It turns out that my passport photos were not close-up enough, despite the fact that the booth distinctly said, “Passport Photo Booth”. I mean, I know things aren’t meant to be easy, but is it like this all the time??

I slept in a few Wednesday’s ago, recovering. When I finally woke up it was too late to go to work, so instead I wandered down to the Post Office to submit my passport application. “Nope, photos aren’t good enough, send him next door,” I hear the woman in charge say. (“Next door” turned out to be a photo lab, which was lucky.)

So they took my photo – indeed much closer – and I made sure with the P.O. that they were appropriate, then got Yvonne to sign the new ones, and now I’m back at the same spot: no time to get to a Post Office during the working week, and no local P.O. that is open on the weekend!!

Baby steps.

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

My research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter.