Archive: July 2006

July 27, 2006

Thursday Ephemera

Letterpress Printing: Expanded Version The follow-up class to the Letterpress class I took this summer at UArts. It’s 10 weeks of typesetting by hand! Don’t worry if it’s your first time, the class promises to cover the basics and build up to more advanced techniques. If you are in the Philadelphia area, and have a love for type, I highly… more »

July 24, 2006


I would love to know the ratio of successes to failures for products and services touting themselves as an ”[insert industry leader] killer”. To me, it reeks of insecurity and fears of lost investments. The tech media craves conflict and the companies play right into it, completing the cycle. What’s left after the buzz? Has anything been killed in recent… more »

July 20, 2006

Learning from Atari

Last week my brother pointed me to this wonderful original commercial for Atari’s Pole Position. After gazing in amazement at the giant hand and the kid smiling as his mom blows up, it made me realize how few commercials are quite this eye-catching anymore. I don’t know if it was the custom song, or the belligerent and screaming announcer,… more »

July 14, 2006

Flickr Frustrations

I love Flickr, I really do, but man, sometimes it makes me yell at my computer. Whether it’s the inconsistencies in the interface, or the way I have to seriously concentrate to hunt down things like a particular feed, Flickr takes as much as it gives. The latest head scratcher: keeping tabs on group photo pools. When I look at… more »