Adding Gratuity to Your Tips?

Are you tipping on top of gratuity?

Today I’m staying vigilant about drink bills. My wife and I have guests staying with us and yesterday we took them on a little boat tour around Biscayne Bay. They had a bar onboard so we got some drinks. I checked the receipt and noticed there was a line item for Gratuity and one for […]

Top Dog Parasite

a savage wolf with an exposed brain made by Midjourney

We like to think ourselves as independent individuals that make decisions for ourselves, without the influence of external variables. That’s not true for us humans, and it’s not true for wolves (via National Geographic): What makes a wolf decide to strike out on its own or assert leadership of its pack? That question has long intrigued scientists. […]

“It might be time to cut bait.”

Pauly Shore & Brendan Fraser in Encino Man

This is what my friend Bryan said when I shared a link this morning about Dave Chappelle bringing Elon Musk onto the stage with him recently in San Francisco. I had not heard that expression before and I like fishing. I grew up fishing. Hell, Bryan and I fished king mackerel off the coast of […]

Get some eyes on your logo.

KIA logo

Over at The Drive, Rob Stumpf says 30,000 people per month are searching for the meaning of “KN car”: Last year, Kia decided that it was going to bring the brand into the 21st century. And it did exactly that by revamping its logo into something a bit more modern—gone is the old circular logo […]


iPad drawing, Untitled 104 by David Hockney, 2010

David Hockney is an artist who continues to stay vigilant about his art. This dude is 85 years old and he’s promoting a new book of his drawing he made on his iPhone and iPad: In 2009 Hockney began “drawing” this view on his iPhone (above), with just his thumb. “There was great advantage in […]

I’m nothing special.

Biomutant player attributes

I’m nothing special. I’m a pretty solid designer, but over my 23 years in the design game, I’ve worked with much more talented people than myself. What I lack in talent I make up for with hustle and a good attitude. People like working with me. Well, most of them, I think. I also genuinely […]

Keep your wallet in your front pocket.

a stack of dollar bills on fire

This is what my dad always used to tell me growing up. Especially when I was heading back to college. I went to Rutgers Newark. There was a nicer, greener, suburban campus in New Brunswick, but my graphic design program was based in the inner city campus. At the time in the mid-90s, Newark was […]


VR headgear in a world of garbage

I’m being vigilant at how bullshit Meta’s Metaverse is. I’m not talking about Fortnite’s metaverse, or Roblox’s metaverse, or all the other metaverses in existence. I knew how bullshit Meta’s version of the metaverse was before I watched RTGame’s video, “I Played Facebook’s VR Metaverse so you never have to”, but if want to see […]

Small Companies Versus Big Fuckers

A man holding his hands out in front of him at an ATM

Are you getting stagnant at your job? Stifled? Then look for new opportunities and never turn down a chance to talk with someone (even if you’re not interested in the position). Now I’m going to switch positions and tell you not to take what you have for granted. Sometimes the grass is actually greener on […]

Five Hours of Sleep

a sleeping wolf in the forest generated by Midjourney AI

The BBC recently referenced a PLoS Medicine study describing the health problems that can arise from lack of sleep (via SlashDot): Those who slept five hours or less around the age of 50 had a 30% greater risk of multiple ailments than those who slept seven hours  Shorter sleep at 50 was also associated with […]