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I Hate The New CNN Site

According to Mashable, CNN spent over 15 million to redesign their new webpage.  Personally I hate it. It looks more like a trashy tabloid site. It does not as responsive as you might like to think.  The basic idea was to make user friendly but it looks like chaos. Their new slogan is, “The future…

Man Eats Cactus and The Zombie Map

Zombie popularity is not waning at all. It seems to be on the increase. The Map of Zombies by Jason B. Thompson easily sold on Kickstarter. Not a bad tidy sum of profit for Jason. Well done, sir. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4KPWOUkbw8] Man eats cactus and lives to tell about. This prickly character could teach the coyote…

Know Your Nerd

Nerds come in all sizes and shapes. Yes the nerds have inherited the earth. That kid you bullied today in school will be your boss tomorrow. Are you never without a pair of 3D specs? Do you have a Sailor Moon replica wig in your wardrobe? How about a stash of comics in your satchel?…

Helvetica The Perfume

If you are a printer or designer, you heard of Helvetica. It is as close as to perfection a font can be. Now comes from Guts & Glory an actual perfume based the famous font. I have no clue what a font smells like. I do love the smell of a print shop. Somebody should…

Jif Not GIF

GIF is pronounced with a soft “g” just like Jif (peanut butter). The internet trolls can now go back to business. The greatest animated debate about how to pronounce GIF is finally over as settled by Alex Trebek on a recent Jeopardy episode. It’s gospel when Alex says it.

Toronto Blue Jays For Sale

Are the Blue Jays up for sale? This week Rogers Communications made the biggest broadcast deal with the NHL. Canada is hockey country. Baseball failed in Montreal. Toronto the last foreign outpost for Major League Baseball and it seems in my opinion it is on shaky legs. Rogers knows where the money is. Hockey triumphs…

Yolo

Yolo forever!

Blue Beanie Day

November 30th is Blue Beanie Day. Join your fellow web designers and developers around the world on Saturday, 30 November 2013, as we march in virtual solidarity in support of web standards.

The Sickness of Technology

Tap! Tap! Tap! Seems everybody has a smartphone extended to their finger digits.  Are your smartphones and digital gadgets making you sick? According to Clint Rainey’s piece Gadget Sickness, technology is making us all sicker.  Here are a few symptoms you might be suffering from. Sleep deprivationNomophobiaCybersickness (kinetosis)Laptop thigh (erythema ab igne)iPosture (cervicalgia)Texting thumb (tendinitis)Scrotal…

Tools of Criminal Mischief

Tools of criminal mischief. “Some of our most thought provoking reading at our fair place of learning is not to be found amongst the murky depths of the Baillieu’s shelves, nor is it to be purchased (for an extortionate sum) from the Bookroom. It is to be found merely by gazing at the lecture desks…

Famous People Who Died On Halloween

Famous People Who Died On Halloween

Harry Houdini’s greatest escape never came to be. He promised to come back from the dead. Houdini died on Halloween. He was not the only famous person to die on Halloween. Most recently River Phoenix died on the same notorious day. Federico Fellini and Indira Gandhi also passed away on October 31.

How To Say Something Nice When You Do Not Mean It

Artists are a sensitive lot. I am sure even Picasso at one point said that some of his paintings were crap. Wendy MacNaughton gives the ideal way to compliment the artist in your life. It might look like shit without making them feel like shit. You could easily apply these simple compliments to mostly any…