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Purple Monster Dishwasher

Well, my little plan to restore my love of illustration has definitely helped. I bought a Cintiq and am still adjusting to it, but in the meantime I'm drawing for an hour or 2 per night and posting the results to whoever will let me, including the blog...

Bad blogger, worse tweeter.

Ah, it feels good to be blogging again. Not necessarily because I love typing or venting via this little blog, but because today I actually have a little spare time in my day to do something I feel like doing, rather than being bossed around by my...

The Return of the Portfolio

Many, many years ago I started my first website, Wasson Studios, as little more than a portfolio site with a bunch of my illustrations on it. This was nearly 15 years ago without much competition, so people looking for comic book artists or illustrators...

MAKE: Blog and Lifehacker

Hello to everyone who is finding me through the [Make Blog][1] or [Lifehacker][2]. I definitely appreciate the positive attention the little article has received, and I hope it helps someone else out there who has an iPhone with gray pixels. I've heard...

Fixing Dead Pixels on the iPhone

I love my iPhone, so imagine my disappointment when my buddy spilled his beer on on it while we were out boozin'. I quickly grabbed the phone and wiped it against my shirt, and all appeared to be fine. The next day, however, my phone had developed a very...

Say it ain't so, Steve.

We've seen Steve Jobs lose weight and look more and more weak during the vaious MacWorlds and Developer Conferences over the past couple years. When he bowed out of the 2009 MacWorld, most of us insane Apple guys got worried, but kept pretty silent when it...

New Year's Resolution

It's that time of year again. It's time to improve as a human being, turn your life around, make this year better than last, etc. And like always, I have my own list. 1. **Lose weight.** My weight has been an issue for me for as long as I can remember,...

Freelancing Resolutions.

I already made my [personal resolutions][1], but I can't leave out the professional ones. 1. **Get better at managing my finances**. I know what I need to do, but I need to actually do it. I need an accountant, file my receipts, get a better system for...

Christmas 2008

I had a great Christmas. I got everything I wanted and more, and spent time with my friends, family, and loved ones. What more can you ask for? Christmas for me stopped being about gifts a very long time ago, but this was the first Christmas I remember...

Power Outrage

So, the weekend sucked. It got off to a crappy start on Friday with a massive ice storm, making a chunk of the city completely off limits to a car like mine which is terrible in the snow. Friday also brought with it a "temporary" power outage at my house....

Monster Guy Illustration

Yeah, I'm a terrible blogger. It's weird, because I used to be so into blogging and pretending like what I had to say was important, and now that I'm out of the habit I'm WAY out of the habit. Such is life. Once I get rolling on posting the trivial things...

Reunited and it feels so good.

I had my 10 year high school reunion this weekend, and shockingly, had a really great time. I wasn't the  most popular kid in high school, obviously, but I still decided to go and see who would remember me. A lot of people did, for some reason. It...

Inexpensive light fixture

I was building my home office in my basement when I encountered a problem. I wanted a lamp to light my desk, but I also wanted to keep it off my desk and mount it to the wall or ceiling. I wanted an industrial, utilitarian look, which was hard to come...

Drunkest Day of the Year

[Thanksgiving Eve is well known as one of the drunkiest days of the year][1]. I guess its because everyone is home for the weekend, so its a chance to get together and celebrate with friends. Oh, and there's also that one doesn't need to wake up early the...

Horror Junk

We at Horror Junk are experimenting with a new piece of software to make our video episodes go a whole lot quicker. The result is pretty amazing, with just a little bit more preparation we completely cut out any post-production work. Anyway, so this is the...

Getting back in shape

For the past year or so, I've always had excuses to not to work out. But, for me, working out is so important to not becoming a fatty again. Over the past 2 years I've slowly grown back out of some of my clothes, and some that used to be loose and...

The dreaded scope-creep

I'm a perpetual victim of scope-creep. It seems like every project I'm involved in grows in scope but not in cost. Or, at least, not proportionally in cost. Its hard to be mad at my clients who initiate the scope-creep. After all, this is their business,...

Firing your boss

When I decided to take the leap and go freelancing full-time, most people made comments about how great it would be to be your own boss and take orders from no one. There's hundreds of things to love about being a full-time freelancer, but "take orders...

A New Beginning

Hello world. It's me, Tim. After starting and stopping several blogs, I have settled on my new home at [timwasson.com][1]. This is my personal blog, which means that even though I'll be discussing work, web design, and the pros and cons of being a...

Poetic.

Hey, okay, so I'm closing in on my last days at the insurance company. I talked to my boss about figuring out my last day here so I can plan accordingly for my future, and the date we came up with was August 29. My last day here and, hopefully, my last day...