XKCD: User-Interface Excellence Achieved

XKCD has done it yet again. The internet has come full circle. Visit the site lo! and behold the glory of the most awesome web interface yet. ever, in the world.

UPDATE:  It appears the the […]

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I get real juiced up going to conferences and hackathons and such.  The energy of working side-by-side with gifted individuals, and the accelerated learning that goes on swells up my brains and fuels my ambition engine.  Plus camp is awesome!

In November I’ll be getting my fill for […]

XKCD “music video” pays homage to one of the greats

This makes incredibly nerdy blog post no. 2 for today.  But i am a big fan of XKCD, and this little musical video does a nice job animating some of the themes of the strip.

The music is by Olga Nunes, the film is based on this particular strip.


More than just colors: My bash settings

bash_promptIf the title suggests to you either a party, or violence, then perhaps this post isn’t for you. If instead you are imagining a blank window filled with text, read on. If you are confused right now, but also strangely curious, you may feel […]

What I’m into: today

It’s not as if you asked, but here are my latest delicious links, from today.

How to Craft Your Personal Business Model – FreelanceSwitch – The Freelance Blog -This is getting me thinking about the freelance biz plan. What’s my professional mission? What are my professional values?

once you can say with certainty how you […]

Don’t panic: It’s towel day!

towelday_42Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour.

So grab a towel […]

Critical flaw in the internet that you don’t need to worry about.

Sometimes people wonder what it is that i do here all day (and sometimes night) long.  Sometimes nobody cares but i feel like sharing anyhow.  Lately i’ve been patching servers and shoring up our inter and intranet security.  You see…

A while back, internet security researchers discovered a problem with the interwebs.  In the words of […]

Wanting to share the awesome: Periodic printmaking

periodic printsNothing work or technology related here today.  But i did stumble upon this absolutely stunning little art project employing 96 artists and all manner of print-making.  Can you intaglio awesome?  Check out the whole thing here.  And click on each one for big versions of each.

A Joel’s-eye-view


I spent about 5 minutes in photoshop stitching together these snaps i took from my phone during the Jan. CM meeting. The finished product made me giggle so i thought i’d share.

The real one is BIG. You can see it on flickr. Here.  Don’t forget to scroll to the […]

xkcd is my lover.

exploits of a mom

If this isn’t hilarious to you, well, we can still be friends. But it’s going to be a rocky road.

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