Self portrait day

Yesterday was self-portrait day. (Take a look at the ConceptArt.org thread)

I once did a hundred of them. One each day for 3 1/2 months. That was around 2007 when I bought my first Wacom tablet. Threads like these always make me wonder whether I stopped drawing and painting because I stopped liking and enjoying it, or because I never really enjoyed it in the first place.

It doesn’t matter anymore, but I’d really like to know.

Anyways, I got inspired and drew myself one more time. Here’s the result (click to embiggen):


(Here’s my last self portrait from two years ago)

Sitting on the fence

Currently I’m sitting on the fence between design and development. In Germany we say »sitting between chairs«.

The great thing about this is: I get to do both. I get to sit on two chairs. I can do design and I can do development, which I both like.

The disadvantage is: I’m not getting really good at neither one of them. I can do a little programming, but I would never consider myself a programmer. I can do design, but I also don’t think I’m getting better at it.

I feel like I can do the easy work and have to give the real stuff to the »real« programmers and designers.

The way out of this is obvious: Focus on one thing.

If only I knew which one to choose.

You need to hear that song!

Often times, people will tell me about new and great music. Often times, I will try to recommend music I like to others.

One thing I noticed, though: It doesn’t stick.

A band or musician I discover myself is far more likely to become a regular on my iPod and Spotify playlist. Music that somebody (a real person, not a recommendation-algorithm) shows me will most likely not be listened to by me.

The human mind is a funny thing.

Setting minimum width only for non-media-query browsers

If you want to set a minumum width for browsers that don’t support media queries, like IE8, you just have to set a minimum width to the body, and remove that in a media query, like this:

body {
min-width:700px;
}

@media screen and (min-width: 1px) {
body {
min-width:0;
}
}


The min-width will get removed only for modern browsers.

(EDIT: Of course you can use Modernizr if you have more than one or two things to adjust. For this certain project I only needed a fixed width)

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