When
· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · April
· · · · 08 (3 entries)

“You Looked Better on Myspace” · Spot­ted on a young woman’s T-shirt on a Big Is­land street.
 
Picture Frames · On this va­ca­tion, giv­en that Lau­ren is sev­en months preg­nan­t, we picked some­thing that was low-stress and low-adventure (s­tart­ing with the lo­ca­tion; there’s a di­rect Vancouver-to-Kona flight). I like loung­ing by the pool and sam­pling the lo­cal bev­er­ages as much as any­one, but with a deadline-free week, I al­so found time for some recre­ation­al pro­gram­ming. The re­sult is some­thing I call “Framer”, which gen­er­ates bor­ders and/or drop shad­ows for im­ages in most pop­u­lar for­mat­s. It writes PNGs with vari­able al­pha chan­nel so the drop shad­ows will look OK on any col­or back­ground. It has some op­tions and you’re free to use it, but it’s not problem-free and un­less there’s a lot of in­ter­est I’m not go­ing to open-source it. Il­lus­trat­ed with groovy Big Is­land sun­set pho­to­s ...
 
The Big Island · I’m good at va­ca­tion­ing; sleep a cou­ple hours ex­tra ev­ery night, lose all am­bi­tion, dis­con­nect from work. Here are some pho­tos from the Big Is­land, which is a good va­ca­tion spot, and re­marks on: palm trees, re­sort main­te­nance and eco­nomic­s, bad cloth­ing, lava, the size of things, where to buy fish, beer, fly­ing with the kid, weath­er fore­cast­s, Kailua-Kona and sea turtles ...
 
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