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October 7, 2014

New Google webmaster video series

Last night I saw the new entry: Google webmasters produced a few interesting videos regarding their most asked question: "How do I get my business online ?" It's interesting that Google, a search company, tries to answer this infamous question. Since its inception, Google has grown as a force beyond its original denomination as a search player. Their algorithms and…
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June 27, 2014

Miami-Dade Metro Rail’s Complicated “EASY” Card

Last week I had no choice but to call the customer department of the "EASY" card system from Miami-Dade's metro rail. I thought I followed all their cumbersome and complicated system, but still, I was not able to see my account's REAL balance. -"Once you add value to your card online,  you should wait between 24 to 48 hs..." -What?…
3D
May 14, 2014

Autodesk 3D studio Max French Patio Door

We're doing some small renovations at home and to illustrate the project I did a quick render of the final doors and wall. Nowadays I'm extremely busy and, although I consider myself to be a very fast 3d modeler, I tried to get a free model online to simply render it to my needs. I was a little shocked to…
Chit-ChatDesign
May 1, 2014

Why is Retro always in fashion ?

  Retro is never out of fashion I've always been a big fan of retro-futurism or modernism. I've been fascinated by the great deal of courage of some thinkers and inventors to make bold statement about the future from their present time. Since we live in such an ethnocentric society as ours, all these predictions and expectations are biased mostly…
AudiovisualsChit-Chat
February 28, 2014

Documentary equipment survey

It's not the arrow, It's the indian. I hold this statement to be very true. The talent and eloquence of a professional storyteller goes above and beyond past and current technology. Granted. Today's technology allows us to capture breathtaking images on the cheap. The digital revolution has allowed everyone and their grandmother to shoot HD video while broadcasting it to…
Music
February 19, 2014

A good teacher is priceless

Last week I was able to attend a class by musician extraordinaire Matthew Hill. I know Matthew from a few years back when he was Delou's African Ensemble music director. As any good teacher, Matthew is capable of breaking things down, but without making dull in any way. It's no secret that It's very hard for us, westerners, to learn…
InteractiveTechnology
January 15, 2014

Android App for the 4G LTE commuter

App recommendation: Although this topic might have been beaten to death by the thousands of blogs devoted only to app review, I found it interesting to express my thoughts on particular apps that stand out. Even though this has not been envisioned as a series of post, it could well be an interesting idea to follow: An App that is…
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January 2, 2014

The Cave by Ron Gilbert

Thanks to some very well deserved time off during this holidays I was able to enjoy Gilbert's The Cave adventure. In case you're not familiar with Mr. Gilbert's work, he was the leading force at Lucas Arts for many years and the creator of Monkey Island as well as the co-creator of Maniac Mansion (Can't believe that was that long…
Technology
December 12, 2013

Coming back…

Yes, It has been a long time since my last post, dear reader. A lot of water has passed under the bridge - A new baby, citizenship and an atrocious house buying and moving process came into play. Hoping that soon enough things can get back to a somewhat normal schedule - although nothing seems normal anymore...! I wanted to…
Audiovisuals
July 18, 2011

Giving you childish spirit away

I came across this nice Greek video for organization Earth at Vimeo. Very nice use of interface design applied to a video piece as well as awesome color correction+art direction. Simple concept, good production values with little more than a toy an great camera angles. An example that you can do much with little!