Archive for March, 2008

I have no idea if this is the first, but it’s the first I’ve heard of it.  Pregnant Husband.
Labor of Love – The Advocate.

And an article from the NY Times about transgendered individuals in college.
When Girls Will Be Boys – NYTimes.

Today’s ripoff Kottke post

Posted by seoulfully on March 20th, 2008

Some links courtesy of the great Kottke.org.  (For the 3 people who read my blog, go ahead and check it out, but not at the expense of reading here too!)

Creative business names.  (Mostly service industry: restaurants, coffee shops, inns.)

Desire Paths – Civic engineers don’t determine where we walk…. WE do!  YES WE CAN! (to ape Bill Simmons aping Obama).

I love Monty

Posted by seoulfully on March 19th, 2008

but there are limits.  And even if he was big enough, there’s no way I’d wear a Monty-sweater.  Hell I’d not wear a Monty beanie.

Dog sweater – BBC (And we’re not talking a sweater FOR dogs, we’re talking sweaters OF dogs.)  I’m not even putting up a picture, just click through.

I’m a nerd

Posted by seoulfully on March 17th, 2008

And this article pertains to entertainment I enjoy.  Though I must say I’ve never played WoW (but I know enough people who have to be familiar with it).  And I’ve never seen Donnie Darko (just haven’t had the urge, not actually actively not watching it).  (And while I have had girlfriends and I do currently have a girlfriend, I say with some amount of pride I’ve never seen a single iteration of Pride and Prejudice.)

Nerdfotainment – Rands in Response.
via Daring Fireball

information design

Posted by seoulfully on March 11th, 2008

Awhile back I bought what essentially amounts to a textbook on information design.  How to visually present information.  I never peeled the plastic off of it.  And it sits on my shelf collecting dust.  I am interested in it though.  And I will read it one day.  But today here are two examples of visual presentation of information.

St. Elsewhere’s universe (pdf) from Tommy Westphall – A multiverse explored.

And a flowchart of the effect of Dungeons and Dragons on life.
nytimes.com - d&d
via NYTimes.com

dumb quotes

Posted by seoulfully on March 11th, 2008

Not what people said, but rather quotation marks.  There is a debate that goes on and on about the use of smart vs. dumb quotes.  I meant to post some stuff about it I lifted from various sites, but instead of doing that, I, you know, didn’t.  And rather than dig up all the links and write a proper post, here’s the latest thing I’ve read on it.

“Quote, Unquote” – The Ministry of Type.

Lots of good from Kotte

Posted by seoulfully on March 11th, 2008

Haha, I really should just wholesale copy his site in an embedded window or something.  Links from Kottke.org.

Typographica’s 2007 favorite typefaces.  And this great bit about the difference between font and typeface:

“The physical embodiment of a collection of letters (whether it’s a case of metal pieces or a computer file) is a font. When referring to the design of the collection (the way it looks) you call it a typeface.” – Mark Simonson

Haikuvies – Haiku movie reviews.  I don’t know if I like them better than Four Word Film Reviews, they are certainly more detailed, given that the haikus are stanzas long.  Both are interesting, fun, creative review of movies.

Finally, English is stupid.  Ghoti = fish.

I don’t know if this would work

Posted by seoulfully on March 3rd, 2008

Flipstick – Folding Chopsticks via Amazon.

Flipstick
image courtesy Amazon

I can see how this is good.  Carry more chopsticks per square inch and all that.  But a “flat” handle bit I think would make it awkward to hold.