The fundamentals don’t change. This is a notebook I used in fifth grade to write an essay (monograph?) about photography. Right there on page one, they set us up for success. It’s all here, the outlines, the notes, the rough draft. I look forward to digging in to this, what might be the first time… Continue reading Writing Fundamentals from Fifth Grade
So to avoid a goose egg in the archives for August ’11, I rescued some photos from my phone. Here’s a shot from the making of the birthday week spinner I created for Molly: Max annoying my dad, who is trying to get down to some serious solitaire on the iPhone: This one feels like… Continue reading I hate a goose egg month
I’m moving on this week from my position at Edelman in order to focus on some projects with a few old friends up North and invest quality time in a personal project or two with old friends out West. I’ll continue to be based in Atlanta for now. I started out in Web work over… Continue reading A Reunion Of Sorts
I was talking to Leah about a project I worked on ten years ago, and the question came up of what advice would I give that version of myself — from 2009 Dave to 1999 Dave. Here are the three thoughts that popped in to my head: Don’t worry, AOL is not going to remain/become… Continue reading Advice To The Ten Years Ago Me
Last time I changed the “feeling most like” photo on the Extraface “about” page, it went from McNulty to Colvin as I made the transition from my role at EarthLink to that of an independent consultant. Today, it’s time to change the photo again as I’m extremely excited to be joining Edelman‘s Atlanta office as… Continue reading Joining Edelman
As usual, taken from my copy of Bulletin Boards For All Occasions, by Margaret B. Randall, 1966. This morning I am packing my own vacation bags full of wholesome thoughts, good books, and clean fun for an 11-day trip to Germany and Switzerland to visit a very special person. I’m not sure how much time… Continue reading For Your June Bulletin Board Displays and On The Road
Heh/Meh signs by Extraface When asked about what started his first “Andre The Giant Has A Posse” sticker campaign, Shepard Fairey tells the story that it was for an assignment that asked him to “affect the quality of the day.” I think that’s what motivates the parts of my work I’m most proud of. For… Continue reading ROFLCon. Wow.
Thank you Extraface reader Gegen_you. You have ended the search for an obscure 80’s Wendy’s artifact called a “Jazz Cap” that began in February with a request from Melanie and led to various sources including Wikipedia, Metafilter, the Wendy’s customer information line, one of my favorite bands in Australia, and the open internet. Thanks to… Continue reading We Have Jazz Cap
I’m about to flip the switch to a new version of my blog software. Hopefully it’ll go smoothly but I won’t know until I try it and give everything a once-over. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. I’ll delete this entry once I give Extraface a clean bill of health. Bananas Foster tableside… Continue reading Maintenance: Upgrading To WordPress 2.5, Things May Break
My host, Dreamhost.com, had some problems today so my sites among many others hosted there were unreachable for a couple of hours. If you couldn’t get here earlier, that’s why.