May 28, 2006

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Doors Open

I wandered into three buildings featured in Toronto's "Doors Open" weekend. Beautiful, beautiful architecture and interesting stories. =) I particularly liked the stained glass windows and the huge libraries, although the captions in the military exhibits were also strangely amusing...

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Random Japanese sentence: 小雨のときは、傘は役に立つが、土砂降りのときは、ほとんど役に立たない。 An umbrella is useful in a mild rain, but when it rains cats and dogs an umbrella is of little help.

Hacked another T-shirt

I simply can't resist wordplay when it comes to hacking T-shirts. The bright orange T-shirt I bought at the Wireless Toronto anniversary party has, now, well, wires - or laces, at least. It laces up the back with strips cut from the T-shirt. (I didn't have spare CAT5 lying around...) Like most shirts, the armholes were way too big, so I cut a panel down the back and used that as a bandeau under the rest of the shirt. The panel was just a _bit_ too short, so I laced that one up in front, too.

Yes, yes, a picture's worth a thousand words, but I seem to have left the cable for my camera at the lab. That said, I have a totally small-time studio now: one warm light (from Ikea), a plastic tripod ($3 at Active Surplus), and a camera set to manual + timer...

If I had a remote and a full-length mirror, that would be even cooler. That way, I could trigger the timer while making sure I'm in frame.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun making the shirt. I'm thinking of making short vidcasts showing my different hacked-up computer shirts and talking a little bit about the events/technologies behind them. =) (If only to show everyone that yes, you can be a geek _and_ still have fun being a girl!)

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Random Japanese sentence: うちは黒1匹、白2匹で、3匹の猫を飼っている。 We keep three cats, a black one and two white ones.