Driving down to Portland to attend tomorrow’s NXT: Takeover event. I think the best decision I made in 2019 was to attend more professional wrestling events. Tomorrow’s will be my first of 2020 and hopefully not my last.※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822
It’s a wonderful feeling when a small piece of open source software you’ve written helps a friend with their work.※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822
My friend Edward Platero has started working on a project that seeks to preserve the remains of The Joshua Tree. The namesake of U2’s 1987 album and the location for the album’s cover photo is estimated to have fallen in the year 2000. Fans from all around the world have visited the tree and left mementos of their pilgrimage, but the tree itself is slowly rotting into the earth.
The goal of thejoshuatree.earth project is to preserve this piece of musical history through 3D recreation. Last month, Edward visited the tree and took over 4,000 photographs which he will use to construct a 3D model and eventually an immersive Virtual Reality experience using Photogrammetry.
Details about the project and suggestions for helping out can be found at thejoshuatree.earth.※ Permalink for “Digitally preserving The Joshua Tree” published on date_to_rfc822
Oh no. I didn’t consider when I purchased my Apple Watch that I’d have to upgrade my phone from 12.4.1 to 13.3.1. From what I’ve heard, this is the first version of iOS 13 that maybe, just maybe, won’t make me want to rip my beard out. God, I hope.※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822
I just bought an Apple Watch in an Apple Store and was served by a deaf customer care rep. Communicating to her through lip reading and the Notes app brought me back to when I was in a band with a singer who had a speech impediment and would type what he wanted to say using T9 on his flip phone. Just a gentle reminder that sometimes, tech lives up to the ideal.※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822
Speaking of typography, check out this article by Oliver Reichenstein titled Web Design is 95% Typography: How to Use Type on the Web. It was written way back in 2006 when our only option for using non-web-safe fonts was sIFR and we were still 3 years from the launch of Typekit and yet the argument that web designers should have a deep understanding of typography is as true today as it ever was.※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822
Frank Chimero continues his redesign series with a look at how “the design of individual letters exponentially accumulate to create the voice of a typeface.”※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822
Patrick Rhone is blogging about renovating the house he recently purchased on his new awesomely named blog, Whoa to Wow. This is what blogging is good for.※ Permalink for post published on date_to_rfc822