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Just Like Me

No matter what shiny new network comes out, they all pretty much do the same thing. Connect people who share common interests. This painting is a homage to my online stuttering community. Growing up stuttering is quite challenging and it’s most often impossible to meet other stutters in your immediate…

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Children and Tech

I was excited when my 9 year old niece got her iPod. Now we can communicate remotely, too! Then I immediately realized all the little things we adults need to stay on top of to ensure their safety. Are the restriction settings enough? Do the adults around the child have…

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Accessibility

I really can’t stand bad user experience design. I also can’t stand it when the mobile version of a website or mobile app leaves out core features. Or when a site isn’t designed with people using assistive technologies in mind. Or when a site doesn’t work properly in a browser.…

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Long Distance Communication

Technology has enabled us to communicate at long distances from writing letters to the telegraph, from the telephone to the Internet – heck even mailing audio and video cassettes in the 80s and 90s. Now with social media, we can be connected all the time from anywhere and with our…

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Super Spud iPad web app comics preview

What a mouthful that title is, eh? Anyhoo, I’m close to launching the interactive iPad optimized web app edition of my SuperSpud digital comics. I thought I’d share a sneak preview of the three comics that will launch with the app. Particularly, their covers!

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Trying out watercolors

My 4th Sketchbook Video has me flipping through my watercolour Moleskine sketchbook from sometime in 2008 or 2009 (I really should add dates in my sketchbooks). In spite of having grown up frustrated with the medium, I was inspired by the beautiful watercolour work by Calvin & Hobbes creator, Bill…

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Drawing using no erasers

My latest sketchbook video features the sketchbooks I used to draw my Snert Oh No web comic in 2010. I’d draw a one-panel comic during the 1.5 hour wait for my Toastmasters meeting every Wednesday after work. Then I used my iPhone for photographing, post-processing and posting (until a suitable…

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Sketching in Paris

I mentioned my 2007 trip to Paris in my last Sketchbook Video. So the sketchbook I used during my trip is featured in my latest episode (I like how that sounds. I guess I’m a video podcaster now). It’s a Paris Moleskine City notebook. I highly recommend these little things.…

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On-Demand Creativity

My second sketchbook video features my followup pocket Moleskine from 2007ish (unlike the first one, I didn’t date my sketches). I remember this time vividly. I loved the idea of having sketchbooks full of colourful works of art however I ended up forcing myself to create works of art for…

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