Posted on August 1, 2021
I recently heard of a twitterbot called @colorbot which will use AI to automatically colorize black and white photos. It sounded rad, so I decided to give it a try:
Both of these photos were shot by me on black and white film over ten years ago, so it’s crazy to see them in color now.
Posted on July 25, 2021
I’m hosting a yo-yo meetup in San Francisco next weekend in Dolores Park. The meetup will probably run from 2-5pm and we’ll be near the center of the park.
BTW, I made this flier using The Print Shop, an emulator of a classic Apple II printing program.
Posted on July 18, 2021
Since this blog is powered by WordPress, I thought it would be cool to test out Automattic’s new Sketch Block. This is a Gutenberg block you can install that allows you to create a drawing using your mouse or stylus. Here is the result:
If you are viewing the post on DocPop.org, you probably see some pink and blue lines, that is because the Sketch Block doesn’t fill in the background. A lesson I learned the hard way. (update: if you are viewing this post via RSS, the sketched image won’t show up at all). I’ve also captured a screenshot and used that as the featured image at the top of the post.
I tested out the Sketch App on my laptop, but it really works best when used with a stylus. For this experiment I used an iPad with an Apple Pencil. My biggest thoughts are:
- An undo button would be nice
- There should be a way to add background color (transparency is nice, but shouldn’t be the default)
- The block should show a border so you know where you can draw (I constantly broke the entire image by dragging my stylus too far down)
- Sketches don’t show up for RSS viewers
- It’s a really cool idea though, very unique
- I’m sure this is still a work in progress, so I look forward to seeing more updates
For more information, check out this clip from last week’s Torque Social Hour, where I tested the Sketch Block out and shared my feedback. Segment starts at 33:20.
Posted on July 11, 2021
During the pandemic there was a crazy demand for SPAM. I could still find plain SPAM and some generic versions, but I had to wait a full year before Safeway finally had some Bacon SPAM in stock again.
Now that I have it, you know I had to try making some bacon and eggs musubi.