I designed rave flyers back in the day using the alias Elemental. I kept a small stack of almost everything I made, figuring I’d do something interesting with them in the future. Well the future is now, so I’ve figured out a simple way to share some history: I’m releasing original rave flyers on the anniversary of their event, starting with Skills #1.
The very first Skills party was March 21, 1998. The packed wall-to-wall event took place in the basement of Maritime Hall in San Francisco and included Tom Slik, Happy Kid Marty, Dyloot, Trent, Greg Sandler, J-Bot, Thomas Trouble, Vertigo, Mars, Mystre, and Congo, along with "free water & candy & fruit & toys”.
There’s a small stack of these original Skills flyers at Vinyl Dreams in San Francisco.
My first official DJ mix in almost a year, I'm very happy to present Cerebella.
I tried to build around a theme of complex music forms and sounds. It's a bit of deep house, progressive techno, and indie techno in a very geeky, cerebral mix with some Latin flavor. Many of these tracks are brilliant but very difficult to mix and often complex, so they probably didn't show up on many dance floors. That's probably why they are some of my favorites of the past year and I felt they could use some attention and appreciation :)
I've been digging into my old Android apps, trying to decide if I should reinvest in bringing them back to life. The general atmosphere for independent developers has been quite bearish for a couple of years. But I've seen these downturns transform and lead into new generations of apps & services - that's how we got Facebook and YouTube. Read more
With both iOS and Android sporting similar apps and features, it's creative design and clever animations that's driving competition between the platforms. Each platform is constantly updating with powerful tools and components to make up-to-date mobile apps really stand out. With the intense competition in the app stores and waning apathy of users, developing something striking is critical.
It takes an experienced creative developer to handle this challenge, which is a role I've held for the last six years. I'm an Android UI developer. Read more
I learned a very cool method over the weekend which should make managing image resources for my Android apps much more streamlined. Adobe Generator adds asset organization into Photoshop layers, dramatically simplifies the process for creating images, and resolves common human errors. Read more