Another Minor Tweak in Self Service 9.51

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hi friends! More fun with Self Service branding ahoy!

With 9.5 I found there was another change made to the Self Service app, and that change was the logo that appears within the progress bar in the app.



Now rather than being two .png files, it's one .tiff. This actually makes it a bit easier to make the new image, seeing as you don't have to make it twice in different sizes.



The image file is actually pretty much the same, it's just one .tiff (84x84 pixels, 144 dpi). Long story short, the branding workflow just got a teeny bit shorter.

If you're heading to the JNUC in October and want to see how this entire workflow is put together, check out my "Branding Self Service for your Organization" session. Dates and times are still TBA for sessions, but I hope you'll join me if you'll be there.

Fantastic Arcade :: Top 5

Sunday, September 21, 2014



I was going to do a recap of Saturday and Sunday of Fantastic Arcade like I did for Friday but my view hasn't really changed much since I've been camped out in the Highball all weekend. So I thought instead I'd talk about my favorite games at this year's Fantastic Arcade, as I've had some time to play most of them since I've been here.

Here we go:

Fantastic Arcade 2014 :: Day 1

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hey! It's the greatest time of the year: Fantastic Fest! And quite possibly my favorite part of Fantastic Fest is the Fantastic Arcade, where game devs from all over and all walks of life show off their weird and wonderful gaming experiences. Fantastic Arcade features a bank of gaming cabinets, laptops loaded with lots of games to try out, a bunch of shiny PS4 kiosks loaded up with previews, demos, and polished arcade games, and Q&As with game devs.



The art on the cabinets this year is just incredible.

Fave Friday

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hot damn. September is the second best month of the year, because it leads up to October, the best month of the  year. Why? Halloween, of course. I am finding some super awesome Halloween-inspired things everywhere I go. My poor, poor wallet.


I already have a skull thing going on in my bathroom. This would be great for putting in necklaces or earrings or other small things that cats tend to knock off of surfaces.

This would make a great Halloween card!


Also this is exactly how I feel about this time of year and life in general in September and October.

This is another piece I'd love to have in my bathroom.


I think my only fear is that this looks pretty small, so I'm not sure what would really work inside. That would be a Charlie decision. He's a great interior decorater.

By the time this post actually goes up on my site, I will have probably already ordered this.


I've been trying to find red hand soap to use with my clear hand soap pump (is that creepy? don't care…) but a black skull would be even better.

I am 100% onboard to replant my succulents in these skull planters.



I have a blank spot on my wall that is pretty much perfect for this skull print.


It would be great for a Halloween mood table. Or a skull/anatomy-themed bathroom if you're a weirdo like me.

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Knit Love :: Frankenstein's Monster

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I just stumbled upon this great knitting project on Ravelry. Since my celebration of Halloween starts in early September and lasts through the Day of the Dead, now would be the perfect time to cast on for a cute project like this. Frankenstein's Monster:


Admittedly, the pictures from the original pattern page don't make the project look super duper appealing, but you can see how sometimes the end product of a knitting project can sometimes be even better than the original version.

I am particularly a fan of Ravelry user kittyvonditty's pink Frankenstein's Monster:


So cute! Especially with the little heart button.

You can head over to Ravelry to queue up this great pattern.

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