I have been at for two years now. It's been a good time and I've had the opportunity to work with a bunch of great people. But all things come to an end.

Two Eyed Daruma

Photo by Rakka

Two Eyed Daruma A Daruma gets one eye when a wish is made, and one when it is granted.

Today I made it official. I will be moving over to It's a really neat company and a fantastic opportunity; I'm extremely excited. I can't say better than that.

stupid mashups 101

Homework assignment for anyone who has too much free time and some video editing software: A music video for My Hooptie using only footage from Keeping Up Appearances.
Gotta roll this bucket, 'cause my Benz is in the shop

It's pronounced bouquet!

I think it can be done.

my new bag is super cool

It's an Alchemy Goods Urban. It's made out of bicycle inner tubes, and a seat belt. It looks like this.

Alchemy Goods 'urban' bag

It's not totally recycled though. That would be difficult to impossible. But AG puts the percentage by weight of recycled material right on the label. The urban is 76% recycled.

Alchemy Goods 'urban' bag close up

That ain't bad. Especially since it's really reused material. 'Recycle' implies a boiling down to component parts; the stuff in this bag was just cut up and sewn back together. No toxic byproducts (as far as I know). Hooray!

But t's not just good because it's recycled. It's a really good bag too.

The silly part was that I had it shipped, even though it's made in town. Intuitively that cuts in to the whole environmentalist point of the bag, but, you know, I don't have a car, so :^P