Spring Flowers
Spring Flowers 📷

Fragments of Franklin Court
Fragments of Franklin Court 📷 #X100V #JPEG

Version BA.2.12.1 introduces some minor bug fixes with no breaking changes.

It’s not a problem when a rich loudmouth spends his free time getting high and sharing inexpert opinions on the internet; That’s what the internet was made for. When journalists cover such nonsense as if it meant anything, well, that’s another matter.

I think it may be spring, but it’s hard to be certain. Ever the optimist, I ordered some houseplants to welcome in the season…

Forever Young
Forever Young 📷 #X100V #JPEG

Office Building Trio
Office Building Trio 📷 #X100V #JPEG

Fate up against your will.

Since we’ve started adding new gender options to signup forms, gender reporting seems to be showing up in ever more contexts where it isn’t appropriate, e.g., your music streaming service has no legitimate business need to know my gender, and you shouldn’t ask.


South Philly Stopping Racism 📷 #X100V #JPEG

I long for the days before we all became political pundits, a golden era in which people prattled on with talk of sports teams and television shows I had no interest in, a far more pleasant brand of tiresome than we enjoy today.

I walked away from today’s Wordle after only two guesses. The sparkle was gone, and the game fell flat for me. It was fun while it lasted.

I haven’t posted on Sitting in Oblivion since the end of March, and with April almost over, a quick check-in seems to be in order, so here’s that…

Portrait of a Hand
Portrait of a Hand 📷 X100V

The good news is Putin did not win the French Presidential election. Now I take a nap!

Anybody lookin’ to get in a dumb argument with a moron on the internet? I’m right here, pal.

Churchyard, Philadelphia, PA
Experimenting with film simulation recipes. This sort of emulates Kodak TMax 400, though I find the image quality too good when compared to the actual film. 📷 X100V

The advertising algorithms seem unable to identify when I’m interested in a topic vs. when I stumble across a social media thread that fills me with horror and contempt.

Society Hill Tower
📷 Olympus Mju II Zoom 80

Washington Square Park 📷 Olympus XA

Spring Film

After a certain age, everyone seems to turn into pictures of their children, cartoon characters, Ford F-trucks, or sometimes even an American flag.

Live, Laugh, Loot
Live, Laugh, Loot. 2020 📷 a6300

Progammer interview questions:

Junior: How might you sort this list of names in reverse alphabetical order?

Midlevel: How might you clone an object such that any nested references aren’t susceptible to unexpected mutation?

Senior: Which brand of eyedrops do you use?

My Caeser salad is noticeably missing the chopped egg yolk. I fear my cardiologist has gotten to the chef.