Archive for March, 2007

March 27th, 2007

Initial thoughts on the Pentax Optio W30

Today my Pentax Option W30 arrived in the mail. So far most of my pictures have come out grainy or washed out. Probably because I’ve been experimenting in poor indoor lighting, or attempting macro shots with flash. A few days ago I read an impressively thorough review of the camera based on limited experimentation […]

March 21st, 2007

The Dodo

My friend Thom told me today that he read an article in which Richard Dawkins pointed out that dodos aren’t extinct because they were good eating (they were supposedly not at all tasty), but because it was just so darn much fun to bash their heads in. I find it disturbing that only about a […]

March 15th, 2007

Desktop Wallpaper

I recently took this picture on the commute home from work. I’m using it as my desktop wallpaper at the moment.

March 14th, 2007

Snoopy Paper Hat

My seven year old son folded this hat recently, then I drew Snoopy on it for him: After drawing Snoopy, I realized there was an opportunity for more, so I unfolded it: My favorite part was making Snoopy say “Dude.”

March 12th, 2007

Pre-Ordered Camera

This post probably doesn’t interest many people, because it’s about a new toy I ordered, and is mostly devoid of actual information. There will probably be a similar (but more informative) post after the camera arrives. I’ve had my current pocket digital camera (a Sony DSC-T1) for several years. It’s not a high-end camera, but […]

March 9th, 2007

Christmas Walrus Scout

My friend Brian Jarvis usually introduces himself as “Walrus” — it’s a wonderful nickname. Among his many interests, he’s a cub scout leader. For Christmas, I commissioned another friend, Darrin Perry, to draw this for Brian:

March 9th, 2007

Platonic Solids

A friend of mine, Thom Boyer, recently told me (and a few other people) about platonic solids — three dimensional shapes whose vertices all have the same number of adjacent faces. Plato theorized that these were the building blocks of the universe. Thom went to a game store and bought a pound of dice (I […]

March 8th, 2007

You want me to do WHAT with my Bic?!

… interesting choice of font.