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cup in fence baseball sign

cup in fence baseball sign

This weekend we all can say the four best words in all sports, “pitchers and catchers report”. Flavorwire has a photo of the best fence/cup* sign I have ever seen. * Styrofoam cups are very bad for our environment. They poison the land we should be respecting. What you put in is what you get […]

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National Photoshop Smart Object Day

National Photoshop Smart Object Day

I hereby declared 2/10/2010 to be National Photoshop Smart Object Day. If you’re a Photoshop user and you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of Smart Objects, then prepare for your mind to be completely blown away to smithereens. For years, I wanted indestructible control over Gaussian Blur, Unsharp Mask, and Noise. Today, Keane […]

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mini-fig grab bag

mini-fig grab bag

LEGO announced a new set of 16 mini-figs (technically spelled “minifigure” with no hyphen, but the collectors’ market insists on putting in a hyphen). What’s unique is that LEGO has never sold minifigures on their own (excluding the key chains, but technically those are keychain minifigures and not minifigures). The boxes aren’t labeled so it’s […]

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beautiful wood notebook

beautiful wood notebook

Container Corps in Portland, OR makes some of the most awesome notebooks I have ever seen. Though I’m not sure how flat the pages sit. They really don’t show that in their collection of ten photos. I may try building my own wood notebook sometime this spring/summer. I have some mahogany planks just sitting around […]

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new Monopoly board design is terrible

new Monopoly board design is terrible

Wired.com gadget lab has a photo and brief article about the new Monopoly board design. I’m not happy with the design. Usability is paramount to user experience in game board design. The new Monopoly game will not be fun to play and will encourage massive levels of cheating. The credit card machine is simply terrible. […]

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previous & next links must go!

previous & next links must go!

Who made it the standard to use “previous” and “next” as the nomenclature for navigating blogs? I think it’s incredibly confusing. I’ll be reading just about any blog, then I’ll get to the bottom and I want to read more and the link will say “previous”. Ok, fine. It’s the only link, so it must […]

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