Friday, March 6, 2015

Guide to Productivity

Quick Guide for better Productivity.  by TNW

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Testing out a Signature Image

Testing out a Signature Image for my email.  It is a much smaller version of a larger version I send with proposals.  What do you think?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dangerous Energy Drinks?

Good quick read about several energy drinks and their secret ingredients. 

Besides the heart-throttling levels of caffeine and sugar, just look at the virtual medicine chest of exotic, unregulated, plant-based ingredients that pervade today’s popular energy drinks. These herbal potions offer a variety of semi-medicinal, completely not-approved-by-the-FDA benefits like stress reduction and increased blood flow to the groin, plus a high to rival whatever’s in the average adolescent bong. In the interest of good health and maybe child safety(?), we present the weirdest stuff they’re putting in energy drinks these days.

10 Amazing Bets That You Never Lose

I love videos like this!  Though this is a bit fast paced.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Don't Panic! They're only Vogons

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I just love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!  I was just listening to the audio books last week.  Its a wonderful series of books that are funny, alive and a roller coaster ride of a story.  Now I know this is a bit early, but on May 25th, it's International Towel Day!  To help commemorate Douglas Adams and his books, make sure you grab your towel and wave it proudly! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Seamless Texture - After Image

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Remember those optical illusions as a kid?  The ones where you stared at an image for 20 second, looked at the wall and saw the negative image projected in your vision.  Those were a blast for me.  I would poor over as many as I could and look at them all.  I probably killed a few brain cells in the process, but hey it was fun! 

I've created a seamless texture of a B&W image for your enjoyment.  No real hidden image, but still fun to look at... for a few seconds at least.

This Seamless Tileable Texture (Wallpaper) is made by Patrick Hoesly and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution License. 
If you like this image, please leave a comment.  Thanks!
How did you make it?
This texture was made using software specially designed to aid in seamless texture creation.  Some of the tools I use are Photoshop, Illustrator, Filter Forge, Genetica,  Image Synth, Alien Skin, Topaz Labs, Allegorithmic and even good old fashion hand drawing/editing.

What is a Seamless Texture / Pattern?
A seamless texture is an special image, where one side of a image exactly matches the opposite side, so that the edges blend into each other when repeated.   Seamless textures are used for desktop wallpaper, webpage backgrounds, video games, Photoshop fills and in 3D rendering programs.

More optical after effects can be found HERE