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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Self-Portrait (with Sheep)

New Milford Self-Portrait (with Sheep), originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Our Home in Nelson Our Home in Nelson, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird. We’ve moved on to Wellington since, but this was our awesome home/office in Nelson, NZ for a couple of weeks.

North Island Treescape

North Island Treescape, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Paper Anniversary in Wellington

Paper Anniversary, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Getting ready to go out to celebrate our first anniversary. Damn, we look dashing.

(Not shown: New Zealand tummies from eating large amounts of New Zealand lamb and snapper and beef and bacon and venison and sheep cheese and mushrooms and apricots and meat pies and avocados and fish & chips and lamingtons and also large quantities of New Zealand wine and beer and flat whites.)

Webstock 2012

Webstock 2012, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Attended Webstock last week. While geared toward web developers, most of the talks were actually at a very high level — lots of emphasis on how generally to think about tech and design. More relevant to my work that I might have expected, and actually pretty motivational. Inspirational, even. (Though if I’d had to hear one more time about how gosh darned special it was to be a geek and how that affected everything I thought, said and did, I would have bitten the head off a chicken.)

Also, short shameful confession: during the conference, I stood next to Matthew “The Oatmeal” Inman in line for coffee. I tried to think of something to say other than “I luvz your work, dude!” Turns out I couldn’t, and I was secretly relieved when he got his coffee and left.