January 2013


F. Stokes

Pretty sweet song shot in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Kinda funny how it starts out though: “make some noise if you’re from a town with less than 100,000 people.” Madison is more than twice that and doesn’t feel all that “small towny” to me. If you’re from Brooklyn though, I get it. (The video […]

Uke is Done!

From the good folks at mya-moe ukuleles. And the process pictures. Can’t wait to get it in the mail.

Ghostbusters: Now That’s a Startup

Not too far apart from every other startup: Small passionate team Trying to advance science and technology for the good of the world Tackling huge problems Great logo from day one Questionable legality Fuzzy business model

New American

The AA rebrand seems pretty ubiquitously loved. I like it myself. I’m sure it has a lot to do with the really nice presentation of the launch page, despite some traffic load hiccups. You gotta wonder though. If everyone likes your design, it’s banal. Mediocrity shirks offense. Art dares it. — Jeffrey Zeldman (@zeldman) May […]

15th Ave

Tons of stuff from Portlandia is about my old hood. This one is especially close to home though, as it’s about renaming 15th Ave, and it starts with them on Killingsworth. (I lived literally on 15th and Killingsworth). They rename the street Martin Luther King Sr / Mel Blanc / KuGuPu / Steve Jobs / […]

Must Be Rough

I get a good amount of emails from businesses that are looking to hire people. Hiring good people is so difficult these days, they say. I dunno. I think you are doing pretty damn well if you are hiring people at all. I’d love to be doing so well in business that my problem is […]

The Pastry Box Project: Everyone Should Blog

I’m doing The Pastry Box Project this year. I’ll have an article a month. My first one was published, which I’ll re-post below. I just sent them another one too. I like the style over there. Kind of think-y experiential posts that I normally wouldn’t probably write, but do enjoy it. I wish everyone in […]

The Greatest Adventure

#1) Glenn Yarbrough has the worlds weirdest voice. It’s my strongest memory from the old cartoon Hobbit: #2) If you compare the old Hobbit cartoon movie to the new one in theaters now, I wonder which aspects J. R. R. Tolkien would have considered closest to his original vision. The new film is likely much […]

Uke Tracker

My custom ukulele from Mya-Moe has begun contruction and the progress can be tracked. And the first build shot Aaron Keim sent me:

The System Works

I had a cool moment today of using my own product. Someone sent me an email referencing a CSS-Tricks snippet about fonts that they were having trouble with specifically on iOS. I used the CodePen bookmarket to quickly move it over into a Pen. To get some text to look at, I typed “lorem”-TAB. In […]

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