It's like family, only weirder…

Welcome to Pixyland

At first it was just weird, but then I recognized people (metaphorically speaking) and all was answered. When seen alone, the Pixyland Peter Pan is peculiar at best. He looks a lot like the “Stewart” character from Mad TV. Among friends in costume, he’s much more naturalized. It’s more something…Continue Reading

Web Sites for Artists at the Quinlan

I’m putting together a class for the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville towards the end of this month. I’ll be focusing on web site development by more traditional means. I think a critical step often forgotten by developers is wire framing and white boarding. Web sites are visual, so…Continue Reading

Flock’n Browser

The Flock browser shows some great promise towards Web 2.0 bliss. Flock brings the social web to the forefront by integrating it with the browser. In essence, I think it’s a brilliant approach at efficiency, though that’s somewhat of a paradoxical statement given that socializing on the net is not…Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my Birthday, a fact that is impressed upon me yearly. I’m now 29, though I’ve been saying I was 30 throughout my 28th year. I found that it was easier to just say 30 rather than calculate the finite difference from 30 that my lifespan had actually reached.…Continue Reading

Eat, or Be Eaten

I heard on NPR this morning that 25 million Americans receive emergency food assistance each year. From what I understand, the level of funding available to this is not nearly what it needs to be in order to feed everyone that is starving within the U.S. It’s ironic to me…Continue Reading

An Obsessive’s Guide to Coffee

A co-worker brought in a copy of Food & Wine magazine for my perusal this morning. It includes an article on coffee, the result of which is from “410 man-hours [of] tasting 157 coffees and testing 67 coffeemakers (not to mention 10 grinders) to find the best of the best.”…Continue Reading

Back to the Future: COBOL

Some psychos out there have implemented COBOL.NET, that is, COBOL for Microsoft.NET. Fujitsu is, at least in part, to blame for their Windows implementation of a compiler and interpreter. On one hand, it speaks volumes of the capabilities of the CLR, but on the other hand it just goes to…Continue Reading

Sitting with Eric Peterson

Matt Z. and I sat with Eric Peterson Monday for some education on the doumbek. It was enlightening, as most any training would be for us these days. At one point, Matt insisted that Eric play a riff on our drums to ensure that his, seriously more professional, drum was…Continue Reading

Bring Out Your Dead

It’s day 3 of my sudden illness and I’m feeling only slightly better. Not quite ready to go out and have a walk. The first two days were filled with the waxing and waning of my core temperature. Now on the 3rd, I’m only slightly able to regulate this to…Continue Reading