Mark Bult Design: San Francisco, CA, Established 1988

Web design and development for small and large business, e-commerce, b2b, b2c, SAAS, and community websites. User experience design and usability testing.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meera the Meerkat



When she was about 3 months old.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Thursday Top 5



Women in the world of gaming
Interesting presentation on how women are treated by the games industry.



Boop beep boop boop
Big things have happened for Meekakitty/Tessa since the last time I listed one of her videos in the Thursday Top 5. She won $100,000 in a competition on YouTube (which she said she’ll use for college and to take her mom on a vacation to Prague) and she just recently produced this video sponsored by and featuring Google’s Nexus One.



“Moouuwse”
Five-star hilarious. [via Jenny]



“Welcome to Canada”

Two of my all-time favorite comics artists
All Bloom County strips are being reissued with lots of notes and extras, in five new volumes (here’s volume 1). To celebrate, here’s an interview with Berkeley Breathed in Vice magazine. And I’ll throw in a brief interview with Bill Watterson.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Park Street Renovation
Slideshow of a Bernal Hill house that was renovated to modernize and double (!) its square footage. Here are some other Dwell slideshows.



Enor Moose
A story with pictures.



Surprised Kitten!
RFLMAO! [via Jason]



How a Web Design Goes Straight To Hell
This is so true. [via Jessica N.]



Charlie Brown Christmas Performed by the Cast of Scrubs


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Public acceptance of evolution
A sobering and shameful look at our backward nation.



Who makes the paper grade?
In a new report card from ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance, FedEx Office and Office Depot get high marks for avoiding paper from endangered and controversial sources while Amazon.com, Costco, Target, and others get D and F grades. Download the report card here, or read an article about it from Greebiz.com.



Google Earth Tour of Sierra Pacific Industries’ clearcuts in California’s forests
Do you know where the town of Arnold, CA, is? Media coverage of logging in California died down a decade ago, and most people don’t realize the clearcuts have been going on ever since. “I wake up at night at 3:30, hearing the logging trucks and knowing what’s happening,” says Arnold resident Susan Robinson. “It makes me sick...I’m the daughter of a forester myself. I am not anti-logging. SPI [Sierra Pacific Industries] should be able to log its land. But it shouldn’t have the right to obliterate everything.” [from an article in the SFBG: “The Harshest Cut”]

Okay, those first three were a little depressing, so here are a couple more light-hearted selections:



NightLife at the Cal Academy of Sciences
“Every Thursday, the Academy is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling, and cocktails, for visitors 21 and older. Activities and performers change week to week.” Tonight (September 17) features my friend Laura Stec, among others. NightLife takes place every Thursday from 6 to 10pm; tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members).



Hungry kitty [via Jason]


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most notable, interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday Top 5




PACT underwear
New company PACT makes undies with low global impact. Here’s a good article about them at GreenerDesign: “PACT Underwear Blends Organic Cotton, Nonprofits and Short Supply Chains”.




Report non-humans
Teaser for the film District 9, which came out last week. The science fiction film looks like an interesting take on racism. [Sorry about the auto-play, can’t disable it.]



10 Things You Mother Should Have Told You About Photoshop
Some good Photoshop CS4 tips here, some of which I knew, but a few of which I always forget about. Good to have reminders about Masks and the new(ish) Adjustment Layers capabilities. I really should use those more.



Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster
Comics historian Craig Yoe examines the kinks in the crusader’s cape.



Cats that look like Hitler


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday Top 5



From Comic Book Panel to Screen
Just a week after I watched Hot Fuzz (hilarious, 5 stars) and learned that the director is the guy who’s adapting my favorite comic into a movie (Edgar Wright, who also did the amazing Shaun of the Dead), I randomly came across a film site featuring a video from the shooting of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. They’re regularly posting videos (nine so far) at ScottPilgrimTheMovie.com. Bonus points on the one above, since it also features Chris Murphy of one of my favorite bands: Sloan! I can’t wait to see this film.



Wreckage of My Past: The Story of Ozzy Osbourne trailer
A documentary being produced by a company started by Ozzy’s son Jack, due in 2010. Directed by Mike Piscitelli, and written and produced by Jordan Tappis.



Make a moving photo
Like in the Harry Potter movies.




Take On Me: literal video version
Awesome parody of an ’80s modern rock hit by A-Ha.

Flying with a Cat: From Sweden to SF
Anders, who works at Dogster.com and Catster.com recently moved from Sweden to San Francisco, and brought his cat Tailer along. He produced a six-part series about his experience flying internationally with a cat, including tips and an interview with a vet.


The weekly Thursday Top 5 lists the five most interesting, funny, outrageous, cool, or simply strange things of the week. It is intended for distractionary purposes only. Do not take orally. If ingested, seek a doctor’s advice. If you like it, share it with others, or check out the long list of previous entries.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Top 5



Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” played by old computer parts
The maker says there was not sampling or effects used.



Japanese Olympics
Featuring awesome low-fi 3D effects.



Punk Kittens
My favorite new cover band. And then there’s this one.

The Lord of the Rings re-read
Kate Nepveu’s re-reading the entirety of The Lord of the Rings and writing about them on Tor.com.

San Francisco Center for the Book
Awesome. I didn’t know they have letterpress printing classes!

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Top 5



The magenta wars
A meme has been rounding the Internet based on the article “Magenta ain’t a colour”, in which author Liz Elliott appears to make a sound argument for the fact that magenta does not, in fact, exist in the color spectrum. Since magenta is probably my least favorite color, I was at first keen on the idea, but, generally speaking, I have a hard time believing someone when they tell me something doesn’t exist when I’ve actually seen that something with my own eyes. To wit: I’ve seen magenta. I’ve seen magenta things. For one thing, Elliott’s very article contains a magenta dot, so I must either question her sanity or her eyesight. For another thing, magenta ink is one of the four colors that makes up nearly every printed-on-paper item on the planet, so unless they just all disappeared in the moment since I last looked at pretty much anything on my desk or in my office (and keeping in mind that this idea does actually appeal to me on one level, as it would make a splendidly absurd plot addition to a new Hitchhiker’s novel), I’m fairly certain that this has not happened, and just to make sure, I’ve been glancing at pieces of paper every few words as I type this. Thirdly, there are quite a few naturally-occuring magenta things in the universe, like flowers for instance. So unless all the magenta flowers have disappeared...well you know the rest. And fourth, as if we really needed any more ammunition at this point in our defense of the color magenta (perhaps all the flowers and pieces of paper in your part of the galaxy have just vanished?), there comes this rather good response article by Chris Foresman, from which I learned a thing or two: “Yes, Virginia, there is a magenta.”



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Japanese Spiderman
Spiderman vs. giant transforming robots? Only in Japan.



Have you seen this cat?

Matt Mullenweg
Short interview with the founder of WordPress.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thursday Top 5+1



Abby & Brittany Hensel turn 16
Holy crap talk about a back-seat driver!



Charlie
Cats have the best damn reflexes. I wish I was a cat.



John Ashcroft “stunned” people think detainees deserve trials
What a disaster this attorney general was.



The Muppets’ musical salute to America
Culture, morality, and patriotism...Muppet style. I’d actually like to see McCain walk onto the floor of the House to this music.



Poladroid
The Polaroid instant camera, as we knew it, is now officially dead. Polaroid pulled the plug on it. For those of us who still like the look of those instant prints, there’s Poladroid, a little application that will turn your digital images or scans into digital Polaroids. Download Poladroid OS X (also coming soon to Windows), or check out the Poladroid Flickr group.

Funk Nog! The Tatum Family Holiday Mix ’08
A late arrival from my friend Mike Tatum.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday Top 5



The Cat House on the Kings



Sasquatch
Animated short by Graham Annable.

Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie [via Jason]
www.kentucky.com/181/story/532854.html

9 Reasons Your Pet Should Give Up Drinking
snuzzy.com/9-reasons-drinking/

How To Use Vintage Lenses with Your DSLR
photojojo.com

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