Friday, July 21, 2006

The Amazing Bailey

WooooHOOO. She's a lean, mean fetching machine. I love this shot of her in mid gallop. I'm actually running backwards trying to get her in the frame before she barrels over me.

She actually looks like she's part bat. Oh my gosh, those ears!

Friday, July 14, 2006

How To Be The Perfect Client

1. When giving creative feedback try to avoid phrases like:
"It's weird."
"It doesn't do anything for me."
"I don't get it."
"Maybe you'll get it on the next try."
"I don't like it."
*I have actually heard all of these. No kidding.

2. Try to give creative feedback that is constructive. The goal is not to make your designer cry. Joyless designer = joyless final product.

3. Do not ask for a flash intro. (They have actually built a special level of Hell for those who do)

4. Do get your content and all of your digital media assets organized, proofed, and delivered in the proper format to your designer/developer at the beginning of the project.

5. Do touch base with your designer/developer as the project progresses. Be involved.

6. Do not constantly call and email your designer on a daily basis. They need time to work.

7. Keep your scheduled meetings and try not to show up with uninvited guests. Keep your entourage (girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, kids, friends, and pets) at home.

8. Do not show up unexpectedly when the mood strikes you. Your designer/developer may have more than one project going on at the same time...Or be having a bad hair day. Avoid throwing curve balls.

9. Do pay your designer/developer on time, all of the time. Never balk at the amount (it's tacky).

10. When a project is over and you are happy with the result try phrases like:
"You're the best designer...Ever"
"Do you accept large cash tips?"
"Will you marry me?"

Note: Your designer/developer will probably say no to the last one (and possibly feel a little creeped out) unless you are Russell Crowe or just really hot. So it's probably best to avoid it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Buffy on iPod

buffy on iPod
Originally uploaded by kerfuffles.

Another silly iPod photo? But of course.

No time to blog about it or anything else. The new season of Project Runway just started. Must watch bitchy designers make lettuce/lampshade dresses...

Must hear Tim speak those magic words, "Make it work."

Sunday, July 09, 2006

BSG on iPod

more bsg on iPod
Originally uploaded by kerfuffles.

A pic of actor Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek - Bastille Day) on my iPod was posted to! Need a BSG fix? Visit the site.

Related Linkage:

Mac widget: Cylon Bum
Sci Fi Talk : Richard Hatch Podcast

Saturday, July 08, 2006

colors are pretty

Originally uploaded by kerfuffles.

Just finished making the blog look pretty. I've purchased a new typeface for the header which I think is fun and campy. Two big stacks of cd's containing archived files are sitting next me, waiting to be sorted. This is by far the most daunting part of putting together an online portfolio; finding, organizing, and prepping files...Oh joy.

Related Linkage:

Cocktail shaker:

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Firefly on iPod

firefly on iPod
Originally uploaded by kerfuffles.

Yet another silly photo of my iPod screen. It seems someone has decided to join my flickr group. However, I am still the only one posting photos (sigh). The other flickr group I started (the dog ate my "fill in the blank") is fairing a little better.

In other geek related news, I discovered a new service that I *do not* recommend ( From what I can tell you basically pay for this service in exchange for a free BitTorrent client and a link to some software to help you convert files to an iPod compatible format. Um...hello? I could have done that on my own. I felt mislead by the site and emailed them to ask for my money back. Fortunately they quickly issued a refund. Thank goodness. But it still makes me feel a little annoyed. I guess if you can sell air on Ebay...

I'm also looking for an .asx converter or player that is Mac compatible. I recently strolled over to (A sci-fi project created by BSG actor Richard Hatch) and realized that none of the clips are Mac compatible. An email to the webmaster came back returned. I have been surprised that a Mac compatible player or a converter has proven so difficult to find. I finally gave up and ordered the comic book. Website 1, Me 0 (minus a few dollars for the comic).

I've finally updated my resume. It only took about 20 revisions after I discovered typo after typo after typo (grrr...arrgg). I've gone back to a more traditional typeface but I'm not sure if it's industry appropriate. I've read that san serifs are more typically used by professionals in technology related fields. I've also tried to keep it as simple and brief as possible. A colleague told me once that ideally a resume should never be longer than one page. Now I just need to take the time to find my files and get my portfolio site online...Or I could try establishing a career taking photos of my iPod screen and my dog.

Not So Related linkage: Two words. Silly. Pointless.

Captain Reynolds in a kilt? Shiny.

Firefly bloopers

*Learn chinese with Firefly? Strange but true.

Firefly lyrics? Why the heck not.