K2JPM – QSL Card Design
Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus
QSL Cards are contact confirmation cards that Ham Radio Operators send after making contact with other Operators. Typically, these are postcards send through the mail, although they can also be sent electronically. I earned my Technician-Class license in December 2017 as KD2OUZ, but applied for a vanity call sign using my initials, and was granted […]
Who am I? Where am I from? These are questions we ask ourselves. Everyone wants to know that they belong. One of the challenges of being an American is that, although we are American, our ancestors most likely came from elsewhere. Many came from Europe, and Asia, and Africa, and from who knows where. It’s […]
The graphic designer left the galley to use the bathroom. He walked out into the gutter, through the columns, past the ragged widows and orphans, down by the river. He went past the crops, but cut himself on some tracking and began to bleed. He listened to the radio on the way, CMYK-FM with the […]
Australia By Bicycle
I’ve created many websites over the years. Website design for authors, marketing firms, arts&crafts, actors, Scout troops, and many others. Most of them have since expired. Early on, I created websites using straight HTML, then QuarkXPress (that was a disaster), Dreamweaver and now WordPress. Here are some examples that are still active: Certified Marine Electric […]
Why Don’t People Reply?
“Now that you’ve graduated from college, you should see the world before real life begins,” my uncle advised me in 1984 before I headed off to Australia. OK. Let’s see. I’ll go somewhere where it’s not too cold, not too hot, and I don’t need to learn a new language. England? No. Canada? No. Well, […]
What is a Graphic Designer?
I don’t believe in email. I’m an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up. —Sarah Jessica Parker Before the age of email, people would communicate mostly by phone. If the person was not there to answer their phone, then the caller would be sent to voicemail. Typically, in those days, the caller would get […]
Colorado-Texas Tomato War Stories
What is a graphic designer? If you’d asked this question in 1988, you would have gotten a completely different answer than in 2018. What skills were required for a graphic designer 30 years ago and what skills are necessary today? The answers may surprise you. A graphic designer in 1988 would concentrate almost entirely on […]
Cyberbullying: Crime or Hysteria?
In 1985, I lived briefly in Albuquerque, New Mexico and then moved to Rollinsville, Colorado. Colorado was interesting in different ways. I commuted up and down the mountains three hours each way from Rollinsville (Gilpin County) north of Boulder, north of Nederland, north of Central City—north of the third moon of Saturn—I think, to my job […]
Cyberbullying is a new twist on an old problem. There have always been bullies—people who were stronger—or thought they were—would harass the weaker ones. Sometimes it was for retribution or just to humiliate their victim. (I wrote this as a research project for my Master’s in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics at Utica College in 2014). […]