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Protest Portion

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2012 by michaelchernoff

I just saw at 11:52 pm that wordpress has labeled all thumbnail links with a censor stamp. I admit I was caught off guard by this but is this correct? Blogs and walls with protest apps is fine but decorating a site with blocking pictures seems pointless. I suppose it makes me more observant of how great the visual elements of web pages are since the last century ended but the internet is an information resource not a job. It contains jobs and maintaining it is a job but the internet cannot go on strike. It means nothing to Congress and people are just annoyed when they see this. In support of the protest I won’t post a picture for this post

Get that look of the face

Posted in Uncategorized, Video with tags , , , on December 16, 2011 by michaelchernoff

Why do I feel so annoyed when I see this banner advertisement. It must be that stupid expression on this girls face that a director thought was excellent. Well it’s not, when you have a face like that with a title like that and a theme like that it means this is some culturally inept home video parade meant to promote consumer products for artistic outlets. That’s not to say I don’t shoot video on camcorders but I do not brag about that like its a high grade tool. If I could I’d own a Canon EOS for great HD video. But this is just a pointless theme 9 going on teen? What is she 9 or is she nineteen neither of those ages are considered very important high points. Maybe I’m bitter, or I just can’t relate being childless. But I hate this ad campaign…fuck you Canon.

 

Brandon Harris Wiki Bio

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 7, 2011 by michaelchernoff

Brandon Harris is a master web designer for wikipedia. I can tell he has a lot of skills that promote the websites style and awareness. Be aware that he is aware of its importance and will sculpt it to whatever form it needs. His gaze is piercing.

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I am an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. My title is “Senior Designer.”

I am easily findable and am willing to help you in whatever way I can.

I can be found on irc.freenode.net in the channels #mediawiki, #wikimedia-dev and #wikimedia

I can be emailed at bharris@wikimedia.org

This is my staff account and is considered separate from my personal account, Jorm.

Work

Here is a partial list of the things I am or have worked on:

I am overwhelmed

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2011 by michaelchernoff

If you love Phantasy Star the original 8 bit game engine then you’ll love this. Or if you simply just like getting lost check out this interactive program.

http://www.towardsandbeyond.com/

also other things from Rosa Menkman…I am now a huge fan of hers she has really great computer work skills.

http://www.aestheticecho.com/

DISGUSTING

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 19, 2011 by michaelchernoff

EWWWWWWWW!!!! Monkeys have 2 thumbs? What? On their Feet? Ew gross that’s so weirddddddddd. Whyyyyyyy?

That’s like cats with six toes! What the fuck is that about? I don’t even understand. Freaks, freaks everywhere. Yuck

Who wins my Heart?

Posted in Memories, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2010 by michaelchernoff

America…Oh America I went another a place than thee…and it was close. Well I counted up the amount of complaints and positives between Spain and the USA. In the end America won out with a ratio  of 10:8 in the things I enjoyed about living in Barcelona. I wouldn’t take it to heart that it Spain is more terrible or better than American living. I identified with the aesthetically entertainment and design of Spain. Even coming in to JFK airport I was disgusted by how old and unappealing the interior design of the airport was in comparison to the large glass walls and courtyards of Barcelona’s airport. All the spanish buildings, artists, images, and events were more pertinent to me than a lot of contemporary American imagery.

Yet living in America is more flexible, affordable, and overall the people are just easier to interact with. Spain was great visiting destination but I never considered ever-moving there permanently or staying for a year let alone the 2 months I was there. Caught up in all this turmoil it was hard for me to differentiate how I felt about the trip. I don’t regret going but it’s maddening now because I owe my mother money for the trip too and I don’t truly need the credits that I obtained from classes. But I received good memories and a new perspective on the creator I want to become someday after seeing the extensive Dali museum.

Next time I go to the continent I want a piece of France to take with me. Then Italy or Greece after that…but everyone seems to spit on the idea of going to Italy these days. And I am still oblivious to gypsies, at least I left with my wallet untampered with and AmEX card that no one accepts.

European Updates instalment 3

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 29, 2010 by michaelchernoff

You know what else is annoying here?

Well all the dirt in this town for one. Whenever I go walking with my sandals my feet are blackened by the amount suet on the ground. When I’m strolling and gust of air blows into me usually I get some debree in my eyes and shut and blink them quickly to recover from being blinded by the filth of Barcelona. Sorry but I have never been in a city where there is never-ending demand for dirt on the sidewalks. Every morning there are shop keepers sweeping their storefronts. Dirt that only arrived yesterday and will have to be removed tomorrow and every new day after that. Where does all this dirt come from?

Barcelona boasts being a modern city…why the fuck then are elevators such a new concept for apartment buildings? You can tell the buildings were not designed for the invention, the elevator a machine that has been in use since the late 1800’s. All of the elevators are small, skinny, and cramped because a standard sized elevator cannot be assembled inside it? I guess landlords didn’t for see their tenants dying from exhaustion when moving belongings up and down 7 flights of stairs. Also…no water boilers in a lot of homes. Instead we have pilot lights that go out every two days and cause washing clothes to take longer hours. Cold showers more frequent. What a crock.

The good…

Once again about food I cannot get over the selection. The frozen foods are superior to what I’m used to America…but gezpacho soup in a carton? Heaven! The food selection is just more creative and less overwhelming with less brands and more types of goods.

Private bathrooms…at last a nation that supports it whole heartedly. Since going to college I have gotten over the common fear of public bathroom stalls. In Spain however there are so many lockable door, no space under the door, calm restrooms. No hearing voices and anxiousness from passer-byers in the latrine. Great planning for when you gotta go outside your home. In America the only place I can always count on for this is Macy’s.