brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Thursday, July 31, 2008

BAART Survey

BAART Survey, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

BAART is the happiest place on earth!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Brown & Meeker

IMG_5879, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Married at last.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bruce Chao on 9th St

Bruce Chao on 9th St, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Bruce Chao was a glass/conceptual artist from the 70's thru the '90s. He taught at RISD. No idea what he's up to now.

Slow Fly

Dinner Companion

From the Delightful 9 San Bruno

From the Delightful 9 San Bruno, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...been through the wash. I'm hoping that this photo will be sufficient proof of transit for Petty Cash. Who loves ya, Martha? Oooh, we missed you!

She She Hoo Hoo

She She Hoo Hoo, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

19th St BART, Oakland

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blog Redesign

Oops. I was trying to tweak my old blog template a while ago, and I kinda broke it; everything was crammed up against the left margin, and I couldn't figure out how to fix it, so last night I set up this new design.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Pride Mural

Pride Mural, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

This intersection needs a crosswalk. For some reason, the City of Oakland doesn't want there to be one there. They've been petitioned to install a crosswalk there, but have refused. A couple months ago, anonymous citizens painted a crosswalk here on their own. It was awesome, and it did the trick, but after a few weeks, the city came and painted black over it.

I'd like to submit a proposal for a mural for DowntownLakeMerritt · Neighborhood Group, Oakland CA

As it's not actually a crosswalk (crosswalks are white on black,
everybody knows that) perhaps the city would allow it to remain.
Additionally, as the mural represents gay pride, removing or defacing it
could be construed as a hate crime.

Just a thought.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Hallucigenia, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Sketch for new crochet project. Very early.

Coming to a Boil

Historical predictions of a revolution that sure hasn't happened. You know. Yet.

Freedom Archives


Po, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cerina has noticed that there are no Polar Bear Pokemon, so she designed one for me to crochet. At least I think that's what's going on.


Mirepoix, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Genius Color Scheme

Genius Color Scheme, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...and it'll totally cover the scar on the wall left by the fake videocam.

Paint swatches from 1360.


Hummingbird, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Striped PneumaticTetrahedron

Striped PneumaticTetrahedron, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Testing latex/crochet technology. I'm not sure why I'm doing this.


McAbilify, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

If the Hamburgler's mom could just get him to take his meds...

I think it says...

I think it says..., originally uploaded by dumbeast.

"scanned all all (el)"

but I don't know what it means. I could venture a guess that it's about surveillance society, but perhaps that's more me than the author of this work..

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sales Pitch

Sales Pitch, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

This revolting document came to me in the mail yesterday. Conde Nast Publishing has a new magazine for executives called "Portfolio". This is how they're selling it.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


from Weeds. Excellent tv.

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