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  • Simply Recipes: Eye Meat and Potatoes

    October 1, 2006

    It’s such a strange thing to redesign a website that you use all the time. So when Elise approached me about redesigning her world-famous recipe site, I was elated. It’s not every day that you get to make something you have a vested interest in better. And besides, she gave me a recipe for some... Read More

  • The Gospel According to Mozilla

    August 26, 2006

    In the spirit of my Firefox-as-a-dictionary post a few weeks ago, here’s a few more quick smart keyword tips that have made my Bible study just a little faster. Using FireFox for Bible Study When it comes to serious Bible study, I use e-Sword, the best, most comprehensive and free-est Bible program out there. But... Read More

  • Using FireFox as a Dictionary

    August 7, 2006

    For months and months, I have been looking for an way to find the definition of a word without needing to clutter up my toolbar or break my streamlined surfing habits. Sure, I can type “definition:esplanade” in my Google search bar, but then I have to click on the underlined word to get the definition.... Read More

  • Ooglegay Isthay!

    July 25, 2006

    So you’re bored by the dry-oatmeal taste of Google.com? Liven up Google with a bit of candy-coated weirdness: Ewmew Fudd – Seawch the web, Wooney Toons styew. Bork, bork, bork! – E’e leek to seerch-a… e’em feeleeng looky! Igpay Atinlay – Isthay ouldway avehey enbay ugehay ackbay inay oolschay, ohnay? H4x0r – 0||L`/ 7|-|3 L337... Read More

  • “I Want To Be A Real Boy”

    June 1, 2006

    My mother is the kind of person who haggles at yard sales. (Quote: “If they don’t mark a price, I don’t mind talking them down.”) My father is a hardcore computer guy. (Quote: “Just a 5 minute VIM demo and then I wont bug you any more about using it.”) So I guess it was... Read More

  • Cat of Election Revolves Pure Darkness

    May 23, 2006

    Well, they say imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But I’m not flattered. I’m falling off my chair laughing. Ok, first, visit http://plasticmind.com. Go ahead I’ll wait. Now, check out http://www.javad.ir. It’s one thing when someone steals your design and makes subtle changes–that’s annoying. It’s another thing when someone steals your design and claims... Read More

  • A Few (More) of MY Unfavorite Things

    May 18, 2006

    In the spirit of beating dead horses (making things better), I’ve continued my wish list for MT changes: Real Power-editing: Marie from disarranging.com mentioned in the previous article that the power editing mode should allow for assigning multiple categories. I personally think the power editing mode could use even more oomph than that. How about... Read More

  • These Are a Few of My Unfavorite Things

    May 16, 2006

    After my little rant the other day about the differences between MovableType and WordPress, I got thinking about more about their interfaces. In my argument I begged the question that MT’s interface is much slicker, but I’m sure some people feel otherwise. After the recent release of Shuttle, a redesign *yawn* of WordPress’ administration panel,... Read More

  • Movable Type vs. WordPress

    May 11, 2006

    I have a great deal of respect for Mike Rundle, one of the founders of 9rules design network; so when I found out he was waxing eloquent about Movable Type and WordPress, I was interested. After reading his level-headed discussion at BusinessLogs, I thought I’d share some of my own opinions about the contrasts between... Read More

  • Less Of A Pop, More Of A Thud

    April 7, 2006

    Can’t tell if it’s the sound of my new blog design making a dull thud with my readers or my fatigue-drenched body hitting the floor. It’s after 3am and I’m still working on little things, like fleshing out the individual pages as well as my profile page and my “elsewhere” page. But I digress. In... Read More

  • Donning My Birthday Suit

    April 4, 2006

    Well, tomorrow is my birthday, so there are quite a few very special things happening: If you stay up late/early, be sure to dance a jig just after one a.m., when it hits 1:02:03 04-05-06. That should be pretty cool. (Thanks Joy) I celebrate my 29th birthday tomorrow. (Please send your love in Guitar Center... Read More

  • Pardon The Mess

    April 3, 2006

    Please forgive the mess as things get moved around here. (Nothing like overwriting essential files inadvertantly.) Look for some big changes sometime this week. I promise it will be worth it.

  • The Style Contest

    March 30, 2006

    After literally hundreds of hours of work on this project, we (Arvind, Elise and I) are finally doing what every good parent has to do–letting our baby wander out into the world. Meet our baby: Basically, it’s a chance for web designers to get paid for doing what they love (except for me, who volunteered... Read More

  • PlasticMind Forums: Apologies and Upheaval

    March 19, 2006

    First off, I’d like to apologize for some of the crap (pardon the language, but that’s truly what this garbage is) that’s been showing up in some of the forums (an incorrectly configured set of permissions is to blame). I try to police the forums well, but belligerent spammers don’t care about you or me,... Read More

  • Cardboard White: Swag, Feeds and Beth’s Faux Paus

    February 28, 2006

    Ok, so Cardboard White obviously isn’t perfect. But I’m really working at making it something that’s useful (if for no one else but me), so I’ve added a few more things that may help make it easier to stay current with our profuse groups’ posts. 1. First, I added an Atom and RSS feed so... Read More