Alexey Titarenko ‘s stunning images of St. Petersburg:
Erik Nordenankar uses a GPS tracker and an extremely detailed set of delivery instructions to enlist DHL help in sketching his mug across the surface of planet earth.
Link to official website carrying detailed videos and other cool stuff.
I meant to write a thank you note
for something you said last year
I wrote it out, then thought a bit
and tore it up, in fear
that maybe my words of indebtedness
may somehow be misconstrued
as frivolous attempts to reopen books
of our life that you’d rather exclude
from memories, thoughts and sentiments
that you live your life by now
some framed, some talked of, some celebrated
some quietly disavowed
so here’s to every thought around the world
that failed to reach a heart
one can only hope, and idealize
that they have a counterpart.
This is what happens when you host a BBQ with mostly Computer Science people.
I was cleaning up my home directory when I found this amusing picture I took a while back:
I like to listen to music while cooking, but since most cooking is inherently noisy, the diminutive iPhone in-built speakers need some form of amplification to find good use. Enter the Arnab 2000: Zero-power amplifiers for the Kitchen! Built with oven-safe glass and ceramic, this incredible invention creates a nice little acoustic chamber that projects out the sound with a richer and louder quality! Can also be disassembled to be used as mixing and serving bowls!
Note: Keep away from the primary cooking area, especially when you’re frantically looking for a receptacle to pour fresh-cooked hot curry.
The root three poem from Harold & Kumar 2:
I’m sure that I will always be
A lonely number like root three
The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine
For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic
I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality
When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three
As quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer
We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands
Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed
Was in Seattle last week. Highlights:
Microsoft Research Building (above); UofM CS Building (below)
Lunching at the Space Needle is worth the high price. You get to sit and eat your lunch while downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier and the lake revolve around you. The food is good, the view is spectacular on a good day and the service is eager and efficient.
Jidori Chicken with Roasted Garlic-Mashed Potatoes, White Zinfandel
There is an On Stage interactive exhibit at The Experience Music Project that lets you pretend you are a rock star, complete with simulated audience, fully set up stage (with monitors) and instruments that play themselves. The 20$ video they took of me was a little pricey in my opinion, but if you’re going as a group, this is totally worth it.
Art installation at the EMP
photocredits: me, rob scoble, eduardod