Monthly Archives: May 2005

PDXPOP Now! 2005 Compilaiton Tracklist Announced!

After much waiting, ear bleeding, hair pulling, and paperworking, the 2005 PDXPOP Now! compilation has finally gone off to the duplicator and printer. As with any process like this, there was a lot of great music that didn’t make it … Continue reading

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The Films of PES

There are two particularly powerful aspects of the best miniature-based animation: a kind of revelatory hyper-real perspective that comes from the relative size of the lens to the objects being represented (using a normal camera on miniature skyscrapers can give … Continue reading

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A Little 43 Folders Love

Nothing gooses me out of a laziness-inspired blog hiatus like a good linking. Today, Merlin Mann of 43 Folders, a better and better read blog dedicated to “a bunch of tricks, hacks, and other cool stuff” related to productivity and … Continue reading

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Guest Check PDA

A while back, Merlin Mann at 43 Folders came out with an idea that’s since caught fire: the Hipster PDA. The idea was that, instead of using a complicated digital handheld that made you learn a secret scrawl and a … Continue reading

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Star Wars Arcade World Record Tragedy!

This past Monday morning, Brandon Erickson, a friend of Ethan and Cary‘s from college and a teacher in the Portland Public Schools, began an atttempt to break the all-time record on the 1984 Star Wars arcade game. I just read … Continue reading

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Best Of IT Conversations

I’ve mentioned IT Conversations here a few times before in the context of other subjects, but I recently recommended a bunch of my favorite episodes to a friend for a trip he was leaving on and he suggested I reproduce … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Blosxom

I’ve been thinking lately about my experience learning to do things on the web (both in the past and the more complex things I’m trying to learn how to do now) and it seems that I’m in kind of a … Continue reading

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Braman Song Blog Online

Jon Braman, whose website I designed and whose music I recorded, has started an audioblog on my suggestion. Jon makes great ukele-rap and has a habit of calling and leaving songs as answering machine messages for his friends, so I … Continue reading

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I’m holding my commas: Update

The Great Comma Crisis of 2005 has ended. Plus, I now know all about the mechanical working of Powerbook keys. They’ve got two crossed loop-shaped bits of plastic which interlace at a jointed-intersection. The one closer to the top of … Continue reading

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