Thursday, July 30, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's time to talk about your social networking...

Yeah, so, I use facebook to keep tabs with production people that I come in contact with on different jobs.  Not really fan of keep up with people from high school, but I gotta say it's great for job stuff.  Especially when your job requires lots of communication skills and people finding.  

I feel like gloating now because I took a shot on facebook to contact someone I know in LA to help this production I'm working for find a unit production manager.  A day or two later she texted me back telling me she was unavailable but knew some people who were and would recommend them.  As it turns out, one of the people she recommended got the job and is now my boss!  I'm really pumped now and will use facebook a lot more for actual "social networking" and not just the, "hey... um... do you remember me from high school?"  Technology is awesome.  From now on I'll keep most of my social networking site bashing to myspace and leave facebook alone.  Perhaps JS you should reactivate your account now...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Web Design of the week:Kimiko Yoshida

Last week we posted a link to Josh Langley's photography site for its web design and photos, and this week we will provide you with another fantastic link to another fantastically designed website that also comes from a photographer. Kimiko Yoshida has a beautiful site, that provides the feeling of being in a Parisian art gallery. Her self portraits are gorgeous and bizarre. Check out her site here.

original post found over at Tokyo Mango.

Lets celebrate the b'day of Mr. Tesla

So you may have heard there was a car named after him. Maybe you know about him because you paid attention in science class. No matter how you heard about the man, Nicola Tesla is one of the most important names in modern technology. This man helped introduce practically everything, Tesla would have been a jolting 153 today. Let us all wish him an electrifying good time. Learn more about one of the greatest men in technology here. you can also learn more from the video you see below.

Friday, July 3, 2009

My roommate and I Rasterbating.

Sometimes, I find myself wanting to have a poster of something that is very specific. Sadly, most places that sell posters don't have a 5x8 poster of Uncle Jesse and the Rippers. Luckily, if I have a solid high res picture, I can create the poster of my dreams. Say hello to Rasterbating. The Rasterbator is a site that allows you to upload your own picture and have it sectionalized. When you print you get numerous pages that will make the larger picture, like a puzzle. I have to say, it is harder than it looks. Paul (shollpoly) and myself worked on the lovely piece you see below (I have 99 problems but a bitch ain't one). We plan on doing more and you should start as well. Visit the site here, and Rasterbate to your hearts content.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I saw a tweet from one of my work mates that his new website was up that he designed. I followed the link and was highly impressed with what I saw. For starters, Josh Langley is a fantastic photographer, so the pure artistry is enough to visit. However, don't let the pretty images distract you from what is a sleek and eloquent web design. The surprising thing to find out is that no flash was involved. This a beautiful site with some great content.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Big Brother

Have you ever driven though the great state of Ole’ Virginia and noticed that no one is speeding? Then suddenly, you see it: a great black sign looms along the side of the road. "Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft" and you do a double take. Is an F-16 going to follow me down the road and drop a smart bomb on me if I go over the speed limit? How does this "enforcement" thing work?

I worry that an Apache attack helicopter is going to sweep out from behind a bank of trees, red and blue lights will start flashing and then it lands right in front of me on the interstate.

And then it hit me. What a great psychological “no speeding” campaign this is. You can’t refute the fact, Apache helicopters or not, in your head you know there’s some orbiting police plane sitting somewhere up in the sky behind a cloud so you can’t see it, and he’s got your number and is radioing some police squad car down on the ground to move in and intercept your ass. It scares the bah-jesus out of me.

Apparently it scares a lot of other Virginia drivers too because not once did I see someone go over 80 miles and hour and I hardly saw people go over 75 miles an hour. Being a driver from Birmingham, you put your life on the line everyday because if you don’t go at least a bare minimum of 75 on the interstates around here you’re going to get run the fuck over. It’s Nascar country.

So I wonder, could the “Speed Limit Enforced by Aircraft” signs work here in Alabama? Probably not. I think part of what makes those signs so scary up in Virginia is the fact that you have the CIA based over in Langley. Who knows what the hell really goes on over there with Big Brother and all; but, maybe it will scare some folk into staying within the speed limit even though I seriously doubt it. Last time I looked the literacy rates were higher in Virginia than Alabama. Go figure.