The most popular female baby names for 1970.

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Date posted: November 27, 2017 | Filed under design | Leave a Comment »

Cameron Moll: 10 Things I Wish Every Design Student Knew. I think I’d have to underline #1. The greatest output of your careers will be relationships, #3. I’ve made a career out of pushing myself to do things I was totally unqualified for, and #10. Creativity is storytelling as the three that have shaped my life.

Date posted: October 24, 2017 | Filed under design, shortlinks, teaching | Leave a Comment »

Date posted: October 25, 2016 | Filed under design, WRI | Leave a Comment »

So many good things to find here: A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon, exhaustively researched and illustrated. This is my favorite spaceship design, and what taught me at an early age that careful asymmetry was an excellent design choice.

Date posted: March 2, 2016 | Filed under design, geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here are some crappy cellphone shots of my kick panels. The driver’s side was patched crudely before I got the truck, but the passenger’s side has always been swiss cheesy. I think I’ll wait for warm weather, take the angle grinder to both sides, and hit them with some rust encapsulator. One of my goals for this year is to get a decent welding rig and start practicing again so that I can take some smaller repair projects on; this would be a good one.

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Driver’s side

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Passenger’s side. Interesting to see the original gold paint there, isn’t it?

In other news, a printing vendor I use at work had a special on circle-cut stickers last week. I’ve been noodling with a design for our ad-hoc Maryland IH group, called Old Line State Binders, but I was having a hard time nailing down a design incorporating the Maryland flag. It’s a great flag but very visually busy, and in the last year there’s been a glut of shape-plus-flag stickers out there: a crab, deer, dogs, mustaches, etc.

My original idea was to use something ubiquitous to vintage 4-wheel-drive trucks: the locking hub. That part was pretty easy to nail down, and I took away some of the visual clutter to clean up the image. Integrating the flag and the name was the hard part. In order to keep the design circular (and get my cheap stickers before the deal expired), I left out the name and went with the following design:

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Eventually I’ll figure out how the rest of the design should look. If you’d like a couple, drop me a line and I’ll send you one when I get them.

I’ve been really quiet on the Scout front for the last year or so due to work and family commitments. I haven’t visited the Binder Planet in ages. I’m hoping to get some time in the spring to organize a meeting and get back in touch with people.

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Date posted: February 2, 2016 | Filed under design, Repairs, Scout | Comments Off on Survey and Stickers

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A nice fella on the Binder Planet had these stickers made up and offered them to the community. They were too groovy to pass up.

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Date posted: July 2, 2015 | Filed under design, Scout | Comments Off on 77 Scout’s Out

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Date posted: June 19, 2014 | Filed under design, Scout | Comments Off on 4L-N-2H-4H

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Date posted: October 9, 2013 | Filed under design, Scout | Comments Off on Found Image

I spend a lot of time in Photoshop trying to automate repetitive tasks. Here’s a great Introduction To Photoshop Scripting, using Javascript to handle complex tasks not possible with standard Actions.

Date posted: July 29, 2013 | Filed under design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Date posted: May 3, 2013 | Filed under design, entertainment | Leave a Comment »