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ok, so you're taller

ok, so you’re taller

Just about two years ago I posted how the Sears Tower is really the tallest building in the world. My argument could be easily explained in the graphic accompanying that post. Petronas is clearly not taller. Its spires are really just antennas. Taipei 101 has a stupid tiny-a55 pod that somehow makes it taller, but […]

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The most perfect pitch ever

“This is good ol’ fashioned country hardball. I’ll throw as hard as I can. You swing as hard as you can and we’ll see who ends up on top.” Bob Brenly during the classic match up of Kerry Wood and Prince Fielder in the 9th inningSeptember 15, 2008 What an incredible Cubs game tonight. Of […]

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head for cover

head for cover

Check out Rem Koolhaas’ latest building coming to 23 East 22nd Street in New York City. It certainly is a controversial building for one simple reason. It looks like it’s going to tip over. I’m not so sure that constitutes itself as good architecture. I appreciate Koolhaus challenging the norm, but I’m glad it’s not […]

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when I turned 10

when I turned 10

On my 10th birthday (November 20, 1985) Microsoft released Windows 1.0. weird. lowendmac.com has a nice overview of Windows 1.0. Scroll down to the header that says, “Windows 1.0 ‘No Threat’”. It’s interesting to know that Windows 1.0 had a dock 15-some years before Apple introduced it in OS X.

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wait a minute

wait a minute

Hey, the Olympics aren’t over yet! The Paralympic Games in Beijing are going on right now! Boston.com has some great photographs (36 in all). I’m really disappointed that there’s no television coverage.

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Rosemont: home of worst architecture ever

Rosemont: home of worst architecture ever

You ever been to Rosemont, Illinois? If you live in the Chicagoland area there’s a good chance you have. It’s home to the Allstate Arena, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and the freakin’ worst architecture in the world hands down. I’ve been freelancing in Rosemont for the last few weeks. I have no problem […]

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duct tape or blue tape?

duct tape or blue tape?

There’s much lore and fame associated with duct tape. There’s the duct tape prom dresses, duct tape tuxedos, babies duct taped to the wall, and of course duct tape wallets (of which I am an owner.) However, I find myself using blue painter’s tape far more often than duct tape. It’s so versatile. It can […]

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yea, quark can be quite outdated

I’m not one to completely trash on Quark like many in the design community. There’s some nice things about it. But there’s a ton of things that makes InDesign so much better. Here’s one about Quark that bugs me. 400%. That’s highest percentage that you can print a Quark file through the print menu. And […]

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1970s & 80s cookie monster

The Sesame Street Muppets from the 1970s and early 80s are so much better than the Sesame Street Muppets of today. The 70s/80s Muppets have more human characteristics. They having a charming sarcastic tone while the Muppets today are always happy-go-lucky boring duds.

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