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SEO spammers wearing a printout of my face as their maskmathowieScreenshot 2018-01-19 12.29.03Screenshot 2018-01-19 12.35.05Screenshot 2018-01-19 12.35.21.png

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:39:30 +0000

Over the past year, I’ve cut way back on my plethora of wacky domains used on long-lost web projects. I’ve let loads of domains go and only updated the few I still use or need. As a result, most projects have been lost to the ether but there’s a good enough record of them in … Continue reading SEO spammers wearing a printout of my face as their mask

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Project Runway “We’re sleeping where?”mathowiepr16-ep4-sb-finalpr16-ep4-sr-finalpr16-ep4-mb-finalpr16-ep4-ma-finalpr16-ep4-kk-finalpr16-ep4-kf-finalpr16-ep4-dw-finalpr16-ep4-cb-finalpr16-ep4-brk-finalpr16-ep4-bk-finalpr16-ep4-ai-finalpr16-ep4-ab-finalpr16-ep4-am-final

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:40:32 +0000

Apologies for getting this out a week late on account of travel, but here we go. The episode opens with the hilarious surprise they get to sleep on the top of the Empire State Building, and while that’s probably fun for a boy scout troop, if you’ve ever been up there, you know it’s windy … Continue reading Project Runway “We’re sleeping where?”

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Project Runway: A Leap of Innovationmathowiepr16-ep3-kf-finalpr16-ep3-brk-finalpr16-ep3-mb-finalpr16-ep3-ma-finalpr16-ep3-dw-finalpr16-ep3-ab-finalpr16-ep3-kuk-finalpr16-ep3-cb-finalpr16-ep3-ai-finalpr16-ep3-sb-finalpr16-ep3-am-finalpr16-ep3-bk-finalpr16-ep3-kk-finalpr16-ep3-sr-final

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 02:14:51 +0000

A surprisingly great runway this week. Some looks appeared to be a bit hasty and pinned together, but otherwise a good show. Runway Kenya continues to absolutely kill it. She does unbelievably good work in a single day challenge. Even through TV, you can tell things are impeccably constructed. Hope she’s in the running for the … Continue reading Project Runway: A Leap of Innovation

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Project Runway “Unconventional Recycling”pr16-ep2-7mathowiepr16-ep2-7pr16-ep2-bt-finalpr16-ep2-al-final

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:58:43 +0000

The second episode of the season had a lot going on. An unconventional materials challenge. A team challenge. A 5-piece collection in one day. I suppose the show runners wanted chaos because it seems like a good recipe for it in this episode. Overall, the thing that set apart any designer was being able to … Continue reading Project Runway “Unconventional Recycling”

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:54:17 +0000

20 Years Ago Today One day in the Spring of 1995, just a few months before I finished my undergrad degree a friend in the student computer lab leaned over my machine and said “check this out.” He double-clicked the NCSA Mosaic icon on the desktop and showed me the World Wide Web for the … Continue reading

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Veronica GIF so lifelikeScreenshot 2015-11-23 21.16.53mathowie

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:21:28 +0000

I don’t update often here, but I feel like spending whatever small amount of Google juice is left on directing anyone searching for “Veronica GIF so lifelike” to Veronica Belmont’s excellent XOXO Festival talk where she explains how dehumanizing it has been to have a few seconds from her TV show turned into a creepy meme … Continue reading Veronica GIF so lifelike

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How to save $1,000-3,000 on any new car purchasemathowie

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:39:28 +0000

The Google Maps mobile app on iOS/Android has really improved in the last year or two, especially since Google acquired Waze, the crowd-sourced accident/traffic data company. Several times I’ve been using Google Maps to navigate to a spot an hour away only to have my route changed due to traffic and in at least one … Continue reading How to save $1,000-3,000 on any new car purchase

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The Eye-Fi mobi card is the real dealmathowie

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:50:26 +0000

Back in 2006, I was an avid user of Flickr and was asked to help test a new camera card that was going to offer uploading via WiFi. At the time, this meant you could conceivably skip the step of connecting your camera/card to your computer via USB. It was a bit buggy, but eventually … Continue reading The Eye-Fi mobi card is the real deal

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Barley is the bombmathowie

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:30:57 +0000

I haven’t been blogging here nearly as much as I wish, but a few months ago one of the developers of Barley sent me a copy of their plugin, and I’ve been using it since then and I have to say it’s pretty incredible. It greatly reduces the friction of having to go to your … Continue reading Barley is the bomb

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Thu, 29 May 2014 23:26:13 +0000

I posted some big news about MetaFilter over at Medium.

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