I had planned on picking up a new mini for my kids once the imac g5 loaner goes back, but this puts me over the edge: http://www.switched.com/2009/03/17/new-ipod-shuffle-only-usable-with-apple-authorized-headphones/ It seems that apple has begun the same downward spiral toward pissing off the customer base that nearly ruined Microsoft. I hope they can turn it around.
I saw a group on facebook devoted to this cereal, and I’ll join, but I hate that Chocula followed the path of most good cereals-over design. Here’s how it works:
I cringe whenever I see dreamweaver listed as a requirement for a job posting. Right away, I can tell that whomever is posting the job really doesn’t understand web development, or the people who are good at web development, because if they did they’d know that dreamweaver is fundamentally a useless, pointless, resource-sucking program that […]
When it comes to new media, many talented people, top-notch agencies, and renowned print service companies are finding themselves on the outside looking in. Art directors, mechanical artists, pre-press specialists, media buyers, press-operators, etc. are being forced to reckon with the web. Suddenly, they’re being faced with projects that Clients are demanding it. They aren’t […]
After my macbook fried and my xp box got infected beyond repair, I decided to start all over with linux. I’ve never used it before, so here are some initial reactions from a long time computer user, both in windows and mac environments, starting fresh: It’s the most user-friendly environment I’ve tried. It combines the […]
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We have ivy all over the front of the house, and lots of little birds live in it. They also crap all over our front entranceway. Eli and Nancy like to watch them out the window in my closet; it’s almost totally covered in ivy and you get an up-close view of the birds. So […]
I’ve read (can’t think of where at the moment: UPDATE: Jonathan Hicks pimps fireworks here:http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/branding-firefox ) articles applauding the pixel preview functionality of AI, especially when it comes to designing low resolution icons. I investigated this a bit and here’s what I found: Compare the above. Both are 16×16 pixel circles, but the Photoshop one […]
Worked on some c4d stuff today. I think it will be a major part of what I do for the project. Sketches first, then move into c4d, then photoshop. I also have to keep this blog updated.
Urinals are cool. I want one in my house.
3 Dreams last night: 1. I was at a church, saying something about having to keep church stuff in mind at your home. I was like preaching this, even though I wasn’t the priest. Everyone was like “yeah”. The we drove up Brookside Ave (back in LI) to a baseball diamond. There was one of […]
So, for my sabbatical rundown of things to do: Design the icons for the project. Keep learning wordpress. Organize the attic, especially all the artwork ??
She read her biggest word ever today– “Wonderful” She sounded it out beautifully. She is becoming an amazing reader.
2 hockey games done with, now we’re reading counterpane fairy and playing perfection.
I did a ton of icons for the project icon contest, here’s a chart of ones that didn’t make the cut:
Last night I was on wordcast, the podcast for wordpress users. David and Kym and I talked about the whole icon project. You can listen to the podcast at http://www.wordcast.com
You truly are a digital artist when you understand what a point is. I still don’t.
So psyched I won; I really busted my butt on these, and I’m glad it paid off. So happy to be involoved with such a cool project as WordPress: http://wordpress.org/development/2008/11/the-results-of-project-icon/