Programmable Tattoo System

What do you do when you want a tattoo but don’t want the commitment of permanent ink? The moodInq system is a breakthrough in tattoo technology, using a skin-safe proprietary E ink encapsulated pigment system that lasts a lifetime but can be configured to display any design (or none!) to suit your mood.

So how does it work? We have partnered with leading physicians and technicians in the cosmetic surgery industry to implant the E ink grid, called a canvas. The canvas can go anywhere on your body and be configured to the size and shape of the body party you’d like to ink. After a short healing period (usually 2-3 days), you can begin using the moodInq software included with your kit to change your canvas to display the tattoo you desire! Found on ThinkGeek.


This is INSANELY cool. Until someone hacks the software and you end up with an ad for Viagra on your arm.

we are the future

ah,’s april fools products never get old :)
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Haha what am I doing? I started the day learning to draw ivy and I ended up turning it into a tutorial. By no means an expert, but I like what I came up with!

I seem to have an unnatural fixation with drawing plants.

Anonymous asked: what's the deal with ubisoft?


Mostly Uplay. Always-on DRM, you cannot play at all without a network connection. I’m sure they’ve backed down at least some from that, but that was just way too bad an idea. Also, shortly before that, I’d gotten a much-anticipated game (Heroes of Might & Magic V, I think?) from them, and it had a typo. Now, you might think that’s no big deal. But every single turn, when your movement runs out, you would get the message “Not enought movement points.” And I feel that if they can’t fix a glaring typo in what is probably the single-most-commonly-seen piece of text in the game, that really says something very negative about their attitude towards quality.

But mostly, the DRM thing. I have very low tolerance for DRM in general, and their complete lack of concern about a system which, in reality, really did lock out all the players whenever it had problems, was not something I was willing to support. That’s the sort of thing for which I will write a company off permanently.

Ooh, ooh, yes. Evil hated thing.

They have an offline mode now, I believe, but that doesn’t stop the game manager from always having to be on. My biggest complaint with it is that it takes up too much of the system resources for something that can never be shut down. When I installed HoM&M 6 (which takes insane system resources btw, roughly 65% of mine) if I had pandora running at the same time the ubisoft manager tipped it over into not working, and it will shut down the game if you end task on it.

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Well that happened

and now I’d very much like to learn how to draw the pretty and elegant swans, please.

What… what have I done?

That was weird.









Suddenly, all sound shifts sharply left, and my right ear gets a sort of high-pass-filter effect, then I get a nice clear sine wave in that ear, which gradually increases in pitch until I can’t hear it. Then things gradually revert to normal.

This is not a unique occurrence. Every so often, my brain just gets really into audio processing, like, so into it that maybe there’s a few minor flourishes and adjustments.

that happens to me too, especially when i’m sleep deprived. SO WEIRD.

Now I want to know whether it happens to us at the same time, in which case it’s probably an actual rendering/audio bug, not a cognitive bug.

No sense reporting it either way, the developer’s been notoriously silent since he left to work on that “next big project that I just can’t wait to show you guys” 2000-odd years ago. 


i thought that that happened for the same reason i get these random palpitations


"hahahahaha you rely on this system to function, check it out, it -doesn’t have to function-" and then everything just fades back to normal

If you are not already aware of this, etc.: Random palpitations are a thing you should at least discuss with a doctor. They may be No Big, they may be “I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do”, but it’s probably worth checking.

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You’ve been doing the dried frog pills, haven’t you.

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It’s taken almost a month to process, but on February 25th, around 11 am PST, I passed my drivers test with a 100% score and a smiley face.

I haven’t been pulled over yet, which makes me feel a little bit like I shouldn’t have been so scrupulous about always getting a ride to work, but considering the $500 fine if caught, I’m convinced the universe’s sense of irony would have compelled a cop to catch me.

I just sent in my application for insurance today, with another 11 days to go before the deadline. Fingers crossed, because while I’m sure I’ll find at least as many problems in future, getting rid of this set or at least getting started with a therapist I can afford and possible medication would be amazing. And then maybe I’ll have enough energy to really get in trouble ;)

I’ve been trying to find things to do, because right now I’m fairly dependent on approximately 4 people in the world for all my non trivial human contact, and I have a bad habit of hanging my emotional well being on them with occasionally disastrous results. I want to try both widening my social circle and being more invested in myself as a source of worth. To that end, I have a list of things to try and potentially discard if I hate them.

I want to try volunteering at an animal shelter, I want to call the community center about doing some lap swimming. There’s an art gallery that has a group meet up twice a week, open to anyone, that I think I’d like to try. Yoga, possibly, but the evening classes available don’t really work for me at present. I also have plans for a beach trip when it gets warmer, and I’ve been texting someone from okcupid, so a potential meet up there too.

It all sounds really overwhelming, but I know myself a little bit by now. The calling and arranging will be second hardest only to trying something the first and maybe second time. After that it’s habit, which is comforting, and unless something really negative is going on with it it’ll only get easier from there.

Is there some kind of volunteer service for really depressed people, where you can help them clean their kitchen or set up that automatic bill payment, or make a big batch of freezer meals?

There’s so many things that are absolutely, unquestionably too hard for me to do for myself, but I have no problem doing it for someone else, and I don’t think non depressed people quite understand how big an impact one little improvement makes. And being able to give help to someone (especially when you can’t help yourself) is really empowering,


Ostentatious threats of self-harm are wasted on me. I do not have an instinctive sympathetic response to them. You can thank either the autism for this, or a particularly useful form of semantic satiation, or both. I would say both. I can definitely remember a time when they worked on me. Unfortunately.

That’s not to say I ignore it. Be aware that I always report direct suicide threats to the appropriate agencies. It’s not my place to judge whether the threat was made in earnest or if it’s just the usual ham-handed douchebaggy attempt to extort affection and modify the behavior of other human beings through self-threatening brute force.

I don’t even mind if the threat turns out to be fake and my taking the time to make the report was a waste of time. It’s better to be safe. The worst that can happen is the paramedics show up and you have to explain how they came to be with you and not saving babies somewhere. :)

If you really are suicidal, these people can help.

Either way it’s probably going to result in them seeing some kind of therapist. And I think once they do, if the therapy is any good, there’s a good chance they’ll realize that that’s what they were looking for with all of this in the first place. I sent you an ask (and then got shy and anon’d, sorry about that) but I got to thinking about it more. I totally, absolutely understand that pull to be as crappy as possible so that someone will give you attention, even negative, because if someone’s responding then you must be being heard

It’s one of the best feelings in the world to realize that there are people out there being paid to do exactly that, basically whenever you want, and you don’t even have to antagonize them first!

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I’m pretty sure ooey-gooey and loaded with calories is my orientation from this moment on.

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