Archive for April, 2007


Ethan and I would like to direct our fellow Boston-area compatriots here. And should you join us and other web geeks for beverages and (hopefully) interesting conversation, you will be presented with one of these — a token for future meetups, fife n’ drum battles and other potential Society events.

A Few Sites I’ve Been Enjoying Lately

“… is a collaborative weblog for illustrators, artists, cartoonists, and anyone who likes to draw. Visit us daily for a dose of links and creative inspiration.” Inspiring, indeed — and updated often.
Brand New
Fascinating re-branding commentary. I’m still sobbing over the terrible DQ update.
Like It Matters
Brian Oberkirch on all things social media. Smart dude.
Flip Flop Flying
Entertaining and often hilarious weblog of pixel artist Craig Robinson.
John Allsopp’s weblog covering the world of microformats. See also his newly published book on the same subject. More on this later.
Animated GIFs group on Virb
Both Mr. Sims and Mr. Marcotte warned me that I’d get lost in here and kiss the day goodbye. They were right. The ultimate in lo-fi, mashup, “video” goodness.

Chunky Icons Shirt Winner

Admittedly, I loved _all_ the guesses as to the meaning behind the five icons that grace the front of the newly printed Chunky Icons T-Shirt. But we have to choose one. And so, it’s my privilege to crown Cliff as the the winner of a free shirt. His entry #comment4 was as follows:

Modern hieroglyphics which translate roughly to:

‘Silence your cellphone, Dude, or ship out, OK?’

Cliff’s translation can also be a lesson to us all. Congrats!

I’ll also take this opportunity to mention that the shirts are flying off the shelves, and a re-order has already been placed for a second run. If you’ve ordered within the past week, bear with me for a possible slight delay on a few sizes.