Clients From Hell

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Me: ”I will create a login box on your website. Once someone registers and logs in, the website will recognize who the user is and provide relevant content.”

Client: ”That sounds great. However, instead of a login box I’d like to use biometrics to identify the user.”

Me: ”Not sure what you mean.”

Client: ”When someone visits the website, I want them to be able to put their hand on the monitor. The monitor will then scan their hand to confirm who they are. I think that would be a lot more engaging. How much extra would that functionality cost?”

Me: ”Several hundred million dollars.”

Client: Why are you being a wiseass? Can you do it or not?

Me: ”No. Sorry. That’s a little too advanced.”

Client: ”Fine. I’ll try another web designer.”

I’m not sure if this website makes me more excited to be getting more design work or scared of working with these kinds of clients. On one hand it seems like everybody needs design and logo work, on the other hand some of them seem to be insane.

Awesome Skull drawing time lapse

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I see a video like this and it reminds me that sometimes I say to Laurel “I can’t really draw” and she laugh’s at me and tells me I’m just doubting myself. I can copy somebodies drawing style, but I can never really find my own. When I sit down and really want to draw something I can never think of anything. I think I need to start doing still life or something just to get my hands back in shape. I know there’s good drawings in there somewhere.

Schu-Review : Sweetbites Cookies N Creme Cupcake

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If Wade thinks that DC is behind in ‘Food Trends’ then he wouldn’t believe how behind I am! I have never had a ‘High End Cupcake’. This will only be shocking to him and his ilk. So today when everybody was out waiting in line at the Fojol Brothers Indian food truck I decided the time was right to taste one of these bad boys. So I wandered over to the pink SweetBites Truck. They had about 6 kinds to choose from, I chose Cookies and Creme.

The little white bag with a pink sticker was nice, it made it feel OK that you just paid $3 for a cupcake…
The cupcake itself was well made. No burnt bits, No frostingless patches, and No muffin topping, which is a good thing for both deserts and women.

I smelled it first, it smelled like you had added creme to the inside of an Oreo. Then I tasted a little bit of the frosting… awesomenessocity. It was flantabulous, Gargatuantastic, Monumentitude. I have to make up new words to describe how awesome it was. So smooth, so rich, but with a light texture. I mean… it tastes like real ice cream. But no gritty sugar texture, (just fat probably). Then the first bite… the cupcake was chocolate, honestly nothing to make up new words about, but it was a solid chocolate cupcake. It does win points for moistness and for being the right amount of chewy. But the combination of the frosting and the cake was really really… great. No need to make up words for this one. It was seriously, great.

Do I feel like I got my $3 worth out of this cupcake, yes. Do I need to run back out and buy another one? I’ll see when I wake up out of my sugar coma. I was going to rate this a little down because the cupcake part didn’t raise itself up to the $3 level. But the frosting will give me special dreams for the rest of my life. So… Cake 3.5 out of 5… Frosting 10 out of 5.

SweetBites Cookies and Creme Cupcake
4.9 out of 5 Schus

The Journey – Wood Recycling Project

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This video caught my attention because I’m interested in reusing old materials. My focus for this summer is going to be “Making it work with what you have”. I’ve been interested in reusing old barn wood for new projects. I have an old barn in my back yard, I just need to find a project! The old wood just has so much character to it. the tree it was made from grew here in the civil war and maybe earlier. It may take more work to use, but I think we all need to realize that being sustainable is going to take a little bit more work.

This is a video from The Journey. A non-funded documentary project that travels around by bike and shoots little videos about sustainable local environmental projects. I think it’s really exciting that some people aren’t out screaming about how bad the world has gotten, they just decided that if something is going to change then we’re going to have to do it ourselves.

via treehugger