Finally, it’s Bike Weather

March 23, 2011Fun

I love to ride my mountain bike. I own a Specialized Rockhopper 29er, it climbs like crazy and can crawl over almost anything. When I ride I use music to help keep a consistent cadence. I’ve found that 75 rotations per minute is a nice pace for me and provides the workout I’m looking for. … Read More

9 tips for Mobile Optimization from Opera

March 13, 2011Design

Bruce Lawson is an Opera web evangelist. Today at SXSW Interactive he gave a presentation about “Web Anywhere.” Here’s a list of things Bruce mentioned as a good rule of thumb for any mobile site deployment. Don’t use tables. Tables do not work well on limited screen sizes. Give image dimensions in HTML This is … Read More

SXSW Interactive 2011 Visual Notes

March 12, 2011Design, Illustration

Ogilvy & Mather has a team of skilled graphic recorders that are documenting the key elements from each session or panel during SXSW Interactive 2011. The wonderfully visual notes are being created by visual notes leaders Heather Willems and Nora Herting of ImageThink, supported by Ryan Robinson, Sunni Brown, Lisa Sorsa and Stephanie von Dressler. … Read More

The Adjustment Bureau – Review

March 7, 2011Movies

The movie is a little bit of everything; love story, mystery and action flick. Without giving too much away, it explores the concepts of free will and fate. The film seems reminiscent of others I have seen in the past. I’d liken it to a chick-flick version of the Matrix. The supernatural undertone provides clever … Read More

Putting Back the Face into Typeface.

March 3, 2011Typography

Erik Spiekermann is a master topographer, designer, FontShop founder and author. He is responsible for some of the great typefaces (or fonts) we have today. The short film above, Putting Back the Face into Typeface by Gestalten, features an interview and selected works by Erik Spiekermann. The design genius talks about new visual languages, design … Read More

iPad 2 Impression

March 2, 2011Product Review

The new uni-body design is very nice. The thinner and lighter form-factor is a welcomed change. I can’t wait to hold one, a reduction from 1.5 lbs to 1.3 lbs seems dramatic. The most surprising thing I saw today was the announcement of Garage Band to the iOS platform. I don’t play in a band, … Read More

National Pancake Day

March 2, 2011Fun

We took a break Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the great carb bomb known as the pancake. March 1st was National Pancake Day. The event benefits kids, so I’m in. The festivities were sponsored by IHOP here is the official site. I was pleasantly surprised to see a full restaurant in Springfield, Mo. I hope each … Read More