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January 27, 2009

Veering away.

January, 1989 Twenty years ago, I began what could be considered “my career”. I didn’t think of it as occupational choice at the time … it was supposed to be a simple, six month contract position. An interesting second job that would help me pay the rent, save for an upcoming wedding in the fall, … Read the rest of this item

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May 8, 2008

Dungbeetle.

It was tough keeping this under wraps for so long, but the project I have been working on for the past six months was finally released last week. The longer we worked on it, the more impatient we became about letting everyone in on the story. A handful of people probably managed to pick up … Read the rest of this item

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March 13, 2008

Launcher.

When my good friend Issa isn’t herding our collective web development cats at Veer, he somehow manages to find time for things like relaunching his personal site and starting up a non-profit arts venture called Creative Nest. While I congratulate him on both of these personal projects, it’s the idea behind the latter which has … Read the rest of this item

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April 19, 2007

Build it and they will nominate you.

Cool. Veer’s Build Your Own World feature has been nominated for a Webby Award in the rather convoluted category of Interactive Advertising: Other Advertising: Game or Application. Whew. Register on the People’s Voice site and cast your vote. The deadline is April 27th.

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March 15, 2007

Wussypants.

The following quote was plucked from a recent web development email. “When building a new [server] farm, create better server names … WUS is like naming a boy Sue.” Here’s the deal … the internal names for Veer’s web servers are prefixed with the acronym ‘WUS’, theoretically representing ‘Web: United States’ or our North American-based … Read the rest of this item

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January 30, 2007

Veer tweets.

Do you use Twitter? Do you like to know what’s going on over at Veer? Well, have I got a deal for you. I’ve just started using Twitter as a channel for site updates, new feature announcements, status alerts, and other web follies … fresh from our team that actually builds the stuff. Tune in … Read the rest of this item

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June 28, 2006

Doppelkerner.

Hmmm … where have I seen something like this before? Oh yes, now I remember… right here.

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February 9, 2006

One stop shopping.

Calgary seems to be a popular place to shop for visual content companies. One 800-pound gorilla in particular has loaded up his cart once again. If you haven’t already connected the dots, Getty Images bought iStockPhoto.com (and some apparently intangible assets) for fifty million smackers. Holy mother of crap. After the initial fuzz of bewilderment … Read the rest of this item

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December 12, 2005

The day job.

So, what’s been keeping me quieter than usual over the past few weeks? The redesign and full-body massage over at the day job, for one thing. No, it’s not quite standards-compliant yet (but it’s a damn sight closer than it used to be). And yes, I realize that the orange logo is gone (sorry folks, … Read the rest of this item

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March 7, 2005

Personality challenged.

The Veer creative team developed six fictional portraits to illustrate six personal truths. Here’s how we approached the challenge to Capture Personality. And speaking of truths, this month’s set of thematically matching desktop wallpaper is the hotpixelshit, kids.

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