Hey, we’ve got all those puzzles…maybe this is a good time to work on one?

There’s the border! This is kinda fun!

Hmmmm.

So many pieces. Why did we want to do this?

A little more progress.

A few sections are starting to come together.

Suddenly we hit the point of no return…

…and violà! Success!

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 16 posts previously published on April 4th

  • 2019
    • 🖖 #StarTrekDiscovery S02E12 Klingons that didn’t annoy me (L’Rell’s dress was great)! The time crystals are a bit too magic-y (much like the dark matter that seems able to do whatever the plot needs), but okay. Pike’s vision was a pleasant surprise. And Control is a T-1000 now?
    • Book twenty-nine of 2019: Double Star, by Robert Heinlein. ⭐️⭐️1/2 1956 Hugo Best Novel 📚 Still too much early-Heinlein manly men and weepy women characterizations, and I saw the end coming, but at least I didn’t roll my eyes through the entire thing. An improvement!
  • 2016
    • I like my laugh lines. I may be gaining wrinkles as I age, but they’re friendly wrinkles. I’m okay with this. (95/366)
  • 2014
    • Paused for a bit of self(ie)-reflection after delivering some paperwork. ;) (2nd try, as this didn’t cross-post to Facebook for some reason.)
  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Penguin Floozies The most bizarre aspect of penguin sexuality is the female's penchant for prostituting herself to acquire pebbles to line her nest.
  • 2005
    • The House of the Rising Sun Nobody's sure yet -- and, in truth, we may never be -- but there's at least a good possibility that archaeologists in New Orleans may have found _the_ House of the Rising Sun.
  • 2004
    • Back When Anchorage was Cool Believe it or not — and these days, many people likely wouldn't — Anchorage used to have a pretty active underground scene. I spent many, many years as part of it, both as a spectator and as a participant, and it went a long way to shaping the person I am today. I've got a lot of fond memories of those times.
  • 2003
    • Excessive My lord. This website went overbudget and cost four million dollars. I need a web design job for the Australian government.
    • Get involved! As cheesy as it sounds, I believe that if we all start actually paying attention and getting involved, we can make a difference. I'm making an attempt. How about the rest of you?
    • You like pain? You like pain? [whack] Try wearing a corset! [whack]
    • Regime change Sen. Kerry seems to be paying close attention to Howard Dean's speeches, moving away from his previously stated intent of stopping criticism of Bush in order to propose US 'regime change.' Unfortunately, where Dean says similar things and manages to both sound like he's speaking from the heart rather than a script and stand by those statments later on, Kerry, when pressed, starts to waffle.
    • Sssssshhhhhh At this difficult time, President Bush needs my support. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld needs my support. General Tommy Franks needs my support. It is not my function as a citizen in a participatory democracy to question our leaders. And to exercise my constitutional right — nay, duty — to do so would be un-American.
  • 2002
    • Yay for temp agencies! It's not a long term deal at all, but I'll at least have an assignment for the next couple days. Today's called with a slight emergency today -- a 2-day posting at Microsoft, working a swing shift from 2pm-10:30pm.
  • 2001
    • I love finding things like this… It got to the point with Linux where I was saying, 'I'm so tired of constant sysadmin battles...I just want something that works.' You know what? Mac OS X just works.
    • Wudicam down Ah, well. Y'all will just have to satisfy your voyeuristic urges somewhere else for now.

Need a webcam? Want to hook up a second webcam for multi-cam streaming? EpocCam from Kinoni lets you connect your phone to your computer as a second video input!

It works either wirelessly over WiFi or with a direct USB cable connection for lower latency.

I’ve only played with the iPhone version, but there looks to be an Android version as well, and they should both work with either Mac or PC computers. It’s slightly fiddly to set up, but I got it working:

  1. Install the EpocCam app on your phone.
  2. Install the driver from Kinoni’s website on your computer.
  3. Reboot.
  4. Launch the EpocCam app on your phone. It’ll show a “connecting” screen.
  5. Launch whatever app you want to use the video input.
  6. Go into the video settings and choose EpocCam as a source.
  7. Magic!

There’s a non-zero probability that I may be using this setup as part of my weekly DJ livestreaming on Twitch on Saturday mornings. Just saying. :)

DJ Wüdi on Twitch

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 26 posts previously published on April 3rd

  • 2019
  • 2017
    • Book twenty-three of 2017: The Fearful Summons, by Denny Martin Flinn. ⭐️ #startrek #tos
  • 2016
    • From earlier today: Reading and munching on a home made cinnamon butterscotch cookie as big as my head. (94/366)
  • 2014
    • May 1996, so I’d be 23 here, at the Pit (my apartment). The speakers were Casey’s, the rest of the stuff on the shelves (videotapes!) a jumble of all the roommates’ stuff. Sadly, the classic Pearl Jam shirt is long gone. #throwbackthursday
  • 2011
    • My first computer: The Osborne 1 This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of one of the first 'portable' computers, which also happens to be the first home computer that my family had. This was the machine that first got me into much of the geekery I've been into for years.
  • 2009
    • Ritz Cameras Closing 11 Washington Stores My former employer, Ritz Cameras, has just announced that they're closing more than 300 stores across the country. Of those, eleven are based here in Washington. I'd actually heard a little bit about this through a former coworker whose store is one of the eleven, but I had no idea it was going to be this widespread.
  • 2007
    • BlueJ to Xcode translation? Might there be anyone out there with Java development under Xcode experience who has a few minutes to spare helping me figure out how to translate this page into something useable on my computer? I've gotten as far as getting Xcode installed, but...well, after that, I'm kind of stuck.
    • Random Updates Quick updates: Last quarter's grades, spring break in Long Beach, Confessional, Utilikilts, this quarter at school, and Norwescon.
  • 2006
    • 5,000 photos I just realized that I've recently passed the 5,000 photo mark in my Flickr account. If I'd thought about it ahead of time, I would probably have chosen something else for my five thousandth photo.
    • Fresh Hare / All This and Rabbit Stew A couple of nights ago, we popped in a collection of Bugs Bunny cartoons and settled back for a fun evening of cartoon silliness. What we didn't expect to discover was that two of the cartoons on the disc are shorts that have been either edited or outright banned for many years due to racist content.
    • Nullifidian Nullifidian: Of no faith; also, not trusting to faith for salvation; — opposed to solifidian. Feltham.
  • 2005
    • Countdown… ...one month 'till my birthday. May 3rd, I hit 32.
    • Cyperpunk update About a year and a half ago, I put up a post about Billy Idol's Cyberpunk album and included an OS X disc image of the floppy that came with the special edition package. Thanks to Kinko's keeping floppy drives attached to their rental Macs, there's now a new, freshly-created disc image available for download.
    • Slut! Doesn’t sex just kick ass? You love it and your friends love it and your playmates love it. Sex is that overflowing bowl of ice cream you just have to share with the world. Because maybe, just maybe, if we can get more happy good sex out into the world, we can make it a happier place for everyone in it. You know how to communicate about what you want and how to listen to your partner’s desires. You even use your turn signals. You’re just an all around good person. You are one of the beautiful people.
    • Snapshots from an evening A few short scenes from an evening out
  • 2004
    • The chef’s special I know this is juvenile, and I know that it's a real food item…but I really have to think that classy restaurants should avoid naming a $22 dish 'The Captain's Pupu Tower.'
    • Upcoming movies Every so often, Prairie and I will go through Apple's movie trailer page, checking out what's coming up in the next few months and seeing what interests us. Here's today's batch of possibilities (in no particular order)…
    • Symphony #2 for Dot Matrix Printers Each of the printers plays from a different 'part' comprised of rhythms and pitches made up of letters of the alphabet, punctuation marks and other characters.
    • iChat just went bye-bye When I switched iChat into text and names mode, everything in the chat window went blank. I could see what I was typing in the text input field, and hear when messages came through by the 'bloop' sound…but I couldn't see anything!
    • Gmail and Safari So I got curious about Gmail, Google's new e-mail service, and thought I'd stop by to take a look. Somehow, I'm not very impressed so far.
    • Kinja So all the buzz over the past few days (aside from whether or not Google's e-mail service is an April Fool's Joke or not) has been Kinja. Essentially, Kinja is yet another web-based news aggregator, this time with the stated goal of exposing more weblogs to people who aren't already sucked into the weblog world.
    • The Heirophant’s Proselytizer Questionnaire Ellenoir pointed out a fascinating page that I'd not seen before: The Heirophant's Proselytizer Questionnaire, one person's response to being constantly harassed by missionaries of one faith or another trying to 'save' or 'convert' him.
    • T minus one month and counting The first few days in May were usually busy days in my family. My birthday is May 3rd (I'll be 31 this year), my little brother Kevin's is the next day (we're three years and one day apart — he'll be 28), and my best friend from fourth grade on, Royce, has his birthday on the 5th (he'll be 31 also).
  • 2003
    • Memo/Assemblage 23 Got back a bit ago from seeing Memo and Assemblage 23 at The Vogue. Good show, but I'm exhausted. Going to be kind of an early bedtime for me tonight.
  • 2001
    • Renee…yum… It was, however, something of a Renee Zellweger day for me -- picked up two movies with her in it. Not really setting out to do that, just that they both got released today.
  • 1996

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 27 posts previously published on April 2nd

  • 2019
    • A thought I’ve had on occasion, and has resurfaced thanks to India’s anti-satellite test threatening the ISS: What if the reason we’ve never heard from an alien race is that they all ended up with so much orbital junk that they can’t safely leave their planet anymore?
    • Book twenty-eight of 2019: My Life as a White Trash Zombie, by Diana Rowland. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 An enjoyable bit of modern zombie fun. Superficial similarities to I, Zombie (recently dead 20-something woman works in a morgue for easy access to brains), but goes its own way.
  • 2017
    • Got another good long (windy) walk in today. Just over four miles this time!
    • Chucks of the day (51/53): specked tan hightops with brown laces. #chucks #converse
    • Linkdump for March 31st through April 2nd An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between March 31st and April 2nd.
  • 2016
    • Book fourteen of 2016: The Liar, by Stephen Fry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (93/366)
  • 2015
    • I had to. At least once. :) #nwc38
  • 2014
    • I know what I’m reading next! 638 pages, all covering Season Two of TOS. I’m such a Star Trek nerd. :D
    • Long day today; need to stay on campus for an evening meeting. We’ll get home…eventually….
  • 2011
    • Ellensburg Update So, the next few months are going to be a mix of some fun part-time work drawing on my geek tendencies and generally relaxing and exploring western Washington, with a jaunt over to Norwescon come Easter weekend. I think it's going to be a good spring and summer.
  • 2009
    • Crazy Like A Fax Back in 1996, this fax came in at the job I was working. We saved it for a month, then were going to throw it away when I decided that it was too gloriously insane to lose. I laminated it for safekeeping, and have had it ever since then. Gotta love the crazy.
    • Links for April 1st through April 2nd Sometime between April 1st and April 2nd, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
  • 2005
    • Spring Forward Don't forget to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed tonight, everyone! (And thanks to Prairie for reminding me, otherwise I would have...)
    • The War Prayer O Lord God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with pale forms of their patriotic dead...
    • Bye Pope Pope John Paul II is dead.
    • It’s all in the name… From an IRC conversation in #flickr this morning: how I first caught Prairie's eye, and some very abnormal psychology.
  • 2004
    • PDA stylesheet tester? Is there an online resource that will display a webpage as if it were being viewed on a handheld PDA device?
    • Sick Well, I survived my three days of long hours helping out at one of the other stores in the area. Unfortunately, pushing myself that hard seems to have resulted in my picking up a really nasty little bug.
  • 2003
    • Coalition Members and Human Rights Flipping through these two very sobering documents, I was reminded of the hypocrisy behind members of the coalition that are so blatantly careless in regards to human rights. So, I give you the following — an introduction to the members of Bush's coalition against Iraq, as presented by their records for human rights.
    • 80 days (Where were you, part 2) Time Magazine has a special issue out now where to celebrate their 80th anniversary, they pick eighty days that changed the world — their choice for the 80 most important days of the past 80 years.
    • Coalition member nations? Quick question (though I doubt I'll get a quick answer) — is there a list of which nations are members of the U.S. coalition in the war against Iraq anywhere?
    • Stay out of Photoshop An L.A. Times photographer has just been fired after it was discovered that the photo he submitted and ended up getting placed on the front page had been digitally manipulated.
    • The news in type Here's an interesting ongoing art/design project: The news in type. Each day, the designer is taking one headline and finding a way to render it typographically.
    • Seamless City San Francisco photographer Michael Koller is working on a project he calls Seamless City — a continously stitched together photograph of a thirty mile walk around San Francisco.
  • 2002
    • A little money trickles in Well, I got some good news today. Not a job yet, but at least a little extra funds coming my way.
    • New toy This is too cool. Yesterday evening I was talking with Melvin (my landlord), and he gave me a new toy to play with!
  • 2001
    • Been a busy weekend I'm rapidly discovering just how amazingly long Fridays are going to be for me for the foreseeable future -- in essence, I've got a gauranteed minimum of 22 hours up every Friday.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 19 posts previously published on April 1st

  • 2019
    • NIN Strobe Light is Out! Generally, I'm not much for April Fools on the internet, as much of what's out there is dumb, mean, or some combination of both. This one, though, I'm good with.
  • 2018
    • A welcome home Easter drink, dinner, and dessert from Prairie.
    • Sunday at #NWC41: Icky Mouse.
    • Forgot to post last night, but this is my annual Saturday night at #NWC41 shirt. Always good for laughs when wandering the parties!
  • 2017
    • 90 minutes and almost five miles on this morning’s walk (with a quick smooch break midway through).
  • 2016
    • Spring is here, and my version of “casual Fridays” means breaking out the kilt. (92/366)
  • 2014
    • Lounging. Like one does at the end of the day, you know.
  • 2009
    • Why I Wish NIN’s ‘Strobe Light’ Was Real As the day wore on, I started thinking about just why this particular joke appealed to me so much, and why -- as horrid as this may seem to some people -- yes, I wish this one wasn't a hoax. If this were a real album, I'd _gladly_ pay good money to pick it up.
  • 2006
    • 2006 Emerald City Comicon I spent a few hours wandering around this years' Emerald City ComiCon today. Most of the pictures I've posted to Flickr are of the costume contest, but there's quite a few from my wanders through the showcase floor as well.
    • Sounds good to me… Vote Adama for President in 2008
  • 2005
    • Best. April. Fools. Story. EVAR!!!1!!11! With Star Trek: Enterprise hanging by a veritable thread the last two years, a new direction for the show has recently been unveiled that is being hailed both as a triumph of corporate synergy for the Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures, and a way to keep the show on the air.
    • Boring Area Guide Today Boing Boing pointed to the masterfully-done parody of their site, Boring Boring. Reading it in my newsreader, I was treated to the following automatically-generated ad after their post...
    • Congratulations Marc and Laura! Assuming all went as planned, at some point earlier today, my friends Marc and Laura got married. Congratulations, you two! Sorry I can't be there, but my best wishes go out to both of you.
    • Gothic…but not a Goth Ogre's been running a 'Kill Your Idols' week on his journal this week, asking people to take their favorite musician, filmmaker, author, and artist down a few notches. To wrap things up, today's topic was 'your scene', which prompted this brilliant post by chrisbynum that absolutely _nails_ much of why I've never self-identified as 'Goth'.
    • April Fools Day I tried coming up with something amusing to post for April Fools Day, but couldn't come up with anything I really liked. So, failing that, I'll just remind everyone to have fun today, and try not to get too suckered. :)
  • 2003
    • April Fools! Well, yeah, okay, so it's the 2nd now. In lieu of actually posting any sort of joke, a few fun April Fool's links…
    • Bow down before the one you serve Well, I conquered the world tonight. Twice actually.
    • The same way in any country …voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
  • 2002
    • Bye-bye Andersen Okay. How's this for an 'April Fools' day post -- I got fired. Unfortunately, this isn't a joke.

Since I’ll hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 17 posts previously published on March 31st

  • 2019
    • Since the next book in my Hugo reading project is an early Heinlein, and I’ve already disliked the last two of his that have come up in this project, it’s time for a fluff break. For which, the irresistible title My Life as a White Trash Zombie should do just fine.
    • Book twenty-seven of 2019: The Forever Machine, by Mark Clifton & Frank Riley ⭐️⭐️ 1955 Hugo Best Novel 📚 Odd mix of early postulation about how AI might affect society and almost new-age “woo” of psychoanalysis rejuvenating the physical body to youth. Not very engaging.
  • 2018
    • My Saturday morning #nwc41 shirt: geektrolling! #starwars #startrek 🖖
  • 2016
    • Made it through a full day of work, and it’s a very pleasant sunny and 74° afternoon. Improvements are being made. (91/366)
  • 2014
    • Feeling better today. Not 100%, but progress has definitely been made.
  • 2009
  • 2007
    • Quote of the Day There's a long standing theory that Hollywood action movies deliberately play up US urban gang violence...a part of a propaganda effort to persuade foreigners that America is _not to be [messed] with_. The British equivalent is Faulty Towers and Monty Python, which simply makes people want to stay the hell away in case it's contagious.
  • 2005
    • It’s only domestic violence if you’re straight More news from Ohio regarding their ridiculous approach towards domestic violence. The law is being updated to close the loophole that limits domestic violence charges to married couples, which sounds good -- but all's not well yet.
  • 2004
  • 2003
    • Where do we go from here? So pretend you are a presidential candidate. It is November of this year. Iowa is a few short months away and Iraq is the issue dominating the news. You are asked: 'What's your plan for Iraq?' How do you answer?
    • Examining Dean's platform I found a nice point by point examination of Howard Dean's stated platform so far.
    • More music Two more anti-war music links: Zach de la Rocha/DJ Spooky and Meshell Ndegeocello.
    • On your knees, part II Thousands of marines have been given a pamphlet called 'A Christian's Duty,' a mini prayer book which includes a tear-out section to be mailed to the White House pledging the soldier who sends it in has been praying for Bush.
    • Too…many…windows… I've been told I need to stop posting so much information on my site. Not wanting to cause any undue stress to any of my five loyal readers, I should probably resolve that henceforth, I shall no longer blog about anything other than my pets, what I ate for lunch each day, and the annoying things that my co-workers did today.