Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Here are the fake smile photos!

As I mentioned before, my friend Betsy has software on her camera that can add a smile to an unsmiling person in a photograph. It does it on the camera.

Here is us, making sure not to smile.



Then here is the software at work!




The software even changed the shape of my glasses!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Creep Cam

A friend of mine has software on her camera that can put a smile onto a non-smiling face. We were messing around with it yesterday and it is so strange and creepy (and Joker-ish). I will try and get her to send me the photos she took so I can post them!

It reminds me of the Magical Realism Cameras from Achewood. (Watch out, Achewood is kind of pornographic in this particular comic.)

What are the rules for this?

I just filled out a map of the states I have been in the US. I counted the places that I drove through, but didn't count the places that I had a layover but didn't leave the airport. Is this how every does it? Am I cheating?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This is a great quote about being a writer living in New England

"Even my dog as we walk in the woods gives me the impression that he is familiar with the writings of Henry David Thoreau and is curious to know how I feel about certain of his ideas."

Charles Simic, on living in New England, in an interview with the Paris Review

Monday, August 09, 2010

Not many come with leaves

I've been eating a lot of cherries lately.