Tuesday, February 24, 2009

see-thru headed fish!

really! man, the oceans have some weird stuff. you can read about it/watch a video here.

What the comp?—Your Girlfriend is Ugly

it's always so refreshing to meet people outside The Industry. i mean, usually they're doing something a little more worthwhile than trying to sell stuff, but that's beside the point. really, it's just nice not to talk business and throw jargon around all the time. i recently met someone who gets lost when i start talking about design and tech, and i love it! here i am blathering on about usability and she's like, uhhhh what's an app? hah. it's so cool.
anyway, this post doesn't have too much of a point. i was just reading a guilty pleasure of a blog called Your Girlfriend is Ugly. it's witty, sarcastic and generally just makes me laugh for a minute before getting back to the task at hand. well, the author recently wrote a post about comps that made me laugh, mainly because i just finished describing to my friend what a "comp" is. you can read the entry here if you desire. while it may not be her absolute funniest (in my opinion), i certainly appreciated it. but really, she's funny. i've been known to procrastinate way too long on her blog.

Monday, February 23, 2009


ok, it's official. i'm kind of obsessed with this free application. and not only is it free, but it couldn't be easier to use. all you have to do is go to Poladroid, download it, and then start dragging jpg's into the desktop icon. really!

great! so what the hell is it? all it does is take your image, any image, and make it look like a polaroid. that's all, nothing crazy. i mean sure, you could do it in photoshop, but why? Poladroid messes with the colors, crops, and adds vignettes to give each photo a very realistic, instantly developed look. maybe it's just me, but i can't stop. send help? please?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Passive Aggressive Notes

fan of Fail Blog? well, you should be if you're not. in any case, here's a distant cousin, Passive Aggressive Notes. anonymous users submit these lttle gems that they find (or receive). i do warn you, these can get a bit nasty, but i'm certainly amused.

Monday, February 9, 2009