Interesting things

After spending three months in a cast earlier this year, I have managed to successfully break my other wrist now. (Apparently my bones are made of eggshell.) I’m still in the early stages, so typing is a challenge, and I’ve had all kinds of emails and business to attend to. Accordingly, I’m taking the easy way out this […]

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<span class="caps">AJAX</span> Frameworks: Head. Desk. Head. Desk.

I usually use Scriptalicious for my AJAX needs, but I’m working on a set of AJAX-​​​​ified forms on a website that’s already using jQuery, so I figure hey, it can’t be that hard to change over! Twenty minutes later, cue the loud cursing and growling. I mean, the whole thing seems far more powerful, but every time I’ve wanted […]

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Sex and apples

I really enjoyed this little storybook. Something about childish/60’s-esque illustration (especially when paired with more adult subject matter) really appeals to me. I like that the illustrator managed to use a techy “cold” object like a MacBook and still have it work with the more textured & natural style (the screen static was an especially nice touch).

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Butter

Dear God, I wish I’d made this website: Butter London. It’s pretty much my holy grail of website design. I love the typography, I love the way they actually found a “butter” colour that’d work in the background, I love the varied textures and the scrollwork and the slightly old-​​​​wallpaper feel of the whole thing. The subtle animation effects […]

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You Know…

…for a girl goes on and on about how “you should make sure to update your website on a regular basis, or else!”, I’m pretty terrible at doing it myself. I’ve been trying to get into the blogging thing, but I’m having trouble motivating myself to post at least once a week! For shame.

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Dear Chicago Manual of Style

Damn, you look fine. Where’ve you been all my life? Or, more accurately, where’ve you been the last four years of my life, during which I never once worried about properly citing an essay penned by three authors quoting a stage play by an unknown playwright? I mean, the Virgo-​​​​perfectionist in me really loves style manuals. And I really need […]

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Dear Yahoo:

My job is not stress-​​​​free! I am pretty much a constant bundle of stress. And while I realize your article is more of an advertorial than anything, I still have to disagree.

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Burnout and Snowy Seasons

I did the craziest thing this Secular Holiday Season: I took time off work. I drank brandy with my Granddad and went pretty-​​​​dress-​​​​shopping with my little sister. I adopted an almost-​​​​semi-​​​​regular sleeping pattern. I drove a snowmobile for the first time ever. I went to midnight mass, also for the first time ever. I curled up with good books (not for the […]

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No, Your Other Left

So according to the Gospel That Is the Internet, I have an ambidextrous brain. (See: pretty balanced between the left and the right sides.) As with most self-​​​​evaluations, this came as a monster of a revelation to me. Suddenly, all my years of confusion and ambivalence seem less like a personal failure. For as long as I can remember, I’ve […]

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No More Paycheque

Well, it’s now official. As I write this, I have an hour and fifteen minutes left of my day job. I’m hoping this means more sleep in my future, but it’ll also mean a lot less money—a lot of people think I’m crazy for leaving a well-​​​​paying job at a company that treats their employees like gold, but somewhere amidst […]