Jan 16, 2016 – [Saturday] Letters of the Alphabet: Z(ig) z(ag) in Z(hangjiajie)

Zhangjiajie, China, taken on August 11, 2010

I’ve always been fascinated by the snaking, zig-zaggy roads that lead to the top of the mountains in Zhangjiajie. We took the cable car up when we visited and that was how I was able to take this photo. Maybe the engineers had aesthetics in mind as they designed these roads because they certainly were quite magnificent!

Jan 02, 2016 – [Saturday] Letters of the Alphabet: X(-ray) software

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, taken on May 31, 2011

One thing I loved about the X-ray machine that I used to work with was not its efficiency, but the humour that the designer incorporated in the analysis software. I mean, that button could have simply said “Close Window”, but for a piece of software that could only be run on a super ancient version of Mac, is it not fair to put “Kill Windows” instead? I see what you’re trying to do, Mac…