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Disney may have made a lot of crap lately (at least on TV), but Phineas and Ferb is the gem in all the dung. I was quite surprised that I found myself laughing again at a cartoon. At any rate here is a character from the show: Perry the Platypus! But that is not what this blog is going to be about. I am going to tell you why there was no blog post yesterday. I was at a conference thing, you see. It’s called Visuelt and had mostly international design companies and illustrators talk about their business. Interesting indeed. If you are a design spawnling destined for greatness, perhaps graphis.com might get you started. The fellow who runs that magazine/website had a talk at the conference and they had running contests, which never stops. Whenever one contest is over, a follow up immediately begins, so that you may always submit work regardless of what time of the year it is. Also, the guy loved to use photographers and illustrators, urging other design studios to take care of them and utilize them. Another speaker was the Felton-guy, a.k.a. one of the brains behind the Facebook-timeline. After hearing him talk, I completely understand why Facebook would like to know everything about you. The dude was the craziest statistics nerd I have ever seen. He kept records of his father’s wereabouts through old photo’s, receipts etc. He kept track of where he was every 90 minutes, with an app. This also included what he ate, what he was wearing, whether he was working or not, etc. That is what I can remember, but he kept on talking for 50 minutes about what statistics he kept and how he visualized them in the Felton Annual (I think it was.) All in all quite interesting event that was topped with some strange, but bland food from a new hip and trendy catering service.

Disney may have made a lot of crap lately (at least on TV), but Phineas and Ferb is the gem in all the dung. I was quite surprised that I found myself laughing again at a cartoon. At any rate here is a character from the show: Perry the Platypus!

But that is not what this blog is going to be about. I am going to tell you why there was no blog post yesterday. I was at a conference thing, you see. It’s called Visuelt and had mostly international design companies and illustrators talk about their business. Interesting indeed. If you are a design spawnling destined for greatness, perhaps graphis.com might get you started. The fellow who runs that magazine/website had a talk at the conference and they had running contests, which never stops. Whenever one contest is over, a follow up immediately begins, so that you may always submit work regardless of what time of the year it is. Also, the guy loved to use photographers and illustrators, urging other design studios to take care of them and utilize them.

Another speaker was the Felton-guy, a.k.a. one of the brains behind the Facebook-timeline. After hearing him talk, I completely understand why Facebook would like to know everything about you. The dude was the craziest statistics nerd I have ever seen. He kept records of his father’s wereabouts through old photo’s, receipts etc. He kept track of where he was every 90 minutes, with an app. This also included what he ate, what he was wearing, whether he was working or not, etc. That is what I can remember, but he kept on talking for 50 minutes about what statistics he kept and how he visualized them in the Felton Annual (I think it was.)

All in all quite interesting event that was topped with some strange, but bland food from a new hip and trendy catering service.