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Guy In A Dinosaur Costume

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Guy In A Dinosaur Costume

Guy In A Dinosaur Costume shirt design

My work held a design contest for our softball team "Guy In A Dinosaur Costume". My friend Derek Mit sketched the guy and I took it and designed it up. There was a 2 color limit so I did white and neon green. We didn't win :(

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1st Outside Photowalk of the Summer

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1st Outside Photowalk of the Summer

On the river in Des Moines, Iowa

801 Grand

801 Grand - The roof is made out of copper sheeting that was designed to form a green coating of verdigris over time, much like the Statue of Liberty. However, unlike New York City, the air salt content in Des Moines was so low that the desired oxidation process failed. The result was the copper turned a dark brown. Discussions on possible removal of the top layer of copper that would allow crews to purposely cause the oxidation process to create verdigris resulted in the decision to leave the roof as is in its current state. - wikipedia

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Book of the Month: The Human Face of Big Data

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Book of the Month: The Human Face of Big Data

This is a giant coffee table book that I slowly read over the course of about 3 months. It has its own app that is interactive with the book and plays videos if you hold your phone over the photos. It is like a giant hardcover magazine with different stories on every other page with large photos and infographics. I got it at a book sale for $3 and it was a total steal.

Now if I can only find a bookshelf to fit this on...

The Human Face of Big Data
$36.61
By Rick Smolan, Jennifer Erwitt

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My new hood...

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My new hood...

This is the view in front of my house. It looks right down a beautiful side street. I hope to take this same photo for many years to come as the seasons change.

My new hood...

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Meals of the Week

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Meals of the Week

Here are some foods we cooked this week. No recipes, just inspiration.

Bacon-wrapped chicken, baked garlic asparagus, and some watermelon

Nachos ft. grass-fed ground beef, chedda, jalapeños, kale, and hot sauce!

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