Year: 2012

How do you pronounce GIF?

How do you pronounce the 2012 word of the year, GIF? I say it with a G. Not with a J. The creators of the word disagree, they say it’s to be pronounced JIF. But that’s stupid. GIF stands for “graphics interface format” and “graphics is pronounced with a hard “g”. Graphics is not pronounced …

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Trump Tower & Pacific Rim mashup

I would like to share a cool mashup that Cure4 made with my Trump Tower photo. It’s cool seeing someone make something rad with your work.

$500 for one pack of baseball cards

Topps is selling packs of eight cards for $500. That’s right. $500 for one pack of baseball cards. Here is my email to Topps: Dear Topps, your Five Star cards will scare many people away from collecting any cards. This $500-per-pack is an image destroyer for your brand. You may reply with, “well, this is …

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Sitting on the red carpet or sitting on the blue carpet?

Would you sit on the red carpet or the blue carpet? Richard Prouty wrote a blog post about an interesting performance artwork by Jonathan Horowitz. Here’s my thoughts: Cool performance piece. Yeah, we do end up staring at a television, sitting in separate areas, but at least here people on one side are able to …

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Touch-screen voting on computers for president is a trip

If you are voting for president using the new touch-screen computers, give yourself some extra time. The computers use a six-step process that take about three times as long to vote. 1) Registration via pen and paper 2) Confirmation via computer tank 3) Voting on a touch screen 4) Touch screen confirmations 5) Paper printout …

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The Free Art Machine by Chicago the Beautiful

A group called “Chicago the Beautiful” is producing thousands of of free art to distribute for the public. The name of the project is called “The Free Art Machine.” There are plenty of ways to participate. 1) Be a part of their kickstarter They reached their $8,000 goal with $22,074 pledged via kickstarter. But you …

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