The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.

Wordpress-from-Photoshop/Illustrator

Wordpress-from-static HTML

Wordpress-from-Photoshop

Information Design

How Not to Design: Poor Logic

Where I critique a piece of Mr. Nigel Holmes’ work as being illogical, uninformed and entirely anti-social.

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Posted in authoritarianism, Ideas, identity, Information Design, logic, psychology, Social Tagged , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Internet’s effect on Intelligence, or vice-versa?

The Internet may provide opportunity for undisciplined thought & life (with sociological influences and reactions) but there are solutions for the patient & data-visualization futurists/opportunists.

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Posted in 'net, authoritarianism, Ideas, Information Design, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, Perception, psychology, Reviews, Social Tagged , , Comments Off

Desktop Computing hasn’t replaced the desktop (and shouldn’t)

Most of our desks are filled with frequently used items. Some bits might be more long-term, be it clutter, research or sentimental items. However, “Computer as a Desktop” or “Desktop on the Computer” is a failed ideal of the early, by-gone days of computing. Simply: everything is not and cannot be on your personal computer …

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Posted in desktop theory, Futurism, Information Design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Microsoft Courier Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

One step closer to useful

What you get when viewing web-apps half-screen'd or in portrait

UI usability is consistently my no. 1 time-suck. I’ve ‘wasted’ countless hours config’ing and reconfig’ing GNOME panels into assumed-need sorts. I’ve given up and returned to Mac & heeded again the siren call to Linux’ potential simplicity. My latest spin *was* playing with screen-maximizing UI’s: task-bar-less environments, panel-over-top window-titlebars, then I turned wanna-be tablet with …

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Posted in desktop theory, Information Design, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Linux, openbox, Software, ubuntu, window managers Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

Courier, please deliver soon, or I’ll make you out of Linux!

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Everyone’s all abuzz with Microsoft’s latest leaked prototype: Courier. On an off-note, it’s hilarious to contrast the handwritten everything with the king of monospace fonts! (and previously, my latest interest has been the long-awaited crunchpad.) But there’s 2 things I’m here to mention: my dream & the obvious rising behind Courier. Why Courier is Obvious: …

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Posted in coding, desktop theory, Information Design, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Linux, Software, window managers Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

When Content Communication Fails

Whoops! Vin=Michelle?

Somehow, I don’t think Vin will take lightly to being called a girl. (As of at least 4/13/2009)

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Gnome Shell: genius!

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Sometimes, just one in a rare while, someone has a good (understatement) idea. I’ve been trying for a long while to understand what a good, innovative, productive computer workspace would looks like. One that captures the needs of the task at hand, centralizing focus on that task, removing distractions, while providing context-relevant information on which …

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Posted in desktop theory, Futurism, Information Design, interaction design, Linux, OSS, Project Management, Software, window managers Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

Handy Conversion

Conclusion: Stop being pansy Ami’s (cruises) and eat more whoppers while ride a bike! Yea Burger King!

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Posted in economy, Information Design Tagged , , , , , , , 3 Comments

Colors are more than colors

http://blog.doloreslabs.com/topics/colors/

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Posted in Information Design Tagged 1 Comment

Perceived traits by age & gender

There’s more, so go get ‘em: http://blog.doloreslabs.com/2009/02/age-and-gender-stereotypes/#more-118

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