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Archive | April, 2007

retro funky cool LED watches

retro funky cool LED watches

You notice the latest trend in watches is having funky LED lights that represent the time shown? Some don’t even use numbers at all. They’re competely abstract. That’s a bit extreme for me. I still like to see numbers. Below is a collection of the latest LED watches. Some are 20-24% off retail price including […]

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ebay is getting on my nerves

ebay has been a necessary evil for selling my artwork. They raise their rates on an annual basis, sometimes twice a year. Their most recent price hike just murdered ebay stores owners (of which I am one.) Now ebay is changing the feedback ratings. “In addition to the current positive, negative, or neutral comment, buyers […]

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sounds good on crappy headphones

sounds good on crappy headphones

I bought a junky pair of headphones at Fry’s for $4 (TDK HP-100). Some music sounds pretty bad on them. Some music sounds really good. One song that is especially good on crappy headphones is “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth” by R.E.M. The image of the happy bloke with the thumbs up is courtesy of inspiredservices […]

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Rock Paper Scissors game variants

Rock Paper Scissors game variants

This is really great. I had a difficult time picking which image to use for this blog post. David C. Lovelace of umop.com has a great collection of Rock Paper Scissor (RPS) games. We all know RPS for the three elements of Rock, Paper and Scissors. umop.com has various variants to the game. For example, […]

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why QuarkXPress is #2

why QuarkXPress is #2

Nowadays it’s pretty clear that QuarkXPress is second fiddle to Adobe InDesign. There’s plenty of reasons why. Well, I’ll add another. On Quark’s site they list the top 10 reasons to upgrade to XPress 7. I was hoping to find some solid, concrete reasons to upgrade. Instead it was all fluff; especially numbers 1, 5, […]

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excavating technology

excavating technology

Over the weekend, I took apart a Tektronix Phaser 340. The great thing about taking apart electronics is that there’s usually a piece or two that strikes a strong aesthetic chord. I was happy to excavate the piece shown above from the dusty old 340. It’s kinda like archeology.

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