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  • VISITING NORTHERN GROUND

    Find us at 260 E. Highland Avenue on the top floor of the historic Blatz Brewery. See the map below for parking options or, if you love parking tickets, street parking is readil... more

    WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MAP DESIGNERS

  • PICS: DEMO BEGINS ON NORTHERN GROUND'S NEW STUDIO

    Smell that? Progress is fermenting at the Blatz. Okay, it's probably asbestos (or body odor) but either way demo has begun on our new space. We're scheduled to take occupancy by EOY and are well on our way. Great light, huge volume, private entrance, wonderful views, oh, and ... more

    WE JUST ASKED FOR A NEW PAINT COLOR

  • A LITTLE LESS 'TOURIST' AND A LITTLE MORE 'APP'

    No one wants to look like a fanny pack-wearing, map clutching tourist wandering through a city when they travel. It’s not safe and fellas, your man-bag won't help you 'blend', even if it is crocodile hide. There are apps for that, and here are my picks. Two weeks ago I made my first visit (no laughing) to San Francisco with my husband. Even amidst the... more

    THE WORLD IS WATCHING

  • HOMAGE TO MOM’S CALENDAR

    When I was growing up my mom had a large desk calendar with every square inch written on neatly and color coordinated. These days moms everywhere can rejoice, because there is an app for that.  My three siblings and I each had our own color for activities and events and my mom had an elaborate scheduling system to make sure we were all where we were supposed to b... more

    CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!

  • INSTA-ACCOMPLISHMENT

    There's going to be a time when we'll look back at all the photos we took with Instagram and be embarrassed. Not for the thousand identical shots of our dogs sleeping or blurry plates of food that we will never, ever care to look at again, but because of the "retro" image filters that we lathered on them. Literally a... more

    GARY, PHOTO #146

  • DATABASE: WORD OF THE WEEK

    Database.  No matter what anyone tells you, a spreadsheet is not a database.  Like a replicant in Blade Runner, they may look the same – but they are not. Databases are repositories to hold data in a structured format, and yes, so are spreadsheets.  However, a spreadsheet is not a database.  A database has powerful relationships th... more

  • IF TAB CAN SURVIVE – SO CAN PRINT

    I love how print feels. But space wise you can keep hundreds of books on a Kindle Fire vs. your living room bookshelf. Side note though: John Waters and I agree – if you go home with somebody and they don't have any books – head for the door. The Internet is flooded (and awesomely so) with books, blogs, magazines and news. Digital media rocks fo... more

    MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2012

  • AUTHENTIC CONTENT MARKETING

    When I [am forced to] watch a traditional corporate marketing video, ion rays fly out of the screen and penetrate my soul stealing my dreams and replacing them with feelings of regret and shame, like when I reach that weird part of YouTube. I'll get right to it. One, we built the new website for About ... more

    NEW WEBSITE FOR ABOUT FACE MEDIA

  • FADE IN: MILWAUKEE FILM FEST!

    When I first moved to town, my main complaint was the lack of screenings and resources for cinephiles. It wasn't until I started dating the Education Director of the Milwaukee Film Fest that I found out we actually have one of the bigger annual film festivals in the country, right down the street. It opened yesterday with a huge party at Discovery world, an... more

    MKE FILM FEST 2012

  • OUR SIMPLEST PINTEREST SHARINGEST TOOL

    When confronted with a creative or technical problem I search for a solution.  If I can’t find one, I make one.  That's why I love being a developer. Who says we don't make anything anymore? The great thing about code is that you are working with the most fundamental of tools. Like a metal worker, I don’t do it all with hand tools.... more

    "EARL, ARE YOU ON PINTEREST YET? UM, YUP."