Archive for 2013

WebVisions 2013 in review: Part one

On Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, I am attending the WebVisions Portland 2013 conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Below is a quick overview of the workshops I attended on Wednesday, with links.
(Also see my reviews from previous WebVisions conferences: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007.)
Accessibility for UX Designers – Derek Featherstone
(9:00 am [...]

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WebVisions 2013 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2013 in review: Part one.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, I attended the WebVisions Portland 2013 conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Thursday, with links. See Twitter updates using #wvpdx.
The Future of the Web is Video – [...]

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WebVisions 2013 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2013 in review: Part two.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, I attended the WebVisions Portland 2013 conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Friday, with links. See Twitter updates using #wvpdx.
Making Meaningful Design with the Internet of Things [...]

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Bathroom remodeling and painting

We have recently been intensively reorganizing the contents of our house as well as remodeling the bathrooms, partly in preparation for a new baby this summer. This post is to document as many of the materials as I can remember, for my future reference, used for both bathroom upgrades during the month of May [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2013

Summer tennis tournament season is almost here, so I’ve been checking OregonTennis.com, as usual. I try to play in at least four community tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley each summer. However, it’s now been over nine months since I last played tennis. My most recent match was in September 2012, before my trip [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the opening session I attended on Sunday.
6:30 pm-8:00 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. How to Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon, Best-Selling Author
Nothing is completely original, and all creative work builds on what came before. [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Monday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 2. Play -
Jessica Walsh, Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh
Find out how important play is—”biologically, in society, and in [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Tuesday.
9:00 am-10:15 am – 20. Basic Principles of Identity Design – Sagi Haviv, Partner and Designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
What [...]

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HOW Design 2013 in review: Part four

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2013 in review: Part three.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2013 in San Francisco, California. Below are my notes from the sessions I attended on Wednesday.
9:45 am-11:00 am – 37. How to Avoid Work – James Victore, Professor, School of Visual Arts in New York
Your work [...]

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My daughter, Ramona

My wife Heidi and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter. Ramona Mira Cavalier was born on August 5, 2013 at 4:36 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches.

It was a 37-hour labor, but in the end she was born after only eight pushes over eight minutes. Ramona held [...]

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Happy newborn daughter

We have a calm, happy daughter. Not sure how we got so lucky. Ramona Mira is now six days old. This is her big smile, while wearing her star suit yesterday.

See Flickr for more photos of Ramona from my wife and me.

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