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“Sorry, we’re not a real Starbucks”

Today was the second time in a month, on two opposite coasts, I have been told by a person in a Starbucks store, wearing a Starbucks apron, that the Starbucks I was standing in was “not a real Starbucks.” In Boston, the location was not able to honor my Starbucks gift card. In San Francisco, […]

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Number one on a Google search

A couple years ago I was considering whether to rename this blog. I’m still considering it, but how do you give up being number 7 on a Google search for “splain”? For “espouse” I’ve dropped from 4 to number 16, but I guess that ain’t half bad. I guess. If you’re looking for an espouser. […]

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LogoMaid steals logo from SimpleBits

LogoMaid.com is a chop shop for cheap, non-original logos. Most buyers wouldn’t know that, of course. There are lots of these kinds of sites out there, offering readymade websites, Flash sites, templates, blog templates, logos, etc. They hire contract designers who work from home on the cheap, form all over the world, and these contractors […]

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Gettin’ hitched, part 1: branding your wedding

After Velma and I decided to get hitched, I started thinking about some of the cool things we’d get to make as part of the process, like invitations. I also harkened back to a post I’d seen a year ago on a blog by a designer whose work I admire, Jason Santa Maria, who had […]

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Google’s perplexing fractal “holiday” logo

I finally tracked down the explanation for the fractal logo design on Google on February 3. UPDATE 02-24-2010: CNN has published a brief story on Google’s often-changing logos: “For Google, doodles are oodles of surprise”

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