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April 29, 2003

High end update.

We’ve certainly been getting an earful about the latest Veer catalog since it started hitting mailboxes this week. And naturally, the feedback has been present at both the positive and the negative ends of the scale. One of the comments forwarded to me regarding the aforementioned catalog cover was as follows: “Is it just me, … Read the rest of this item

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April 28, 2003

High end design.

 Haven’t I always said that today’s visual content catalogs needed a little more dog ass? Straight up, baby. And if your feeling the need to get a little closer to the action, grab a handful of it right here. Damn, I love working in this company.

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April 28, 2003

The alter blogger.

Boy, I must have been busier last week than I realized because I completely missed the announcement of TypePad. If the Six Apart gang can wedge even a fraction of Movable Type’s gizmos and hoojiggers into TypePad, I’m that much closer to dropping Blogger like a bad transmission. Then again, TypePad hasn’t shipped yet and … Read the rest of this item

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April 26, 2003

The pin visible man.

When we last visited the Stowaway Keyboard Project, I had successfully connected my Newton MessagePad 2100 to a folding Stowaway keyboard by crafting (rather cleverly I might add) an adapter from the end of an old serial cable and a disused Palm III shell. To do this, I relied on a rough sketch of the … Read the rest of this item

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April 25, 2003

Photo-Lettering is in da House.

This is big. As big as a pen and ink rendering of an Ed Benguiat swash cap. When a supa-cool boutique font outfit nabs one of the most amazing old school, film-based type collections around, it’s big. Really big. Yep, House Industries purchased Photo-Lettering. How big? “Physically, the collection takes up about 350 cubic ft … Read the rest of this item

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April 23, 2003

Welcome to the swamped.

Lots of things to mention. No time to type them up. Way too many items loitering around the to do list. Not enough of those same characters getting scratched off. Several deadlines approaching. Still can’t access the production server. You want piles? I got piles. Now, where did I put the top of my desk? … Read the rest of this item

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April 19, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Easter eggs. Calgary.

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April 18, 2003

Oxidation.

I received an kindly email regarding my recent photo of the day from the one and only Marshall Sokoloff of Blurbism fame. Aside from the fact that he has a domain name that I truly adore, he tipped me off to some of his own dumpster-inspired and urban corrosion-themed photography. Gorgeous.

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April 18, 2003

It must be spring.

Good Friday isn’t just about getting a day off of work. Neither is it simply a time to attend church as component of Holy Week and participate the reading of the Passion. That’s certainly a significant part of it for my family, but this year Good Friday also marks the fact that spring is mentally … Read the rest of this item

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April 16, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Paint drips on industrial dumpster. 4th Avenue Southwest, Calgary.

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