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Threadless Submission (Critique)

I am planning to start posting more submissions to Threadless for consideration in their shirt designs.  Their methods have matured so much since my earlier submission and purchases!  They now have the ability to allow artists to submit designs for critque prior to final publishing.  It’s a great way for…Continue Reading

Gävlebocken (The Gävle Goat)

In a small city north of Stockholm, 5,000 onlookers welcome a giant Goat as it is unveiled each year around Yule. For several decades now, the Gävle Goat has made a historical mark in Gävle history as it is either sacrificed or spared during the Winter. In 1969 the goat…Continue Reading

Innovating the Search Engine

Listen up, Google! I have had a vision and I know what the next step in search engine technology is. It came to me as a spark of sudden hope during a frustrating journey down search engine back roads. You see, the folks at Read/Write Web are right. The Search…Continue Reading

‘Twas the Night Before Yule

‘Twas the night before Yule, when all ‘cross the heath, not a being was stirring; Pagan, faerie, or beast. Wassail was left out & the alter adorned, to rejoice that the Sun King would soon be reborn. The children lay sleeping by the warmth of the hearth, their dreams filled…Continue Reading

Christmas Adam

Yesterday the family celebrated Christmas Adam with my mom. It’s a traditional ceremony for us – one that I invented when I was very young, so a long-standing one at that. Christmas Adam is the day before Christmas Eve. Christian mythology teaches us that Adam came before Eve, though there…Continue Reading

Praying Mantis

Bird Watchers Digest \ BoingBoing A praying mantis (A.K.A. alien vessel from Neptune) was seen skewering a hummingbird by a young boy. This is not unheard of, though rarely photographed. Not only was this photographed, but it was done so with high-resolution equipment such is the norm in today’s backyards.…Continue Reading

The Ancients Knew

Space.com is showing us satellite pictures (from space, no less!) of ancient sites significant to extraterrestial matters. It’s fascinating to read about civilizations long before ours that understood the sun’s movement around us. That is, I’m pretty sure that the people of yore did not grasp the concept of a…Continue Reading

A Chat with Microsoft

Today I sat with Julius B., a SQL guru with Microsoft, and discussed the implications of the OpenSource movement with him. This is an interesting conversation to have with a Microsoft goon, but a good one nonetheless. His take on OpenSource was familiar; that without corporate backing and support, there…Continue Reading

IFCC: Internet Incident Free for 5 Months

This is good: Microsoft (Download.Ject PressPass) wishes to direct your attention to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) for submission of Download.Ject-related incidents. The IFCC is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). "IFCC’s mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For…Continue Reading