Initial impressions of the 2GHz MacBook

My initial impression(s) of the MacBook 2GHz Core Duo? Amazing. These machines are very much as capable as their older sibling MacBook Pro’s. With the first revisions of these MacBook already nipping at the Pro’s heels with 2.0 GHz Core Duo’s, the decision as to whether that extra few hundred is really worth the metal […]

Apple Store: Not about the hardware or experience

Recently, a friend and I dropped in at the local Apple Store (University Village) due to a minor mishap with her older G4 iBook. Somehow, the magnetic latch had managed to find itself slighty misaligned which prevented the cover from locking properly. We figured it wouldn’t hurt to take a few minutes to drop in […]

Personal interview on Pinoy WordPress

  • May 24th, 2006
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Benji from PinoyWordPress, which caters to the Flilipino WordPress community, fired some one-on-one questions my way for an online interview. Something entirely new for me considering the interview focused on the roots of my current “aspiring” design phase. P_WP: Hi and welcome to PinoyWordpress.com, let’s start out first with how you got started in the […]

Haribo Gummie bears in 5 lb. packs

I had no idea. I almost drooled at the thought of having one of these 5 pound bulk bags of Haribo Gummi bears sitting on my table. Reality soon set in. What if I actually had one of these giant bags of Haribo bears? Would my taste buds soon reject the idea of consuming 5 […]

Jabra JX10 thoughts and review

Luckily, I was able to get my hands on minuscule Jabra JX10 [Official] thanks to a good friend and I must admit, the Bluetooth 1.2 supported headset is very much as functional & comfortable as it is aesthetically appealing. Fox’s 24 fans will recognize this headset as it makes its appearance on the ears of […]

Rebooted – “Fat” faux footers

Inspired by Phu’s Many colours of a reboot, I’ve decided to share my favorite sites which utilize “fat” footers. I think the more appropriate title for the trend would be faux footers. Rather than one line footers including contact information or short reference links, these “fat” footers usually play the role of the standard sidebar. […]

Foliage Mod: Most Creative Design

Not one to toot my own horn, but the 5ThirtyOne Foliage Mod was recently awarded the “Most Creative Design” award for the WordPress 2.0 Theme Competition. A quick overview of the WordPress 2.0 competition: WordPress has a powerful theme system that allows the look and feel of any site to be changed with a single […]

How not to treat your designer

Rachel Cunliffe’s last remarks concerning the latest buzz surrounding the TechCrunch redesign: I have just resigned as the designer for TechCrunch after the redesign sagas and the latest post on CrunchNotes. The post, or should I say, slap in the face? Michael Arrington’s decision to post a screenshot by a second designer on CrunchNotes. Mike […]

5ThirtyOne V2 WordPress theme

The original 5ThirtyOne 2006 Spring Reboot submission. V2 was a live redesign submission gone stale. As the reboot deadline neared, I began seeing submissions from sites around the net which left me yearning for more. The v2 distribution is a centered narrow column design which features a unique modal window for searches and displaying recent […]

Beyond the Moleskine notebook

A few weeks back I made the transition from relying on 37Signals’ Backpack service to a small plain Moleskine notebook. Of all the web based or electronic organizer doohickeys that I’ve rolled into my daily activities, all have failed in comparison to the sheer simplicity and reliability of my 4″ x 6″ notebook. From sketches […]