Saturday, February 28, 2009

Casual games are finding a resurgence in the app store. They may cost 99 cents each, but if a million people buy them,that's a good million smackers. Why iphone games are cheaper than the same ones on pc is a mystery to me, though.

Friday, February 27, 2009

One of the five threads you'll find on etsy is someone copying and pasting some crappy email forward into the forums. My advice is just say no. Email forwards are the bane of the internet, causing more family to be blocked, office flamewars and passive aggressive sending of links than any other form of communication.

They tend to be trite, full of misinformation and untruths, and worse- boring. So if you want stupidity to be associated with your name on the internet- write your own.
People argue about whether we're allowed to post our treasury screenshots on flickr.
Inside the Digital Television Transition.

Also, I played with tumblr.

Also, if you develop games, you can submit them to big fish games.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I used soap's white tea and yuzu soap scrub. The sugar is vegan, so it does not have the pure white color you'd expect.

The texture was nice and scrubby, and now my skin is really moisturized. The scent stays but is not so strong that you can't go into a room without giving someone an asthma attack.
in a pile

I hate the word 'bling'. In fact, I hate any appropriated two or three or five year old hip hop slang. In the mouths of the people who originated the terms, it is terrible and degrading society. In the mouths of old suburbanites, it is cute and cheeky. I don't like folks ripping off a culture, if they are the ones who were complaining about it in the first place.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

sunny ring

Pepsi plans to make soda with real sugar in it. They are probably trying to cash in on the OMG, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS THE DEVIL crowd. This is similar to 7 up making a fuss about how it is 'natural' as if that makes soda pop healthy for you. It doesn't. Really, folks.
People at work. I love seeing photos of workspaces, although mine is too embarrassing to shoot.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

yet more lampwork earrings

I'm packing up my 100th order on etsy! The lucky buyer will get some goodies! Wooot!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

lucky 1000th customer

I got a lucky 1000th customer pack from girlscantell. If I were more popular, I'd do something like a lucky bag- for an hour, get a pack of random items. Maybe in the future. I wonder if my 100th customer should get something special?

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm a star

Here's a tip for bloggers. Your blog does NOT have to be about you or your daily life. I usually don't blog much about myself because I do not like to be known. I want to blog about what interests me, which is usually gossiping about other people, or my travails in crafting.

My problem lately is that I buy too many supplies, as I've gotten into a new craft. That's technically about me, but I don't tell everyone about every single thing I do- like the fact that I spend a lot of time playing video games, and the fact that I'm surprised that I had the attention span to watch last week's Dollhouse.

So let it flow. Write about what interests you. It's probably not you.
I recently learned that my company's namesake the cassowary is awesome. Placing #1 on birds that can beat the crap out of you list, and being named the world's most dangerous bird. Females are more colorful than males. A cassowary is much larger than me usually, ranging from 5 feet to 6 feet, and over 130 pounds.

Cassowaries are cruise control for awesome.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Featured in Such Cool Stuff.

I hope I can have the stamina to take some photos today.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

[so not my photo]

The sculptor and bookmaven of Rainy Day Paperbacks is fighting back against the CPSIA using the activist approach of photos and easily used internet macros. Let's support her in her fight.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I was featured on the bookmark collector blog. I'm overjoyed, as I also love bookmarks.

I even have bookmarks I dream of having. For example, I'd love to own this bookmark.. Actually, I think I will buy that bookmark. I might as well spread the love I was given,etc.
more bookmarkery

While everyone else is celebrating sexual love [or romantic love for you older people] over all other forms of love, helping break down the social links between people as we focus only on our own households, I'm going to talk about how we can build up our communities.

Check on senior citizens during severe weather, severe hot and cold spells, and volunteer at your senior center-

You can save lives by checking on senior citizens.

Organize in your community-

You see an injustice? Get out of bed and organize.

Spend time with your friends-

That girl that has no life but her boyfriend is really annoying. Have you been neglecting your friendships? Reconnect.

Realize that one person can't be your everything-

Your relationship can fall apart under the strain of the idea that one person must serve for all emotional needs. Don't do that to it. It's probably a fine relationship.

There's probably more, but remember- just because you're not humping someone doesn't mean it's not love. Friendships can be deeper and more profound than sexual relationships.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

[so not my pic!]

I love these oreo cookie soaps! Folks complain about folks who use bad language on forums, but dirty ass soaps is a funny business name, and most people who use the internet understand that there are sometimes bad words...on the internet.
It's time for let's spread rumors about artfire on the etsy forums.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heh, that's the best twitter meltdown ever. Of course, this website is loading slowly, because it's been slashdotted by twitter. I need a word for websites that are slammed by twitter traffic. any help?
gecko journal

Today is really windy, so I took some pictures of items in a sunny window. My new found love for stamps is draining my wallet. I hope that thump there wasn't a garbage can flying by.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I need to take more pictures. I'm branching out in crafts, so my prototypes are being sold in my supply shop, as I'm stretching my talents. I have two of the new glass pendant design done fairly well, but I need to glue the bails onto them. I have two of my secret project done, one prototype that will be sold as a second, and one that is good enough to really sell.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Another etsy thread godwinned.
bracelets to cut apart for beads

I did a major update of my supply shop. I always have some bibs and bobs I need to list. I included some prototypes for a new product line, so I guess you have a sneak peek there.
imagine a gecko

Hey, I found a tea review blog! I am awesome! I'm pretty nervous about my project tomorrow. I have to wake up early and not mess up. Of course, it'll be rainy, so I have to take that into account too. I wonder if I should take pictures of my paper crafts outside, but I worry that they will be blown away...

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

red hot lips

I've started a new product line. Bookmarks! So keep your eyes peeled for more of them.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Etsy grows an announcements forum. I had fun dropping in at the JET trunk show, but I went out to shop for craft supplies, so I didn't see the whole thing. I took some pictures of my new items today, and may or may not get them up before 9 o clock.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I'm in two treasuries:

dots treasury

Go Polka Dots!

lime treasury

Go limey! is expanding into another market during this downturn. It's the casual games market. Gaming is a recession resistant market and casual games appeal to a wide range of gamers, so I applaud them. I'll probably still stay with big fish games, but I will of course take advantage of their free game downloads.[available until the 10th]

The downloading is not notably more difficult or buggier than bigfish. The market is crowded, but I think amazon can stand out.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hey, I didn't know I was in this treasury Awesome! Props to Hyena!
The forums are exploding apparently, because ShadesJewelry got a love bomb from etsy. Ooo, I want one tooooo! Me! me! *is the person never invited to the party*

The original thread.
Obama shirts in NYC

An ode to the urban entrepreneur. Hail to the urban entrepreneur. Folks hawking t shirts, hair braiding, even plates of home cooked food in our dense cities. Known often as a 'hustle' these side jobs are a whole underground economy of their own. They also have a long history. For example, in 1920s Harlem, there was the 'rent party' which shows the creativity of people working against systemic racism. This tradition lives on as a way to make up for the wage gaps in place. Every head of hair done on the side helps pay the car note, the rent, the heat. Work at home businesses have become popular, as craftspeople use their skills and talents to make a little extra cash.
On etsy, some lady is scared by someone's e-lawyer.

Now, here is how the internet works. Some people think by pretending they have lawyers and a legal leg to stand on when they have none that they can scare people off. Of course, this is a waste of time, as most folks are going to say [offensive term here] please! and ignore them, because really, in this season, people who work with silver *will* make heart shaped earrings. It's just a fact of life.
Etsy tries to fix our google analytics. I'm blogging tons today. I am supposed to be doing other things.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Timothy Adams get some concrit on etsy.

You know, I don't follow many people on twitter, just because I can't follow more than a certain number of people without losing the chatting piece. Of course, I don't really do much advertising on facebook, because all these people from real life want to be my friends on facebook.

Yay! I'm in a treasury!
my cousin's shoes

Soapdeli misses the point. Yes, my process is different. It's different because I have different influences, different culture, different ways of being. When I go to my home church, our celebrations are of Kwanzaa, of black history month. When I talk to other blacks here, our experiences are common ground. We blacks here in Memphis have our own distinct culture, our own distinct way of speaking, our own distinct way of doing things. And our culture was not born with the birth of hip hop. It is old.

From our black insurance companies and banks to the legend of Tom Lee, who the park near the river is named after because he is said to have saved thirty white people, to the story of the black millionare who rebuilt Memphis after the yellow fever epidemic, we have history, we have roots.

And we have a different literature as well. I know bell hooks, I know Eric Jerome Dickey, the children in mom's class are reading Zane, although they aren't supposed to. We watch Tyler Perry on TV, and enjoy the Neely's.

We can draw from our old traditions as well as the new. And because of the depth of experience we have, we can infuse that into our works.

Also, hey, enjoy the works of the etsy artists of color. We are awesome. Awesome *because* of our roots, and because of our culture.
Memphians knit warm caps for the needy.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

more pink skulls

Etsy recycle closes mysteriously. I got a this group is closing message, but not much explanation.

I spent today taking pictures, it was windy, but no causalities, and I did some listing. I guess I should work on my secret project for a few hours.

Wry and Ginger's Suck It Up Cupcake Lessons.