Taking a break under the waves

Taking a break under the waves

We have an open office. I sit right next to my boss, so every now and then, when he’s busy (I can tell when he’s busy because he tends to have on his headphones, from which emits screaming guitars and drums that sound like machine guns), I lean over and start asking...
Put the font down and step away. (No, really.)

Put the font down and step away. (No, really.)

On occasion, I’ve been accused of being a serial optimist. Sometimes they actually mean it. In this case, maybe I’ve earned the accusation because I’m giving Comic Sans another chance. While staring down at yet another flyer from my child’s daycare, I cringed at...
Quick! Draw (another vaguely paranoid post about AI)

Quick! Draw (another vaguely paranoid post about AI)

Do you remember my post about Google AutoDraw? If not, go read it. Then come back. Welcome to the next sentence. For those of you who don’t know, Quick, Draw! is a Google experiment where they ask us (humans) to doodle specific things in a short amount of time that...
Taking the elephant for a walk

Taking the elephant for a walk

After two days of brainstorms, sketches, team sessions, and preliminary work on a massive project, I decided to come up for some air. I realized that I’ve been hunching over my desk for hours. My face feels like it will slide off my skull, and my eyeballs are on fire...
And suddenly the robot revolution felt too close

And suddenly the robot revolution felt too close

While I was stuck in the elevator today because I accidentally pressed 6 instead of 4, then panic-pressed 2 for some reason, I started to think about fonts. Then the ride was over, and I forgot about fonts again because I had to start walking with an open cup of...