April 24, 2008
Last weekend I attended a typography walking tour around the Lower East Side of Manhattan led by Tobias Frere-Jones (of Hoefler & Frere-Jones fame). The tour focused mainly on engraved and painted signage from bygone years. Some examples were presented because they were so damn beautiful, and others were presented for the exact opposite reason, but all were very… more »
March 31, 2008
Over the weekend WordPress 2.5 was released, and oh what a release it is. The WordPress admin has had a complete facelift, a joint effort from Automattic, Happy Cog, and many individuals from the WordPress community, amounting to over 90 contributors. The new admin was re-built from the ground up, with clean markup and a shiny new design. I… more »
March 17, 2008
Another South By Southwest Interactive has come and gone. This year’s conference was once again bigger than its predecessors, packed with the heaping portions of both really good and so-so content. I told myself this might be my last for a while, but now I’m not so sure; this was the best time I’ve had at SXSW in a… more »
February 27, 2008
As I stood on the subway platform the other day, zoning out at the posters that line the walls, I snapped to attention as a most peculiar thing caught my eye: a poster for a movie called The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie. I can honestly say I don’t know much about VeggieTales (the TV show… more »
February 20, 2008
Returning from New Zealand is a very sad endeavor. Not only do you get to endure a very long day—somewhere around 36 hours and involving numerous cars, planes, and sherpas—but you also must deal with leaving one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Speaking at Webstock (the impetus for the trip) was both an honor and a fabulous time. I’m… more »
Books (14 entries)
Thoughts and reviews on great and sour literary achievements. My tastes lean towards sci-fi, fantasy, horror, design, programming, and reference.
The ebb and flow of the working world.
Design (107 entries)
Bad design, good design, my design, your design. Also includes thoughts on such thrilling topics as typography, color, aesthetics, and theory.
The dark world of entertainment and assorted tomfoolery. Everything that doesn't fit into Books, Film, or Music but still makes you laugh and cry.
Film (47 entries)
When I let my brain out to pasture for the evening. Mostly reviews of movies I have seen. Horror movies are a common topic.
Music (22 entries)
If it rocks, you will find it here. Music is one of my biggest vices and fortunately for you I have left out any information on my involvement in bands.
I live in New York, home of the biggest apples. Oh, wait.
The virtual roller coaster that is my life. Ironic correlation since I don't like roller coasters. Lets say, log flume that is my life. Its really not even that chaotic, I am just trying to up the drama quotient of this category for you.
I [used to] live in Philadelphia, home of the one, true, cheese steak, as well as a big ol' cracked bell and sports teams that lose a lot, or so I am told.
I nearly failed my photography class in school, but for some reason, I decided I still needed to impose my photography on the world. I have an itchy shutter finger.
Random (52 entries)
Everything that doesn't fit in with the rest of the categories. The leftovers. The unpopular table in the high school cafeteria.
Site (40 entries)
The meat and potatoes of this site. How its made, maintained, and rationalized for existing. This is the category that gets the ladies all a-fluster.
Where the dork in me lives. All things techie, savvy, and other buzz words. A glimpse into the future... today!
Travel (17 entries)
Sometimes I go to conferences, exhibitions, and (the much rarer) vacation.
Short articles focusing on specific design principles and their proper use for the betterment of mankind.
To this day, video games are still one of the biggest, fruitless, enjoyable time-leeches in my life.
Web (95 entries)
The wide world of the web. Topics having to do with movin' and shakin' online and noteworthy websites.