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Space Aquarium

So, my dad got a new 135 gallon fish tank, and he bought a repeating pattern backing that was really bland and boring. I floated the idea of letting me do something really special for him, and he immediately said yes, before even hearing most of the idea.

It came out quite well, not as well as I think I’d like, but for around $100, it came out AMAZING.
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Lightpack

Okay. Lightpack is the greatest thing ever. Here’s the full unboxing, setup, and video demo of Lightpack. I’ll link where you can get your own at the end.

First photo, these are the two lightpacks in their original box:
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Open up the brown casing and these neat packaging is on the inside:
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I’m happy to oblige, and I certainly opened it up immediately:
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NYCC13!

Kaylee and River!

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  • Camera: EVO
  • Taken: 12 October, 2013
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 3.63mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1645s

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Making a Comic Table

I promised Umur I’d post something this week, so here’s something I’ve been holding until I got the last completed photo in, but said screw it.

So, we first tried mod podging some random magazine clippings, get an idea of how it all works, how much to use, all that.

My only major tip is mod podge light, even coats, and after it semi dries, go over it again on top to really penetrate through the paper. Glossy and other impenetrable media are a bit more difficult to work with, but light even coats is the only way to avoid rippling with that as well.

on to the process!
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I’m paying 43% as much for hosting, and I get to use the OS I wanted to (ubuntu). Thanks linode!




So excited for Best Friend Reunion 2013! Here’s some photos of dice to mark the occasion.

Clustered together:

_DSC5393 I’m super excited to use all of them, especially the big sucker.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 26 June, 2013
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/180s


Cover photo:

_DSC5388The big one is Joe’s marker on the map.




The Power of Data – Hacking into the Indian Education System

Debarghya Das, A computer hacker in India, uncovers a huge discrepancy in the Indian High School Assessment Exams by analyzing data the same way I do.
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Mistborn Allomantic Table framed!

Thanks Robin!!! It fits perfectly :-)

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and if you want to expand the feature image again
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Rainbow Grunge Texture Piece

I made this just for fun, but thought someone might enjoy the high resolution texture.


rainbow-knights-of-raptureHere’s the cover photo


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and here’s the full size 3500×3500 jpeg to download in all its glory (Opens in a new window).


And the full photoshop file with the original texture and all the colors in individual layers, download this ~180MB Photoshop file that’s rar’d up (it’s about 350MB uncompressed)

If the download link doesn’t work, I apologize. It’s my personal dropbox and it’s got a limit of daily traffic. Try again tomorrow!




Nemo Version Snowpocalypse

Here’s the link to the web version:
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And here’s the full size, but my dropbox account might say I’m way over the limit, so we’ll see:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17761199/full.jpg




Jonan the Jobarian

small size composite of the original image

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Smaller composite of the original image

My friend Joe likes to mash his name into things. Like when I pick him up and don’t let him leave, he calls it Joe-Napping.

He also likes quoting Conan the Barbarian (sometimes appropriately…sometimes not).

Therefore, for Christmas I made this beautiful image for him. He was ecstatic!! In the photo he looks super grumpy about it, but I assure you he loved it. He’s just trying to make the same stoic face as he appears in the image. Though, nothing can match that majesty. Just look at how glossy those pecs are.

the whole process took me a little while, and it’s not completely perfect, but I’m extremely happy. When sorting my images in Picasa, the Google Algorithm that does face matching guessed that this picture as well as the original Conan the Barbarian source photo I used both appeared under Joe’s name, so I consider myself successful in this endeavor :-)

Here’s the exif and link to enlarge the cover photo:

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Taken: 15 December, 2012
  • Flash fired: yes
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s




I love my job.

It’s been about two months since I started my new job. I finally feel like I’m doing what I was meant to. Everything here comes so naturally to me, I feel challenged, understood, and overall extremely satisfied.

Just a quick update, because I haven’t done anything on the website in a while besides upkeep on the back end. I haven’t taken any photos or done any big projects really, except Jonan the Jobarian, which now that I think about it, I don’t know why I haven’t put that up here. I’ll do that ASAP. As in, next year some time.

Yay! Engineering! :D