Saturday, November 29, 2008

1[0|\| - icon

1[0|\| -  icon

my wife called this piece obscene. for some reason i think thats a good thing. personally i find no offense. it's my futurist tribute to my childhood icon. 


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mona Trooper

Mona Lisa Stormtrooper

Portrait: ®0b07

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Zig Studios Web 2.0

Zig Studios has been online as long as the web has been around, I guess that means i've been freelancing for a really long time. The site has been through several revisions and variations always trying to keep pace with technology. My approach to web development has always been that the web is an information based entity stemming from Government and University circles. When the format Web 2.0 was introduced i was excited about the direction for several reasons. first that it is only possible because pixel aspect ratios have changed drastically 1680 x 1050 and getting higher all the time. More screen area allows larger fonts and cleaner layouts. alot of designers are realizing that they need to scrap full flash based sites because there is no information value, search engines have nothing to read when a site is all flash. it may look cool, but don't do it. Web 2.0 splits the best of both worlds. Now you have area for large flash animations with rich textures and .html based text to improve search criteria. Zig Studios site is always a work in progress. visit:


TomTom: how to reboot a crashed TomTom that displays a red circle/white x

For my birthday i had gotten a GPS navigation system, the TomTom ONE 130. Switched it on and was totally excited about it. Then i figured i'd update the maps since it was showing some restaurants that have been out of business for sometime. I plug it into my mac hit update, it's runs through it's cycle and i eject it much like a harddrive. When i went to turn it on i immediately got a flashing red circle with a white x. found out that it could no longer start or see it's operating system. it was a sunday and with their tech department closed i went about looking how to get the thing going. there were many websites that we're filled with people who had the same tech problems but their way of going about fixing the crash seemed more a rube goldberg approach that a real fix. to reboot a tomtom i suggest hook it up to your computer via usb, make a backup of all the files it came with) then clear the drive with your disk utility. reopen tomtom home and the unit will automacially load it's system application. before you proceed eject the tomtom than see if it boots back up (mine did at this point). You'll see that it has no maps. hook it up once more with the usb and from your back-up files add the US/Canada map folder. this worked for me. you can also add other files one by one to make sure it doesn't crash again.

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