Hello my name is Steve Or Steven Read

And this is my website. I started building it in 2005 and today you can browse over 1,000 pages of content spanning two decades of activity. As a software developer, artist, photographer, musician, collector, scientist, writer, and entrepreneur, this site grows steadily through a practice of "autodidocumenticism" with the basic idea that "life is art is content"!


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Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM in the Points section
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Exciting news for the millions of Steve Or Steven Read fans out there - got a new used Panasonic NN-SN671S "The Genius" Sensor 1200W Microwave via nextdoor.com, and married a beautiful lady during the same week. To celebrate our new second-hand convenience appliance and our lifelong relationship commitment, I found some product images of the microwave and made a nice little GIF, mostly because the vendor provided photos showing the inside space of the unit both with and without food. The vendor website attempted to disallow me from downloading the images, but using my browser's inspection tools it was fairly easy to circumvent their script codes. The depicted bowl of possibly yet-to-be-cooked food appears to be chicken wings, or maybe crawdads. I doubt we will ever microwave a bowl of such items, but we paid a fair price for the unit  and are a very happy couple so far.

Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 11:33 AM in the Points section
Introducing the new Samsung-Kindle-Nook Super-Smart-Ass-Plastic-Book-Bag-Tablet-Reader

LE-6667 Limited Edition model, now accepting pre-orders for a limited time. Guaranteed to function flawlessly with your iGenital device in any color spectrum. Earn double boner brain points for any and all Facebook or MyGenital shares. All orders subject to various random surcharges, penalties, and lifelong transaction authorization holds.

Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 9:42 PM in the Points section
PIC TO FOLLOW

JPEG file found recently on eBay, creator unknown. I seem to remember that the item for sale contained no photos other than this one. A damn fresh image, I would say.

Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM in the Points section
NO UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN

The toy department at the Thrift Center in Vallejo CA, as encountered on a Sunday afternoon.

Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:35 PM in the Points section
Tried to start a shrimp scampi tumblr last year but pretty much failed

When you do a google image search for the words "shrimp scampi" the results are 99.99% color photos of plates of shrimp scampi, as if there was no other way for people to conceptualize the words shrimp scampi. I started the tumblr with the notion that the posts were going to be photos of menus and other shrimp scampi metadata, instead of the typical food porn, in hopes of eventually influencing the google image results. Variety is the spice of life.

Today is April 29th, National Shrimp Scampi Day, and this is getting me really jazzed up and inspired to try and get the Maybe Shrimp Scampi tumblr going again.

Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:37 PM in the Points section
New Linocut Print Series (sneak peak)

Enjoyed making this series of linoleum block prints at Kala in Berkeley (in the old Heinz ketchup factory). Better documentation than a mobile photo to be posted here eventually of course, but what the hell here they are now. Some sort of quasi-spontaneous lattice protein folding thing. Maybe its a thought pattern, or a memory signature, the key to my cortex.

Posted by Steve Or Steven Read on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM in the News & Stuff section

      
 

Been trying to catch up on posting new projects to this here website of mine. Two recently added ones... click those images and you'll see what I did (and did not do) in the projects.

This is the end of my front page :)

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