Author: 55arts@dmin

  • Nephew Ethan 1 year Portrait

    I am finally embarking on another Nephew Portrait. This very belated birthday present will be presented here in a Work in Progress (WIP) step-by-step format. I will try to post an update each night as I progress, showing the latest graphite that’s been put down. Subscribe to the RSS feed to be automatically informed of…

  • Happy Birthday Adobe

    It’s amazing how many images you view every day that were touched by an Adobe product at some time in their production. Check out the site they’ve launched to celebrate the 25 years of their existence:

  • Strategies to enhance the user experience

    Free Nielsen Norman Group Report: Making the Web Easy to Use for Users With Disabilities 75 Best Practices for Design of Websites and Intranets, Based on Usability Studies with People Who Use Assistive Technology

  • Upgrade Complete

    I’ve just finished installing the latest WP upgrade, so I’m officially up to date with ver 2.3.1.  The upgrade process was smooth and painless. What a great CMS! What are you waiting for?  Get your own:

  • Last Man Standing

    This Last Man Standing thing looks like a pretty cool art competition. Some great artists will be competing with some awesome artwork being displayed. I’ll be keeping an eye on it for sure. Check it out:

  • Artwork Added

    I finally got around to moving my artwork examples from my old static pages into the new CMS. Now I can start tweaking this wordpress stuff and figure out how I actually want my site to look. Should be fun. Check out the new Fine Art section

  • Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing

    This is an amazing graphic technology. Anyone who has ever re-composed images can see what a time saver this would be. Even angry ex-girlfriends could cut their ex-boyfriends out of their favorite photos with ease. Developed by Ariel Shamir of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science, The Interdisciplinary Center

  • Home movies are too good

    HDDVD, BlueRay, HDMI, 60+ inch LED DLP Dolby HD 7.1 channel surround… The list goes on and on. With the right stuff, home movies are better than watching a movie at a theater with some old, blown speakers, dim contrast, and a punk kid kicking the back of your seat. Home movies are good… Almost…

  • Houston, we have liftoff

    NASA is working with ASU to scan and make available the flight films from the Apollo missions. I find this type of stuff very interesting. Not only is the moon an amazing thing to look at, but the technology being used to scan the original film is quite exciting as well. The scans are being…

  • Hello world!

    Well, here’s my first post… I went from hating blogs, to reading tons of blogs, and now on to publishing my own blog… (thanks alot Troy!) Now comes the fun part of tweaking and designing it along with the rest of my website.