John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO or clips on YouTube, go watch now! As John Oliver always does, he explains and describes the problem humorously but with loads of honesty to make you stop and question some things. The clip […]

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Development Tools I Could Never Live Without

At Rare Assembly, I am currently the only developer. Of course that means I get to wear more than one developer hat! A typical day involves a bit of systems administration, plenty of front end development (with HTML, SASS and JavaScript/jQuery), and a good chunk of the day spent writing […]

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“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.” — Massimo Vignelli 1931-2014

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Stumbling Upon a Fork in the Road

Photo by Pedro Moura Pinheiro There comes a point in all of our lives when we have to make a very tough decision, often between one decision or another. The answers are unclear. The consequences of the choices we make are unpredictable. We fall into these situations by chance – […]

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Valve is Saving Gaming With SteamOS

Today, Valve announced SteamOS, a brand new Linux based operating system for bringing your Steam library into the living room. As my friends and Twitter pals know, I’m a pretty serious gamer. However, the last few months have been lackluster in my personal gaming life. In 2013, we’ve seen some […]

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Thoughts On iOS 7

Alex Patin, Thoughts on iOS7

When I first picked up an iPhone, Apple just released the iPhone 4S, alongside with iOS 5. I spent the previous year and a half or so using a crumbling, scratched, dated Blackberry Curve 8330. When the iPhone finally came in the mail, I was so incredibly excited. My dad […]

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I Have a New Obsession.

Photo by Brett Jordan, Flickr Creative Commons Over the last couple years, the idea of riding a two-wheeled vehicle to take me to my destinations has appealed to me more and more. I have gone from just wanting to save some money to really appreciating the design and craftsmanship of […]

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The Creative Process

With the rise of the digital design age along with the rise of design blogs, I have noticed something that makes me cringe. No longer does anyone talk about the creative process. It honestly makes me feel pretty upset. Great design doesn’t come from a machine. Great design comes from […]

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