The problem with Amazon reviewers is that they’re often too laudatory. Not every book is perfect. That’s why I find it refreshing to encounter well-written 1 star reviews there.
Such as the one I just found for a book I was considering buying, Audrey Niffenegger’s (The Time Traveller’s Wife) graphic novel for the YA market, The Night Bookmobile. I like graphic novels, I like YA literature (Hatchet, My Side of the Mountain, etc.), I liked The Time Traveller’s Wife, and Niffenegger’s from Chicago, so how can you go wrong.more >
One of the reasons I have a Referral Details and a Comments field on my DesignGeek subscription form is because people often regale me of the circuitous route they took to find the newsletter. Here’s a good one that just came in:more >
One of my Google Alerts (like an old school clipping service … do those still exist?) is for “designgeek,” and it’s kinda fun to see how many forum users and bloggers call themselves a designgeek or sometimes give themselves that login name. (There are no other blogs named designgeek, though … otherwise my trademark lawyer would have to stomp on them. And she’s a triathlete or something. Watchale.)more >
Oh gosh, while reading the often hysterically funny web comic xkcd I became inrigued by something he was making fun of, "TVTropes," so I looked up TVTropes in Google, went to the site, and emerged 45 minutes later.
In other words I became the subject of the guy's comic. He wasn't kidding!
Check out this trope, "Writer on Board." You'll soon see what I mean.
Shepard Fairey, principal of the Obey Giant design firm, is the designer who created the iconic "Hope" poster for President Barack Obama's campaign.
The Associated Press is claiming that the picture of Obama which Fairey based his poster on is owned by them, and wants credit and compensation.more >
In the previous DesignGeek, I thought I had written up all the "YouTubes for DesignGeeks" I had been bookmarking for the last few months.
This morning as I was clearing out my bookmark slush-pile, I found one more. Can't believe I forgot to include it, it's one of my favorites (you may have been one of the 330,000 plus who have already seen it).
Caution: The sound track is from Quentin Tarantino's movie, Pulp Fiction, so there's STRONG language! Turn down your audio first if there are people around who might not appreciate it.more >
Had your fill with stupid human tricks and pre-teens lip synching Abba? Here are some YouTube videos I've been bookmarking to share with you. Some are funny, some just cool, but they all speak to the inner DesignGeek:
First IT Professional
Japanese Human Art