Sorscha Valkyrie

Friday, October 24th, 2008

The latest member of our family made her gooey entrance around noon today. She cleans up well, however. Balthazar is so happy to be a big brother, and Sorscha’s mother and I are, of course, completely in love with the new girl. She’s such a beautiful, healthy girl; I couldn’t ask for [...]

Threadless: “Seaside”

Monday, October 6th, 2008

‘Sup, land lubbers? This is a shout-out to my homeys from way-back. Notorious black beards, REPRESENT!
Anyway, I finished another Threadless submission – this one entitled “Seaside.” It went through several critiques and evolved to what you see here now. The original was classy. The finished version is less anatomical design, [...]

Ill-Conceived Science

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I have heard this one before.  It was once said that bumblebees were scientifically incapable of flight.  Today’s future-potential piece of mythical folklore is that the pterodactyl was also incapable of flight.  Katsufumi Sato has collected and assessed the data only to reveal nature’s secret to flight: “…the largest animal capable of soaring across the [...]

Where’s “My” Community?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I am imagining a better WordPress. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the engine behind Gradin.com, as well as countless other blogs on the Interweb. I have been using WordPress for several years now and I really enjoy it. Its many features have grown, and grown on me. Now [...]

Road Rash is Like Diaper Rash, but Not as Cute

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Carlos brought to my attention his recent exploration of road rash. Oh, Carlos, where can I learn more? Personal experience is often a better teacher than anything else.

Hide and Seek

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Sometimes a new song is played and you instantly fall in love with it.  It could be that it’s a great emotional swelling in your body, or just something so groovy that you can’t keep still while you listen.  Other times, it might be a contextual reference that gives the song a special relativity.
Imogen Heap [...]

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-07

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

@yellowjeepgirl I would be happy to stow it in my waterproof panniers – I need to fill them to look extra useful. #
@lunitius The bike computer went to ’00°’ on my ride home yesterday. I thought it was done there, but it got up to 03°. #
@DinoRubble If you figure out a way to cheat [...]

Esquire, Magazine of the Future!

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Dippin’ Dots are so 2000…E Ink is the future.  Esquire magazine is making a bold move to use E Ink on the cover of their October magazine.  What’s more, they snagged the rights to the deal from E Ink Corporation for a year.  That gives them megacreds towards the potential future of magazine design.  Remember [...]

Tastey Nuts

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

I’m a fan of the seed and nut family, as many can attest. I maintain a supply of them at my desk at work for the occasion of snacking, which comes regularly. There are also infinite jokes to be told that never get old:
Hello everybody. I have brought my nuts for everybody [...]

Threadless Submission (Critique)

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

I am planning to start posting more submissions to Threadless for consideration in their shirt designs.  Their methods have matured so much since my earlier submission and purchases!  They now have the ability to allow artists to submit designs for critque prior to final publishing.  It’s a great way for someone like myself to get [...]