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Welcome to 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

2010 is here. Like 1984 and 2001, 2010 is famous thanks to science fiction. When a once-futuristic year becomes yet another date on the calendar, the hopes and fears of fiction are compared to our current reality. The book 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke arrived in 1982, the era when Pac Man ruled […]

The End Of Pageflakes? I hope not!

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

I discovered that Pageflakes.com has gone offline. Details are sketchy to why the site is down, but I hope it comes back soon. I have come to depend on Pageflakes for tracking the blogs on web design, graphics, and social media that I read. I do use iGoogle and have my links backed up on […]

A new year

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Last year I started 2007 with installing WordPress and starting my own blog. The use of this blog has been more of an experiment than a place to write posts. I used this blog to learn about the WordPress interface, SEO, basic PHP, and the problems with CSS browser bugs. Since August this blog has […]

Smashing Magazine picks top 80 professional fonts

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

It can be maddening to pick the right font for a corporate website or brochure. The urge is there to do something creative and unique, but the look has to be polished and professional. Do you give up and fall back to using Helvetica or Times for the umpteenth time? Smashing Magazine offers help in […]

The digital dark age?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Photoshop News features a link to a BBC story on the looming “digital dark age”. According to the story, thousands of digital files are lost each year because newer computers can’t open them. While paper can sit on a shelf for years without losing information, files stored on floppy discs or other media are lost […]

Life, death, and your iPhone

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

While I usually read the Get Rich Slowly blog for financial tips, an entry from last Friday focuses on the nature of life, death, and money. My favorite quote: When you’re lying on your deathbed, you won’t think, “Damn! I got an iPhone.” You’ll remember your friends, and you’ll remember the experiences you’ve had.