Category Archives: News

Through the Wash

A few months ago, my buddy Chris and I were “shootin’ the shit,” as one is want to do, and he mentioned that he just found a jump-drive that he had accidentally sent through the washing machine. Unsurprisingly for those of us who know their way around electronic circuits, after drying the thing out, it [...]

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Denver Trip, ROFLcon, and LOLcat Book

While its great living in the big city, it’s certainly nice to get out of town every now and then– away from all the hustle and bustle. As such, I’m spending the last full week of April relaxing back home in Denver. It would be great to see the Denver geek crowd again, so hit me [...]

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Tumbling Across the Web (Katamari Style!)

I recently started posting things that would normally go on Geek Friendly as Asides to a new Tumblelog. Though I eventually plan to incorporate my tumblr posts into Geek Friendly, for the foreseeable future, you can find my short-form postings at

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London 2012 Brand Backlash

It’s not often that design gets the level of press coverage that it truly deserves, and when it does, it’s usually negative– as is the case with the hub-bub surrounding the recently announced identity for the 2012 London Olympics. Almost 50,000 people have signed an online petition to have the logo– designed by Wolf Ollins [...]

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2007 National Design Awards

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum yesterday announced the winners of the eighth annual National Design Awards, honoring the very best in American architecture and design. This year’s winners include Apple’s design chief Jonathan Ive, rockstar cover designer Chip Kidd, and design software giant Adobe Systems.
While the awards go a long way in recognizing [...]

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AACS to Go After Hex Posters

The BBC is reporting that AACS, the company behind the HD-DVD copy protection, has vowed to track down and prosecute any and all bloggers who posted 09-F9-11-02-9D-74-E3-5B-D8-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0.
Slashdot, as always, has a fantastic analysis of this story in the comments.
AACS, come and get me.

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Kathy Sierra Situation Commentary

I, like many others in this community of bloggers, feel compelled to comment on the recent situation involving blogger, author, and customer advocate Kathy Sierra.
I’m not going to spend much time addressing the “facts” or specifics of the situation– that has been done ad-nauseum by many far better versed in the issue than myself. From [...]

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Typographic Design: Form and Communication, Fourth Edition

My first impression of this book– sitting on the shelf of the campus bookstore where I had gone to purchase books for my very first design class– wasn’t great. The cover was dated and ugly, and a quick flip through the pages didn’t show anything all that exciting. Little did I know that by the [...]

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Columbia Study Shows Population Density Affects BMI

Whenever my parents bug me about getting more exercise and loosing weight, I tell them that as soon as I move away to a big city, the pounds will just drop off. Now I have hard data to back me up.
A study recently announced by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health [...]

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UCLA Student Repeatedly Tasered for Faliure to Produce ID

Breaking news today as University of California, Los Angeles student newspaper The Daily Bruin is reporting that an unidentified student was repeatedly tasered by UCPD officers last night in the schools Powell library when he failed to produce the proper identification during a random ID sweep. According to report, when the student failed to produce [...]

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