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Jeff’s Weekly Review 6-30 to 7-3

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Round 4 of my weekly review. Here’s what I got done in the short, 4-day workweek last week. I didn’t get around to posting this last week because of the holiday (Independence Day for readers outside the US).

  • Launched the new GoMediaZine theme. Which you are looking at. This took up about 75% of my week, so expect a short list after this.
  • Initiated a new tutorial/vector pack that will feature some cool 8-bit characters. Adam Law will be working on that.
  • Got the first draft of the new Arsenal 2.0 back from the programmers. Some bugs, yes. Some layout issues, yes. But I’m going to give my critique this week and we’ll move along with that.
  • Sent final animations for the new tattoo show airing on A&E this fall. I still don’t think I can show anyone yet.
  • Had some nice RAM failure (or something like it). While working, my PC shut off and showed me a nice blue screen with some simple text – “your system has been halted…” My PC would no longer boot. Just a series of long beeps. So I removed RAM from my motherboard until my computer was able to boot. So now instead of 4GB RAM I have 2GB. Time to call Dell. This is the 2nd time it happened.
  • Finished some typography for the band the Human Abstract. I still need to finish the rest of the shirt and another whole design this week for them. I should have more time for that this week.
  • Did some revisions on my Harley Davidson shirts from last week.
  • I was supposed to get an oil change and visit my optomotrist, both of which I forgot. To do this week now.
  • Found one of Bill’s Mastodon tees for sale at Hot Topic. That was cool.
  • Mastodon shirt, designed by Bill Beachy, is available at Hot Topic

    Mastodon shirt, designed by Bill Beachy, is available at Hot Topic

    So yeah, last week was crazy with the launch of the new design of this theme. With the launch, there came a bunch of bugs, but nothing major. I believe it’s mostly worked out right now. It was stressful because I had to sort of push aside other projects in my queue to finish it. But now that it’s done, I’ll be back on them.

    About the Author, Jeff Finley

    I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • AndrU

    I love your Weekly Review, nice work!, nice week!

  • AndrU

    I love your Weekly Review, nice work!, nice week!

  • Adam

    Damn that Dell!

    Thats why you should get a mac!

  • Adam

    Damn that Dell!

    Thats why you should get a mac!

  • Adam

    Oh, and dudes, how do you get the nice even boarder around all the images? like the even sized stroke? if you get my drift…..

    do you have to use custom fields or what not?

    Cheers :D

  • Adam

    Oh, and dudes, how do you get the nice even boarder around all the images? like the even sized stroke? if you get my drift…..

    do you have to use custom fields or what not?

    Cheers :D

  • Kaet

    It’s always fun to find your or your friend’s things in print. The new layout looks awesome, & I hope you can figure out why your comp keeps wiggin out on you/ get it fixed. cheers.

  • Kaet

    It’s always fun to find your or your friend’s things in print. The new layout looks awesome, & I hope you can figure out why your comp keeps wiggin out on you/ get it fixed. cheers.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    Adam,

    Not sure what you mean? It’s just some CSS that applies to all images in a post.

    Jeff

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    Adam,

    Not sure what you mean? It’s just some CSS that applies to all images in a post.

    Jeff

  • MarcusFromPhilly

    Jeff you are a walking phenomenon…wish we had video of you going thru your weekly grind. Thanx for sharing.

  • MarcusFromPhilly

    Jeff you are a walking phenomenon…wish we had video of you going thru your weekly grind. Thanx for sharing.

  • http://www.carlosmosqueda.com Carlos

    Use a Mac man. No “Blue Screen of Death” and wasted money on constantly needed updated virus software. Tossed my PC out 6 years ago. Not a problem what-so-ever with the Macs. Either way stuff is really good. Keep it up.

    Also, You should do a tutorial on Wordpress and how the whole process works. Some people have no clue how to even get started. Or custom the themse and such. There is a ton of CSS in the pre-loaded in the provided themes, but it is hell trying to go through and figure out where all the mark up is and what section is where.

    The Drupal series was amazing and I am still just getting to learning that program. Wordpress is more widely used and know a lot of people would like a cohesive tutorial on that too.

    Thanks man.

  • http://www.carlosmosqueda.com Carlos

    Use a Mac man. No “Blue Screen of Death” and wasted money on constantly needed updated virus software. Tossed my PC out 6 years ago. Not a problem what-so-ever with the Macs. Either way stuff is really good. Keep it up.

    Also, You should do a tutorial on Wordpress and how the whole process works. Some people have no clue how to even get started. Or custom the themse and such. There is a ton of CSS in the pre-loaded in the provided themes, but it is hell trying to go through and figure out where all the mark up is and what section is where.

    The Drupal series was amazing and I am still just getting to learning that program. Wordpress is more widely used and know a lot of people would like a cohesive tutorial on that too.

    Thanks man.

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    I saw that shirt in Hot Topic last week while looking for one of my own designs! I love seeing designs of people I know in stores.

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    I saw that shirt in Hot Topic last week while looking for one of my own designs! I love seeing designs of people I know in stores.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Carlos,

    Yeah eventually I’ll move to a MAC. The wordpress tutorial sounds like a great idea, BUT, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert and there are already tutorials out there that do it better than I do. Know what I mean? Just google “wordpress theme from scratch”

    Jeff

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Carlos,

    Yeah eventually I’ll move to a MAC. The wordpress tutorial sounds like a great idea, BUT, I wouldn’t consider myself an expert and there are already tutorials out there that do it better than I do. Know what I mean? Just google “wordpress theme from scratch”

    Jeff

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Law

    Cool

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Law

    Cool

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  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle

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    dizi izle

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