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August 2011

 

Moving from Gmail to Gmail

Last week, I implemented something I’d been planning for a while: I moved from my @gmail email address to an @bartkowalski.com email address. Why? My…

 

Cover: Phở

Phở. Staple food of the Vietnamese. This cover celebrates our 9-day Vietnam trip, starting tomorrow. Image used under Creative Commons license.

 

The simple life

Yesterday, I uploaded the above photo to Instagram and wrote the caption “I wish life were this simple.” But today, I think I’ve changed my…

 

Poster: Tree of life

As soon as I saw this post on This Is Colossal, I reached for my wallet so quickly I tore a hole in my pants.…

 

Have you seen him?

Grouse little sketch by my cousin Marty. This will only make sense to you if you were a skater in the 80s, but here’re the…

 

These are a few of my favourite things

I was having a discussion with a group of people a little while ago and was surprised to learn many of them didn’t have favourite…

 

The 3-in-1 rockstar dress-up karaoke party of 2011

Last Saturday night a party was held. It was a 3-in-1 party; three celebrations: B-Mitténs’ exit from KL, Tori’s housewarming1, and a third celebration I…

 

The state of my design Designing for the internet

I’ve had a blog post in my drafts area for over two weeks now. It’s pretty much done, but for some reason or another I…

 

God grew tired of us

Short five-minute clip of some young Sudanese dudes talking about their first experiences of moving to the United States. From the documentary God Grew Tired…

 

Boonie’s last supper

On Sunday, our dear, dear friend Boonie (aka The Cypriot, aka Xystros, aka Milia, aka Millsy, aka Mills & Boon, aka Mittens1, and aka B-Mitténs,…

 

Happy 5th Birthday, Mac Pro!

This month, my Mac Pro turns five. Five! That seems to be a long time for a computer to last, especially when the cycle of…

 

Can you guess who’s kid this is?

Select/highlight the hidden text between the lines to see the answer: ———————— This is Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. ————————…

 

Tatto Pizza Night™

Remember Tatto? The Italian restaurant near us in KL (city centre) that I wrote about a while back? At the end of that post, I…

 

OSX Lion’s best feature (so far)

Today I installed OSX Lion on our Mac Mini. The Mac Mini lives next to our TV and runs all our music, movies, and tv…

 

Bert & Ernie spittin’

This is one of the best videos on the internet today. Hands down.

 

Hideaki Hamada

Have a look at the photography of Hideaki Hamada. Go on, go and have a look now, I’ll wait… I’ve been following this dude on…

 

Google Web Fonts

I think Google’s free web font archive is the bees knees. I’m no web developer though, so I don’t know what downsides there are to…

 

Photographs: July 2011

Wow. July was a busy month for non-photographic work. I’ll try harder in August, but I’m not sure I can promise anything… Notes A 27-month…

 

Let them eat cake

So, anyway, today I smashed out a banana cake. Why? Three reasons: We had four very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl, one of which…