Shop Moderne – A Cursory Examination

| March 5, 2009

Extremely cursory. I stumbled at Shop Moderne by way of a friend’s FaceBook status. Maybe working for the “rich and powerful” lately in a new start-up has got me thinking about business, but my initial impression of Shop Moderne was “home business.” The site’s not ugly, but it doesn’t look professional either. Lack of models, [...]

Designing a New Dutch 5 Euro Coin – Art and Tech Collide

| October 30, 2008

This is *so* cool. I want one! A contest was held to design a new Dutch 5 Euro coin, and a guy named Stani won, using fairly geeky methods and only free software to come up with something that’s actually quite beautiful and modern. You can read about his detailed methodology and his rationale at [...]

Empathizing with the Poor

| October 8, 2008

This is interesting. As part of “Hunger Action Month”, there was a $25 food challenge where one could only spend that amount on food per week. Although I’m sure many won’t bother subjecting themselves to such an experiment, I think it’d be a great way to see what it’s like to be poor, without actually [...]


| October 6, 2008

It’s a good time to buy right now! Lots of deals to be had. Wow I sound a mite like a sleazy salesman, huh? But seriously. Bargains right now. It’s possible they could go even lower, but the prices are pretty good right now. As a disclaimer, I am a complete amateur who prefers to [...]