Posted in Uncategorized by collinevan on February 28, 2009

…in which i post images that catch my eye upon first glance, despite whether or not I like them after the second (in which many cases I don’t). I apologize if anything ends up being offensive. I’m just putting them up as they grab me.


!!! when you realize you did it wrong the whole time…

Posted in Uncategorized by collinevan on February 22, 2009

I just went on a stint of uncreativity. I got used to thinking wrong. Awful, I know. Suckers, now I remember how to come up with rad ideas. It’s good to be back.



Posted in Uncategorized by collinevan on February 19, 2009

My roommate came in just moments ago to remind me how static I can be when in front of a computer. Not to mention that I’m sitting on a raised sofa and using the computer on a projector screen. Forget him… i’m putting up my current tabs…

++Google Reader++Design Observer++Gmail++SeeqPod++Bardhi Haliti++Wordpress++

Google Reader because I just figured out the sharing feature and told everyone I know about the FUD. It was entirely necessary to take something so atrocious and get the word out. Side note, I feel bad for women in these terrible no toilet situations.

Small plug for Google Reader. Use it.

Design Observer because I actually read the articles posted there less than I click on the links to the side. So much information that’s quick enough to keep me ADD but important enough to have substance.

Gmail because it’s always open. I use the “tasks” pane to keep track of what to do. Makes me feel productive. I also have gchat there. Makes me unproductive. Does Google realize the contradictory nature of these features?

SeeqPod because I have 2 playlists. Music I listen to when being creative and classic rock. The classic rock is good, but it’s also a crowd pleaser. Important when people start getting sick of the experimental music I love so dearly.

Bardhi Haliti’s blog because something I was looking at reminded me of something and then something else made me think to look. He does good work.

WordPress because duh.

I don’t read enough…

Posted in Uncategorized by collinevan on February 18, 2009

So says Google Reader.

Google is reprimanding me

Google is reprimanding me

+++where i am

Posted in Business, Creativity, mormonism by collinevan on February 2, 2009

Ever wonder if your self concept is accurate enough to lead you to an ideally practical future?

It seems wholly logical to assume that all people are well endowed with enough common sense to make solid decisions. That is, of course, if they aren’t in denial or lying to themselves.

Of course, I speak introspectively. I can’t help but assume i’m not alone in that.

I believe that all people are blessed with an intuition that is unique. I believe that no vision is less good or important than another. Most never get realized, as people are afraid to attack them. But that’s not the only problem. I think most visions that fall apart are because individuals aren’t persistent enough to follow them to their success.

Let me get religious. I’m LDS… I believe in the Book of Mormon. I believe, by all accounts, that Joseph Smith saw God and His Son, Jesus Christ. I believe that he translated the ancient scripture of the Americas. I believe in the Book of Mormon, therefore I believe in Joseph Smith.

Now, in so many points, Joseph’s vision brought him more than enough reason to give up on his work. I’d dare say he struggled for the better part of his life just to get people to respect him, trust him, and follow him. His ideals led him down to abuse. They even led him down to death.

Were they good? Yes. Was he successful. Yes. Has he been instrumental in bringing millions of people truth, confidence, trust in God, faith in progression, and eternal understanding? I think he has.

Mormons are happy people. They serve, stay close, love each other, build goodness, and work hard. All things that can be hard to see these days. He did a great work. I think anyone would have given in and said that it wasn’t a good idea and the work wasn’t going to make it. Never have so many people been so wrong.