“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, […]

100-year-old people are much more common than 4-year-old mice.

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The title of this post is taken from a statement made by Dr. Richard Miller, professor of pathology in the Geriatrics Center of the Medical School, as quoted in an April 2004 U. Mich. press release (World’s oldest mouse reaches milestone birthday, via this Reddit thread). One of the Reddit posters found Yoda the mouse’s […]

James looks up, a CSS animation

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In the Track of the Bookworm (used books)

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It seems a heckuva lot easier to find old books that are worth reading than to choose new (newly-published) books that won’t trigger buyer’s/reader’s remorse. In the Track of the Bookworm is a book published just before the end of the 19th century. The author, one Irving Browne, dedicated it: To book-worms all, of high […]