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Ticket System Poetry

by Geoff DiMasi

Sometimes in the middle of a work flow, I experience a moment of that is more akin to reading poetry. This is a perfect example. I opened a ticket asking John to add a formatting bar to…

Cloud Computing: Defending the Undefinable

by Thomas Boutell

My notes from the 2009 Cloud Computing panel at SxSW Interactive. My own research seems to dominate the comments below... oh well, it's useful stuff! Cloud Computing: Defending the Undefinable The brave new world of cloud…

Ultimate Showdown of CMS Destiny

by Thomas Boutell

These are my notes from the Ultimate Showdown of CMS Destiny panel at #sxswi. * Colleen Carroll - Palantir.net * George DeMet - Palantir.net * Matt Mullenweg - Automattic/WordPress * Steve Fisher - Idea Market DESCRIPTION This…

Notes from the "iPhone development for experienced web developers" SxSW Interactive panel

by Thomas Boutell

Quick and dirty notes on an excellent panel. Joshua Siler, babcock jenkins VP of Tech, web developer Jordon Lev, senior developer [I know some of this stuff already, comments from me are in brackets] They do relationship…
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To Have And To Hold

by Rick Banister

ZINES! What purpose do they serve now that everything is a blog? You actually have to go to a drop point to get a copy. It might even cost money. It doesn't alert you when new…
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pkContextCMS: a sneak preview for the worthy

by Thomas Boutell

We've built a lot of sites over the past few years that emphasize a smooth transition between browsing and editing. Frequently-used administrative stuff doesn't have to be hidden in a clumsy, generic back end application. And…
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SXSW!

by Geoff DiMasi

This Friday, Tom and I will be heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive. As hard as it is to pull myself away from my family, this conference is time well spent. We have started to…
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Active Intersection

by Geoff DiMasi

If you have passed our studio in the evening, you may have seen a rear projection installation in our window that faces E. Passyunk Avenue. University of Delaware professor, Ashley Pigford was inspired to create this…

A jQuery progressive enhancement show in just N lines of code, where N is not a big number

by Thomas Boutell

I have bigger fish to fry in my Wednesday window blog post, but I wanted to share this snippet. A simple list of images like this one:

Ignite Philly (3)!

by Geoff DiMasi

Bringing together great people for Ignite Philly on a weekday evening has been great... imagine what a Saturday night Ignite Philly will be like! That's right, we are beginning planning now for Ignite Philly (3). It…
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Simile For The Camera

by Rick Banister

I've been having an ongoing dialog/freakout with myself regarding authorship and creating content. My degree is in folding metaphorical envelopes and I'm tired of licking them. I want to be a letter writer, but I have…
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IDES 322: Spring Break

by Alex Gilbert

Today will be a day to go over everybody's instructables project documentation and to reflect back on the first half of the semester. We will be meeting individually with you for the second half of the class…
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The Past Didn't Go Anywhere

by Thomas Boutell

Why back in my day we walked uphill both ways through slushing sleeting flaming hydrogenated bat oil without iPhones and we liked it. Youngsters today have no [INSERT NOUN HERE]. Okay, so sometimes the old ways are…

Of Our Time

by Geoff DiMasi

I am very thankful that colonial era architecture exists in Philadelphia. The materials, the scale of the rooms, and the original lack of indoor plumbing tell a story. These buildings embody an historical spirit that you…
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A Conversation With Katie Murken

by Rick Banister

Katie Murken is a friend of P'unk Avenue. Geoff and Alex worked with her on the Debtor's Inheritance project two years ago. She is currently the head of 2D Foundations at Tyler School of Art, leading…
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IDES 322: Instructables Part 2

by Alex Gilbert

We are looking forward to hearing everyone's plans for the Instructables project. This week we will be focusing on the project proposals, helping people refine their ideas and preparing them for documentation. We will also be…
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Frosted Lucky Tags, They're Magically Persistent

by Thomas Boutell

I've been talking about progressive enhancement lately: the idea that web sites should start from a core of straightforward, highly functional HTML and build out from there. JavaScript, CSS, etc. should enhance the experience and improve ease…
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A Hint

by Geoff DiMasi

One of our favorite places to get out of the studio to discuss big picture business of P'unk Avenue is Beau Monde. The discussions cover internal projects, the next Junto topic, conferences we might like to…
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The Upside of Static Cling

by Rick Banister

Last night, in considering possible post topics for today, I emailed myself the following: Creating space to experience art, Bresson walking slowly backwards out of the room so as you want to follow him, Eno wanting…

IDES 322: Instructables

by Alex Gilbert

Up to this point our goal has been to get everyone familiar with the core tools of web citizenship and to communicate some shared understanding of how these tools are affecting our society. So far, so…