Monday, January 26, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Before we get into the twitter conversation let’s see what HRBot would say if it were Optimus Prime from the Transformers,
Before Social Media began, there was web 1.0. We now know Social Media holds the power to create communities and fill them with life. That is how social web was born. For a time, we lived in harmony, some wanted it for good. Others, for evil. And so, began the war. Users scattered across the web, using it to do nothing but cover with filth and yet sustain a corporate life. Searching every community. Every platform. And just when all hope seemed lost, message of new discovery drew us to an unknown recruiter called ….HRBot. The bot unlike the transformers is right on time.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
- 6 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets [i used 2.5 and it was enough for leftovers tomorrow!]
- 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Mango Coconut Rice, recipe follows
Place the fish in a large nonmetal dish. [Marinate in plastic bags] Whisk together the 6 tablespoons oil, the orange zest, orange juice, ginger, hot sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste; pour over the fish. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for [at least] 60 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare grill. [I'm in an apartment with no grill, so I used a skillet with EVOO.] Brush the fish with additional oil. Grill until fish just flakes when tested with a fork, about 5 minutes per side for each inch of thickness.
Serve alongside Mango Coconut Rice.
Mango Coconut Rice:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
- 1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the rice and stir to coat with the oil. Add the coconut milk, water, and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in the mango. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer about 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove the rice from the heat and fluff with a fork. Place a clean, dry dish towel over the pan, cover with the lid, and let steam for 5 minutes before serving.
Yield: 6 servings
Lemme know how it works out for you, or if you make any nummy changes!
lol. I'm sooper excited to go home and download CSSedit by MacRabbit and play! But first I have to go to the grocery store, and I should probably get a haircut. Mine is reaching mullet-territory.
I'm surprised I haven't seen more about this yet. It's just plain gross. They had four designer logos to choose from, and this is the monstrosity that resulted.
new icon. ewwwww?
designed by André Resende
designed by by Hadi Onur Demirsoy
designed by Lucian E. Marin [prob my fav of the four]
designed by Yusuf Sevgen
Don't get me wrong, I love google, and think they're brilliant, but Marissa Mayer (VP, Search Products & User Experience) and Micheal Lopez (Web Design Lead) need a swift kick to their heads. Fortunately, google really wants the inputs of it's users, so let them know the ugliness needs to go!
The office is really quiet, so I'm rocking out to La Oreja de Van Gogh. Even if you don't speak Spanish, they're an awesome group! Also, I've decided I'm dragging my [older] coworkers to my favorite sushi place for lunch one day to make them try it! om nom nom!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
 I smell my new video games. nothing beats that fresh manual smell.
 I rearrange furniture when I'm stressed. I don't know if it's a zen thing, or just the feeling of change and control.
 I get a weird thrill out of the dissonance in design programs as they render their images from pixelated to pretty!
 I think I'm addicted to the internet.
 I have issues sitting properly. I'm 21 and my mother still nags me, but sitting crosslegged, with my legs under me, or my legs pressed against my chest are the most comfortable ways to sit.
 I'm scared of my potential. I'm scared I won't be good enough, successful enough, and won't live up to expectations of others and myself. It's like I'm stuck behind this force field, and greatness is on the other side.
 I have obscenely weird and vivid dreams. Some day I will start a blog that I update as soon as a wake up, so others may laugh and wonder if I do crack every night before bed.
 Scariest word in the world: eternity
 I ate mustard out of the bottle as a child, and now I can't stand it.
 I would like to be skinnier, but I like food too much.
 I've been high once. Off sharpies. Doing a design project. I thought I was being possessed.
 I loooove really bad sci-fi movies. I mean really bad. Like Leprechaun. And Tremors. And Lake Placid.
 I really want an ugly doll. Yes, I know they're ugly. But I still want one.
Not creepy, but I really want to create a stop motion movie. Dunno what about, though. hmmmmm.
- ability to create rounded boxes solely through CSS instead of images. that's probably what i'm most jealous of.
- creating shadows around boxes is another goodie.
- of course, new font abilities. this example uses Delicious, a unique font by Jos Buivenga I've become fond of recently.
Seriously, though. IE? saaaaaaad faaaaaaace. <3 href="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5081">Twitterfox - does that need explanation?
Zementa - blogging tool
Gmail Notifier - duuuuur
Firebug - yay source code editing!
Measureit - obsecenely helpful
ColorZilla - color picker from your screen. amazing.
I am quite aware this is turning into a design blog, but hey, I don't have that interesting of a personal life anyway. I work and do design, go home,make pitiful attempts to cook, play video games, and spoil my cat. Counting down the time till graduation, and searching for a job in Seattle.
my lists are all in sets of 3 today. it's creeping me out. 0_o
this is me right now.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
p.s. making calzones last night demonstrated pizza crust > me
p.p.s. i beat the crap out of my thumb last night. it still hurts.
p.p.p.s. xkcd comics are brilliant.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
At least I'm working on a new web page, which is exciting. I have a bunch of different concepts so far.
Also, I baked amazing zucchini bread last night. I woke up this morning, wondering why Sake hadn't woken me up to feed her, and saw she had gnawed away the top part of one of my loaves. Seriously, cat? wtf.
also, it has just occurred to me that I haven't posted a picture of my first finished knitted scarf. go me. teeeheeee.