Joe Crawford
Web developer & user interface engineer
Tinkering with the web since 1996

email: joe@artlung.com · twitter: @artlung
San Diego, California, USA
aka joecrawford.com


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79 ArtLung posts from July, 2015

July 2nd, 2015

Acquired World’s Finest 243 & others. WF243 is a wild issue I remember from my childhood c. 1977.


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July 4th, 2015

Independence.


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July 4th, 2015

Ollie, recently. A very happy boy.


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July 5th, 2015

Jean, Jim, & Joe Crawford, late 1976. On the occasion of my Dad’s graduation from P.A. School at USC. They drove up from San Diego for that. Proud of their son!


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July 6th, 2015

Today’s Hits on Slacker.

Give it a try! Something we are playing with at Slacker:

July 6th, 2015

Maybe 2 days.

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I looked at this Evel Knievel ad, the back cover of World’s Finest #243 from January 1977, far too much. Probably when we moved to the Philippines it was lost. Maybe to Goodwill? Maybe in a yard sale? Maybe in the trash. I loved comics. And in the Philippines I learned to love Asian media, particularly Giant Robots like Voltes V and Mazinger Z. I learned what Hello Kitty was though I wouldn’t learn the word “kawaii” for 3 decades. Anime joined Batman and Robin, Batgirl and the Peanuts gang in the things I love. This week I’ll be attending San Diego Comic-Con for the I-can’t-even-remember-th time. I’ll be looking out for old favorites and new favorites too. I collected comics for many years but sold them all just a few years ago. I lost all my enthusiasm for such things. I lost my Mother to cancer. It seemed like such enjoyments were useless and not “real” life. I am fortysomething and am pretty much a responsible person. “Adult” behavior seemed at odds with funnybooks.

Luckily I outgrew that phase.

I know I will see some of you at Comic-Con, which will be great. For the first time ever I’ll be dressing up one day (Walter Sobchak), adding another dimension to Comic-Con for me.

Maybe I’ll dress up two days.

July 6th, 2015

Autobús.


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July 7th, 2015

One second later, she barked at me. #dogsofslacker


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July 7th, 2015

My Ultramen celebrate today’s birthday of Eiji Tsuburaya! Kudos to Google for honoring him!


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July 8th, 2015

At Comic-Con. Please ignore the accidentally perfectly framed woman behind us. #sdcc


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July 8th, 2015

Hey Archer! I’m with Spider-Man!


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July 8th, 2015

With a giant LEGO Ninjago. (Hiya Zac!) #LEGOSDCC


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July 8th, 2015

This is a Christmas ornament. Although it probably would be better for Easter. #sdcc #startrek


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July 8th, 2015

LEGO booth is where it’s at. #LEGOSDCC


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July 9th, 2015

James Brown Non-Celebrity Hot Tubs. #SDCC can wait a bit.


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July 9th, 2015

This includes feeding birds


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July 9th, 2015

FLAWLESS Mega-Man #SDCC


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July 9th, 2015

Commitment. #SDCC #cosplay #transformers


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July 9th, 2015

Previously unseen 1980s public access low-fi interview with Jack Kirby. Wow. Jack is SO inspiring and so wonderful. RIP. #SDCC


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July 9th, 2015

Jack Kirby original of work done for a 3-D comic. Fascinating. #SDCC


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July 9th, 2015

Bats & I are very serious. #SDCC


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July 9th, 2015

Perfect Daredevil cosplay #SDCC


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July 9th, 2015

Not bad for a Thursday. #SDCC


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July 10th, 2015

Walter’s piece checked through security. They don’t do this at the bowling alley. #SDCC #MARKITZERODUDE #lebowski


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July 10th, 2015

Oh, I can GET you a toe. With nail polish. You don’t wanna know how. #SDCC #lebowski


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July 10th, 2015

Walter & a Terminator


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July 11th, 2015

I’m a legitimate businessman. And I my aim is to do good no matter the cost. #SDCC #daredevil #kingpin


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July 11th, 2015

Matt Murdock & Wilson Fisk #Daredevil #Kingpin #cosplay #SDCC


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July 11th, 2015

Earlier today: No more beautiful for a giant cosplay meetup. #SDCC


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July 11th, 2015

Masquerade overflow. If I could do this from home I might. But gosh the Foglios are fun. #SDCC


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July 12th, 2015

Kingpin calls it a day. #SDCC


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July 12th, 2015

I predict hat-wearing in the coming week. Tired but improving. Rebooting.


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July 12th, 2015

ALL-DIFFERENT.


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July 12th, 2015

GRR, ARGH.


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July 12th, 2015

Final ride home on the Trolley, 2015. #SDCC


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July 13th, 2015

Hat week begins! Waiting in the beanbag chair with Kurt.


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July 14th, 2015

Hat week Day 2. Hup!


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July 14th, 2015

Temporary digs.


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July 14th, 2015

MIRAMAR COLLEGE TRAN


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July 15th, 2015

“Proper Attire” lost.


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July 15th, 2015

Fashion Valley means it for next year, too.


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July 15th, 2015

Hat Week. Day 3. No, I will not free the dome. I’m patient AND stubborn.


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July 15th, 2015

Grr Argh finger puppets from Buffy screening are now hand puppets.


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July 16th, 2015

Hat Week: Day 4. Blue fire!


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July 16th, 2015

(Raising the) Kneeling Bus RAMP (Drawbridge).


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July 16th, 2015

Time to go to a Coinstar.


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July 16th, 2015

Billowy.


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July 16th, 2015

Me & @missewon at LeStat’s on Park. Drawring.


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July 16th, 2015

Night Shift on Friars


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July 17th, 2015

PORTILLO


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July 17th, 2015

Hat Week Concludes.


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July 17th, 2015

I just came to chill in the beanbag chair then I got sat upon. #dogsofslacker


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July 18th, 2015

Wouldn’t we all rather be indoors today?


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July 18th, 2015

Time to go see Ant-Man. The rain is a surprise.


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July 18th, 2015

Don’t get in an argument with anyone who buys popcorn kernels. In 34 pound increments.


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July 19th, 2015

Last night’s sundown. I love a 2-movie day.


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July 19th, 2015

Homage to the feet photos of my wife.


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July 20th, 2015

Cube Cat inking wip on the bus. It’s Monday. Get in the game.


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July 21st, 2015

Shaved head + 10 days.


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July 21st, 2015

The Stratocaster Squire II in the lobby. Nice place for lunch.


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July 22nd, 2015

From Web Design: The First 100 Years by Maciej Cegłowski:

Tech culture is like a deadbeat who lives on your basement sofa. You ask him:

“When are you going to do all those things you promised?”

“Oh, wait until everyone has a computer.”

“They do.”

“Okay, I mean wait until they’re all online. ”
“They are. Why isn’t the world better?”

“Well, wait until they all have smartphones… and wearable devices,” and the excuses continue.

The real answer is, technology hasn’t changed the world because we haven’t cared enough to change it.

1)(To be honest, I gasped at that last line I quoted, sobbed really. We need more human caring and less techno-determinism. It’s hard work to change the world. Get on it.)

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1. (To be honest, I gasped at that last line I quoted, sobbed really. We need more human caring and less techno-determinism. It’s hard work to change the world. Get on it.

July 22nd, 2015

Somebody’s bad day. (Fallen tree limb)


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July 22nd, 2015

By Boudin Sf.


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July 23rd, 2015

Stopping by Max’s desk to check on his regression tests means I get to talk Fripp & Eno, steam trains and photograph his Olomana model train. Work is good today.


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July 25th, 2015

Good Day. Hesperia.


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July 25th, 2015

Emilee lives is Southern Utah; is the cutest.


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July 26th, 2015

For who can make straight what He has bent.


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July 28th, 2015

Appointments today in North County so taking Coaster. I love a train.


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July 28th, 2015

Del Mar is beautiful even through the screen.


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July 28th, 2015

Encinitas: several million points for style. #OurLadyOfGuadalupe


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July 28th, 2015

The Grateful Dead: Influences and Influencers

dead

Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about Half Century Phenomenon The Grateful Dead?

I remember several Los Angeles nurses I worked with who dropped everything and went to San Francisco just to BE THERE in the immediate aftermath of Jerry Garcia’s death. The Dead means a lot to a lot of people.

On the net.cultural and intellectual property rights tip – The Dead were pioneers of allowing people to record their concerts and share them with each other decades before Napster existed.

Fascinating band and definitely deserve full attention in your 20th Century Music Appreciation Studies.

R U KIND?

July 28th, 2015

Shinehead me & the Kook. #CardiffKook


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July 29th, 2015

Patagonia’s take on the Mick Fanning shark attack (pic from yesterday)


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July 29th, 2015

Railroad Crossing

Railroad Crossing, Cardiff (1)

This is the Chesterfield Drive railroad crossing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea; between San Elijo Avenue and the Coast Highway. It’s a beautiful spot. I declared earlier I love trains. Travel and adventure. Going away and returning home. New places and people; and old friends and family. I think I even took Amtrak alone, at least once, as a kid no older than 8, back to San Diego from Los Angeles to visit my grandparents. I know I flew as a kid once or twice. I wish I could remember those trips better. Forgotten or not, fake memory or real, here’s to making new travel memories – no matter if the trips are thousands of miles or just a few klicks up the coast in the same county.

Railroad Crossing, Cardiff (2)

July 29th, 2015

Shelby, wagging; from earlier today. #dogsofslacker


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July 30th, 2015

Organic mint?


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July 30th, 2015

The Crockford Affirmation #javascript


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July 31st, 2015

QOTD: “I guess a robot would have to be crazy to want to be a folk singer.”


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July 31st, 2015

Failures List.


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