Month: April 2007

I Want to Take You Higher

That’s what Sly Stone sang back in the day. Well — boom shaka laka laka boom shaka laka laka — it turns out he wasn’t just on something,…

Gill Sans

examples of Gill Sans, an English institution, from Designer magazine Ben Archer has an interesting article in Singapore’s Designer magazine Typotheque which he compares Eric Gill’s Gill Sans to…

Seen on eBay

It must be the desk that ups the price. This “writhing desk” recalls Harry Potter, or maybe Lewis Carroll:”The regular course was Reeling and Writhing, of course, to…

Tutorial: Restoring a Dark Image in Photoshop

I’ve written about restoring dark images before, but the other day I was working on a less radical image than the ones I was writing about then, and…

The Observatory at Chichen Itza

I’m having some trouble getting my Maya materials online because there are so many of them, and there’s just so little time. So, we’ll do this one building…

Colbert Rapport

“People who regularly watch The Daily Show and The Colbert Report could correctly answer more political trivia questions than those who watch CNN or Fox News or especially…

Are you a yankee or a rebel?

Take the quiz.

More Left Face – Right Face

I’ve added a few more examples to my exercise in comparing the left and right sides of people’s faces. The new examples are: Gwyneth Paltrow Eleanor Roosevelt Tim…

Rejection

Nobody likes to be rejected, but that’s life in sales — submitting a manuscript for publication amounts to making an offer to sell a product. No salesperson closes…

Brownback Remembers!

Apparently the following is a real post from Senator Brownback’s real website. This man wants to be your president! Why is memory not taught at every level of…

Publishing Wiki

To help answer people’s questions about the publishing process, and I hope to provide a forum for collaborative thinking, I’ve started a publishing wiki. Follow the link on…

Answering the copyright question for books published 1923-1963

Okay, we know books published in the U.S. before 1923 are probably in public domain. And the copyright of books published after 1963 was automatically renewed. But books…

Editing Reality

No, despite the title this is not another post about the Bush administration. It’s a link to an interesting video demonstrating how editing can manipulate viewers’ impressions of…

It seems so right somehow

Cheney video set to Radiohead’s “Creep.”

Free Vista Fonts

If you have a Windows system but you aren’t running Vista you can still legally install the new Vista fonts (which will work fine without Vista) for free….

Strange Maps

Swiss Miss called my attention to this excellent blog called “Strange Maps.” Many of the maps aren’t really strange, but almost all are interesting. Shown is Jack Kerouac’s…

An Economist Writes on Love

The letter to the Financial Times went like this: Dear Economist, I’m looking for ”the one”. Is he out there? Yours, Ruth, Barcelona And the answer, from Tim…

Orwell Saw the Writing on the Wall

No, wait, it’s a camera. Orwellian Evening Standard article on surveillance cameras around Orwell’s home via exploding aardvark