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Layali Dance Academy Student Show, Spring 2023

Another year, another spring, another show.


Release the Salmon!

If you don't have a kraken, you can do the next best - release a bunch of salmon.


AI Art

It started, I think, with Deep Dream, an AI tool that would infuse images with a psychedelic amount of pareidolia. Then came Prisma and other neural style transfer tools, that let you take a photo and then style it to look like some other photo - for example, "this photo in the style of van Gogh".


How to Remove the Virtual Cockpit in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 has the absolutely best visual flying experience I've ever seen. Younger me, who had to settle for a lot simpler graphics, would have had his little mind blown. But in what I consider one of the premier fumblings of product management, Microsoft and Asobo Studios turned Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 into Microsoft Dashboard Simulator 2020 by not making it possible to turn off the virtual cockpit. There is even a Home Cockpit mode they taunt us with that claims to do that but, alas, it doesn't work, never did, and likely never will.


Another Foggy City Morning

Early mornings and sunrises often result in spectacular atmospheric effects. This morning was no exception.



I think we got something like 30cm of snow in a day. It was, of course, chaos.


Dark Mode Google Maps

Google Maps doesn't support the prefers-color-scheme: dark media query, and therefore remain bright even when the rest of the website has gone dark. But you can get something close to a dark mode Google Maps with a little bit of JavaScript.


Ice Veils

A soft ice sheet that bunches up in the water.


More Winter Sunsets

Even more color.


Blindsight GPT

An entity that sounds human, can process language and talk to you - but has no consiousness and no idea what it's talking about? I've seen that before. A couple of years ago I read a book, Blindsight by Peter Watts, that described an encounter between humans and an alien that had intelligence but not consciousness. The alien was described as "a Chinese room"; while it gave syntactically correct replies to the messages the humans sent, it became obvious that it had no idea what it was talking about.

With ChatGPT, we now have that alien here on Earth, and I thought I'd see what it would make of some of the messages sent by the humans.


Winter Sunsets

Sometimes the sky just explodes with color.


For the Last Time

There was this melancholic statement that made the rounds on Swedish Twitter:

Have you thought about the fact that once upon a time you went out and played for the very last time?

A M A N D A (@kaptenamanda)


Husby Gård Christmas Lights

I particularly like the snowflake tree.


Winter Evening at Kungsholms Strandstig

A walk along the water through the new snow.


Grönlandsparken Christmas Lights

It's way too cold for the fountains to work, but with some light strips we can have winter fountains anyway.


Layali Dance Academy Student Show, Autumn 2022

Ending the year with a bang!