Friday, October 22, 2004


I have been on DSNLG for a while now and one of the better dudes that participates on the site is Kevin Cornell. He also has his own wacky site, Bearskinrug (also his alter ego, online persona). However, there is so much going on with Mr. Cornell, that it is just a wonder if you ever see it all. After a visit to one of my Dailies, I discovered ’ol Bearskinrug has one of his sketchbooks online. It is just awesome. Sometimes, I wish I had that kind of illustrative talent. I guess I will just have to make due with drooling all over myself in awe of other’s talents.

Personally, I have 2 sketchbooks already “completed” and am currently on page 202 of Sketch III. The first two (while not completely cover to cover full of stuff) are basically archived on a bookshelf. When I complete S3, it will rest beside them. Thus will spawn Sketch IV. I have been working in S3 since November 1st, 2001. And -it- is quite full. It will be my first cover-to-cover sketchbook.

There’s a new Orisinal game available. High Delivery. Very beautiful.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Haunted GUI

I'm a little slow, but better late than never. I visit the Iconfactory whenever I remember that it is the number 1 resource for all things GUI with regard for your Macintosh. They are the best. This is a fact and am sure they have a patent on it somewhere.

Anyway, they have updated their website to reflect the holiday season — that being Halloween. I love Halloween. And when I say “love”, I mean in the “scare the crap outta da kiddies” sorta way. Icons are the best way to decorate your computer's desktop and Iconfactory never fails to deliver. Currently, their entire site has new icons on the homepage for each section as well as some new freeware icons in the Scareroom (Showroom, hehe) available for download. I am really digging on the Snappy Hour stuff by Mindy Weaver. The original artwork, for Snappy Hour, was developed by Derek Yaniger of Mister Retro fame (as mentioned in a previous post regarding the worn look). At any rate, please visit the Iconfactory to see the latest in greatest in spooktacular icons!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Long Time…

I haven't written to this blog in a while. Quite a while actually. Probably the longest I have gone - perhaps not, who cares. The reason is rather simple. I was (and still do when I think of it) use this blog as a sounding board. Well, me and my wife are communicating on an outstanding level now and she is serving as that sounding board. This place is just a diary of sorts and doesn't offer much actual communication between the poster and the readers. It's one-sided.

I suppose that means I need to just talk to myself more. Or not, as I often don't care what I have to say in the first place. I need to reinvest in DSNLG. I miss the pleasures of just designing.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Shelving Mementos

Earlier last week, I had purchased the Promise statue (a Willow Tree Figurine) for my wife as a show of my wish to be with her forever. That Friday, I came home to my favorite flower in a color I didn't know it came in. Red. Red calla lilies are rather gorgeous. And they just crested above the white gerber daisies, my wife's favorite flower, set in a tall red vase. Very elegant. Very beautiful.

On Saturday, we made a decision to really tackle our entertainment center problem. That being, we didn't have one. We have an unruly TV. Simply ridiculous, actually. It is oversized, overweight and couldn't be more non-standard. With that said, finding an entertainment center to hold it was nigh impossible. Solution? Build it yourself. Skandia will do. So we bought a good bit of Skandia's wonderful shelving system and put it together. Now our entire wall looks fresh out of a catalog and I love it!

My blog has officially been visited by 20 separate countries now. The twentieth country to visit this blog was The Netherlands. Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands, to be precise. They visited this blog from the link provided on my own website, accessed from the Portfolio section. There might be an issue with StatCounter's flag database, as it was displaying the Nigerian flag. However, accessing the analysis of the click-thru revealed all the information for The Netherlands.

Monday, October 11, 2004


Coming June 12th, 2005.

I love you, Melissa.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Blog Problems

Having issues accessing my blog. Had to email this one in. Will try and figure out the problem later today.

Friday, October 01, 2004

6 Months

A really nice site that I thought was clean and rather impressive looking was It is the online presence of Live Strong, an educational program of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. It uses nice color and has a clean layout. I could go there with no problems what-so-ever.

Now, however, it seems they have modified the site in some manner. I use FireFox 0.9.1 and never had a problem with the site before but now the site apparently no longer supports my browser. I get a redirect page that tells me to upgrade my browser to IE 5+ (how is -that- an upgrade?!) or to Netscape 7.1 — of which I will do neither. Moreover, even if I did sacrifice the quality of the browser to view the site, I still can’t because they say the site no longer works for Macintosh users. WTF?!?!?! What moron recoded the site and thought that was a good idea? Why would you change something that was clearly working before?

Last night, we went to Austin Park & Pizza for my niece's 8th birthday. She is becoming her own little person and it is rather weird. Anyway, one thing they have there is LaserTag. You wear a vest that people shoot at and you get points for "killing" them. So, we start out and I am doing really well. I was managing to "kill" off people before they could "kill" me. It was neat, until I decided to be kewl to my niece and have her shoot me. I didn't "die". Ooookay… My mother was there playing as well and she was getting frustrated because I wasn’t dying as she shot me in the back — that’s humorous just by itself. So, I start asking everyone to shoot me. I won’t die. I was INVINCIBLE!!! I walk to the front and, along with my sister, explain to the attendant that it seems I am immune to laser attack. The employee shrugs and says, "Ya, looks like it." I start giggling with glee and begin my rampage of laser carnage!!! Once everyone realized I was unable to be "harmed" they started having fun by just trying to avoid me.

AP&P also has video games. One such game that my wife and I really enjoy is beatmania. It is a DJ style game similar in play to DanceDanceRevolution except with piano keys and a turntable. So it is all finger work and the wifey is pretty good at it. Now all I gotta do is scrounge up 1300 dollars!

Oh, and by the way, I have been at my current job for 6 months now (unofficially). Yay me for not getting fired!