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Formatting Pages in Excel

December 14, 2010


The largest excel work I’ve created contains around 30 plys and is over 9 MB. Excel is not just a spreadsheet, but is also great for work that is really more properly done with a database, but is too small to justify the expense. Frequently, it’s used on a much smaller scale as a makeshift […]

Inspiration can come from anywhere

June 16, 2010


…including some random blog you’re reading that has links to photos of old, unused WWII British propaganda posters. I just made this poster (literally, just made it)–it took less than 30 minutes and is geometrically nearly identical to the original with the exception of the wording. I found the font, Underground, as a download from […]


April 21, 2010


i recently designed a series of logos for a couple of student groups at the university. here they are in all of their splendor:    IGPI, the interdisciplinary graduate program in informatics     GISo, The Graduate Informatics Society (they later made me add an additional “o”)    Finally, the Data Mining at Iowa Group:

P-SHARAN std35 pinhole camera: photos of Taiwan

June 16, 2009


I picked up one of these cameras at AKAR in Iowa City. It was left sitting on the shelf for a few months, waiting for a reason to allot 2+ hours for its assembly; Taiwan was found to be a suitable excuse. More technical details on pinhole photography can be found here. To see full […]

…and my favorite line in Neuromancer passes into obsolescence…

June 13, 2009


The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. -William Gibson in Neuromancer, 1984 The author’s blog:


June 6, 2009


2 of udon’s tags in Taipei, Taiwan. More:,udon UPDATE: …and now, it’s also on google streetview. cool!  

At semester’s end…

December 21, 2008


At semester’s end, I can again look forward to thinking about non-academic interests. Finally, I’ll have time to approach the Mandarin-learning CDs that were given to me six months ago. Finally, I’ll have time again to paint a bit. Finally, I’ll have time to read all of those not-quite-relevant-enough-to-course-work-yet-still-interesting journal articles that have been languishing […]