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Coffee Machines Are Pretty. No, Really.

So today has finally ended the streak of 10 straight days around the salon, and I actually ended it by hanging out at Yoyo Doughnuts, for a solid … hour and a half? It was nice to relax and take some play photos. So, about 10 pictures of doughnuts later, along with a number of shots of Andrew ( awesome barista ), and the coffee machine itself, I finally liked this one shot of the side of their espresso machine. So here it is, nothing fancy, just a shot I’m happy with to express the shiny design.

 

A beautiful coffee machine..

A beautiful coffee machine..

Day……4? Yea. . . .sorta.

The 50mm lens. Not only a very good focal distance, but an excellent choice for a budget low-aperture lens. That said, I’ve been obsessing over the super shallow depth of field, which led to this next picture. It’s nothing special, and really not all that interesting, but it’s the picture of day 4 because it is. Oh, and here’a picture of jeana too. Because she’s pretty in the light. And everywhere else too. But this one is because it is. I’m lacking explanation today….

Once upon a time, this was my home.

A worm-wood table in the sunlight.

The amazing Jeana

Isn't she pretty? Sunlight can have that effect on pretty girls...

Texture | Color.

Today has been a day of thinking. Thinking about the closest thing to a theme that I could stick to for the year.For the year? No… I don’t think I could do that…. but, perhaps a month. Yes. A month. So this month, from today until the 31st of January, I shall choose the theme of texture. I’ve got a lot of ideas on what to do with texture, and a lot of places I know to look. Yes, it’ll be tough sometimes without a macro lens, but I’m sure I can make due, especially after editing. So, without further a-do, I present to you, “color.”Color.

Oh my.

So, this summer seems to have started with a lot of busyness that doesn’t seem like it will ever end o___o. I’ve gotten into a project I can’t talk too much about, and I’d just like to put it out there that if all goes as planned, it should be a pretty awesome experience for myself, david, and all others involved. I’m learning how to build a database, php, flash, more CSS, LOTS of Photoshop techniques, how to use Illustrator to make icons, the general cloud computing system which I barely use of my server and more. Goodness. And considering I’m on my own for the most part to learn this stuff, damn. I have some help with the code here thats great, but all the apps are me. Oh, and did I mention I’m supposed to come out with an iPhone app by September.. ? Yea. Lots.

Well, I’m out for now. I’ve got some new design ideas for my website that you might see in effect by February if I’m lucky.

See, it goes like this.

I don’t know why, but more and more I feel like I’m fed up with the same old stuff from school — kids that don’t get to their work, teachers assigning homework that, in all honesty, has no point except to just give something, the mis-weighting of grades. I don’t get it. Perhaps its because I’m of a select few that have already figured out other means of coping in the world, that have had a taste of success that is beyond the next McDonalds, but in any scenario, why must I go through the same motions as the kid who can’t get any kind of job? Isn’t there some way to get out of this? Read more

The Amazing, Disappearing, Re-Appearing Matt!

I think its been a pretty long time . . . months . . . since I last posted to my blog. Those of you who read this might follow my twitter feed too and would see a similar pattern.

So where have I been? Lost? No, no . . School? Only half the time. . . Band? I wish . . Web design? You got it!

This year has been primarily dominated by by web design efforts, school work, and of course, band + diving. So what will you hear about on my blog? Maybe school in the new future, but until then, web design and business.
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Design, School, More?

So now that school’s started for real, I thought I’d give a few updates on design and whats happening with school and a few of my friends.

First off, Lili [[ salonlili.com ]] and I are working on a sort of promo video, or introduction video to be used at a short event and perhaps many future things to come. After that, there is the new products page that was launched a couple weeks ago, and a few other minor tweaks here and there.
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As the Summer Closes, Everything Else is Just Getting Going.

So I thought I should write a post sometime before the end of the summer .. and since to day is technically the last day of summer, it makes it very fitting to do a quick re-cap and wrap before school. In the beginning of the summer, I had [[NO]] idea what I had gotten myself into with Zephyrus, and then I continued with “Lili”, a new salon that I’ve written of multiple times ^^ [[salonlili.com]] and then Belle Reve Boutique, which is under construction and delayed due to school, and finally Midtex General. While Lili is at a stable place, Belle Reve and Midtex are just getting started.. so its time for me to stop writing and get back to work. Junior year, here I come!

-Matt

Happy iDay 2008!!

So now I’m here after one year and two weeks, waiting for the next iPhone. The line isn’t nearly as long as last year, probably because it’s 7am. I’m guessing that the line is going to be long at about 7:50. Pics coming soon and more will come after the I’m out of here!
There are about 15? people in front of me ^^ .

A (100%) Un-Official Review of EHS’s Current Jam 2008

Before writing this review, I’d like to take a moment to give what my experience is and tell you that I AM IN NO WAY A CRITIC OR PROFESSIONAL REVIEWER. What I’m writing is just my opinion.

Ok. My “experience” isn’t much, but its enough for me to see differences in between different levels in the music groups. I’ve been to every single choir concert this year, minus the opening day and last day of Current Jam. I also went to the final orchestra concert, Pops twice, and the final Concert Band concert, all of the musicals except for Midsummer Night’s Dream, and I’ve stayed with the band for all of the jazz/varsity concerts (yeah, some people leave). My point is that I’ve been to a good number of musical events, and participated in many pep-band events beyond required, and of course, all of the band concerts for symphonic band. Basically, take this review how you want to, but don’t hold me accountable for anything. I’m just having some fun with what I see and don’t see. Summary and Review after the break.

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I am Matt. I do as much as possible. I'm always busy, but that's how I like it and hate it. My goal is to be the best.