Sunday, July 28, 2013

Poem: Adventures in Mystic

These are pictures from Mystic when the night began

A tall boat floated and reflections were grand

I walked by a shop selling dark glasses

Cars on a bridge; I photographed their passes

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I can see my house?

We took the red eye back from San Francisco, and we arrived in NYC at sunrise. In this picture, I think my house is visible, but I didn't recognize where we were until it was almost too late:
You can see the George Washington Bridge on the lower right, and I believe Teaneck is generally in the middle-left region of this picture.

Here's a better shot of the GWB as we flew over the Hudson River:

Here's one final view, that may include my house, possibly CCNY, but definitely includes the GWB, upper Manhattan, and the Bronx:

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Toilet paper delivery

After their first all-day Sushi picnic at the beach - the Widget corporation needed a special delivery
I actually saw this truck in the parking lot at work. Feel free to comment if you have a better caption idea.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Berkeley Bumper Stickers

We stayed in Berkeley on our recent trip. This is a collection of some bumper stickers we saw around there (click the pictures to embiggen):
Home Birth Rockstar

My dog ate the weapons of mass destructi☢n
Shame they ran out of space

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Must be email address, National Grid

I get my electricity from National Grid, when editing my profile I noticed a curious information tidbit.
Who would have thought that the entry in an email address field would need to be an email address?

Also – here is a sneak preview to what I've been doing with Matlab lately (that is me in the photo). More to come on this...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thank You Header

We recently received a mailer from Fairway. It seems they forgot to add some info:
They also seem to have a custom Lorem Ipsum:

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Algae Growing in a Cup, a Timelapse

So when my basil plant finally died - there was a thriving algae community growing in the water. I decided to let it live on and continue to provide my apartment with oxygen. Here is a short time-lapse video I made of it.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Heat wave and BART strike

We just got back from a vacation to the San Francisco area. We arrived in time for a record-breaking heat wave and a mass transit BART strike. Both of which finished right after we left. We managed to have a great time anyway. I'll probably blog about this a bit more, once I have time to go through our pictures.

I assume because of the heat, and California's regular wildfires, there were "no fireworks" signs all over the place. For example, on one side of the street:
But that didn't stop this sign, around 20 feet down the road: