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19 February 2004
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Korea Life Blog - Photo Edit

My friend Swiss James over at Lost Seouls works at the airport. He's in charge of security, or something like that. Instead of keeping the airport safe as possible, however, he spends his time using a computer, posting thought provoking messages on ESL forums, updating his eye-popping website (ranked 612 for best Korean Blog), and editing pictures such as the one on this page. He was inspired by this comment:

Cool photo... haven't seen that one before.

Think how spooky that could be if some enterprising graphics tool guru made an animated gif or mpg or flash of it opening it's eyes to reveal slit pupils in serpentine yellow eyes (like http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0767802497.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) or something worse...
jtb | Email | Homepage | 02.17.04 - 10:35 pm | #

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Blown away with inspiration, Swiss James abandoned what little attention he was paying to security, and took up the challenge:

"I use this freeware program called The Gimp, it's absolutely mint, I could play with it for hours. Oh wait, I already do." - Swiss James

Thanks, James. I love the animation. But I have to wonder about the safety of millions of travellers whose lives may depend on someone playing with his Gimp for hours.

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