Robot

We went to a Maker Faire on Martha’s Vineyard today. This simple robot followed a black line on the floor quite well.

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One of these things is not like the others

One of these things does not belong.

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Giant flag

This flag in Quincy center was raised in memorial of someone who was clearly important in Quincy civic life, but I’ve been unable to figure out who it was. A funeral procession followed.

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Low light

Trying out the low-light capabilities of my new phone. Decent, but nowhere near the big camera’s impressive performance from yesterday.

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Inviting

A lovely way to pass some time on this delightful evening.

Photo note: I literally could not see anything (except for the moose candle) when I took this. I continue to be astounded by my new camera’s low-light performance.

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Office visit

I met Bob for dinner & drinks in town this evening. I was early, so I swung by where my new office will be. This is the plaza outside the new building. We’ll be on the 2nd floor; if I have my way my desk will be looking out one of the windows you see here. And if we’re really lucky the WiFi will reach down to this plaza for use on nice days.

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Generations

I got a new smartphone today, a Google Pixel. The old ones:

Moto X, from around 2014

Droid Razr Maxx, from around 2012

Droid (the original), from around 2010

I still use the old Droid as my alarm clock. The Maxx, sadly, has a badly cracked screen and is barely usable, though I do keep it in the kitchen for recipe duty. The Moto X will live on as someone-who-shall-not-be-named’s first smartphone.

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Nuke it from orbit

This morning I rode in a Red Line car advertising the new Alien movie.

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Basking

Turtle taking in the sun at Mt. Auburn Cemetery on this hot Easter day.

Photo note: I am extremely pleased with the detail level in this heavy crop (11% of the original frame).

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Just grate

I had lunch outside today, breaking in my new grill toy: a set of cast iron grates including a griddle quadrant and (not shown) grill pan quadrant.

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