My night with Dave

My night with Dave

The night a designer found a four month old blog post about the Ontario 150 logo and proceeded to spectacularly melt down in a Facebook chat with yours truly about the affair. It was a typical late night at Casa De Douglas, Sue napping on one couch, me watching The...
The Joys of Websites, Servers & Blocklists

The Joys of Websites, Servers & Blocklists

A never-ending cascade of errors, oversold managed servers and 72 hours of waiting around for email to work again. A tragic tale starring GoDaddy. I’m no stranger to servers, websites and the Internet. I’ve been online in one form or another since 1995....
Seriously?

Seriously?

“I don’t want to pay you to change my logo, but if you could spend an hour telling me how I can do it in Illustrator myself, that would be great.” I posted a rant about this kinda thing a couple of days ago, but here we are, on a Friday afternoon and...
I am not Microsoft’s help desk

I am not Microsoft’s help desk

While sharing information is cool and all, I am not a help desk for Word, Office, Excel or a really old demo version of Adobe Acrobat. Also, the key part of DIY design is in the phrase itself. Doing. It. Yourself. At the risk of coming off like a snooty, unhelpful,...