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Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend
Ok, so it’s been a little while since I blogged.  Honestly I have kinda felt like there wasn’t much to blog out.  But then a few weeks ago I signed up for Startup Weekend Salt Lake City.  The event was last week and I’m still on a high from it.  I haven’t done anything that cool in years.  I’ll definitely be goi [...]

Do Flash and SEO mix?

Do Flash and SEO mix?
This has been on ongoing issue since the late 90s. Traditional graphic designers love to push Flash because it allows them more creative flexibility. Flash doesn’t have the same technical limits as HTML. Sites that are built in all flash can still rank well in search engines but not as well as a similar page built in HTML. The reason? Googl [...]

Weightloss and Web 2.0

Weightloss and Web 2.0
First thing: I won the ultimate weight loss challenge. Finally! Even though I had to pair up with my wife to be able to win, we still won. And that is what counts right? OK seriously, I actually did lose some weight. I haven’t weighed this little since I worked for PDC in 2000. So since we had the weigh-in last night, I thougt it would [...]

A Color Wheel

A Color Wheel
This semester I don’t have any of those annoying generals where you have to write one of those papers you have absolutely no interest in. In fact, I don’t have to write a single paper this term. I was thinking how sweet that was and then I got my midterm assignment for my color theory class. A color wheel. Sounds easy enough right [...]

Jan 18 2005

Jan 18 2005
My first magazine advertisement came out today (or at least today was the first time I got to see it.) It is available to readers of the Jan 2005 issue of Connect Magazine. It feels like the first time I redesigned a companies website and pushed it out to the live internet sometime in 1998, yet better somehow. I hope this marks the begining [...]

Dec 16 2004

Dec 16 2004
And another exciting semester has come to an end. I haven’t seen my grades yet. Kinda nervous about one class. Let’s collectively cross our fingers. Finished putting my photo portfolio together for a web class. Funny, I don’t have a web version ready yet. My trial period ran out on my Flash MX 2004 trial before I could get [...]

Sept 14 2004

Sept 14 2004
In school, I have a hard time succumbing to the idea of doing a website just because it is an assignment. I’ve done plenty of websites just for fun that would meet the criteria of my classes. So when I got the assignment in my class to design a webzine, I thought, “Hmmmm that’ll be interesting. I haven’t done one of th [...]

May 8 2004

May 8 2004
Well, another semester has come to an end. 4 A’s and one that is not an A. That brings my cumulative GPA down to 3.75. How depressing. I was hoping to pull a 4.0 this semester. Oh well, somehow I have never been so burned out on anything before. Hence, I am not taking any classes this Summer. Instead, I am looking for a full time job. [...]

Dec 3 2003

Dec 3 2003
I think the site has been way overdue for a face lift. Yani is in Reno this week on a business trip and I am having a hard time sleeping. Lat night I went to sleep at 5:00AM and woke up at 6:00. So instead of sleeping, I am taking the time at night to not only redesign (or design it in the first place) the site, but to dynamicize it as well. [...]

Nov 8 2003

Nov 8 2003
I got into my first art show this week. I entered two black and white gelatin silver prints and they are both now on display in the UVSC library art gallery. Now I am thinking “What was I thinking?” I didn’t scan them before I took them to the art show. If I had, I would put some of them up here so you all could see them. On [...]

Aug 30, 2002

Aug 30, 2002
Well, it looks like I may have to hold off a little longer on the Develligent website. Grant and Jeremy have been working on Turn Key Client Care for a little while now (like 3 months) and I had given up hope of doing the design work for it. Apparently, they are finally ready for some branding to be done and had me do some mock ups. (availa [...]

Aug 23, 2002

Aug 23, 2002
I got my DSL hooked up and running finally. Sure is nice. Also, very exciting news from the business world… Develligent is now a real business with business license, tax ID, bank account, clients and even a little money in the bank. Still no website though. Don’t believe me? Check it out and see for yourself. I hopefully will [...]

July 11, 2002

July 11, 2002
Last night, we went to Costco to get some milk. Ended up getting a bunch of other stuff too. That’s why they tell you not to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. So we bumped into (almost literally) an old buddy from Center7/AP Software/Clearstone. We used to play a lot of Unreal Tournament and the reminiscing inspired me to put [...]