It’s not your fault. Life – and the internet in particular – has conditioned you to write shitty instructions. Instructions which are ambiguous, rambling, incomplete, or insufficiently informative. So how can you fix them?
As a jack-of-all-trades IT pro, I have a lengthy list of frustrations – both of the large and small variety. However, after more than 15 years working IT in a small office environment, there’s one nuisance that has come to trump all others.
My hot take in which I argue that Trash of the Titans is the best episode of The Simpsons, and more to the point, the most important and enduring.
Here's a concept: a spa and resort populated (or should I say, pupulated? ...sorry) by adorable canine companions. The ultimate answer to the cat-café. Anyway, here's some toiletries labels I created for fun.
'Tis the season for angry crows here in Metro Vancouver (they're guarding their nests – eggs and now fledglings). Inspired in part by this, and wanting to do an artistic project in Adobe Illustrator, I drew this artwork, "Zoey Crow". Zoey Crow is mad because you're too close to her nest and not readily giving up your food. Silly hoo-man.
It's an attempt to make something complicated with lots of simple shapes (mostly ellipses, triangles, and line segments). Looking at reference photos also made me realize that crows are, in their way, very colourful birds – I've tried to emphasize that here.
Sometimes, you just gotta have yourself a good rant…
My website logs show that someone was looking for my now-11-year-old tutorial on making a theremin in GarageBand. Shockingly, the instrument still works after all these years (probably because its generator is so simple).
The original tutorial is provided as-is herewith. Some adjustment may be required for modern versions of GarageBand.
Over at OpenMedia, I've written a rundown on the Meltdown/Spectre CPU vulnerability: what it is, and what you can do to protect yourself from it.
Writing for OpenMedia, I respond to yesterday's accusation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security blaming North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware. And the truth is, there's plenty blame to spread around.