The digital camera remote finally wore out. But luckily I had a box of scraps and a soldering iron. Manage to get the functionality working with two mechanical switches instead.

Thinking a lot about so-called "mobile creativity". Inspired me to take out my norns. Started laying things out around it and this arrangement happened.

It's not the portable form factor I was initially imagining, but seeing this all together does conjure some interesting ideas.

I opened it up, not expecting to see much, and was still surprised with how little there is to it. You're basically just pushing down on some slightly springy metal strips that make a circuit when they touch. That's it.

Looks like a wire needs to be resoldered.

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Met a handsome birb of prey during my afternoon walk in the woods today.

Eye contact (in an abstract sense) 

Found this artistic intervention on one of the fences along my bike route this morning.

As it turns out, I do have some thick glass that is just a few cm too short for the journals I'd use them with. But, it's enough to get a feel. Here it is, loosely placed with the current setup I'm using. There is some glare, so I'd have to redo the lighting. I think I could figure out a way to quickly lift the glass and turn the page.

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Taken from Michael Terren's Twitter: music tech consolidation as of 2022.

By pure luck I happened to snap this photo of a great blue heron about to take off flying.

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More feathered floofs found this morning on my morning bike ride.

My Sunday afternoon: a 1-bit PNG writer (using zlib for compression).

I managed to get this image below to be 129 bytes (not sure if this will be preserved when uploaded). The equivalent PNG file (generated via imagemagick) is 136 bytes using the -strip flag, 326 bytes without.

In base64 encoding, this amounts to 176 bytes, so tolerable for embedding in a webpage. The idea here is to eventually get procedurally generated 1-bit images working in my static wiki engine.

They have some really great colors this year. These are like Gryffindor tulips.

If you're in the Boston area, highly recommend checking them out!

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