Archive | October, 2016

Halloween Skate


Ever wonder what it’s like to traverse the city with a costume and skates on?  Well, here we are!  This is the Landskaters‘ official Halloween Skate.  Unfortunately only happens once a year.  Typically, we are on skates.  This one day we are also dressed up (some of us). Well, I think most of these pics […]

Walking around Philly


Yeah, yeah, more photos from my first day with new Nikon cam.  This time it’s walking around Philly.  Ultimate destination was Mixto for a brunch (which we missed by just a few minutes LOL).  Well, here’s a glimpse of a nice Philly day for you.  Cheers Selfie mode! Absolutely gorgeous fall day today!  I hope […]

Just a Saturday Skate


Testing out the new camera, I just had to take it out for a skate!  Somehow I have a feeling there is going to be more of these posts now that I have a new toy that is waterproof (sweat, yo!) and fits so very nicely into my pocket… Anyway, today was a ~20-mile skate […]

Davis, CA


There are three kinds of people here—it is now apparent to me: the Tall, the Asian, and the Others. The Others are a silent majority—I am one, too—and they move in-and-out of the occasional Tall and the clouds of the Asian, silently. The place is majestic in its own right, just look at all the […]

Philly vote


Walking around Pine street here in Philly, I stumbled upon a nice contract.  One side of the street is all about the Democrats and the other not-so-much.  I like the contrast. Look to your left, what do you see? Bernie Bernie Bernie! Feel the Bern? Well, I sure as fuck do not… Didn’t he… NOT […]

Light booth for 360 photos


So, naturally, being an engineer, I over engineer.  Instead of taking photos of stuff I find on the streets I am constructing an elaborate lightbox-type of a setup where I am planning to take 360º photos, convert them into videos and animated GIFs and post those.  Sigh.  Well, I’m a dang engineer, what do you […]

Walking in Philly + Art Museum


It was a pleasant day, this last Saturday, here in Philly, so I’ve decided to take a walk with a friend and share the findings with y’all. Philly is a great city—walkable. Lots of interesting things to look for here and I’ve tried to hit up my fav spots: Rittenhouse Park, the Art Museum, and […]

One Day Find


I have long been fascinated with objects of human creation; and I’m not talking about the pyramids of Egypt or space crafts. A fork is something that, at some point, did not exist, and neither did a cell phone.  I am flabbergasted at the items I see all around me at all times.  I find […]



Interesting read, about the history of tweezers.  Honestly, I did not realize (or think about) how old these things really are: humans needed support to precisely pick up small objects for a very long time.  Think about the use of tweezers in medicine, too—I bet these are even more used than a scalpel.