Monday, June 17, 2013

The Devil Knows My Name

Sometimes life makes decisions for you... i heard someone say.. on the TV. Don't remember which show it was.. but definitely was sitting on the Comedy Central channel. ..And i guess it's happening to me.. not much of the comedy part....but decisions.. or maybe the devil knows my name..

Rain finally down from the sky which has been great...not So great.. Black Sabbath's 2013 offering... 13. To be honest with Tony and co. .. am yet to give 13 a proper listen except for the God is Dead? track which has been out on the internets for awhile...

Brad Wilk' on drums in place of Bill Ward.. Sure is sad that Bill isn't playing.. It's kind of strange that Black Sabbath chose Brad Wilk (RATM / Audioslave) of all the drummers in the world..I'm thinking it's gotta to do with Brad's connection to the number 3 .. Cause this is what i found on his wiki..
Wilk has mentioned a weird connection to the number three throughout his life, and little "3"'s are plastered all over his drumkit, and as well as in the liner notes for Rage Against the Machine's third album, The Battle of Los Angeles. In an interview with Modern Drummer Wilk said "Ever since I was eight or nine I've gravitated to the number three. It's something that has always been a really heavy number for me. It's tattooed on my arm, and I count in threes. Everyone in school was taught two, four, six, eight, ten- I'd count in threes in the way I'd walk, even in the decisions I'd make. It was all based on threes," and also incorporates 3 into his playing.

Anyways.. if a trio of 60 year olds can still churn out heavy heavy.. i've got hope. Just need more fine tuning .. same goes for my calligraphy..

Flickr's had some tuning and they're offering 1 TB space for your photography .... my Flickr storage status...
You have used < 1% of your 1 TB
...lot more bytes free. So here's some new uploads of old photos..

clouds creeping in

in plane view

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Saturday, June 8, 2013


Been awhile since i updated this blog of mine... the wonderful summer sun has been burning hot and bright without fail. Definitely worth adding in my resume - Can work in hell like conditions. Or maybe hell has frozen over? The Eagles said so back in 1994. Recently watched the two part documentary History of the Eagles (2013) ... much renewed respect for the band..

the Eagles line up before Timothy was in...
(L-R) Joe, Randy(now out), Don Henley, Glen & Don Felder (now out)
{pic: Gijsbert Hanekroot, Redferns / Getty Images}

Queen and the Eagles are right on top for me - vocals (harmonies) and song writing.. In both bands, members can (could) really sing..and compose. Yes, i know the fab four but i guess it was more of a Lennon McCartney thing.. In the Eagles, Glen and Don H never let Don F sing lead.. and in Queen, John Deacon was the shy guy .... but both have one thing in common sort of.. For the Eagles it was Don Felder' guitar tapes that led to Hotel California.. i'm sure it's the most well known Eagles song... For Queen it was John Deacon' bass line that led to Another One Bites the Dust -- (Queen's best selling single) ....So, what's the lesson? ..Ans: everyone has a purpose...

....while reading some UI/UX related articles i landed on .. clicked on a post titled The Purpose of Human Life which led to me creating the typographic below... (crafted in Ai)

... based off writing on a Japanese clear file.. an amalgam of multiple quotes...

Me did some research Google-ing but couldn't find the right person to attribute for the last quote..both H.L. Mencken (Journalist, satirist, critic) and Evan Esar (humorist) show up... anyone out there knows?

Back to Purpose... i think my purpose in life is to become an Adobe Illustrator Evangelist... At work it's mostly deciding whether a particular CTA button should have sharp or rounded corners.. gradient or flat fill?.. and other important matters that could change the fate of our world..

but i really enjoy playing in Ai...  here's a recent design created in Ai during some downtime at work...submitted to the folks at Google.. it was my concept for Google Glass..

Google rejected it..had they used my concept i'm sure it would've been a great evil success... they didn't and now we have the folks at SNL making fun of Google Glass.. Watch it for laughs. time? Do listen to this scathing commentary..cybernetic slavery device it is (will be?)..

talking of glass here's a nice quotation related to glass..
It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Clearly, there is room for more wine ~ unknown.