Category Archives: Geeked out

New logo

Happy 2013 everyone! I’ve got a few things in store for the next twelve months.

  • benjaminlawless.com is now up and will be where I put poetry-, art- and photography-related news, leaving penciledin.com for my personal commercial work, including book publishing.
  • I’m working on a new version of this site, responsive and with a new logo! The preliminary design and color exploration is below.

preliminary-penciled-in-logos

 

P.S. I had a problem the last few months with WordPress not letting me upload media, giving me a permissions error. I just fixed it thanks to this comment from here:

I deleted the default path for the “Store uploads in this folder” field in “settings/miscellaneous” and put the full path in the “Full URL path to files (optional)” field.

My Amazon.com review of the new iPad

Excited about getting an iPad,
I forgot about my pets
and if they would enjoy it too.

The dog loves to jump in my lap
as I’m running from dinosaurs,
or jamming in a one man band,
or watching videos about much cuter dogs.
He craves the attention
this lifeless and wagless thing achieves.

My cat ignored it, until one day,
Nicole googled “apps for cats.”
He pawed at a little red ball darting
across the infinite blackness.
I wonder what a feline astronaut would see
perched at the window of a rocketship,
and whether he would wonder at how humans
spend more and more money on
what are poor substitutes for
the scurrying mouse, the tossed sock,
the vacant corner of a midnight room.


Check it out on Amazon! Currently, 2 of 7 people found that review helpful.

Update: Two really insightful comments on my poem have sprung up.

  • Gordon Bernard says: what sort of crap is that? Loser
  • S.R. says: My cat likes to use the ipad as a litterbox

Honestly, I love it!

Media craziness.

It’s Tuesday, and it’s a new media day. New releases from Ra Ra Riot and Sufjan Stevens (and the requisite price drops for early adopters), and also the release of the FINAL TWELVE MINUTES OF LOST! Check it out!

And thus marks my return to the world of blogging. Perhaps one day I will be like Jhonen Vasquez, or maybe not.

Clint Howard gets all the good roles

Okay, so this last season, there’s been some great television that ought not to be canceled (and thankfully wasn’t), some amazing television that seemed doomed to be canceled (and was), and some really crappy television that’s fun to watch but should have been canceled (and wasn’t), but then there’s Fringe, which I didn’t expect to love as much as I do. I finally watched the last two episodes from the season tonight, and it was one of the most rewarding season finales of the year. And it’s not just for the following scene, from episode 19, “The Road Not Taken.”

Yes, that’s Clint Howard. Brother of actor/director Ron Howard and child actor from the original Star Trek. Not to mention one of the most prolific tertiary actors of our time. I love the references to the new Star Trek movie. Especially given that the three creators of the show wrote and directed the new Star Trek movie.

Geek on!

A post of updates

A week ago I was married. It was possibly the greatest day of my life, and I had a blast seeing all the smiling faces of these people who love us (or just like us, that’s cool too). Here’s a small taste of the proceedings, from the first dance:

Believe it or not, search for Lawless Duel on the Googlemeister and that video is the no. 1 hit! Thanks to everybody who made it, and special thanks to everybody who posted their pictures on Facebook. It’s been a blast re-living those memories with you.

I never thought I could love Nicole more than I already did, but one week into the marriage and I’m glad to say I was wrong.

Also, today I submitted my business license for Penciled In Designs! I’m now legitimate business!

I’m now running the Windows 7 Release Candidate on my main machine and I’m seriously impressed.