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Interactive sharecropper?

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Don\'t be an interactive sharecropper

So you’ve been asked by the next multi-million dollar company to create a compelling visual interface that enables users to interact with “X” data driving the ease of product sales over the web. Oh and can you build the backend for this? of course you can. Sounds amazing, right? Sure it does, because you love their multi-million dollar product and their going to pay your highly exorbitant fee. Naturally you say, “who in here wants to get crazzzy and have some Cavasia?”

Wrong, you just got Rick rolled , no really they just stole your kid’s college tuition straight from your safe from behind the Thomas Kinkade painting. Come again?! Here’s how the heist went down. Said company paid you a quarter if not less for the eventual profits the product, you made, will end up making them. Said product needs little to no upkeep, it’s scalable, and does the work of 1000+ employees.

That’s right you’re an interactive sharecropper working their digital field, a bonafide conSLUTant and your going to do the same job but for a different client next month and have no ownership in what you just made. Sucks to be us, or does it?

Kids it’s time to start rewriting the business contracts where we own a percentage in our output. Imagine next time said multi-million dollar company roles up with a web project and you cut your rate down to the tone of reasonable and build in a percentage you get for every sale through said project app. Charge less, own more, and build your interactive bank account.


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June 26, 2008 at 5:09 pm


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Awhile back there was a design I posted symbolic of the tiananmen square student protests and beijing’s host to the olympic games. Anywho, I made a stencil for a skateboard design.

Awhile back there was a design I posted symbolic of the tiananmen square student protests and beijing’s host to the olympic games. Anywho, I made a stencil for a skateboard design.

Beijing Logo

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June 23, 2008 at 1:54 am

Deathstar reborn as a 400 dollar lego

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Yeah, they blew it up twice but it’s back for more in this presale (July, 1st) lego deathstar. And no it isn’t the old one thats all broke down and shit, this baby is brand new. Looks like Lucas is having Gizmodo do their PR.

Lego Deathstar

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June 23, 2008 at 1:39 am

Darth Vader is makin’ it rain

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Much like Nelly and Dj Drama, ol’d Darth likes to throw 5000 ones up in the club. This begs the question, did the deathstar have a stripper pole?

Paying the rent and keeping the light sabers on

No doubt this money is worth more than the confederate and us dollar.

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June 23, 2008 at 1:28 am

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Push this around, no really.

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Carbon fiber, helium, and wood adds up to a new board technology featuring elegant b+w designs.

Check it out here and check out here.

carbon fiber and helium = strong board design

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June 22, 2008 at 10:17 pm

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Google Mapped

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So while on a casual jaunt over to Techwood from Williams St. Google maps violated my privacy capturing me in my purple sweater from American Apparel. I’m mortified but not really.

Jeremy Brady caught in his purple hoodie while on Williams St.

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June 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm


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While the sun hasn’t been causing me indigestion it has been causing me to sweat, alot. So going out to eat and see things hasn’t been as possible as I would like. That being said I’ve found a few reasons to venture beyond the door.

Parish, an eatery and marketplace in Inman Park run by Concentric

Art House Co Op

Pecha Kucha

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June 11, 2008 at 2:46 am