Creative Community Bulletin 12 March 2010 Through 25 March 2010

These are the arti­cles, blogs, and resources I found inter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 12 March 2010 through 25 March 2010:

  • Do You Know Your Z Score? You Should! – Dr. Joe Webb is esti­mat­ing that the print­ing indus­try lost 2,844 firms in 2009. Bankruptcies, fore­clo­sure auc­tions, and oth­er closures
  • Is MyDictionary​.com legit or just a rip-off of Dictionary​.com?
  • Video: The end of pub­lish­ing (?)
  • How Apple Would Explain Sexuality To Kids (NSFW) – Some crafty guys from Hong Kong have come up with a fun­ny lit­tle video explain­ing how Apple’s cur­rent prod­uct line could eas­i­ly be used to explain com­plex con­cepts like sex­u­al­i­ty. This is prob­a­bly NSFW, but it is very funny.
  • Free For All: Adobe Illustrator Edition | Hundreds of Free #Illustrator Resources! – Calling all vec­tor vir­tu­osos! This Free for All install­ment includes hun­dreds of vec­tor brush­es and seam­less pat­tern swatch­es. Plus, there are scripts to extend Illustrator’s func­tion­al­i­ty, auto­mate repet­i­tive tasks, and even improve on exist­ing features.
  • Four Photoshop CS5 “Sneak Peek” Preview Videos
  • Grocery Store Signs’ 10 Items or Less is Grammattically WRONG! (A pet peeve of mine) – Prescriptive gram­mar­i­ans would find the sign on the left cringe­wor­thy, pre­fer­ring the sign to the right by a long shot.The rea­son for this lan­guage peeve is that gro­cery store items are items that can be count­ed. Any num­ber of gram­mar sites and blogs will tell you that the word less is used with mass nouns and the word few­er is used with count nouns.For more about the dif­fer­ence between mass nouns and count nouns click here.The rea­son I bring up this pre­scribed rule is because of the excep­tions to the rule​.My son recent­ly asked me why, if num­bers can be count­ed, are the phras­es greater than and less than used in mathematics.
  • The “Dark Side” of inspi­ra­tion 30 über-cool images of Darth Vader #StarWars – The “Dark Side” of inspi­ra­tion: 30 über-cool images of Darth Vader
  • Trailer for My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Looks Cute, Fun – Moments after meet­ing the per­fect guy for her, Jesse (Alyssa Milano, Charmed) meets Mr. Perfect— Troy (Michael Landes, Possession), a con­fi­dent and suc­cess­ful adver­tis­ing exec­u­tive who makes almost every moment ele­gant and roman­tic. Soon Jesse is in over her head and grap­pling with the ulti­mate roman­tic para­dox: what does a girl do when she meets “Mr. Right”… after already meet­ing the right guy?
  • Empire Chronicles: AT-AT Walker – Julian Glover, Actor, “General Veers”
    “On Empire, the last thing in the world that I knew about was what the thing I was dri­ving was! I sat on the top of a gantry with a blue­screen behind me and they shook it about a bit…There was one line which was, ‘Target the main gen­er­a­tor.’ It was in the mid­dle of some oth­er lines and I could­n’t remem­ber it. We must have done eight takes on it. It was dri­ving them absolute­ly mad! It was­n’t until I actu­al­ly saw the film that I knew what I was dri­ving! I said, ‘My God, it’s a giant giraffe!’ ”
    — Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #10 (Winter 1990)