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Testing A Remote Flash On My Cats

photography October 20, 2011 0 Comments

I just purchased a Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Speedlite Flash for Canon as a cheap alternative to the Canon 430ex. I am also utilizing a Gary Fong Snoot with a grid. I managed to get the kitties under the light by luring them with treats and these four images were the best outcome after many shots…

Create Simple Patterns Without the Fuss of Photoshop

think tank September 7, 2011 0 Comments

Remember the days of creating 8-bit grapghics for the purpose of getting some that old school gaming vibe in your designs. Well guess what, this isn’t an article about that however we do take you back to creating pixels again with Patternify. Patternify allows designers to create basic repeatable backgrounds complete with preview, image export…

3 Firebug Time Saving Tips for Web Designers

think tank August 8, 2011 0 Comments

1. Pixel Perfection Too often designers get too close too their designs and then unconsciously leave out subtle yet very important design elements for the sake of code cleanliness or just to make things easier on themselves. To aid themselves in pixel perfection and making sure the details aren’t missed especially when the design isn’t…

Mimi’s Cafe Corn Chowder

recipes May 10, 2011 0 Comments

This corn chowder is one of my all time favorites and is my usual at Mimi’s Cafe. I liked it so much that I needed to be able to make it for myself and after several hours of searching found a recipe that came very close and all I needed to do was adjust it.…

Stripe Generator

think tank August 27, 2009 0 Comments

If you’re looking to add a striped background to an element on your page, you can use this tool to customize the look you want. This tool can often be quicker that using Illustrator or Photoshop. Visit the site at


think tank August 27, 2009 0 Comments

CSSplay documents Stu Nicholls attempts at understanding and exploring the possibilities of CSS. From standard navigation links to my more bizarre experimental techniques. All examples are produced with JUST CSS, no javascript, or any other language, has been used in any of the examples. The demonstrations are designed to work in all the latest browsers,…

Italian Garden Lasagne

recipes September 29, 2008 0 Comments

In Italy, lasagne is usually eaten as the first course, but we all know how substantial it can be. This version is so full of veggies that it’s virtually a “garden in a pan.” Don’t worry about the long list of ingredients. The only time-consuming part is chopping the vegetables. After that it’s a breeze!

Anytime Risotto

recipes August 17, 2008 2 Comments

When it comes to Risotto’s I’m a huge fan. So far I haven’t come across one I didn’t like but this is one of my favorites. I think I got it originally from the Joy of Cooking or 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes and modified it towards my palate. This recipe is freaking awesome and makes…