Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bad typography is not easy

My friend Jim is a car aficionado, mechanic, driver, restorer and collector. His favorite cars are Fords from 1933, and he has one that is very special, a custom built street rod with some 1933 Ford parts. It is a … Continue reading

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Can’t we just have it the way we used to have it?

Sometimes I wish that software developers could just leave things alone. I paid hundreds of dollars earlier this year to buy the Creative Suite upgrade. Mostly what I got was the new (and very exciting) black interface. Which is really … Continue reading

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A not very brave new world of storage

I just bought a pair of 4TB drives. I installed them in a LaCie RAID drive enclosure to make a single 8TB drive that will become my Time Machine back-up drive. Until I run out of space again. I know … Continue reading

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My bookbinding class ends with literal works of art

  Where have I been? I’ve been here, binding books. For the past ten weeks I have been teaching a course called Book Design Technology. It’s a senior-level course for students of Graphic Communication in our Design Reproduction Technology concentration, … Continue reading

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