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tiffehr: My little demon horns from Fifi Mahoney’s in New Orleans are going over well — for the folks who notice. Low-key halloween at the office. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: @chipd Well done! Y’all have too much time on your hands. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: My acupuncturist rules. But I should have asked him to leave the needles in for the day, so I could rock a Pinhead costume. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
Design: Jonathan Sabine Manufacture: Self manufacture Date: 2007 Whiteboards with dry-erase markers are rapidly replacing old fashioned chalkboards in schools. As chalkboards disappear from classrooms, the familiar felt eraser brush is disappearing with it. Jonathan Sabine (Vest Collective) gives these brushes a new life in the form of a very graphic door mat, chalk full of childhood...
tiffehr: Worst geek moment of the evening: realizing the History Channel logo and the dock logo for TextMate look a lot alike. (Sigh.) (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Calling in to a work conf. call, but also gutting pumpkins & reading captioned TV: a bad rip-off History doc imitating “300” shot-for-shot. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: At Refresh Seattle, briefly, scarfing down some grub and listening to @nickf explain yoga(?!). (via Twitter / tiffehr)
You know somewhere out there is a perfect match for you, miss web computer dork!...– My “darling” colleague Ryan, making fun of me.
tiffehr: I can deal w/ the chatter of cable news all day, but I can’t handle the sanctimonious elevator pitches of debates. …Cue Fishbone, loud. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
Moving On: Thanks to Everyone
I recently informed Nick Finck, Digital Web’s publisher, that I plan to move on in a couple of weeks. Working as editor in chief of Digital Web has been a great adventure, and I’m grateful for this incredible opportunity. Through my work here, I’ve met many of the brilliant people who are creating and envisioning the best of the web, and that includes not only the authors of our articles and...
tiffehr: @snookca Excellent choice. Trolling the interwebs for a copy of that one right now. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Since I’m mostly working on personal- & local-ization code, I summon all songs with “city” themes, e.g. Stevie & “Livin’ for the City”. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Somatic therapy hurt like a sonofa today. Hopefully some of it will stick this time. It’d be nice to make progress, rather than regress. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
Curry that Alzheimer Away
It seems that you can now add eating curry and a drug that lowers blood pressure, called valsartan, to the limited potential arsenal against Alzheimer disease, that is at least in the laboratory. It’s still unclear how exactly eating more curry (it’s actually a chemical found in tumeric called curcumin) or valsartan could work in humans but it just goes to show how desperate we’ve become when...
Hollywood Hypocrisy: The Case of David Cronenberg
So I’m reading The New York Post’s “Page Six” gossip column this morning and I almost knocked over my coffee. Here’s the item that did it: “David Cronenberg, director of the smash Eastern Promises is still mad at writer-director Paul Haggis for naming his 2005 Oscar-winning racial drama “Crash” just nine years after Cronenberg had his own...
tiffehr: DW issue’s up! Kicking the laptop out of bed and going to sleep. Refresh Seattle tomorrow, including the fun heckling @jcroft. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Just starting Digital Web publication cycle, armed with a special delivery of Herr’s penn-dutch pretzles from Mom’s recent Philly trip. Yum. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Might be too drowsy for synth pop. It probably loks like I’m cuddling with this wall I’m leaning against. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: “Tess”ing it up at the pub, waiting a bit before Architecture in Helsinki. Band of Horses on the pub system is making me sleepy. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: I wonder if they’ll just let me *move* into the brewpub. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
Google Mappish Mondrian
The New York Times has an occasional magazine supplement about real estate called “Key”. On September 9th, 2007, the magazine featured a cover illustration by computer artist and MIT professor John Maeda. The most fascinating part of this illustration is its visual design process documentation available on NYT, where Maeda’s walks through the evolution of the piece. There we can...
tiffehr: Some say man is the root of all evil/Others, God’s a drunkard for pain/I believe that the Garden of Eden/Was burned to make way for a train. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
I’m pretty sure 10.6 Domestic Shorthair’s intro movie will be...– Garrett Murray, from Speaking of the Leopard intro…
tiffehr: I love Hall & Oates, but I was listening to Japanese Rawk and iTunes filed H&O under that category. That was my “WTH” moment. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Wait a minute, why the hell am I listening to Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” right now? What the hell, music player? (via Twitter / tiffehr)
‘It Looks Fabulous’
Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, will take part in the 18th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival. Pullman will discuss his novels and the issue of global environmental and ecological disruption. In preparation for his visit, The Chicago Sun-Times interviews Pullman on the subject of anonymity and the film adaptation of the first novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy. What of The...
tiffehr: Listening to my collection of Architecture in Helsinki remixes, and looking forward to dancing like an idiot at the show tonight. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
Nick Haley, an 18 year old from England loved the iPod Touch so much that he created his own commercial and put it up on YouYube. The people from Apple saw it and liked it so much that they contacted him and decided to “buy” the rights to it. You can see Nick’s version on top, and the actual produced spot on the bottom. (via Tiffehr’s shared items in Google Reader)
tiffehr: @snitter Love the hover options Makes the UI even more streamlined for quick scanning. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Okay, Lucas confirmed that Yeti the Giant Cat *growls* at things. Not hisses, fusses or purrs…growls. Like a medium-sized dog. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Pumpkin mission a success! Also got sushi & sake to accompany Dig-Web work, so I can go to Architecture in Helsinki tomorrow at the ‘Box. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Sitting in southbound Fiver traffic. Should have put more thought into this route. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Dishes done, bills done, bit of cleaning done…now waiting on laundry to finish up. Then I gotta go get me some pumpkins for work. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Laundry, bill filing, receipt shredding, a drive-by of a house I like, and then to work. Content with that plan, actually. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
the Blue Screen of Death
Before: After: And the final effect: The sign: A few more pre-Halloween shenanigans here and here. Also, some amateur Boards of Canada videos get reviewed here. Mine didn’t fare so well, but whatever for him. (via Tiffehr’s shared items in Google Reader)
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Give That Woman a Crappaccino!*
My pal Theo pointed me to this WSJ Law Blog piece on Sharon Nichols, founder of the “I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar” Facebook group. The group’s stated mission is to document bad grammar, and to date almost 5,000 photos have been uploaded for that purpose. One example: a rather large tattoo claiming “You Bleed Just To Know Your Alive.” Nichols, a student at...
Clocks and pies
Keith A submitted this graphical idea from the folks at Ikea (via Boing Boing). Based on the comments, it seems like some people really like this presentation! Consider these for amusement: Does the “9” on Sunday mean 9 am or 9 pm? (This chart mixes A.M. and P.M. hours in a totally nonchalant way.) If the above is too easy, try the “9” for Saturday! Why was...
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Elizabeth gets forked (and spooned) by Tiff
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tiffehr: Oooh! Pirate fight! Two drunken half-pirates are wrestling(?) in the next yard. Not investigating further. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: Also, for the record, for a second @twotake was a rhinestone cowboy, and it was a site to behold. (via Twitter / tiffehr)
tiffehr: While I totally bailed on humanity this evening, can I count that the neighbors are having a loud Halloween party spilling into my yard? (via Twitter / tiffehr)
Microsoft Sold To Crows
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"I" don't know what to say
Richard’s commentary about this picture, (available here) really captures it. Evidently the makers of this ad are equivocating on the use of all pronouns. (via Tiffehr’s shared items in Google Reader)
tiffehr: Taking it back to Seattle’s heady days in ‘03, I’m rockin’ the new Maktub album. (via Twitter / tiffehr)