I just had a bad cold, the worst since the before times. Here's a precise timeline:
- symptoms started 2 days after infection;
- I started to feel better 7 days after infection;
- symptoms are mostly gone 9 days after infection, i.e. they lasted 7 days.

I'm an idealist. This means I have a tendency to fall in love with my models because they work so well for predicting things in a simple and systematic fashion. Then, if I'm not careful, I may end up applying them beyond their domain of applicability with disastrous results. If you too are an idealist, it's good to keep it in mind and do reality checks with independent actors.

For example, don't make a big purchase without checking if others see any obvious problem with it.

This is why I never bought a pinball machine.

I was about to invent generative art that looks different based on time and geographic coordinates, but then I realized that the main point of my art is that it gives full control to the viewer. I want time and space to be irrelevant.

toot toot. This is:

L’impossible salut de l’âme mécanique (The Impossible Salvation of the Mechanical Soul), 2023.

Selling physical artworks makes no sense if you compare it to the software industry or even to real estate investing where most profits come in the form of rent, not ownership transfer. Leasing artworks instead of selling them appears to be the logical solution but it's not very practical yet. I'm looking for ways to standardize this practice. One aspect would be to use a well-known, battle-tested lease contract similar to the well-known free software licenses (GPL, BSD, ...). Any pointers or suggestions? I want to end artist exploitation.

Photo: "City Map", 2023 by Martin Jambon. Acrylic on wood panel.

Google Maps is thanking me for leaving an excellent review for r2c google.com/search?q=r2c

"This painting could have been a photo."

is the art equivalent of "this meeting could have been an email".

ANNOUNCEMENT: I’ve been selected to showcase my work in the upcoming RAW San Jose showcase Venus on February 7!
Here’s a little preview of what you can expect to see from me at the event. I’d love to see some familiar faces, and meet some new ones!
You can purchase a ticket to the showcase directly from rawartists.com/martinj. I can’t wait to see you there! 😃

If you apply Occam's razor to "Occam's razor", it becomes "the simplicity principle".

Candy cap in the neighborhood. The owner of the patch had no idea! They're very fragrant mushrooms once dried. Their smell is reminiscent of maple syrup. They go for about $1/g on eBay ($30/oz)!

Really thought this was some AI sci-fi art at first. Photo from anti-mining action in Germany by @mariusmichusch

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