You Need Cry, Dear

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You Need Cry, Dear sort of, very loosely, sounds like the characters printed in Chinese beneath the nonsensical English. The Chinese translates to something close to “Have your express delivery.” Once you start down this path, making the mascot a bowtie-sporting cartoon deer is the obvious next step.

Look closer

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See anything interesting in this photo? Neither of us did at first, either, when we were having a gander at the original scene a few months back, but I paused our walk for a moment, to her minor exasperation, to give the spot a quick once-over. Here’s a closeup. That vase-like object is a potter […]

“It’s a plastic bag,” she said. “No,” I said, “it was a big white bird.”

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Returning to the bedroom and looking out towards the sea settled the matter, at least to our satisfaction. The white, bird-shaped splotch was no longer perched near the crown of that tree. Almost surely a bird. The odd cast to the photo above can probably be attributed to my having taken it at maximum-zoom with […]

“Infinite LIGO Dreams”

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Yesterday, we finally got our print of Penelope Rose Crowley’s phenomenal Infinite LIGO Dreams (Artwork inspired by gravitational wave discovery) back from the framing shop. This work and many others (including many original works in addition to prints) are available at Crowley’s site.

Purikura with props; Or, getting the hang of using a Canon SELPHY printer.

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We recently ventured out and acquired a Canon SELPHY CP1200 printer and the specialized paper and paper cartridge necessary for printing pages of photo stickers, eight identical stickers to a page, similar to the photo stickers produced by Japanese photo-sticker (purikura) booths. No small amount of fiddling with camera settings and a few sticker sheets […]

Say, that’s a nice mask.

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This post was precipitated by the necessity of testing a twitter cards WordPress plugin and my desire to share a photo of an exceptionally charming fox half-face mask.

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.

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The ruddy orange hue of the bellies of the clouds visible over the sea one recent evening was so striking that I had to snap a few photos. Then, I turned one of those images upside down and thought it looked even nicer. And now here it is on this site. In retrospect, I might’ve […]

Photo: Clouds at sunset

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Evangelion/Ghostbusters crossover tee: I ain’t afraid of no Liliths

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Someone replaced the ghost in the Ghostbusters logo with a depiction of Lilith from Evangelion — the original 7-eyed-mask version from Neon Genesis Evangelion as opposed to the redesigned, two-eyed-bone-mask version — and printed it on a t-shirt.

The mozzarella layers resemble sheaths of adipose tissue, no?

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On Monday night, we made eggplant parmesan, according to a recipe variant in which the eggplant slices got coated in finely-grated parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs. Viewed from the side, it looks a bit like a cross-section of some unknown animal:

Can’t have these sunsets without that smog?

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As you know, Bob, Hong Kong, which has next to nil industry in this day and age, is plagued by smog resulting primarily from manufacturing and manufacturing-related activities in the greater Pearl River Delta region. What’s that? You reside in this part of the world and can afford to run HEPA-grade air purifiers, but don’t? […]

Yak Shaving: Resistors, 6500 of ’em, edition

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Above: what 6500 1/4-Watt, 1%-tolerance metal film resistors (50 each of 150 different resistance values, ranging from 1 Ω to 10 MΩ) look like if you buy them from Taobao. That cling-film/plastic-wrap-wound bundle was roughly the size of an adult’s forearm, from elbow to wrist. Total cost: $USD 10. For reference, Sparkfun’s Resistor Kit (COM-10969, […]