Celebrate Diversity

Roy G. Biv hardest hit.


Oh, this brings back memories…

…except that at our house, it was the dishwasher, and it took us half an hour to figure out where the muffled, plaintive meows were coming from.


Why we can’t have nice things…

Someone found this in one of our conference rooms this morning:

The entire wall is a whiteboard.

The projector screen is not.

(side note: Photoshop’s content-aware erase does a surprisingly-good job of redacting the text in the boxes…)

Word of the day: paisura

The tagging experience on Pixiv is… interesting. Images can only have a limited number of tags, so you’d think people would tend to consolidate, but no, there are thousands of tags, many of them slight variations that impair search results, and a lot that are just graffiti.

One useful descriptive term that turned up today was パイスラ (“paisura”), which at first glance looks like it might be related to paizuri (tit job), but in fact is an abbreviation for パイスラッシュ (“pai-slash”), and refers to the volume-enhancing effect of cross-body straps on clothed breasts. This also appears on Pixiv as π/.

Example images are left as an exercise for the reader.

(yes, someone in Tokyo owns, and someone in Yokohama owns


She may have some problems fitting in…

Art by rokurobuna

Wonder what brought that song to mind…

“Alexa, play songs by Ai Shinozaki.”

“Shuffling songs by Usher.”

“Alexa, stop. Play ILBTs by Joe Walsh.”

“Playing ILBTs by Joe Walsh.”

Dear Wordscapes,

I don’t understand why you’re not accepting this 7-letter word…

The limits of AI…

“Alexa, play ‘My Freeze Ray’.”

“​‘My Freeze Ray’, by Various Artists.”

“Alexa, play the next song.”

“What do you want to play?”

“The next song from that album.”

What would you like to play next?”

“The rest of that album.”

“What do you want to play?”

“Forget about it.”

(all Hue lights in the house come on at full brightness)

“Need a clue, take a clue,
 got a clue, leave a clue”