Category Archives: Old stuff

folding phone?

The image is from a blog post I wrote in July of 2007. I really don’t mean to brag about saying it first. I’m sure I wasn’t first. In fact, the concept is such a “no brainer” that I’m sure … Continue reading

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Clarity

From November 27, 2012; my last written post for Penn State. Three days later I was gone. The blogs at Penn State go away tomorrow, and if it all disappears, this is one I want to save. Over the holiday … Continue reading

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black point / white point

From September 2012: With a prompt from Taz Tally on lynda dot com I created this file to check the printers I use to find their value range. If you retouch images and try to print them, you might find … Continue reading

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Sunday funnies- from January 2009

I think I ran this right after we were told to put a framed copy of the “principles” on the wall. Or maybe I’m confused. Not that confusion is necessarily a bad thing…

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the McCloud reading

From November 2010 when our small reading group wrote reaction papers to readings in the New Media Reader. The last reading was a chapter from Scott McCloud’s classic, Understanding Comics and it was in comic format. My response, obviously, needed … Continue reading

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story time…

From June 2008 in direct response to activities in the office I posted this. There’s a popular power phrase that goes something like, “Do it and apologize later.” I take issue with it: it makes your apologies meaningless, and says … Continue reading

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a children’s fable, with words from Lawrence Lessig

Sadly, my old blog will be going away. As the university transitions from MovableType to WordPress, everything gets dismantled. The files won’t even function as web pages. What to do? Let go, I guess. There are a few posts there … Continue reading

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invention through illustration 2

Just like the 35mm camera digital insert, this is an older image. In July 2007 I posted the photo with a frustrated plea for just such a device. Like an iPod touch, but with a screen twice the size of … Continue reading

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invention through illustration 1

The flour bag and short cigarettes aren’t real, they’re illustrative inventions. Posting them reminded me of the fun I’ve always had with this illustration type. It also reminds me that if I had a machine shop, or even a garage, … Continue reading

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obnoxious lion

Temple: Navy: This is old work that I’ve moved here from earlier blogs and from Facebook. When I started working on the talking lion experiment, I had a lot of fun. Making the lion turn its head was a good … Continue reading

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