This is just a funny self-portrait that I took one day at the office when I was goofing off.  I can’t even remember now how I did it.  All I know is it entailed using a mouse, a point-and-shoot, and Photo Booth.

So much for professionalism, on so many scores.

Nonetheless, looking at this picture kindles in me a feeling of proud kinship with those clever Renaissance painters who enjoyed finding ways to paint themselves into a scene.

There was a joyful moment of discovery when I found that I could use Photo Booth to take a picture of my office, with me in it, using the mouse at a distance.  Then, I think, I took a picture of that.

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