From the collection "gems around the office": "Bikeshed"'s pin board. Never shy for suggestions!
Day 268 - Faketoberfest
Whole chicken, check. Oktoberfest beer, check. Gas for the grill, check. Faketoberfest is ON!
Day 267 - Dogcula
Behold, (perhaps) the creepiest dog toy ever! What is it meant to do, entertain your dog or scare the hell out of it ;)
Mozilla, PyPI and the "vendor library"
Yesterday, I read a nice blog post by Alex Clark outlining his experience setting up an instance of Zamboni (the Mozilla Add-ons codebase). The main source of confusion was that Zamboni, like most Django-based Mozilla web applications, uses something we call a vendor library to deploy their third-party library dependencies, as opposed to installing them from PyPI using pip.
Day 266 - Like Peas in a Pod
An espresso pod's sad view of life. In a crowded drawer, day in day out hoping to be picked next.
Day 266 - Rear Window
Hitchcock would be proud of this photo, I think. The neighbor's tiny little back yard has developed into somewhat of a landfill here (more so than your average American two-car garage that forces the owner to actually park the car in front of it). On the upside, it almost never rains in Northern California, so he is apparently confident enough to put uncovered, electric appliances out there as well. Not a bid I'd want to take, but perhaps he's winning in Vegas all the time and now wants to branch out.
Day 264 - A Firefox-Themed QR Code
This is me, reading a Firefox-themed QR Code with my cell phone.
After getting the idea from this excellent blog post, I made a QR code pointing to mozilla.org/firefox, sporting a nice little Firefox logo in the middle.
For the geeks among you who would like the 411, this works because QR codes have a certain degree of redundancy for error correction. The logo in the middle is considered an "error" and thus, the rest of the code is used to puzzle together the information in the code anyway.
Try it out with your smart phone (on Android, with an app like Barcode Scanner), it really works!
Day 263 - Dragonfly
A dragonfly sitting in the grass -- those creatures are fast and hard to capture on "film"! Looks like I have to buy faster lenses if I want to make it big in the dragonfly photography business! (Before you ask, this is probably not a real business. Though, who knows. The Internet is a big place.)
Day 262 - Rickshaw
Back to the topic of street photography: A kid, riding comfortably in a rickshaw-like contraption on the back of its dad. Looks like quite the comfortable way to travel!
Day 261 - Garlic Braids
Pretty garlic braids, at the farmers' market. Obviously, made from Gilroy Garlic.