Be the roller rink carpet you admire

So I was looking for a picture I took a while back of an audio mixer and searched Google Photos for “mixer”. First result?

Wait a minute… That’s not a KitchenAid over that bowl!

So I figured it was a good time to reboot the ELC automation server for Good Day Sacramento and one of my coworkers has wanted to braid my hair ever since I dyed it all rainbow. Her daughters aged out of letting her braid their hair and she missed doing it… so she braided my mane while ELC juddered back to life. The result is amazing.

The shirt I’m wearing is one I drew on with glow in the dark fabric paint. I wasn’t sure at first if I liked how it came out until I saw how it looks actually worn. It just didn’t look as nice lying flat. I’m gonna have to put a blacklight up at the station somewhere for…. reasons.

Abstract circuit board design under UV light
Glowing more than this XKeys

More colorful shitposting

The thing around my hair is not a ferrite core. It’s more like a slap bracelet and it’s awesome. It keeps the tail from just lying on the back of my neck.

The big hoop is an old TV/monitor degaussing coil and the box is what it came in. Don’t confuse this Jif with that other Jif. I don’t think either rhymes with Gif. Also, one of my coworkers gave me that beautiful blue hair dye, it’s from the Manic Panic line and I love it.

Channel condition: partly cloudy
Cute lil’ dvcpro transport in need of a dental cleaning
The Smurfhair roller was pretty filthy

Thankfully I don’t have to really do any major overhaul work on these — we have the tooling in house to do it, including PCs loaded with custom software to perform certain adjustments (yikes!) and these decks don’t even speak plain English to you like my Sony DVCAM stuff does… you have to have The Fine Manual in front of you because everything is just by numbers with no text labels in any of the menus! Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

My official title is now “Spoopy Funfetti Cake”

Yeah now I’ve done it

Second try on that green. It’s more, you know, there now– but not as vivid as I want.
I never could figure out what the tiny pencil thin long black dress coordinated well with before. The answer is… this
Barney ain’t looking too great these days

And now, some fairly dank memes:

And now, back to cats and electronics as usual.

Poor thing is gonna need a spa vacation at Orban… It’s under warranty
Cassie offers a sleepy peet
yaaaaasssssss queen

Still getting the hang of this

I’m pretty good with paint and watercolor, in general, though I haven’t been doing it enough in the past few years.

Hair is confusing as hell.

Some pigments want to take better than others, and with my hair, well, it’s inherently evil and doesn’t want to listen to any chemical intervention. Somehow it seems like pink and red work better than anything, which is fine by me because I love how pink looks in there.

Glorious.
Just gonna make an elegant mess here.
Meow

The new colors are florescent…

Surprisingly, a standard blue LED sets it glowing better than this UV penlight that was made for detecting a/c leaks.

Ooze a la discharge hose
The plastic the fan is made of glows too. Funky.

I must be the most colorful engineer out there nowadays

Yes it smells like bubblegum

There are some things in the world you can’t change. For instance, you can’t always say we just won’t keep using horrible mistakes in technology that require nothing short of severe threats to keep them in service.

oh you keep that 6 GHz link working or you get Popuko’s hammer

I always used to want purple hair but was always too afraid of damaging it by bleaching so it’d show up, since my natural color was always kinda dark to medium brown. Later it started going silver at the temples and in a few other places and I just love that. I don’t want to do anything to hide that at all. Eventually I decided I’d try adding a few streaks of color. The first one I tried, well, I don’t really even know what to describe the resulting color as but it wasn’t really purple.

Mysterious.

Eventually that faded to a light brown somehow and I wanted to try a couple different shades so I started making an elegant mess again.

That weird but kinda neat looking orange blonde shade at which my hair refuses to continue to lighten
I made an honest effort to not paint my ears purple. This was not a success.

And after all that desire to have purple for so many years, it turns out I like the pink better.

This is all probably still less interesting than Tina’s snack handbags for hamsters, but it’s been a fun adventure too.