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Punctuation

For You Language Arts Buffs…

I came upon this curious article, 8 Punctuation Marks That Are No Longer Used. It’s great and is now making the rounds on the internet! I only wish these two punctuation marks were included in computer fonts. They’re very practical: the percontation mark for rhetorical questions and the ironieteken mark for irony. Related articles Punctuation Marks, […]


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Shoes in Atlanta

How Could I Forget?!

I normally don’t pay attention to shoes, but who could miss these?! (Her walk appeared very difficult because of the shoes.) This was out in front of a restaurant in Atlanta. I asked her if I could take a picture of them, and, thinking it was fun, she graciously agreed. Notice: there is nothing holding […]


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130 Square Foot Micro Apartment in Paris

Micro Apartment!

I came across this post some months back and keep returning to it. This tiny little space, only 130 square feet, catches my imagination. (That’s a space that’s 10 feet by 13 feet! That’s the size of a tiny bedroom!) I can’t imagine living in a space as small as this itty bitty apartment in […]


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T Initial

Awesome Photoshop Tip

I have always found using the magic wand to create a selection a bit, well… troubled. Some people call it the “tragic wand.” In some circumstances it works well. In others, not so. Here’s the best way to grab a selection, especially when you are trying to grab graphic elements that have transparency around the […]


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John Mayer Born and Raised Cover by Glass Art by David A. Smith

Art and Craftsmanship

I vividly remember, as a very young child, my father pulling into a gas station. I recall exactly where it was. Nothing exists there now. In fact, it’s been paved over and is now a major road intersection. But then, it was a gas station with dirt parking, no pavement, anywhere. It was hot. (Florida […]


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Macro Watch Collection

Inspired to Macro

Last week, using my iPhone, I shot several pictures of many of my old watches. Shooting with an iPhone has some significant limitation, and shooting close ups (macro photography) with an iPhone is particularly challenging. Most of those shots were just awful, frankly. Blurred. Even though I mad some attempt to focus the photos… Pulling […]


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Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat

Oh, I forgot to tell everyone. We now have a Nest. You know, the cool thermostat that was created by Tony Fadell, who headed up Apple’s iPod division for many years. As it turned out, our thermostat, a rather sophisticated affair, died back in November. After suffering for a few weeks, waiting for the new model […]


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Upscale Laundromat

Upscale Laundromat

A bistro? A trendy bar? Nope… a laundromat  in Barcelona called Splash, designed by Frederic Perers. Laundromats didn’t look like this when I had to use them! (Jeeze, that seems like a lifetime ago!)   Source: Laundromat Looks Just Like a Nightclub   Related articles Lounge-Like Laundromats – Wasbar Lets You Get a Haircut and a Drink […]


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