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That Maytagged feeling

That Maytagged feeling

If you’ve ever been surfing you may be familiar with the term, Maytag. If not, hopefully you’ve done laundry once or twice and can make the connection. To be Maytagged is to be tumbled about as if you were in a washing machine. You don’t know which...

Ripples to Rocks on Mars

I began my career as a geologist, and in 2006 I was working at the US Geological Survey in Santa Cruz, CA. My specialty was geomorphology – the study of the processes that shape the landscape – rivers, glaciers etc. At the USGS I worked with...

Design Ideas from Things That Stink

@neonmauve and I have been interested in design and the senses for quite some time. With both of us having tackled this topic in various ways in the past and in aspects of our current work, we decided it would be neat to congeal what we have and submit a proposal for...

I’m so angry at (insert free service)

Every time facebook decides to update itself, folks around the world throw up their arms in disbelief. “How dare you change the look of this free service that I opt into!?” I had this today when I opened an email from my good friend Delta Airlines to find:...

Fifteen years online – images included

It was lime green, all text (some flashing), and included a personal shout out to everyone I knew. Yes, fifteen years ago I launched my first webpage and since then I’ve maintained an online presence. ┬áThe third iteration of my site coincided with the start of...

Meetings congealed

Congealed isn’t the right word, but I wanted to write it. I once worked at a place that was overrun with meetings. Every hour of every day was scheduled by someone for something and more often than not we barely accomplished anything. Now that I run my own show,...