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Friday, 2010-05-21


I have started collecting quotes from my favorite science fiction authors/works that include the word so. Eventually I will combine them into a tattoo design, with placement as yet undetermined.

What I have, ahem, so far:

Works for which I need your help:

Sunday, 2010-05-02

grassroots project for support of the (visual) arts in austin

The radio program Marketplace from American Public Media has given me an idea for a fun and creative way of supporting the (visual) arts in Austin. I'm looking to connect with people in the field to get feedback and hash out some ideas. Any takers?

Saturday, 2010-05-01

apple and adobe flash

Apple posted a — not surprisingly — well-written essay attributed to Steve Jobs on Apple's stance on Adobe Flash that made the rounds in my department at work a few days ago. Job's missive adds a (confirming) stamp of reason regarding his company's decision to not allow Flash on Touch OS — intentionally refusing to use the official name of the OS here — devices.

And, what a perfect closer: "Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind." The thrust of this stance, as I read it: Apple remains fearlessly innovative, enough so to challenge a giant in their field (and mine) on their homepage. So long as this remains the case, I intend to continue supporting the company out of Cupertino with my wallet.