Apr 27 2005

Art by Jamie


I just (literally seconds ago) put the finishing touches on a long overdue and long awaited project. It’s a web site for a painter friend of mine, and it rocks. Really, it does. I’m not just saying that because I designed it… well maybe a little bit.

She’s a very talented artist, why don’t you go take a look? I’ll be here when you get back.

The goals for the site were to be very minimalist and let her work really be the focus of the site. The site is all black/white with a few red accents and stays out of the way of viewing her amazing work. Whitespace is abundant to allow you eyes to focus on the painting and forget about everything else. It’s also my first 100% table-less layout web site (CSS does all the heavy lifting). I think it succeeds pretty well 😉

If you’re in the twin cities area, she has a show on May 5th … come check it out.


Apr 27 2005

Escape, The Band

My friend Rick is in a new band called Escape. They just recorded an EP which I’m excited to hear.

Check out their web site Escape Music. I’m giving him some link love so Google gets around to crawling his web site. Oh and the music should be good too 😉


Apr 25 2005

Twin Cities Free Market

Twin Cities Free Market is a place to find cool stuff that’s free (you just need to go pick it up) or give stuff away free (so people can come get it).

What a cool site!


Apr 24 2005

Vagabond

vag·a·bond (văg’É™-bÅ�nd’)
n.

1. A person without a permanent home who moves from place to place.
2. A vagrant; a tramp.
3. A wanderer; a rover.

adj.

1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a wanderer; nomadic.
2. Aimless; drifting.
3. Irregular in course or behavior; unpredictable.

vagabond

adjective

Leading the life of a person without a fixed domicile; moving from place to place: itinerant, nomadic, peripatetic, vagrant.

I’m supposed to be packing, but instead I’m blogging. Perhaps when I’m done, I will have a renewed vigor to pack… perhaps not.

So I’m moving again. I tend to move a lot, almost yearly. It’s a hassle and a lot of work, but I really do enjoy it.

Where I’ve lived in my 26 years:
Childhood
Portage WI
Portage WI (new house)
Adulthood
Saint Louis Park MN
Eden Prairie MN
Saint Louis Park MN
Crystal MN
Saint Louis Park MN
Minneapolis MN (as of 5/30/05)

I seem to like Saint Louis Park, MN, perhaps I’ll move back here in a year 😉

The funny thing is, moving is a bit of a spiritual experience for me… it reminds me that this earth is not my home, the I was created to walk in the Garden with my God in cool of the day.

Taking stock of all I own, placing it into small boxes and toting it across town is a humbling experience- I really have very little (yet I have so much compared to most of the world). What I mean is, I have lots of stuff – TVs (3), Computers (2), Video Game Systems (too many), furniture, dishes, a cat, etc.

In the end though, I simply have stuff. Stuff is not permanent- it will all, rot, decompose or fade away some day (except the Styrofoam…) as will I.

Now this is the place where most Christians would launch into some Gospel message about how you can be sure of where you go when you die. I am not that kind of Christian. I believe I will go to be with God when I die… I’m not sure what that will look like or feel like, and some days I’m not sure of even that.

You see, my faith is not about a ticket to an eternal paradise, my faith is based on living a transformed life in this time, right now, and if I get to heaven, great. If I rot in the ground, at least I lived my life for something someone (Jesus) who cares about me.

So… those are my spiritual moving thoughts. Now I have to decide if I will continue packing, or head to a friends house for dinner and Extreme Home Makeover. Hmmm…


Apr 22 2005

Photo Friday: Soft




Tiki stretched out on the futon

Originally uploaded by codini.

Tiki stretched out on the futon


Apr 21 2005

Web video comes home (to your living room)

First Google Video, now talks with TIVO, Google is aiming to get web video into your living room and onto your TV soon.

Imagine Google News (Video Edition) – watching news reports from sources all over the world instead of your local affiliate.

Imagine searching for [subject] and having thousands of [subject] videos to watch.

Imagine setting up a few ‘Smart Searches” (or whatever they will call tham) that alert you when new videos on a certain subject are available.

Imagine beign able to subscribe to Red vs Blue, or the Strangerhood via RSS and having each new episode automatically downloaded to your TIVO for viewing at your leisure.

Imagine being able to pay a few bucks to watch your favorite TV shows Commercial Free whenever you want.

The new age of TV video is coming soon.

This revolution will be televised, but you’ll have to download it first 😉