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Sunset Rubdown

May 18, 2009   //   by admin   //   Blog, Randoms, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

A recent collection of sunset pics from May 2009.

The Windmills of Bruce County

Apr 13, 2009   //   by admin   //   Blog, Randoms, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

I spent the better part of the Easter long weekend visiting on the the shores of Lake Huron in a small town called Kincardine. The chief industry of the area is nuclear power generation. Recently, there has been move to introduce wind generation into the power supply. In the farm land outside the town, dozens, if not hundreds, of windmills dwarf the surrounding landscape. These massive, engineered forms are of a completely otherworldly scale in comparison to the rest of the landscape.

Here are the pictures from the visit.

Why do I get excited about such random stuff?

Mar 1, 2009   //   by admin   //   Blog, Randoms, Uncategorized  //  No Comments
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Thin-Pin

Yes, it’s a 2D version of a 3D classic from the Moore Push-Pin Co. of Wyndmoor, PA. The push pin re-imagined as a single piece of corrugated steel. I don’t know why this has me excited enough to post about it. I think it must have to do with one of the basic needs of a productive design exercise: change should be predicated on appreciating utility, not simply change for the sake of it. In the case of the push pin, the design was changed to use less and fewer materials. The result is a simpler, more succinct solution to a very simple problem.

New, custom 404 page

Feb 16, 2009   //   by admin   //   Blog, Design, Randoms, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

One of those oft forgotten details that falls through the cracks when redesigning a site, the custom 404 page is an art form unto itself. Check out some of those who have tread this path before.

The trick to comedy is timing.

Feb 10, 2009   //   by admin   //   Blog, Randoms  //  No Comments

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More Fish pics

Feb 9, 2009   //   by admin   //   Blog, Randoms  //  No Comments

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Here’s a link to the flickr set

Our fearless leader in colour.

Nov 28, 2008   //   by admin   //   Blog, Randoms  //  No Comments

I work for the Ontario Science Center’s Web Team. My boss is a strident advocate for the stuff that really makes the web worthwhile place: content. He recently spoke at the City of Toronto Web 2.0 Summit and his natural speaking ability reminded me of another well spoken leader.
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