I chuckled a bit when I started reading this article about the EU’s fight to restrict wine imports. It seemed so stereotypically “European” to make such a big deal about wine. But it really isn’t about wine at all–it’s about protecting a domestic industry. When Bush imposed tariffs on steel imports a few years ago he was doing the same thing. Maybe the U.S. and Europe are not so different after all. Is it fair to say that wine and steel are symbols of our respective cultures, or am I reading too much into it?
For all of my complaints about Salon.com‘s leftist propaganda, it really is a great website. It’s updated daily with interesting and original content, and I thoroughly enjoy Cary Tennis’ advice column. For example, today I took perverse pleasure in reading this letter from an individual full of politically-based rage. Continue reading “Angry Young Fools”
I came across this article and it reinforced a strong belief of mine–a revolution in formal wear is coming. The article is about a rising trend in young children of wearing pajamas to school, but I think there are wider-reaching implications here. I guess what I’m driving at is this: the suit and tie are on their way out. Continue reading “Comfort is King”
“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Remember that from high school economics class? It was a simple way of describing the essence of a capitalist economic system, but the phrase means so much more. It seems to apply to just about everything in life. “Nothing worth achieving is ever easy.” “No pain no gain.” All the clichÃ©s are true, and sadly their message is starting to sink in. Continue reading “TANSTAAFL”
I just noticed that Capcom’s “Release Dates” page shows a November 17 date for the release of the Mega Man X Collection for GameCube and PlayStation 2. The X Collection will contain the full library of side-scrolling Mega Man X games–X through X6. I’m really looking forward to getting this, as I’m on a little mission to conquer every Mega Man game known to man… Continue reading “Mega Mania”
Hey all, you may have noticed the redesigned homepage at mediaworkshop.com. Over the next couple weeks I will be upgrading the website to highlight my design services, but at the same time I’m going to organize all of my personal design work with a single table of contents. Continue reading “Mediaworkshop”
It’s been about ten years since I designed my first web page and here I am, back where it all started. After building websites professionally for nine years, I feel like I’ve come full circle in some ways. I’ve gone from being an enthusiastic amateur designer to a cynical project manager at a web design firm. But all of that is behind me now. It’s time to go back to my creative roots. As I enter the blogosphere, it’s time to have fun again. Continue reading “Back at the Beginning”