Picasso, and the Courage to Fail.

Le Mystère Picasso (The Picasso Mystery) is a feature film length documentary that documents Picasso’s painting process. The unconventional presentation and surprisingly engaging “plot” aside, there’s one thing that really captured my attention: Picasso’s willingness to fail. In more than one instance, we can see Picasso starting off with a rough idea, then slowly fleshing it […]

Designing Fictions, Part 2: Thoughtful HTML & Content Structure

(This is the second part to my process of designing my Fictions homepage. Here’s the first part, in case you haven’t and want to read that first.) It seems there are two distinct approaches to laying out content in web design: content first, versus design first. I’m not about to start arguing which is the […]

Handwriting Fonts: Why Not?

I’m reworking the “theme” of this blog (though given that it’s for my personal use and is so severely customized it probably can’t be used anywhere else, one can hardly call it a real WordPress theme) and have decided to use handwriting fonts for the comments section. Yup, as long as it’s a user comment, […]

Growing Old Ain’t Exactly a Bad Thing.

So my faux leather work bag is starting to come apart, with the zip semi-functioning and bits starting to come off the skin. For the first time in my life, I’m considering spending more than a hundred bucks on a new bag, possibly something in its hundreds. Maybe branded. No, it’s not because I’m starting […]

Old Boy: Lessons Learned

Rewatched Old Boy by Park Chan-Wook, it being one of my favorite films. Having known the plot beforehand, and this being the first time I’m watching it in years (watched the horrible remake of it about a while back, which probably prompted me to watch the original one this time round), I was able to […]