When I first got back to my apartment complex after my 14 days quarantine, I observed an unmanned food cart at the entrance. Over the last few weeks I have seen these carts at subway station entrances in the morning. They looked interesting but I had never seen one moving until yesterday.
First I should say that I live next to Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the Pudong District of Shanghai. Across the street from my apartment complex is the Pudong Software Park where I often take my dogs for a walk because in the middle is a nice lake where the dogs can enjoy sniffing and running around.
Yesterday as we headed towards the park, I observed one of these unmanned food carts, but it was actually an autonomous unmanned food cart. As you can see in the video below, it is oblivious to the red light, not only at the pedestrian crossing, but also at the main junction. When I shared the video with my friend, he said it must have been programmed by a cyclist because the cyclist is also ignoring the red lights (which is pretty normal in China to be honest).
So it looks like they have a lot more work to do on the software before these are allowed to freely roam around the city.
And there it goes, big rain on my day off.
My dogs let me sleep in an extra hour this morning. Sometimes I think they understand me more than I give them credit for.
🐶 This is what happens when you all want the rope…
I got this email this morning. Looks like I can finally quit my job! 😜
Although Acronis True Image did the job, I just didn’t find it easy or speedy to use. That may of course be due to the internet connection here in China. I also cannot help but think it is becoming bloatware with it’s new ransomeware detection features and so on. The personal version also lacks some of the advanced features available in the business version, perhaps I expect too much and I am just not the target audience for them.
Researchers have demonstrated that they can make a working 3D-printed copy of a key just by listening to how the key sounds when inserted into a lock. And you don’t need a fancy mic — a smartphone or smart doorbell will do nicely if you can get it close enough to the lock.
Sounds like a neighbour is decorating. Constant drilling and banging for the last hour.
The joys of Shanghai apartment living.
Since I was away in Germany, the German supermarket chain ALDI has opened more locations in Shanghai. I guess it’s possible that some were opened beforehand but I only knew of one across the river in Puxi. Now I have one nearby and can place home delivery orders via WeChat!
I have no idea why, but after I came home from the Whisky L! Show, Benny decides to sit with her butt on my head!
This sunset was taken in Rizhao, Shandong Province back in August 2012. Not the best of photos, but not bad for an iPhone of the time and it appears I was leaning out of a taxi! @odd
Harry on his new naughty chair! 🐶
Bath time for Harry 🐕
I’ve been quiet lately. I am finding a day of work in the heat and humidity along with the commute really tiring. Maybe I should just face the fact that I’m getting old.
Sadly, this first week back in the office has me working on Saturday. I now miss Germany!
These are some cool photos from yesterday’s storm in Shanghai:
Lightning rods on the Oriental Pearl Tower and other skyscrapers in Shanghai "attract" lightning as thunderstorm looms over the city. pic.twitter.com/TlOLnlEik3