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Tachikoma (タチコマ)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 by calixton

Those of you familiar with the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (GitS:SAC for short) will recognize the friendly, blue, soul-searching critter above as a Tachikoma. Those of you not familiar with the 26-episode series should rent and watch the whole thing right now, it’ll save me some explaining and will be more […]

Analog-to-digital and back again

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 by calixton

Looking at the interval between the previous post and this one, you can tell it’s been a slow month. This is partially due to a lack of any noteworthy activity on my part (including blog-posting) and partially due to a near-obsessive focus on photography—specifically my own photography (photos I’ve taken, not photos of me). This […]

Tezuka exhibit came and went

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 by calixton

Slow on the heels of the last photos-posted-late post are a batch of pics from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. They are, of course, from a jaunt Miss T and I took last month. So, the story goes like this: after a couple of false starts, one afternoon Miss T and I finally […]

Perseid meteor shower

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 by calixton

There’s one advantage to living out in the agricultural-boonies of Central Valley (in our case, Davis), you can see the stars at night. Miss T and I pointed the xB away from Davis and Sacramento, drove about five miles, and stopped in the middle of some God-knows-what farmland. It wasn’t completely pitch black, but the […]

Apple Inc. turns its attention to… the Mac?

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 by calixton

via the day job blog Windows-only readers can skip this post. For those of you wondering if Apple Inc. still makes computers, today’s special Apple Mac Event was a celebration of (almost*) all things Mac. The first announcement was the new iMac form-factor. Thinner, sleeker, faster, shinier—the new, aluminimum-clad, 20– and 24-inch iMacs run Intel […]

Google Maps sees all…

Friday, June 8th, 2007 by calixton

…in even greater detail. With Lost on hiatus until February 2008 my brain has temporarily shut down. To keep the blather going, here’s a re-post from one of the blogs that I work on for my day job. This one’s probably old news by now, but in case you haven’t been checking the Interwebs lately, […]

The Strokes + 2001

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 by calixton

Oh, so very cool.

A better comp book

Sunday, March 25th, 2007 by calixton

I like comp(osition) books. I’ve been putting down my inane ramblings and inept drawings in Mead, 100-sheet, 200-page composition books for years. By the time I’m done with one, they look like the photo above—beat-up and beaten down. Now, arranged on bookshelves by the thousands (ala John Doe’s apartment in Se7en), these thrashed comp books […]