8-Point Star Flower

8-Point Flower is the first of several pattern packs I’ll be releasing over the next few weeks. (If you like these, please let me know!) It’s inspired by Islamic geometric patterns (which are pretty fascinating/incredible, I might add).  The zip file contains: 6 PNGs (2 transparent versions not shown); Adobe Illustrator CS5 (.ai) files –… Continue reading 8-Point Star Flower

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Using data sets and variables in Photoshop

This week I’ve decided to post something a little different. Working with data in Photoshop (CS3+) is probably not something you’ve thought much about. In fact, I’ve only ever run into one case where using datasets and variables in Photoshop made sense to me, but once you know how to use them, you’re bound to… Continue reading Using data sets and variables in Photoshop

Weightloss

Officially I’m down 17.2 lbs overall, but I didn’t weigh-in this past weekend. (I’m certain I’ve gained since last weigh-in.) I’ve started making excuses for myself. I haven’t been active. I’ve been feeling pretty defeated. WeightWatchers works, but I haven’t kept track of my Points, and I’ve allowed myself to cheat far too often. When… Continue reading Weightloss

Strange Encounter

Last night, around 11:30pm, I was on the way home from picking Kim and my niece up from the Daughtry concert. We stopped at a Burger King to get something to drink and eat for the two of them. While in the drive-thru I was approached by an older woman who asked if we could… Continue reading Strange Encounter

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Support 5by5.tv

The 5by5 network has created the premiere network of podcasts for geeks, designers and developers. Their broadcasts are free, but now you can support the shows by becoming a supporter. If you’re not familiar with 5by5, my personal favorite is The Big Web Show hosted by Dan Benjamin & Jeffrey Zeldman. But, to be honest,… Continue reading Support 5by5.tv

Stormtrooper Effect

The Stormtrooper Effect attempts to explain why Stormtroopers are such lousy shots. tl;dr: They aren’t lousy shots. It’d be stupid to allow a minor character to kill a major character before the story moves along.

Hunt the iPad

OnWired HQ infiltrated. Enemy agent escaped with iPad. Your objective: locate agent and recover device. First operative to complete mission will receive iPad. Intel on enemy agent’s whereabouts to be distributed via Twitter. Follow @onwired to be kept apprised. The search has begun. If you’ve figured something out, share what you know.

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