December 6, 2011 | Blog

I dreamt I was late for my Grandpa’s wake at the old church. UNSETTLING.


Who made those muffins?

November 24, 2011 | Blog

Red Riding Hood was set up. Discuss.


The Devil went down to Georgia. And Verdana.

November 16, 2011 | Blog

Why expand Verdana and Georgia typefaces? They were designed for low res displays, and work good around 10-11 pt, after which it’s a gong show. You know, a pig is a useful animal. It tastes good, and will dispose of an unwanted body. But don’t slap lipstick on it and expect it to be prom queen.



November 15, 2011 | Blog

In July Spare was screened as a very high risk for Trisomy 18. We had a gloomy chat with a genetic councillor, a tense ultrasound, and a slightly more tense amnio in Kingston. August 11th we got the full test results. NO TRACE OF TRISOMY 18. Go hug your kids folks, they’re pretty special people.

The final ultrasound yesterday answered all the remaining naggy questions brought about from the earlier drama. “Everything is fine.” Relief! We saw all her important parts. Heart, placenta, stylish carry-on bag. This girl is prepared. I APPRECIATE THAT.


Mouse attack

November 12, 2011 | Blog

I awoke at 4 am to the sounds of The Mighty Killer pursuing The Rodent around the bed room. A resolution was soon reached. Kitty agreed to go have a nap on the bath mat, while the mouse agreed to be dead in the back yard forever. Everybody wins.


Macintosh rabbit icon

November 10, 2011 | Blog

During work on the original Macintosh, Steve jobs refused an icon of a rabbit (meant to indicate mouse speed) as presented by Susan Kare because the bunny looked too gay. In her defence, they were in California.


The Tragically Hip on design

November 10, 2011 | Blog

I was in a lifeboat designed for ten and ten only. Anything that systematic would get you hated.

Nautical Disaster, The Tragically hip


Clifford the big red communist

November 9, 2011 | Blog

Clifford the Big Red Dog is a loosely veiled metaphor on communism and 1960’s America. Discuss.

Speaking of cold war paranoia, I met a woman once who believed the government was watching her through her tv, and tracking her when she used her bank cards. I for one applaud our governments use of imaginary surveillance to keep tabs on the crazy people. Anyway, she was a hoot.


That’s my faith

November 8, 2011 | Blog

The sun will rise in the morning. I’m going to have a drink at six. That’s my faith.

Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy), Page Eight

In a spiritual sense, of course

October 31, 2011 | Blog

If the ionization rate is constant for all ectoplasmic entities, we could really bust some heads! In a spiritual sense, of course.

Ray Stantz, Ghostbusters

Happy Halloween, folks!