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Virago

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Our Very First Podcast

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Our Very First Podcast

Dear Kablossoms, Me and Ian have created a podcast for your enjoyment. You can subscribe to it via iTunes by searching for “Kabloomers” or by clicking this link: Kabloomers Podcast In this first episode we go over the mountains of little projects we have yet to do anything about and overall be humorous and ridiculous.

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Gimlet

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Gimlet

Hey, Chris, my friend Erin mentioned how interesting the word “gimlet” is and, since we mostly know it as a drink with vodka or gin and lime juice, I thought it was a good idea to do.  

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Silence, varlet!

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Silence, varlet!

OK, Chris, I’ve decided that I want to start, like… a thing. I’m sick of Helvetica (not really actually sick of Helvetica, but sick of it as a meme, which it has totally become) but I really enjoy how well it compacts, so I’m using Neuland which will serve the same function. But, yes, the thing which I’d like to start! I love words and some of them are just fun, so, I’m going to start posting… these things with words I like. [edit] After playing around with a bunch of fonts, I decided that I’d rather use Impact. Actually, [...]

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Teaching Tuesday – Your Brachiosaurus

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Teaching Tuesday – Your Brachiosaurus

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Thing a Day – Terrible Twos

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OK, so, the writing exercise Kat and I did today says “you are two years old. Write from this perspective. Be childlike. PLAY!” I confess that I couldn’t figure how a two year-old would answer the questions about themselves, so I couldn’t really take it seriously, but when it came time to actually write from the perspective of a two year-old, I realized, that’s the very beginning of an external awareness, so, everything has to be this bizarre Joyceian stream of consciousness that doesn’t allow for and internal or external world, it’s all equally real, it’s just this jumble of your entire world, [...]

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Thing a Day: Correspondence From Hell

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Katrina and I wrote this one together Today’s exercise was poorly worded, but as near as we can figure, it was to write about receiving a postcard from someone really annoying that starts with “the postcard arrived…”   The postcard arrived at dusk which is itself unusual because the rest of the mail arrived shortly after noon. I heard someone slip it under the door and I hurried to see who it was, but they were gone. The card was warm to the touch and browning at the edges, the same as all those that had come before it. I [...]

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Thing a Day – Writing

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This exercise gave me a piece of lined paper with single letters at irregular intervals and the directive, “use each letter as you get to it. Start with: New Year’s resolutions make me…” New Year’s resolutions make me wonder how much people could achieve if they stuck to each of theirs. I’m pretty disciplined when it comes to new year’s resolutions and stuff like that, but even I have trouble keeping up, day in, day out. I guess it also depends on the individual’s (or at least the type of) resolutions. I picked several resolutions this year and they each [...]

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Thing-A-Day: Writing

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Thing-A-Day: Writing

Hey, Chris, it’s good that you’re making so much progress with Data Panda but it is even more gooder that embedded in your grand plan is time for our creative endeavors as it’s been feeling one-sided over here. I look forward to your triumphant return. In the meantime, Katrina and I have made an informal pact over a book over writing exercises. Our pact is, roughly, that we will do one exercise each day. This is mine: “Sometimes I feel just like a gerbil, running around and around on his wheel! You know?” Colette looked imploringly across the table at [...]

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Insani-tude

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Insani-tude

This has been one of the craziest months I think I’ve had in a long time. I have so far completely re-organized our living space from the possessions that we have to re-vamping our entire network. We now have what I would call a “grown-up” network. All gigabit infrastructure, a centralized server RAIDed with a 2TB backup and centralized shares for all of the media along with a UPS protecting everything. As of tonight I will have upgraded our TV computer to a Windows 7 duel-core process machine with 2gb of ram from that old Windows XP thingie we’ve been [...]

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Milk Crates

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Milk Crates

Milk Crates, Chris, take their name from the Ionian philosopher, Milcrates, who lived in the fourth century BCE. Milcrates’ radical ideas on modular government and behavioral modification became the foundation for Sparta as well as being integral to the forming of the Rump Parliament Funkadelic.

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Not For Thought

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Not For Thought

OK, Chris, so, I found an old document with random crap that we said to each other or thought of and I figured I would sit down and try making a comic strip. I made this one and, considering I haven’t drawn in about 7 years, I think it came out pretty well. Next time, I’ll remember to do the lettering in ink, though. This has been my thing for the day.

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In A Handful of Dust

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In A Handful of Dust

So, I’ve decided to attempt a “thing-a-day.” Not always calligraphy, but, I want to actually make a new thing of some kind every day. So, sometimes that will totally be calligraphy, sometimes it will be a youtube video, sometimes I’ll write something, sometimes I might draw something… you know… something. I don’t know how long I’ll do this for, but, I’m gonna do my best. This is my “Thing-A-Day” for today: Now, I obviously put that in my etsy store, but I have more to say about it. Firstly, TS Eliot is my favorite poet and everyone should at least [...]

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Soldiers of something something

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Hey, Chris, So, I’m on the train to work (I go in early on Mondays and Tuesdays) and in addition to writing this, I’m reading “Soldiers of God” which is a comic by Kelly Clancy that I’m supposed to review for the Peace Corps. I’m way behind schedule for that, so, imma get back to it. Oh, hey, can you remember to transfer your Things data? I mean, if you have time. See you at like 1AM.

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My brain has a mean sucker punch

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My brain has a mean sucker punch

Earlier today I was trying to figure out what content was located where and how each site / service connected to each other. And then something happened, my brain punched me in the face. So once more I pull out my good friend Visio to see if I can’t figure it out that way. Two hours later I think I have a MOSTLY complete diagram of how everything is setup. It’s still missing small pieces of the social networking components, also I think I need to make an additional diagram details how I would actually like everything to look in [...]

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