Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Website…

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

As soon as I get this client stuff wrapped up and some free time… oh buddy. A new website. It’s gonna be a piece of art, I’ll tell you.

Fastest way to Transfer Files To / From MacBooks

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

So you have a lot of files or a really large file that you want to transfer from one computer to the other. Using the internet would be kind of slow and you might not have enough space on Dropbox, iDisk or whatever. If you have a relatively recent Macbook, you can turn your laptop into a big flash drive and use firewire (which is fast, my friends).

  1. Connect the two computers together with a firewire cable.
  2. Simply turn off your Macbook. Press the power button to turn it back on and immediately press and hold down the T key until you see the FireWire icon appears (like above).
  3. You’ll see on the other computer that your Macbook  appears like another hard disk or drive (like when you pop in a flash drive)
  4. Copy the files, do whatever
  5. Eject the drive when you’re done

I find this really useful when I want to backup files on my laptop for a trip or something. Some of my photo shoots can be upwards of 24 GB, so it’s super handy. Enjoy!

See the full documentaion from the Apple Website.

Web Satisfaction

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I’ve been thinking about why web design delights me. I realized that it is satisfying to give a professional (and appropriate) face to a business or organization that might otherwise not be noticed. I feel the quality and usability that I provide in my designs optimizes a user’s experience and legitimizes a business. This is especially gratifying for the non-profit and small businesses that I work for. I’m allowing people just like me (small business owners) an opportunity to do what they want, work out of their homes, and essentially spread the same beliefs about working that I possess. We’re all in this “anti-corporate” sentiment together. Sometimes I feel like I’m working for “the man”, but I don’t think that’s true at all. I hope and pray I never see the day I have to work on something I don’t believe in.

Tax Time

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Oh boy! It’s tax time for us freelancers. I literally have no idea if I’m getting lots back or going to owe a boatload. I’m strapped in and ready for this madness. I LOVE BEING AN ADULT!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

This is the price I pay for being too restless for a day job. Would I have it any other way? Every time I ask myself that, I think… (two weeks off a year…) No thanks.