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Sigh

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Just saw some guy shooting a gun on the street in front of my window. Can’t I blog in peace in the middle of the night, just once?

My 3023 Instagram Photos

Monday, December 31st, 2012

I don’t like to be forced to grant a permanent all purpose license over my content, so I decided to stop posting photos on Instagram after the recent update to their terms of service.

I will not delete my account, and I might change my mind about this, but I don’t plan to take any more photos on Instagram. This makes me a bit sad, because there is definitely no substitute for me to post casual descriptions of my life to share with many of my close friends.

From now on, I’ll probably limit myself to use Instagram the same way I use facebook, to keep in touch with friends, leave occasional comments, and “like” some of their stuff.

Two years and 3023 photos. I was two pictures short from having 55×55=3025 Instagram photos. Who cares, perfection is always elusive. On the other hand, 3023 is a pretty sweet prime number.

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Icon No. 253377

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Sometimes I just feel like making another icon.

A text of me

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

I recently moved from Massachusetts to California. The process of packing and unpacking all of my belongings has inevitably influenced my digital life, inspiring me to look over and reorganize every corner of my backup drives, updating and consolidating old files and directories. At some point I came across a text file where I write my login information every time I create a new account on a website. I am used to create a different password every time, usually based on combinations of insults in different languages—I find those easy to remember—and special characters when it’s required. Overwhelmed by the clutter of usernames and passwords, I decided to take some time and rewrite the contents of that file in a more readable format.

The following image is a low resolution rasterization of the result, where each line contains my login information for a different web service. Lines are clustered in categories like “social”, “travel”, “banking”, and so on. There are close to three hundred entries. I am only active on around a third of them, and when I reviewed each account in the browser, I realized a number of them didn’t exist anymore as functional websites. Luckily, none of the deceased contained data that I cared about.

Stop Motion experiment

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

A tripod on a carpet is pulled forward from under a table to deliver the perfect DIY dolly motion. The rest was shot frame by frame. Work in progress for the Cambridge based film collective FANSO.

Cupcake

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009


[Extracted from the Tiny Icon Factory. Colored using a Magic Wand Tool]

Nostalgic for today

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Does it make sense to feel nostalgic about something even if you still have it?