Long Time No Banana: Catching Up

8 10 2015

I am posting this from my phone. Captain thumbs.

0¢+°b€® ⅞. 2015

I published an article about quadcopters and oil painting. I know, peas and carrots, right?  Published in www.pabridges.com on page 23. But one of the goals was to land on the map in engineering territory. If I invent the flying laser printer I will need help to commercialize it.

My website: http://www.Falconphotoandoils.com


Altered photo courtesy of movie 2001, Stanley Kubrik dir.

  • School was cool until my daycare closed down. Then my younger son began to regress badly. He is being screened for autism. Learning about autism made me realize I would have been diagnosed with it as well.
  • I grew out of it once I was in a “safe” social setting. My family had been  stalked by a violent felon in Texas, we moved, he followed. I suffered lots of concussions, disruptions of a  social, environmental and famililial nature. Wide spectrum candidate. Toy liner. Refuser of words. Basher of noggin.

Seeing my kid go through this is a nightmare. I have to do more “shared tasking” where I literally help with imputing motor controls by letting him use me as an exoskeleton and guide him through physical activities. He is higher functioning but paralyzed by disruptions.

In the meantime, if anyone wants to hire a mechatronics engineering student with good grades at a top listed school, let me know. I am interested in lithium air battery research and robotics. Peas and carrots. BTW I read abstracts on quantum particle research for ten years and uh, like it a lot.

Empathy test for abandoned shoe

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The Five Steps That Make the TPP Twist So Darn Catchy

31 07 2015

The TPP Twist is catchy!

  1. Subsidize corporate activity.
  2. Forge trade agreements to allow transnationals to exploit markets without consequence

  3. Make the poor pay for damages, increase force of threats.

  4. Lobby all parties to make both election process and government policy one big PR junket subservient to transnational expansive money-demand.

5.System collapse, run away, kill the poor.

The Path Ahead

The Path Ahead

Hiraoka Masanobu – My New Animation

30 07 2015

The artist’s website

Spaceship Church – Agape Diem

25 07 2015


Drone Crashes Into Neighbor’s House!

19 07 2015

I lost line of sight (bad), the WIFI stream froze (badder)* and then an updraft picked up my drone and carried it over houses (bladder) and I couldn’t see it, so I brought it down (oh shit storm, the ill wind blows). I put up flyers in the neighborhood, put copies in the hands of the best scuttlebutts I could muster, and it was located within an hour.

* Phone shattered the night before. I flew the quad with a phone screen spiderwebbed and taped with clear packing tape, making this already “badder” incident incredibly badder. On the flipside, the phone wouldn’t be able to process streaming video on my new drone, so an upgrade was imminent anyways.

I was glad I was able to recover the footage and see what happens to a quad that’s been cut from its controller midflight. I was amazed that it remained stable and level in its rapid descent.

Things I learned:

Updrafts from ridges are unpredictable. WIFI is difficult to capture on a sketchy phone. The tree in my front yard is gigantic and blocks out most of the sky if you stand anywhere in the front yard. 

The battery is swollen. I ordered a new lipo. Hopefully it flies again.Tomorrow I start working with the 4K pro stuff.

I hate the Video Editor on Youtube. Lame as shit. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to convert .FPV files to .WMV yet. I have been browsing for a decent video editor, one with a cloud so I can store big files. The soundtrack is eye-gougingly bad. Youtube doesn’t let me hear any of the songs before I choose them, so, welcome to the tone-deaf nightmare that is Youtube post-production.

A year ago I would have had time to do all sorts of things to make this video better, but time is no longer an ally.

Some call it the iNose

8 07 2015

the inose

But I dug a little deeper! 

Panorama of Pirates vs Padres, July 6 2015

7 07 2015

Pittsburgh won in bottom of ninth.

panorama ball field

Cha Cha Chapped Lips, oil painting

6 07 2015

8 x 10, $50

cha cha chapped lips2

Panda vs. Robot, oil panting progression

6 07 2015

Pulp novel style

panda creep detail

The robot

panda creep

Wasn’t sure how to have them struggling over the case.

panda robot fight

Really wet here. Robot has sprouted appendages. Highlights to finish: field gets dry grass sheen, panda pants rough up, panda gets fine fur highlights, robot gets deeper chrome claws, panda mouth grimace, tiny black shadows on far end of water.

This is basically a warm-up painting. I have been so busy as of late I couldn’t finish up a half dozen pieces I’m working on. Sometimes working with oils means having a lot of wet paintings stacked around the place.

This one is going for $50

I have no clue why the panda person and the robot are struggling, but whatever in the case seems to be of utmost importance to both of them.

The case represents post-modernism, the tree represents death, the car represents birth, and the struggle between the two characters is also bullshit.

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