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Digital Placemaking logo

Here is a logo draft for Digital Placemaking, a spin-off philosophy/blog about using digital tools in (guess what) placemaking for local communities. Read more about Digital Placemaking here.

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What I’ve been doing the past 6 months

It’s been a crazy few months. Working 60hrs a week at times, but I guess that comes with the territory when you’re talking about startups. The startup in question here is Scenable, the app for local communities. There is an active startup and co-working scene here in Pittsburgh, definitely loving this city. Read about Scenable’s […]

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Design

Book recommendation: Designing for Emotion

I’ve been reading Designing for Emotion by Aarron Walter, the lead designer for MailChimp. It’s a quick read, very engaging, and infinitely useful. I’d been in a bit of a creative slump, focusing on navigation patterns, getting inspiration from great work other people are doing, and generally avoiding the being creative part. This book has […]

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Scenable Intro video: about animating to narration

Introducing Scenable: A New Platform for Bringing Communities Online. Over the past week, I made an animation introducing Scenable: a new platform for local communities online (i.e. my job). This was my first experience animating to narration, so I thought I’d post some tips as well as the video. Brainstorming the script and initial storyboarding […]

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Miscellaneous

If localhost/PhpMyAdmin is 404

Then most likely you’ve been sloppyily setting up configurations – this was my case at least :/. First make sure phpmyadmin is installed, then include its configuration file (httpd-phpmyadmin.conf) in your apache’s httpd.conf. On a Mac, httpd-conf will probably be in /opt/local/apache2/conf, and httpd-phpmyadmin.conf in conf/extra. If that’s the case for you, add this to […]

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Web Development

Move a ball on the screen with Arduino & Processing

Here’s what it looks like on the Arduino (with a potentiometer and two buttons): Here’s the code: And here’s what it looks like on the screen: There’s a few things to know about getting the Arduino working with Processing – here’s a link. And, with luck, later I’ll post a better image and description of […]

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Miscellaneous

Productivity Scene in Pgh

I went to a great talk at Assemble (art/tech gallery on Penn) the other night by author of SharePgh.com Connor Sites-Bowen. The event is was called Manifestto:DO: getting Sh*t done in Pittsburgh. Not your standard/redundant life hacks information, great, real info from real people. During the talk, everyone named good work/inspiration environments in the city. […]

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WordPress

WordPress Maintenance Mode

Why haven’t I encountered/thought of this before?! If you noticed earlier, this site and the WPF2 demo site where giving off some 404s…embarrassing but oh well. Planning to write a post about all of that later. Anyways, maintenance mode is a setting you can turn on to let viewers know things are being changed/updated. There’s […]

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Web Development WordPress

Thumbnails in WPFolio Two

I recently added 270x270px gallery and post thumbnails to WPFolio Two. They look damn nice in columns of three in the portfolio categories. While working on this, I found that WP’s thumbnail/image attachment functions are not so well documented, so I wanted to be sure to share what I figured out. Here I’ll go over […]

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Findings

pgh art/tech/hacker community

I’ve officially relocated from Boston to Pittsburgh and have researched the active artist/tech/hacker community here. OMG!PGH and Pittsburgh Art + Technology are excellent resources for local art & tech happenings, and below are a few great IRL things I hope to be involved in/investigate further: assemble “…a community space for art & technology” in the […]

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Responsive web design – SMFA freelance project

Working on a freelance project for an exhibition of SMFA students’ artists’ books in Turkey entitled Textual Image/Visual Text. The site includes a splash page with some basic jQuery fades and effects and pages for each artist/work. Here are the mockups: I’m using this project as an opportunity to learn responsive web design using the […]

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Findings

mozilla firefox ‘Mark Up’

So, the other day Firefox reinstalled itself for reasons unknown. But that’s okay! Because I found out about this cool thing called ‘Mark Up’ and ‘Mozilla’s Web O'(pen) Wonder’ (a gallery of awesome HTML5 and WebGL creations). There’s a link to all of this on the default Mozilla search home page (in Firefox, go to […]