of days in and out of Hong Kong’s Prince of Wales Hospital, not ill myself, but advocating for and looking after […]