Frottage

This was one of the first techniques I learned when I began art school, back in fall ’89. It was eye-opening. For the first time, I wasn’t responsible for every nuance that came along. The surface dictated what marks were left. Suddenly, I felt a sense of freedom from that burden of decision in art; […]

Software and Experience

The longer you’ve been using an application, the less value you hold to the app developer as a user. Take Facebook. Once upon a time, it was a linear, flowing post stream. If you missed something, you missed it. Now, I have no idea where my posts go or who sees them or in what context. Facebook […]

TV Shows

Vikings is one of my favorite shows. Great characters. I’ve especially liked scenes with Harbard lately. He’s an amazing, intriguing character that embodies the mythology and superstition that were rampant in that time. My favorite line of his came during the last show, “Possession is the opposite of love”. Can’t stop thinking about how true that […]

WordCamp US

Quick summary of the trip: The conference: The location: Weather: was awesome Family: Loved seeing my Mom, Dad, Clare and Bob, walking around and learning the neighborhood The Barnes Museum was too crowded. But this made it all ok. Food: Spice End was the best thing I ate on the trip. Second best was Tir Na Nog because it was […]

WordCamp Scranton

What an awesome experience, and great job done by the organizers. As an organizer myself, I learned a few tricks and got some ideas for the next WCBUF. One thing I want to consider is killing the whole lunch thing altogether. Too many variables that inevitably go wrong. Provide coffee and water all day long, […]