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mikepop
Maine
making things out of pieces of other things
Interests: writing, sketching, web stuff
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I was at the closing night party of the old building and can't wait to see the new space!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2016 on SF MOMA preview at Kokochi
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Picked up a tiny drone on sale. Charged it up for its test flights: Flight 1: Drone moves up an inch then rapidly backwards into my hands Flight 2: Rapidly rise and slam into the ceiling Flight 3: Steady low hover followed by a steady plummet onto the coffee table... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at particlewave
Looking forward to visiting NYC for the 99U conference in about a month! I'll probably do some live sketches of some of the talks as I've done at past conferences. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at particlewave
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In order to help hold myself accountable for experimenting with various digital drawing apps, I've started up Sketchy Weather - a Tumblr where I'll post quick sketches based on the weather. Here's a cockatrice (half dragon, half rooster) - a version of which adorns Central Park's Belvedere Castle - the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at particlewave
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This summer and fall, Zoe indulged me by helping me re-create some of her photos from the past: May 2003 / June 2013; the bike rack at Acadia National Park, Maine: August 2006 / August 2013; hanging out poolside: May 2007 / July 2013; Faerie Garden at Kennebunk Library: September... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at particlewave
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When Zoe started kindergarten I started adding quick doodles to her lunchbox. It's now evolved into a tradition and while I still have my rushed mornings where I jot off something quickly ("it's a snake") I try to turn out something halfway decent these days. Here's a collection of some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at particlewave
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It's well past Labor Day and into the school year but since it's 90 degrees out today I think I can still get in some updates about summer under the wire before it's officially fall. We got an early start this year as Zoe was out of school just a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at particlewave
Posted May 27, 2013 at particlewave
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I'll be in San Francisco starting Monday for a few days while I attend the Fluent conference. Looking forward to seeing all the old favorite places (or, at least the few I'll be able to get to in such limited time)! Obligatory tourist photo: Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at particlewave
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Fun softball season so far. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at particlewave
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We're still dipping down into the 30° range at night, but we've finally had a steady week of non-rainy days in the 60s. It's energizing to see things greening up and getting out and about. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at particlewave
Perfect skiing weather yesterday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at particlewave
Happy Year of the Snake and I hope everyone is feeling better soon! Zoe was born in the last year of the snake so this is her anniversary(?) year. We don't see too many snakes around here though.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2013 on Welcoming the Year of the Snake at Kokochi
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As I start digging around the back of my closet for my cold-weather riding gear, I think back to warmer riding days. Some photos of 30,000 bikes taking to the streets of NYC this summer. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at particlewave
Some images from a third-grade cryptozoology class assignment. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at particlewave
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NASA's Mars Curiousity Rover has sent many stunning and historic photographs back to us earthlings, which have been widely reprinted and reported on by the media. While they have garnered much praise, could they go so far as to secure the first-ever Pulitzer Prize won by a robot? As it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at particlewave
When Mumford & Sons brought the Gentlemen of the Road tour to Maine a few weeks ago the whole town got into the spirit of their mustachioed tour theme. This included inanimate objects. Also the music was quite good. All my pics here. Bonus: My best picture of a cupcake... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2012 at particlewave
There is so much you can do with phone apps these days I am constantly thinking "What if this had been around when I was a kid?" No way to answer that but these tools are around now and I have a phone so here we go: a stop-motion film... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at particlewave
Several months ago Zoe had to do some projects related to the book they were reading in her reading group - The Hunger Games. One project was this song and video. She wrote the lyrics and worked out a rough tune, which my brother helped her lay down in Garage... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at particlewave
Songify is a fun little free phone app that autotunes whatever you say and drops in your choice of backing soundtrack, autotune-the-news style. Thinking of what text to test it with, I could think of no better source than my copy of the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at particlewave