Archive for 2009

boingboing logo boingboing logo

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

One of my favorite blogs: boingboing asked for a critique of a logo change. My 2¢’s? The new logo looses a visual bouncing reference created by the letter height and whitespace. See what I mean below: Also, the before conforms to a smaller grid of pixels 7×45 if I’m not mistaken. The after would take […]

Bryan ♥♥ Soumintone Bryan ♥♥ Soumintone

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Our good friends Bryan and Sou had a second wedding this weekend. The first one was a summer event on the Oregon coast. This one was held in Tacoma near Sou’s family and included many Laotian traditions. Unfortunately, my camera didn’t do very well in the given lighting. Some of the photos are blurry and […]

Social Media – Getting Your Message Out Social Media – Getting Your Message Out

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Presentation Download the slides Download the handout Videos Panther Goes to College Panther: PCC is Tobacco Free Twit Panther Poppe On Copyright

Simple Preview (Plugin for Wordpress) Simple Preview (Plugin for WordPress)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Enables you to give a link to anonymous users for public preview of a post before it is published. Download Download the file from Credit Where credit is due: This plugin is just an updated/modified/simplified version of Public Post Preview 1.3 by Matt Martz and Jonathan Dingman Description Have you ever been writing a […]

TwitCategory (Plugin for Wordpress) TwitCategory (Plugin for WordPress)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Announces new posts (from a selected category) on twitter. Download Download the file from Updated 2010-03-02 The plugin has been updated based on requests from the comments below. It now supports [post] and URL shortening from Tinyurl, IsGd and Bitly! How to install: Download and unzip the folder twitcategory. Upload twitcategory to the /wp-content/plugins […]

Owls have crazy eyes Owls have crazy eyes

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

THIS. From owl in box [Reynen’s Livejournal] via BoingBoing: Well… It reminded me of this picture that I never got around to posting. It was taken last summer on our first attempt to react the Bull of the Woods fire tower. We were cutting away logs to slowly advance up this dirt road, when all […]

Pear Cider (Process and Recipe) Pear Cider (Process and Recipe)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

So we decided to make hard pear cider (perry, or poiré) this year. There are some good recipes on the web, but very little documentation on the complete process. Hopefully this log of our process will fill in the gaps for you. Before we begin, here are some of the essentials. Type of fruit: Ripe, […]

Bull of the woods Fire Tower Bull of the woods Fire Tower

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

My dad and I finally made it up to the Bull of the Woods Fire tower – one of the most remote in Oregon.

Firefox respects Macintosh preferences, disrespects users Firefox respects Macintosh preferences, disrespects users

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Web forms rock They are easily accessible, can feed information directly to a database and replace tree-killing paper versions. Web forms suck They are difficult to style, require massive validation and and the elements look drastically different on each browser. And don’t get me started on accessibility. OK, get me started… It takes a lot […]

Mixing Typefaces + a needed update Mixing Typefaces + a needed update

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

I am a bit of an idiot when it comes to print typography. On the web the choices have historically been limited and knowing the difference between san/serif has been enough. But, the times are slowly changing… The Classic Resource A coworker introduced me to this nice little cheat sheet was created in 1992. Although […]