Archive for March, 2008

March 26th, 2008

Serendipidously Dyed Egg

This Easter the kids opened the egg dying kit and lost the instructions, so my wife just did what she remembered doing in the past, and put vinegar in the dyes. That mostly worked out, but it seems that the magenta dye reacted badly and wouldn’t stick to the eggs. As a result, any eggs […]

March 20th, 2008

Romanesco Broccoli

At lunch today, I ordered the vegetable side without asking what the vegetable was. I was delighted (seriously) to find that it was romanesco broccoli–the fractal vegetable. It was like meeting an inanimate edible celebrity. Until today, I’d only ever seen romanesco broccoli in pictures (which I have used as my desktop wallpaper) and read […]

March 10th, 2008

Amnesia Programming Font

On Sunday I spent some time tweaking the font I usually use for programming (DejaVu Sans Mono) to make it work better for me. My version is called Amnesia Sans Mono (a reference to Stephen Wright‘s joke, “Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time.”). Here’s a sample at 24 point. […]

March 2nd, 2008

Oil and Water Photos

Recently I’ve had a lot of opportunities to take pictures of oil and water, and I’ve managed to get some pictures I’m pretty happy with.