Shapes and Color

I have been spending more time doing art lately, recently diving back into digital painting, practicing basic sketching, drawing, painting as well as experimenting with color. So if you’ve stumbled upon my blog by jumping from something I drew, then that’s pretty cool. I am an amateur artist (so amateur I use the term self-referentially almost jokingly), but I finally decided I’d reached a quality level that I don’t think is too embarrassing. I’ve always enjoyed making art, mostly a doodling over the years. Artistic skill I think is like any other skill, in that it requires study and practice,...

What’s up 2017?

Enough of my friends and co-workers were curious about what’s been going with me lately that I decided to write about it, to inform the concerned, as I left a few people hanging. So for those interested, I had back surgery on 2/16 and am taking the next few weeks off work to recover. I herniated disc about 3 years ago (lower lumbar 4) and have been dealing with back pain ever since. If you’ve seen me lately, you know I’ve been carrying a limp around for several months, as the protrusion against my spinal cord has been getting worse...

why i don’t capitalize

i was agonizing over some truly ugly internet speak in a facebook post recently, when i realized everyone must think i’m also too lazy to use my hard earned english writing skills. i don’t use uppercase when i type. a friend at work asked me about it a while ago, and now i realize it probably works against me in an age where almost all communication i deal with on a daily basis is in written form. i don’t plan on changing anything, but i do actually have a reason for it. there’s a story to it, and i’m in...

try try again

i am going to try the blogging thing out again. i do enough interesting technical stuff these days that someone else might find it interesting. additionally, I need a place for longer blurbs about my projects that twitter and facebook aren’t really meant for wow, getting that image into my post was ‘simple’ i dare say. i’ll save it for another day, but the drupal equivalent of adding content to my posts was not ‘simple’. WordPress 1 Drupal 0.