Archives for April 2010

April 30, 2010 - 1 comment.

Salt Films

Yesterday's little letter from Steve Jobs where he confessed his hatred towards flash (like we didn't already know that) was a bit of a blow to my confidence in the future of flash (at least at the chance of seeing it on the iPhone and iPad). The most troubling part will be a large amount of consumers will read it and believe "hook line and sinker" every word Steve wrote, and I'm not saying he was wrong or incorrect on everything he said (he pointed out some valid points), but flash is a hugh part of the inter web and yes there are new standards and methods to author creative content that are open source, but as some one who is neck deep in the industry there are some things better done with flash. Which brings me to the real purpose of my post today.

I found this site today and it made me smile. I didn't really dig too deep into the content, but if you pop over you'll see what I mean. Salt Films.

April 20, 2010 - 5 comments

Some Good Trails

Today I stumbled across this video and couldn't believe how well filmed it was (make me wanna pull my bike out of the garage and pump up the tires). I had a mission companion while serving in Taiwan who seriously loved riding his bike, and I imagine this is how he rides now-a-days.

April 15, 2010 - 1 comment.

Receiving Praise

I apologize for what seems to be the only thing I blog or talk about lately (ActiveDen), but Susan can attest that it's all I talk about in person too. It's pretty consuming. I keep telling her, "baby when Activeden goes platinum..." and then it's usually followed with some lofty dream of traveling the world, living abroad for months at a time, remodeling the house, buying a car, starting another adoption...

So far it's been mildly successful. Each month is better than the last with a few exceptions and I'm constantly working on new ideas and projects to add to the portfolio. One day I'd love to see it over take my current salary.

Today though was a pretty good "feel good" moment. As you can see from the image above I received a comment on one of my files giving thanks and praise. This happens from time to time, but since I'll never win any FWAs or CA awards for my stock work hearing from a real customer is pretty nice.

April 4, 2010 - 1 comment.


It's funny the different traditions families have. Susan's and mine differed quite differently on Easter traditions. My family usually split one bag of chocolate malt ball eggs and that was Easter. No baskets. No hunt. Just a bag of eggs for the 7 of us (mom and dad included). Susan's on the other hand had a basket for each person with loads of candy. As you can see from the photos below Susan's family traditions are in full swing at the Garner home.

Theo was the first to find his Easter basket.

It was a fantastic Easter morning.