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About cerrax

Butcher. Baker. Candlestick Maker. And world-class cheese. http://www.cerrax.com

“Challenging” indeed

I find it ironic that a piece about modes of language and learning beyond traditional writing is rather wordy. Perhaps it is because it is a work about alternatives to writing, written by someone who revels in the act of … Continue reading

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Distorting the truth

Taking pictures of electronic screens is pretty tough. If it is an interlaced scan screen (like an old tube TV) it generally causes a thick, dark line to appear across the screen because the camera’s shutter and the screen’s refresh … Continue reading

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Is it text or image?

This assignment had me thinking about a video that I recently watched (and then tweeted). The video was a graphics programming demo from 1993, and it reminded me just how much respect I have for graphics programmers. You see, computers … Continue reading

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Mom! Sparky flashed his BIOS again!

  This comic from xkcd may not register a laugh, but I’ve always found it amusing. I love computer technology and the things that we can create with it. One thing that I see over and over again in computers, … Continue reading

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Remembering George

“Remembering Hardware” is a very touching story about George Kramer, a developmentally disabled man who works in his family’s hardware store. It is a simple tale with extremely moving and spectacular details that concoct a vivd picture of George’s life. … Continue reading

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Web Design Analysis

Overclocked ReMix – http://ocremix.org COLORS The colors of OCR are fairly standard for the site, which has maintained the gray/orange color scheme for almost seven years now. It evokes a very professional tone, with the bright orange inviting a splash … Continue reading

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Never Even Read Dune

There is a moment in a person’s life that forever crystalizes who they will be. It is usually many years afterward that we realize what that moment is for ourselves, but I know my Moment. I was a very young … Continue reading

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