I love how Massachusetts has Wild Suburban Turkeys. They are such goofy animals.
They definitely weren't always here. I can remember them suddenly showing up in the neighborhood like ~12-15 years ago.
My silly conspiracy theory is that they were planted here by the government because it's our state bird (or was at the time).
If I can figure out a way to get it cut and smoothed to size, I think it'd be a perfect glass for my homebrew scanning setup I've been developing.
Someone was tossing out a display case of some kind? It was in shambles on the curb. Amongst the bits were these glass 1/4 inch thick doors. Very timely, since I was looking up glass sheets a few days ago. Based on my shopping experience, these doors are worth hundreds of dollars in glass. Glass ain't cheap. Naturally, I took one to hoard.
Billie Eilish was an interesting choice for a Bond Singer, and "No Time to Die" is a really different Bond Song.
Normally, Bond Singers are strong and assertive. They take up a large space in the mix and eclipse the orchestra.
The vibe that Eilish gives off in her performance is basically the opposite of this: broken and withdrawn. They still make her huge in the mix. It kind of comes across as someone with a camera zooming in on someone crying in a corner across the room. I almost feel like I'm disrupting something. And apparently, so does the orchestra, mixed in a way that it tiptoes around her.
Finished reading the first half of The Algorithm Design Manual By Skiena a few days ago. Finished typing up my notes today:
"If we continue business as usual, Amazon will deplete the available labor supply in the US network by 2024"
Audio plugin development seems like exhausting work to me. I don't mind the DSP math, and the flavor of tedium that goes into implementing these algorithms. But the audio plugin that encases that work just seems bleh to me.
subtext: I saw the post about CLAP on HN. I've actually been passively following the CLAP project for a while now. It seems to have grown quite a bit since I last looked at it. Some might look at this and say "it is better because it does more". I look at it and get tired.
I actually managed to find a better glass sheet. I added some tape around the borders, and gave it a loop to make it easy to lift up and down. Gravity makes the hinge.
Won't be able to actually test this out until a few weeks at the earliest. I still have these journals to get through.
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.
Scanner: self contained, very consistent, very clear. Cheaper. No processing required after.
Camera: more lighting control, RAW output support. Potentially more portable? HDMI out. Clicker.
I teach computers how to sing.
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