17 G 24 / ISlide corrected

Had an interview recently with a local company which already uses a font of mine on one of their products. (I suppose a link wouldn't hurt.)

I was asked to fill out an application once I was there, and the very end required me to draw a design for a pair of shoes as an example. I hadn't prepared anything ahead of time, so all I came up with was drawing a cat on one shoe, and having the other bear the words "My other shoe has a cat on it." It was supposed to be like that "My other car is a..." bumper sticker.

Not my proudest moment. Also, not the first time I drew a cat on an application. Other than that, I feel it went pretty well.

17 G 20 / See Logan run

Forbes' "30 Under 30" should be renamed "Logan's Heroes", and congratulations to everyone who gets why.

If you think that joke is in poor taste, then my site was hacked.

Unrelated: about the Singapore thing in my last post — it's been six weeks and so far I've only seen about four days with no sign of a chance of thunderstorms. I bet they get sick of it, though I still envy them.

17 F 08 / Snoozing is tantamount to losing

I don't check my email as often as I should. Well, maybe now I'll have learned my lesson...

An email from an online retailer has informed me that yesterday was "Spring Black Friday". OH CRAP, REALLY? SPRING Black Friday!? That was yesterday??? That thing you just made up, that was yesterday and I missed it?!?

Unrelated: I'm putting a link to Weather Underground's page for Singapore here, so you can check to see if there's going to be a thunderstorm at any point in the near future.

17 D 17 / Design Your Way

Just a quick one. A font of mine appeared in this piece on Design Your Way, if you were so inclined as to check it out. I'm quite pleased with it.

Also, I've been credited in this short video on Vimeo. I'd say it's "Claymation" except I'm not sure if that's a brand name or not.

17 D 12 / Employee of the year

Sometimes I can't come up with anything to draw, so I just traced over somebody else's work this time (with proper attribution).

What's that? Why yes, actually we are going out of business. How could you tell?

17 D 11 / I have my suspicions

I can't imagine, especially in a time and place when major retailers are dying off, how antique shops and used book stores stay afloat. Even in the cities, how do they manage to make enough just to pay their taxes?

I am convinced that every antique store is a front for illegal activity.

17 D 07 / Cover of The Jam's "Wasteland"

I don't know who this is, but I wanted to put it here anyways.

17 D 02 / Major turn-off

This may be a first for me; I didn't watch television for an entire month. January was pretty close, but I did watch the local news a few times. February though, not one thing. Things have been trending towards this outcome for a while, but now it has finally taken hold. There is absolutely nothing I can be bothered to watch on TV anymore. (Though I may still turn on the local news once in a while.)

Funny how the very last day of the month was when YouTube rolled out its plan to stream 40 TV networks. You can probably guess that I'm in the "less than excited" category.

17 C 18 / Key passages are underlined

I've just found out that there is an uninhabited tropical island in Japan called Hashima which is filled with abandoned concrete buildings.

Just like that, life has purpose again.

17 C 05 / I HAVE NO SUN!

Two weeks ago, I bought a weather radio / flashlight / recharging device which recharges its own battery with solar power.

Anyone in the area who has been wondering why the sun hasn't come out for two weeks, there's your answer.

17 B 30 / I'm such a good employee

17 B 11 / The raining champion

Singapore has the best weather.

17 B 08 / Send it to Saget

A lot of people don't remember this now, but back when America's Funniest Home Videos was still in its first few seasons, critics and writers for other media treated it as if it were a harbinger of the End Times.

17 B 01 / Another prime number

I really am not an internet person. It's actually kind of an annoyance trying to come up with new stuff to post. I just don't have a lot to say most of the time.

Oh? So you've noticed?

16 V 26 / War Is Uber (If You Want It)

Have you heard about that stabbing that happened yesterday? On Christmas of all days, a woman was stabbed by her Lyft driver. Yes, that's right: a driver for Lyft. The Lyft driver stabbed her passenger during a fight in Boston. Nobody died, at least. Not sure why I'm mentioning this. I guess I just thought you'd like to know about the Lyft stabbing.

This post sponsored by Uber.

Update: I apologize. Uber did not sponsor that post. It was a joke and I admit that it came across a bit misleading. I'm quite sure that, unlike some other entities, Uber does not pay people to spread bad news about their competitors.

Uber would never do that. Uber is above that. They have never given me any money.

This update sponsored by Uber.

16 V 17 / Icy red

Twenty years ago, who would have ever guessed that the only thing on the news that you could trust would be the weather report?

16 S 30 / In the name of the moon

About that "super moon" from a few weeks back... was that supposed to have only been visible between certain latitudes? It looked pretty average-sized to me. I know I've seen "bigger" plenty of times, so is it possible I was just outside the splash zone on this one?

Update (Dec. 12): How about tonight's moon, though? THAT'S more like it!

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