Confessions of a researchaholic

October 16, 2021

Impression of a museum guard

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 8:56 pm
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In a quiet Saturday afternoon when there were more guards than visitors in a recently re-opened art museum, I observed the unique combination of facial mask and head wrap of a particular guard who paced around me.

This is one of my most favorite paintings in the Anderson Collection.

October 15, 2021

Halloween motion graphics

Filed under: Imaginary — liyiwei @ 9:24 pm
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I created this in about a week as part of a live demo for a research presentation.

October 5, 2021

Image-based home repair

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:12 pm
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A ceiling light remained broken for years which I could not figure out how to repair, until today when I took a photo and found via Google Lens about recessed lighting.

October 3, 2021

De-gentrification

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:04 pm
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San Francisco seems to be under a de-gentrification process since people started to leave during the pandemic.

October 2, 2021

Visual impression of a tattooed guy who sat the entire afternoon in front of a bell

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:47 pm
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There were guys loitering around this little plaza (Mac Dutra Park) in the intersection of Main St and Kelly Ave in Half Moon Bay.

September 30, 2021

Betsuin (branch temple)

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:30 pm
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I did quick roadside sketch of this building on my moto-x4 phone while waiting for a dinner takeout, and plan to visit its interior next time.

September 29, 2021

Kamimoto String Instruments

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 9:42 pm
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There is a certain charm to be inside a traditional string instrument shop and be surrounded by all the parts and tools.

September 26, 2021

Water tank and pump station construction site

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 5:24 pm
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California will need more such water storage in response to the climiate change.

September 23, 2021

Bobcat sign

Filed under: Imaginary,Real — liyiwei @ 10:45 pm
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Welcome a new member to the neighborhood.

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