“It’s not against the law, but it is absolutely deplorable to have a bird of prey within a few feet of the patient under anesthesia.”

Tuesday, May 24 2016

I wonder what they sell here…

Shoes? Auto parts? Knitting supplies? I can’t figure out what sort of product this shop might be selling…



Monday, May 23 2016

Dear boingboing,

Every time I think the tools who write for the site have bottomed out, they dig deeper. Emphasis added:

Dolores Park is a symbol of the clash between of the Mission District’s low-income, non-white traditional residents and the flood of gentrifying tech world.

As rents in the neighborhood have climbed to unthinkable heights and landlords have engaged in sleazy mass-eviction/ethnic cleansing programs, Dolores Park has been a site for an ongoing culture war.

In other words, people like boingboing writers want to live in San Francisco, and can afford to pay higher rent than the current occupants in certain neighborhoods. I’m willing to wager that the writer wouldn’t use those particularly loaded phrases to describe a middle-class neighborhood being overrun by a “different-looking” population…

[Update: the comments on this one are surprisingly refreshing, with plenty of people calling out factual errors and bullshit in the article.]

Sexual Healing meme

I’ve been seeing a lot of captioned anime pictures recently with two speech bubbles added, reading 大丈夫? おっぱい揉む? (“Are you okay? Wanna squeeze my titties?”). The templates (NSFW) work surprisingly well on a wide variety of cheesecake images, 2D and 3D, and then of course it had to get weird…

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Tuesday, May 10 2016

Bakuon OP, 3D version

I generally don’t like the bleached-blonde look on Asian women, but it works for Sayaka Sasaki.

…and since she’s turning 34 soon, I don’t even have to feel guilty about ogling!

Monday, May 9 2016

Coordinated Lime Cosplay



[Update: the Amazon Japan Bakuon!! Store, which not only includes anime/manga merchandise, but also the actual helmets the girls wear, parts for their bikes, toolkits, etc.]

Thursday, May 5 2016

For the 70th Anniversary, Bluray

It only took six years or so, but there’s now a Bluray release of the Otoko-tachi no Yamato movie; I rather liked it, so it’ll be in my next order from Amazon Japan.

Hopefully the soft-subs I found for the DVD still line up with the new release. I don’t see anything about changes to the film.

Wednesday, May 4 2016

Yuzu Matsumoto

This photo shoot of 20-year-old Yuzu Matsumoto stands out because it doesn’t rely on any of the common glamour-photography tropes, or any of the common fetishes. She’s just a fully-dressed, extremely pretty young woman, in a little “daily life” sketch.

Yuzu Matsumoto

(most of the other shoots in this series from Weekly Georgia fall into the “ideal girlfriend” category, of course)

Monday, May 2 2016

It’s always Monday somewhere…

Sunday, May 1 2016

Conveniently labeled

I presume the back of her skirt has a giant “A” on it…

Alice Hirose, Kamen Rider


Friday, April 29 2016

Foreigners! Don’t be tricked!

Hey, at least it’s not a tattoo.

Cold Tofu

It reads 冷奴, hiyayakko, which means “cold tofu”.


Fear The Cute Ones!

'Karate girl, by Vincent Ricco

(source, via The Kimono Gallery)

Wednesday, April 27 2016

Bakuon: Eternal Schoolgirl Lime

So far Bakuon!! is a lot of fun, and seems to be the only thing worth watching this season (streaming on Crunchyroll). Perhaps the best part is that the motorcycle manufacturers are on board, allowing them to use actual make and model names rather than resorting to the time-honored art of “making shit up” (although I think the misreading of Ducati as Zucchini should be treated as canon).


The characters are bright, cheerful, and generously drawn, the art and animation are well-done, and the music is stuck in my head. Very promising.

I hope the writers don’t reveal too much of the mystery behind the senior member of the Bike Club, Lime Kawasaki (“The Stig”), who of course rides a lime-colored Kawasaki. Ghost? Kami? Middle-aged woman who’s really kept her figure? Doesn’t matter; she’s still cool. Sadly, the only girl&bike figures announced so far are Hane and Rin; here’s hoping the whole set is on the way. I could line them up next to the scale model of my bike…

Tuesday, April 26 2016

Pop quiz…

Kitten or ice cream?


Monday, April 25 2016

Graffiti X

If this was done with a dry-erase marker, I approve completely. If it was done with a Sharpie, I’m willing to look the other way while the janitor beats the crap out of the perpetrator.

Saturday, April 23 2016

#14 in art/architecture/design books…

…on Amazon Japan, a comprehensive review of materials engineering and structural stability principles. No word yet on whether it covers Ribbon Stabilization.

Wrap The Boobs (photobook)

Thursday, April 21 2016

Moemi Katayama

To my surprise, I haven’t posted a picture of 25-year-old Moemi Katayama (片山萌美) here. Perhaps it’s because it took so long to find one where she was wearing more than a bare minimum of fabric…

Moemi Katayama

If you want to see her in less fabric and damp fabric, one good source is here.

Her just-released-today Bluray is currently the top-selling female-idol DVD on Amazon Japan (61st in all Bluray discs), and the DVD version is #3.

Wednesday, April 20 2016

Warmest X ever

Reminder: when they say “Warmest March in recorded history”, they really mean “…since the invention of the cash register”.

Truly, it was a force for change.

Ghost Rider

Bakuon takes to the streets


Monday, April 18 2016


Best bouncy castle ever.


Friday, April 15 2016

Back from Merge

The Perforce conference was entertaining and educational. San Francisco is a hole, but we were pretty much in the hotel all the time, except for a party/”dinner” and a walk down the street to the training facility for those of us who took classes as well.

When I first mentioned the conference, David commented about how one of his clients who tested it had serious performance issues and felt it “really, really disliked binaries being checked in”. This would come as news to the many companies who talked about checking in all their build artifacts, and to the large game companies who check in hundreds of gigabytes of digital assets for all their projects. (or even the last three companies I’ve worked at…) Git and Mercurial have problems with large files and big repositories, but Perforce? Nah.

(not that there aren’t companies who’ll sell you solutions to speed up Perforce, but that means things like “massive parallel checkouts in seconds” and “scaling to petabyte repos”)

My only complaint about the show was the limited amount of vendor swag. They tied everything into a “social” app where you checked in by scanning QR codes and built up points by posting chatty little updates. This was of course gamed to the point that the only actual prize, an Oculus Rift, was won by the person who relentlessly spammed the app with “social” updates. Most of us were there to actually pay attention to presentations and corner the development team, so it wasn’t much of a contest. I figure I’ll have our new sales rep scrounge up some of the leftover swag when she comes out to meet the team.

For me personally, I brought home a lot of good information about how to improve our current server and integrate our wanna-git devs. Their current interim gitlab-to-p4d shim is working for a lot of people, but I have to workaround some issues to use it in our environment (being a little too git-like, it bypasses some of the security features in Perforce, which I can’t allow).

9/10: would kill bad robots again.

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