6 years ago: Posts from December, 2011
- An artist profile on MakePixelArt.com
- A way to store drawings and work on them again in the future without publishing them to the web
- A pixel inventory system, where you can collect and build a library of pieces to create truly epic drawings.
Luke and Han
This is my favorite taco truck, which happens to be in the parking lot of my office. Another one of my pixel art fantasies is to draw all the local food carts and trucks that we frequent. But this one took 6 years to draw.
This is the bathroom at the salon where I get my hair cut. Not pictured are the giant blue marlin and bear skin.
“Arlo Better Faster Stronger” (by jenville3000)
My darling friend Jennifer has an adorable son named Arlo, and a brother who is a famous and very talented filmmaker. When the two combine talents, it is always excellent.
Hey Tumblr friends,
I want more people to use Make Pixel Art. The app is selling well for the iPad, but the version we made for Mac/PC that runs inside Chrome has only sold like 5 copies. It is sad, because the Chrome version really kicks ass and is a lot of fun to use. And we built it so people would use it!
So for today only, we are giving away the Chrome version! In addition to a suite of pixel art drawing tools, unique color manipulation tools, and access to a large and growing library of reusable sprites, the full version gives you:
I love pixel art, and I want to build our community of pixel art collaborators, so please snag our app today and join the low rez revolution.
Cuvee coffee and Austin Beer Works beer is available in the coffee shop ADJACENT to my office. This is why I will never leave Austin.[Flash 10 is required to watch video.]
Most exciting video of candles burning, ever, by schlomo.
Passing through a low rezolution storm.
One of Katie’s photos is currently appearing in the Air Canada enRoute magazine in an article about how Arcade Fire also goes to the coffee shop we go to. You can read the whole article here, but her photo is #5 above. (I hope it is bigger in print!)
Hooray, Katie! For a lovely photo every single day, follow her blog, Your New Favorite.
Bonus points to our officemate BJ Heinley, whose art appears in Katie’s photo.
An interactive pixel fireplace.
I just watched Yo Gabba Gabba for the first time and discovered another reason to be excited about being a dad.
Katie said it so it must be true.
Ben’s Space Invader up at Once Over Coffee (on film)
If you or someone you love has an iPad (or gets one for Christmas) or a computer and a passion for creating lo-rez images, you know what to do.
If you love pixels but you don’t fancy yourself a pixel artist, maybe follow our tumblr to see the Best of Make Pixel Art.
This pak includes 50 comic-themed reusable pixel pieces that you can mix and match in your own drawings. These and all the other pixels in our shop are FREE TO USE within Make Pixel Art!
Given unlimited time and resources, I would make the greatest low-rez Aliens game the world has ever seen.
But considering I’m at work on a Saturday working on IE7 compatibility issues, I’ll have to satisfy myself by using a drawing technique more like game development. Here are the 16x16 tiles I created to construct this scene: Grimey rocks, grimey floor tiles, metal walls. All of these are available for you to use in your own drawings - just visit the free pixel shop in Make Pixel Art and search for “blocks”
Check out this adventure time animation made. all the art was made using makepixelart.com, its pretty rad. hope you like it!
edit/re-blog: so it turns out I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so i went back on this and fixed some timing issues and alignment issue i found with the original.
(This looks horrible in the Tumblr dashboard - click through for full size!)
Punk vs Robot
I think I just unlocked a new level.
Remember when these little guys were totally state of the art mind blowing technology? I miss their cute little scroll wheels.
I am having so much fun drawing tiny warriors. Make your own using this model I made, or just search for “tiny grunt” in the in-app pixel shop.
Thanks for putting up with all my recent pixel art talk that will now ONLY INTENSIFY. If you hate pixel art and were hoping for insightful commentary on the Austin tech scene, the time to unfollow me is now.
I’ve got some promo codes for the iPad app set aside for yall, so if you have an iPad and want one, let me know!
Make Pixel Art is also being featured on the FRONT PAGE of the iPad app store as a “New and Noteworthy” app! Hooray for pixels!
7 years ago: Posts from December, 2010
- 1.5 oz of borovička (or dry gin)
- 1 oz of orange liquer
- 1.5 oz of passion fruit juice (or any fruit juice, really)
- 1 twist of citrus
Anger Square 1 (Taken with instagram)
Taken with instagram
The Kinect is really amazing. Not only can you play games using your body parts instead of a controller, but you also navigate the menu systems and options by waving your hands around. It is the future.
I would love to be able to control our living room computer this way!
Also, if you ever dreamed of having a dance party in your living room, this is a sure fire way to do it!
The Senate… In Pixels!!!
Click on the image to see it bigger!
TOP ROW: Richard Shelby (R-AL), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mark Begich (D-AK), John McCain (R-AZ), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Mark Pryor (D-AK), John Boozman (R-AK),Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Carper (D-DE), Chris Coons (D-DE), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA); SECOND ROW: Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Dan Coats (R-IN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), David Vitter (R-LA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD); THIRD ROW: John Kerry (D-MA), Scott Brown (R-MA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Max Baucus (D-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Harry Reid (D-NV), John Ensign (R-NV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Robert Menendez (D-NJ); FOURTH ROW: Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Tom Udall (D-NM), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Burr (R-NC), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Kent Conrad (D-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jim DeMint (R-SC); FIFTH ROW: Tim Johnson (D-SD), John Thune (R-SD), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Bob Corker (R-TN), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), John Cornyn (R-TX), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jim Webb (D-VA), Mark Warner (D-VA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Herb Kohl (D-WI), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY)
Tom Coburn doesn’t have a beard, invalidating this entire graphic.
Tricorder readings are nominal.
Tumblr doesn’t let me respond to your comments with a comment of my own, so if you want to be a Stay Useful customer-4-life, email me at email@example.com.
I am preparing for the release of XOXCO’s next app, a simple todo list tool called Stay Useful. It was designed to help messy-haired slackers like me keep day-to-day tasks organized without too much extra “productivity” fluff.
The key feature is that you can snooze items from your list and have them reappear later when you are more likely to actually accomplish them. You can also create recurring tasks so your mom doesn’t have to remind you to do your chores. (There is one more killer feature in the works, but it won’t be ready for launch…)
It works in your browser (Chrome and Safari), on your phone, on your iPad, or as a Chrome extension (pictured above), and your todo list is automagically kept in sync between all devices.
I am looking for a few people who are interested in testing Stay Useful on any and all platforms. If you are interested, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you a link to get started.
Would you like to be a tester?
Taken with Instagram at Cavender’s Boot City
At one point, though I glanced at my dad. He was rolling on his back, knees drawn into his chest, with a look of extreme pleasure on his face like a dog getting its belly rubbed.
I didn’t ever want to see that again.”
Neal did yoga with his dad in Phoenix, Arizona.
This is why I create software that makes it easier to send stuff from one computer to another.
Posted a comment on Lifehacker in 2005 -> Gawker gets hacked and my password may or may not have been leaked onto the internet -> I have to change my iTunes store password -> iTunes store requires lower case letters, upper case letters AND numbers -> I pick a password that is incredibly annoying to type in iOS -> I never buy anything on my iPad again.
The “Benny” lives! (Taken with Instagram at Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse)
Taken with Instagram at Little Thai Food
We are being seasonally appropriate this year.
We’ve got a few extra states (Taken with Instagram at State Surplus Property Store)
My brother’s peers in his marine biology lab made this video to celebrate his thesis defense, featuring an original song about statistical analysis of the diet patterns of skates!
Science is awesome.
Recently a Slovak spirit called borovička came into my possession, thanks to a globe-trotting uncle. According to Wikipedia, borovička is also known as “juniper brandy.” It “tastes like gin” and “is basically gin.”
So! I threw it into a shaker with some Paula’s Orange, passion fruit juice, ice and a twist. The result is worth sharing.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gin
Shake and serve in a chilled glass.
Ed. note: If you like Katie’s photos as much as we do, visit her store and buy a print at Your New Favorite Store.
FREE JULIAN oops, too soon?
8 years ago: Posts from December, 2009
- Retweeting = Reblogging
- Replying = Reblogging w/ commentary
- Favoriting = Liking
- “@david” = ”http://david.tumblr.com/”
- Conversations = Reblogs
I wish there was more technology writing like this: people telling stories about their lives.
12/28/09 1:47 PM
Song above is from the new Xmas EP from Homework Party!
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
As usual, it’s scattered and only sortof sentimental/offensive. It also includes a nearly 5-minute (new record?) song about being an alcoholic father, which (spoiler alert) I am not. I’m still getting my recording setup together, so hopefully the next thing I make will be easier to piece together. I’m learning!
This is huge. Multiple sites standardizing on a single API is a big step towards decentralizing these services and an awesome way to take advantage of the existing third party apps.
Twitter gets bigger, Tumblr gets bigger, and all of the third party apps get bigger. Everyone wins. And its being done out in the open, for free, with nobody holding all the cards.
So much better than Facebook Connect.
Inspired by Wordpress’ seriously clever use of Loren Brichter’s new Tweetie options, we’re launching our own Tweetie and Twitterrific compatible API. This Twitter-like API should make it easy for a lot of existing Twitter clients to start supporting Tumblr.
The really cool thing - because our following models follow a lot of the same principles, we’ve been able to take advantage of a ton of native features:
To try out Tumblr in Tweetie 2, tap “Accounts” → “+” → enter your username and password → tap the gear icon → enter “http://tumblr.com/” in both fields.
For Twitterrific, tap ”Sources” → “Edit” → “Add a New Account” → enter your username and password → tap ”Advanced” → set “Base URL” to “http://tumblr.com/” and disable “SSL”.
Looking back at my trip to San Francisco at the beginning of this week, it feels like I talked to everyone I had ever known or ever will know, all at once, constantly, for 3 solid days.
This is my best friend, Tim.
12/09/09 4:42 PM
I love Ben Brown’s Belly.
This site has a list of games released a year ago so I can see what I missed and go buy it at a steep discount. Another great idea from Andre “File Pile” Torrez.
12/01/09 9:14 PM
9 years ago: Posts from December, 2008
- Journal post from 12/08: Build a Garden! We built a planter box and planted a garden in our yard over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was very easy to do, and we had a lot of fun working on it together. I highly recommend it! If you learn how to grow your own food, you will not die immediately when the apocalypse comes!
- Journal post from 12/19: A Lot of Hot Air I think a lot about the transition in common language from using future tense to using present tense. For example,
- Journal post from 12/23: Where The Conservative Things Live There seems to be a feeling of disappointment amongst leftist bloviators that their conservative cohorts did not disappear in a puff of logic the moment Obama was elected. Perhaps they have forgotten the years of mind numbing, dittohead rallying propoganda during the Clinton years that culminated in, lest we forget, a successful attempt to impeach the president and successfully sully the image of that office so much so that
10 years ago: Posts from December, 2007
- Journal post from 12/07: Lone Star Santa
- Journal post from 12/24: Episode 8
- Journal post from 12/12: Katie Does a Cartwheel, per Lilia's request
- Journal post from 12/03: Katie drops an F-Bomb
- Journal post from 12/12: I am still bitter! I just posted a brief story from my childhood about
- Journal post from 12/18: How I Would Change Dopplr There has been a lot of hooha lately - at least in the tiny circlejerk world of web app nerd blogs that I read \*sigh\* - about the launch of
- Journal post from 12/12: I want to see that! Take 2
- Journal post from 12/11: Command-Shift-3 My new nerd pal
- Journal post from 12/06:
- Journal post from 12/05: REPLY YES IF MARRIAGE OK For some reason, I am getting some kind of strange pleasure out of the fact that Katie had to wait to tell her coworkers I had tricked her into getting married because she didn't want to take any attention away from
- Journal post from 12/27: sxxzsz - Dakota's new video art project My long time friend
12 years ago: Posts from December, 2005
- Journal post from 12/13:
- Journal post from 12/23: Squid Mommies
- Journal post from 12/03: links for 2005-12-03
- Journal post from 12/23: handsome ben
- Journal post from 12/25: This is the best Christmas photo ever.
- Journal post from 12/07: My Baby Is All Grown Up I am very happy to announce today that
- Journal post from 12/09: I can't stop coding.
- Journal post from 12/27: "Catnip for Geeks, Nerds and Bloggers" The New York Post, home of Page Six, wrote an article about
- Journal post from 12/10: links for 2005-12-10
- Journal post from 12/05: links for 2005-12-05
- Journal post from 12/01: links for 2005-12-01
- Journal post from 12/26: links for 2005-12-26
- Journal post from 12/27: links for 2005-12-27
- Journal post from /: New Ghostland Observatory Also, in case you missed my link a few days ago, my most favorite band in the whole universe, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY. posted a few new tracks from their second album, which comes out on January 21, 2006 and is called PAPARAZZI LIGHTENING.
- Journal post from 12/01:
- Journal post from 12/09: links for 2005-12-09
- Journal post from 12/08: links for 2005-12-08
- Journal post from /: San Francisco Katie and I are in San Francisco for the weekend. I stopped in at CNET this afternoon for a meeting and to clear up some of my paperwork with HR. My biggest concern about this whole move to working on Consumating full time remains the transition from working all day in my underwear to coming into an office every day and having meetings and stuff. On the other hand, at least now people will realize that I do, like, have a job. For the last three years, I guess people just assumed I was a full time international playboy and internet rockstar. Let me tell you something people: internet rockstardom does not pay. Until you sell your dating web site. Katie and I also stopped in at our new apartment and paid the remaining $12234,23423,423 we needed to pay so that we could pick up our keys. The apartment is quite large, and has about 10 million little storage areas. Right now, there is a stock trading, uh, company living there. They are moving out and we will be moving in in just over 2 weeks. Very exciting. This is such a journal entry, OMG. Tonight we are going to a party to wish
- Journal post from 12/02: links for 2005-12-02
18 years ago: Posts from December, 1999
- Journal post from 12/14:
- Journal post from 12/07:
- Journal post from 12/26:
19 years ago: Posts from December, 1998
- Journal post from 12/16: in which he's pissy, but gets better.
- Journal post from 12/14: in which he moves!
- Journal post from 12/21: in which he rants.
- Journal post from 12/08: in which he flips (again).
48 years ago: Posts from December, 1969
- Journal post from 12/31: in which he scores a new job
- Journal post from 12/31: