Monthly Archives: November 2005

Use Automator to Append from Anywhere!

It turns out that one of the hardest parts of accomplishing things is remembering that you wanted to in the first place. The productivity pros call this ‘capture’: the ability to catch your ideas and to-do’s whenever (and wherever) they … Continue reading

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Superman Jesus

Just found the teaser trailer for the new Superman movie via a post on Digg. It looks very slick and solidly mythic in scale and imagery. Lots of high contrast close ups with extreme low angles and raking light. There … Continue reading

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Today I had one of the best types of ideas: one that was big enough to be interesting, small enough to be achievable, and that would, if executed properly, change my life in a tiny but worthwhile way. Here’s the … Continue reading

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The Secret Influence of Dr. Seuss: Jared Pankin at Carl Berg

In the history of art, there are plenty of painters who’ve been esteemed for a time well beyond the eventual long-term level at which their influence will settle. Rothko, Bouguereau, and Basquiat spring immediately to mind. Whatever you might think … Continue reading

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Site Redesign Leads to Discovery of Comment Gold

So, you may have noticed that, suddenly, things look a lot different around here (if not, you may need to force refresh your browser so you get the new CSS — or click out of your newsreader for once, I … Continue reading

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Roboflop 2005

Recently, reading Hendrik Hertzberg’s collection of a career’s worth of brilliant essays and reportage, Politics: Observations and Arguments, I came across an early version of a now popular portrait of a certain prominent national politician. The essay, titled “Roboflop”, describes … Continue reading

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One Hour Photo: Mark Takamichi Miller’s Stolen Ghosts

Painter Mark Takamichi Miller pairs a keen eye for the poignancy of lost personal photographs with a material muscularity that neutralizes the potential sentamentality of his chosen subject matter. Miller is an accomplished connoisseur of the lost or forgotten personal … Continue reading

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