Free Swag, New Work

RIP, James Gandolfini

I’m not one to follow celebrity news and invade on peoples’ privacy like so many of those rags that occupy the grocery store checkout stands, but I was oddly affected—and I say that because I wouldn’t think something like this would bother me—when I heard of James Gandolfini’s passing. Wanting to increase the regularity of my drawing practices, I decided to do an homage to the man that occupied my television screen, and ultimately heart, as Tony Soprano. I’ve flagged his appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio—which I’m sure will be a great watch—but haven’t had the time yet to take that in.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I don’t feel it’s perfect by any stretch of its definition, but that’s not always the point. Feel free to grab and print yourself a copy at the link below. You know, if you want to. It’s your choice.

JamesGandolfini Tribute

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Week In Review

Sexy Scripts and Crazy Posters

It’s only been a few days of using Feedly, but I must say it’s a lot prettier than anything I’ve been using to date. I don’t quite understand some of its functionality just yet—it doesn’t seem to list all of my unread articles in one screen in a readable form, to my knowledge, which is a little strange, but it’s working for now. First world problems, am I right? Anyways, this Sunday’s roundup is a little light, but it’s gorgeous out and you shouldn’t be on your computer anyways. But don’t go just yet! Continue reading

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Goodbye, Reader

So, Google killed Reader this past Monday. [Pauses for a moment of silence.] It being Canada Day for us Canuckleheads, I was busy not on the internet and completely spaced on the event, leaving me without my usual internet feed over the past few days. Thanks Google.

I’ve managed to salvage a good portion of my subscriptions and migrate to Feedly, so this should be the only hiccup. It is, however, a bit of a blessing in disguise as I’ve got a bunch of freelance work to do—at least the time will be put to good use. (No Google, that’s not a cue for you to pat yourself on the back. I’m still mad. Very mad. And upset.)

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Week In Review

Dr. Easy

It’s the end of June already, and that means us Canadians get an elongated weekend to celebrate the birth of this overwhelmingly large and polite country of ours. In this light, I will be once again postponing my first real Breaking Knowledge post—I’m the worst, I know—in the interest of unplugging for a couple days and maybe even spending a night in nature! On the upside, we’ve got a pretty healthy offering of links after the jump, so no complaining! Continue reading

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The Craft Paper Comeback

Alright kiddies, gather round. It’s time for another roundup of what Colin found interesting within his daily internet feed. (I think we’re quite a bit closer to The Matrix than people realize, but let’s not get all philosophical above the fold—that stuff’s for the comments.) Continue reading

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Stage Whispers, Screaming Vikings, and Naming Cocktails

I don’t know if it’s just me, or are the weekends after unusually long weeks always cruelly short? I’m having a hard time accepting that it’s mid-Sunday afternoon already, but there’s no point lamenting—we’ve got interweb to consume! Continue reading

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