Portland, Oregon. 13th May, 2024.

A bird in flight against a clear blue sky, with green tree leaves and utility wires in the background.

A new beta of Mimi Uploader is out with a small but significant update. The alt text generation feature now uses the latest Open AI model (GPT-4o) announced yesterday.

If you’re not in the beta, you can opt-in.

I look forward to your feedback. Thank you!

Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon. 12th May, 2024.

A black and white photograph of an indoor ice-skating rink with a few people skating. Large windows cast a grid-like shadow across the ice surface. The rink is bordered by a railing, and the scene gives an impression of movement and stillness combined.

Fifteen people who received both, a Nobel Prize, and a US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Name NP1 PMoF2 Note
John Steinbeck 1962 1964 Shortest interval between awards.
T. S. Eliot 1948 1964
Henry Kissinger 1973 1977
Martin Luther King Jr. 1964 1977 Posthumous medal.
John Bardeen 1965 1977 Awarded another Nobel Prize in 1972.
Norman Borlaug 1970 1977
Milton Friedman 1976 1988
Elie Wiesel 1986 1992
Jimmy Carter 2002 1999 Nobel Prize awarded after medal.
Joshua Lederberg 1958 2006 Longest interval between awards.
Toni Morrison 1993 2012
Bob Dylan 2016 2012 Nobel Prize awarded after medal.
Mario J. Molina 1995 2013
Daniel Kahneman 2002 2013
Al Gore 2007 2024
  1. Nobel Prize
  2. Presidential Medal of Freedom

It’s crazy Spring weather time! Just went on a walk when it was quite sunny and got drenched 15 minutes later with cold rain. I was so cold and wet when I returned, but I was enjoying it thinking about the 85°F day coming very soon 😂

Weather forecast application screen showing current and 10-day weather for Portland with temperatures increasing by nearly 30°F over the next three days.

Coquille Point, Bandon, Oregon. 27th April, 2024.

A person standing on a grassy hill overlooking a beach with waves crashing onto the shore and a large rock formation rising from the sea in the distance.

Rock formation with an arch on a coastal beach, with two distant figures walking near the water’s edge, under an overcast sky.

📷 Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Fujifilm Acros 100 (Expired)

Live in the Depths 74 at Atlantis Lounge. Portland, Oregon. 2nd May, 2024.

Audience and musician silhouettes in front of a screen displaying vibrant geometric patterns at a low-lit event with blue stage lights.

A modular synthesizer with various colorful patch cables connected to different components, and a monitor displaying visuals, in a dimly lit setting.

A DJ in a dimly lit room with blue lighting, sitting behind a mixing console, intently focused on something outside the frame, with attendees dancing in the foreground.

A dimly lit scene with a jar filled with red earplugs on a table and a transparent tip box with a sign saying “PLEASE WAIT FOR VENUE HOST TO RETURN”. Blurred colorful lights in the background.

An orange tabby cat wearing a bow tie resting on the back of a chair, with a softly focused home interior in the background.

Mr. Momo. 21st April, 2024.

📷 Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Coastline with jagged cliffs and trees overlooking turbulent ocean waves, captured in black and white.

Shore Acres State Park, Oregon. 27th April, 2024.

📷 Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Fujifilm Acros 100 (Expired)

A flowering pink dogwood tree next to a white garden trellis, with a house and power lines in the background, under a partially cloudy sky.

A flowering dogwood tree with vibrant pink blossoms against a blue sky.

Portland, Oregon. 20th April, 2024.

📷 Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Oregon coast delivers as per usual…

A hand holding a glass of red wine in focus against a blurred background of a rocky beach, a person walking by the water, and a sunset sky with clouds.

On a walk in the neighborhood today, I could only see tulips…

Close-up of a red tulip with orange edges, viewed from above, revealing the inner flower parts including the stamen and pistil.

A close-up of a bright pink tulip with visible stamen and pistil.

Close-up of a blooming tulip with yellow and pink petals and visible yellow stamens against a blurred green background.

Close-up of a pink and white tulip flower with visible stamens and pistil.

Synth and Pedal Expo. Portland, Oregon. 14th April, 2024.

A woman and a man engage in conversation in front of a large, complex eurorack modular synthesizer with numerous cables. The synthesizer is on a table with headphones and other electronic equipment.

Found myself in the map room at the newly renovated central library. Opened a random unlabeled drawer and found this Mario themed map of TriMet on the top in there.

A stylized transit map with a retro video game theme laid out on a table next to a globe. The design mimics an 8-bit graphic style, featuring icons for stations, transit centers, and a pixelated flower logo.

Last year, on 28th March, I finished my first book for the year. By the end I had read a total of five books.

This year, on 28th March, I finished my fifth book.

I say this from a place of gratitude that I’m intentionally putting time into activities I enjoy.

Mt. Tabor Park is a treasure ❤️

A reservoir with a reflection of clouds and trees under a blue sky with scattered clouds. A small structure with a flat roof is visible on the far side of the water.

A vibrant green hill with a blossoming white tree and scattered yellow wildflowers, under a blue sky dotted with fluffy clouds. There is a black fence at the hill’s crest.

A tranquil landscape with a calm body of water reflecting a partly cloudy sky, a tree line, and a vibrant green grassy hill.

Landscape view with cumulus clouds in the sky over a city area with trees and blossoming trees in the foreground, residential buildings in the mid-ground, and a forested horizon in the background.

A duck swimming on a body of rippled water.

Waiting for service…

Outdoor seating area of a taqueria with red and blue umbrellas, picnicking tables, and a dog sitting by a table on a sunny day.

Portland, Oregon. 2nd March, 2024.

A rain-speckled window with a sheer white curtain partially revealing a view of a green exterior. A small white stool sits by the window bearing a cactus and another potted plant.

Black and white diptych of a single bird perched on a wire against a cloudy sky; the composition is split into two sections showing the bird on different wires.

I noticed this bird from my kitchen window, took out my iPhone, zoomed in to 8x (digital) and took a few photos, and a few more when it flew over to another point. These two were picked from those, and even though they were monochromatic to begin, I converted to B&W as it was distracting.

Spent about an hour messing with this simple patch last night.

An array of electronic music equipment, including a Moog Mother-32 semi-modular analog synthesizer, a Moog Mavis synthesizer, and an Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine, connected by patch cables on a table.

I started wanting to make some beats using the Elektron but I ended up just having fun with drones using the Moogs.

I am new to beats, and those seem very hard in comparison. Good procrastination 😂