Funny post by Khoi Vinh! The post itself isn't particularly good (though funny), but the comments section is very long, and has some real gems.
Since I'm now working on enterprise software, it's suddenly really, really easy to tell from the comments, who's actually been there and done that, too.
The dynamics of power when it comes to the users vs purchasers of enterprise software was one of the hardest things for me to adjust to initially, when coming from B2C agencyland, as it were.
These two comments really stood out for me, but if you bother to trawl through the whole lot, there are a couple more good ones. :)
If you've worked on enterprise software at all, your head will be nodding and nodding like one of those bobbly dogs...
After years of resisting PWE's blandishments, and never, ever using real money to buy fashion, I have been seduced by Tera instead.
Behold, the first digital fashion thingie I have *ever* used my Real Moneh for. And out of a loot box to boot lol.
Undone by cats. =O.o=
I think I'm beginning to get the hang of this icing thing...
AKA if at first you don't succeed, try something easier. XD
This was only a partial success though. And by partial, I mean... 10%. >.>
See, from sheer luck, I didn't have that much batter left in the last one. Plus I didn't stuff it with salted caramel.
As a result, that's the only kitteh with a nice, smooth surface. XD
So! Only fill the cups to half AT MOST for a nice smooth surface. And resist the urge to stuff the kitteh or the stuffing may leak, and result in very mutant kittehs.
That whole plate in the background? Mutant kittehs.
But hey, at least now I know what NOT to do!
Now, I'm sure someone who can actually use icing properly would get a better result... but these can be a proof of concept! XD
So come forth, O you icing people! Make better ones!
The usual disclaimer: I don't really measure stuff very exactly. I tend to eyeball, and go by ratio. What this means is if you have a bit more or less of any one part, as long as it's reasonably close, everything should be fine. I'm using grams, but really... if you look at it, it's parts vs parts. XD
Note that because I'm lazy, and made equal batches of white and brown bits, there will be about 4-5 cupmuffins that are just dark brown left over. I stuffed cherry jam and a frozen cherry into those... but they're fine plain, too!
Makes about 12 cupcakes... but it's a bit weird. More on that in the actual recipe below...
For the white bits...
200g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
For the brown bits
200g cake flour
25g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
10ml very dark strong coffeefeefee
For the face bits
Pink icing (nose and mouth)
White icing (Eye whites)
Brown / chocolate icing (for sticking on the ears)
Mini chocolate chips (Irises)
Chocolate Melts, cut into quarters (1 chocolate melt = 4 ears)
Craft the kittehs!
Preheat oven (non fan-forced) to 180C.
Really, this is the same as white bits except that you have the coffee. XD
Assemble the face-base
Put the face on the base
That's about it really.
The rest is optional, and involves cackling, and pretending to be a zombie, and making cats say sad things as you eat off bits of their heads...
The image says it all!
Get it here.
Roman Shamin, you are teh awesum! :)
(Also works in Photoshop CS6.)
It's not perfect (it's actually pretty racist... but let's not go into that here), but it's very versatile!
Some faces get better results than others though. Those with very distinctive mouth shapes, for instance... :( Don't really come across well.
Can you tell who these toons are based on? >.>
So far I've only made females! But I think I'm going to try some males next!
It's also made me realise that many of our celebrity faces are really... well... uniform and average. OTOH we are sort of trained to find 'average' faces attractive, so that's not that surprising!
A random user generator! It's a really nice idea / tool! Except the execution is slightly disturbing.