Year: 2013

8-bit Ewoks in Tiny Death Star

What can be cuter than 8-bit artwork of ewoks? Thankfully the ewok card came to me early in the iPhone Star Wars game, Tiny Death Star. The card proudly proclaims, “Furred natives of the forest moon of Endor, the Ewoks appear cute and somewhat dimwitted, but they are actually fierce warriors and skilled artisans. They …

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Batman moves from Gotham to Burbank, California

DC to lose grit as it moves from New York to Burbank, California. A crappy halloween party convinced the leaders of DC to move their 80-year New York DC home to Warner Brothers in Burbank, California. DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal: Literally everything is more difficult. …

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Pepsi fails by making Coke into a Superhero in Halloween ad

Pepsi originally thought they had Coke beat with this Halloween ad, but Coke’s unofficial response is actually much, MUCH better than Pepsi’s original concept. (source: thenextweb) First off, a red cape is not scary. What was Pepsi thinking that putting a red cape on a can makes it scary? Red capes immediately say Superman. If …

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Today I saw a tree on fire

The sunlight hit just the red part of the tree blowing on the fire to give the blaze more life. The colors were saturated even more by the HDR photography of the ProHDR app on my iPhone. Originally I was sending the photo to flickr without the words, but the feel was rather empty. Adding …

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Photoshop 3.0, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CC3

Ahh these whipper snappers thinking they are old, talking about Photoshop CS3. Please. I’ve worked on Photoshop 3.0. That’s right. The ORIGINAL Photoshop. Before Adobe started naming them CS and CC. When Photoshop CC 3.0 comes out, designers in their late 30s will be able to say we’ve known three generations of photoshop dating back …

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Imagine 45,000 people shopping in your neighborhood on one day

45,000 people ask this question: What’s there to do the day after a marathon? You accomplished a huge feat. You want to reward yourself. Chicago stores should offer a 1/2 off discount for people with a Chicago marathon bib. Better yet, all the stores in one Chicago neighborhood should gather together and offer a unified …

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What if all 23 cities in America named Paris had their own Eiffel Tower?

There are at least 23 cities named Paris in America. I’d love to see the Eiffel Towers of each American Paris. If your town is named Paris, you HAVE to feature an Eiffel Tower. It’s a rule. All the Paris towns in America could band together and make a “Route Eiffel.” You go from city …

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2006 will be closer to the 90s than it is to 2014

Hey, remember 2006? Doesn’t seem too long ago, right? Well, starting next year 2006 will be closer to the 90s than it is to today. That means 2006 is more about the 90s than it is about 2014.