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Day 15: Getting Real

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It’s not a good idea to look at LinkedIn first thing in the morning, but that’s what I did. My feed is a mix of friends from art school getting excited over the latest animation techniques, various companies I started following when I was trying to get jobs from them, and recruiters offering advice to […]

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The weekend got away from me

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Things started well enough yesterday. I researched Henderson Bromstad Art Co, and started work on a self-portrait with text. They do a lot of chunky shapes filled with text. Things that look like linocuts, lots of bold colors, messy edges, overlap, repetition. My plan was to make something for the front page of this site, […]

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Going to need a bigger boat.

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I was planning to do a follow-up post with my list of projects from Evernote. That would be easier said than done. The attached image shows some, but not all of my lists. Instead of overwhelming you with all of this nonsense. I’m going to dig in on my own and pick a few to […]

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New Project: Conversational Python

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As I’m trying to learn Python, I try to go to coding Meetups and other events. When I go, however, I’m hit with so many things that I don’t understand that people are discussing so casually. It makes me feel like I’ll never get there. Meanwhile, the coding books and tutorials move so slowly and […]

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Shawl Math

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I had a phone call with a potential employer the other day and I found myself trying to explain one of the ways that I use my mathematical and forecasting skills in a situation where someone else might not recognize the opportunity. They make perfect sense in my head, but sound a little bit rambling […]

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External Motivation for the win! (Weather Project, Day 1)

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I ran across a really appealing job posting today. Among other things, however, it requires a writing sample. My technical writing skills have always been pretty solid, but it’s been some time since I’ve had to write anything. And most of my writing was so full of confidential information that it wouldn’t be of use even if […]

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Back on track!

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Yay! I worked on Blood Diamonds tonight! Nothing really to show. I did some cleanup of a (virtual) camera that I’d set up inefficiently before. More importantly, I went through the most recent draft of the video and listed out all the things that still need to be done and put them in OmniFocus, so I […]

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Day 2: A total bust

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I got a little bit more done last night, but not much. I think I was too wired from finding out about the job interview. *Something* kept me up until 2:00 anyway. My late night led to a late start and I spent the whole day running around. Nordstrom Rack for a boring blazer, a […]

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Day 1

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Day 1: Progress on Blood Diamonds Blood Diamonds is a song that William Steffey wrote in 2014. I offered to work with him on a music video for the song and I’ve been working on it on-and-off (mostly off) this whole time. I created a CG robot character called Theo, animated him and integrated him […]