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Laney College Flea Market

I took a short walk today to check out the local flea market. I’ve been in the are for 30+ years and this was my first visit to this market. It was interesting. I made just one purchase – this cool spikey hat – perfect for my photo booth! The big piles of junk treasure make interesting shots for wallpaper, if nothing else.

There were other bargains as well if you don’t have any qualms about buying what is quite likely stolen goods.

Thedude Gets Wired, Squared

One of my renders made the Wired Magazine web site in an article titled “Fast, Precise Cancer Care is Coming to a Hospital Near You“. Nice! (Also, our amazing technology totally rocks!)

That’s not the only cool place my work appeared recently. Here’s another:

3D render by thedude in Times Square

ION Inspector

Combining a bit of photography with 3D modeling and a PhotoShop pinch filter for this quick one. It kind of messes with my vision. That’s a good thing.

Warriors Victory Parade

I joined about a million other fans today to celebrate the Warriors championship win in downtown Oakland today. The jostling crowds made it difficult to get much of a shot of anything, but I tried. There were many challenges. One problem is that I chose the wrong side of the street, lighting-wise. I should have chosen the side facing into the sun. It turns out that the large light-colored buildings make great diffuse light. Having said that, it seemed to me that that most of the participants looked my way – to their right. I don’t think folks looked left as often as they looked right. Like I said – many challenges. I sure hope they win again next year. If they do, I’ll be ready!

 
While at the event, my phone was plucked right pout of my front pocket. At first I thought that maybe I dropped it, but the phone’s nifty location services show that it hopped on BART. After a few unanswered calls, I realized it was gone forever. Dang. I hadn’t planned on buying a new phone, but I am a bit excited to receive a Google Pixel next week. It’s supposed to have a heckuva good camera, so that’s good. And, if it’s MKBHD’s favorite phone, I’m confident that I’ll like it too.

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