Deb Clarke gave me the “Heads” up on this Info. So I knew it must’ve had something to do with Art.
Is it Art? Is It Intelligent Design? What do You think?
This Just in from designer-daily.com;
“Sometimes your mind wanders in the most unusual places. It happened to me the other day as I was releasing the few extra beers I drank, and found myself concentrating on that little fly in the urinal. Then I thought about how that little insect made life a little better for the cleaning people who probably have less to clean, and for the customers of the place who have had a little more fun while in the restrooms (yes it doesn’t take much for a drunk guy to have fun).
So if you think about it, this simple drawing of a fly improved everybody’s life a little. But how?
- By staying simple.
A common advice for webdesigners is: “Don’t make the user think”. In our particular case, the urinal user doesn’t think and just follows his instinct: he pisses on that damn annoying fly that’s teasing him.
- By understanding the user’s needs.
In the urinating situation, all the user needs is a little guidance to focus on keeping the place clean, without even thinking about it. If the user instinctively knows what to do, your design is good.
- By making a clever use of white space.
Less is more, every designer knows this sentence I guess. If you designed this, many clients would probably have asked you to make the fly bigger or add more flies, which would in both cases be totally useless.”
- From Designer-Daily
Here I adjusted the amount of black and white saturation. Full size pic here
The Open Door Pantry Benefit
Join the Good Time Team from North Shore 104.9 and The Open Door Food Pantry on Thursday, February 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to decorate a bowl for the annual Empty Bowl Dinner.
The decorating evening will be held at 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester. Bring your creativity and a friend. Children welcome. Decorating is free, but reservations are required. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-283-6776.
Visit our web site for more information. www.foodpantry.org
Thanks to Jo-Ann Castano for the Info! http://www.artsgloucester.com/
Taken while scuba diving at Folly Cove off Easy Diver charter boat. Sent to the Good Morning Gloucester Flickr Group by Easy Diver Chris
Not all pilings serve the same purpose. Shown below is sheet piling. They are driven into the shore vertically to create bulkheads.
Marine Construction-Sheet Pilings On the Essex Causeway, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
The neat thing about sheet pilings to me is the way they interlock at the top during the pile driving process. In this photo you can see how they interconnect-
The men operating the cranes lift one section of sheet piling way up in the air so they can line up the two pieces that will be lined up next to each other and guide the one piece that is supported by the crane so the slot lines up with the one that is already driven into place. This is a pretty dangerous job as they can weigh several tons each. Keeping fingers clear is obviously very important (well said Captain obvious).
Interconnected Sheet Pilings
Once the crane operator has the two pieces of sheet pilings lined up they drive them down into the sediment along the shore until they hit resistance. They have hydraulic hammers which vibrate the sheetpilings down so that the fill which is placed behind the newly created bulkhead will not seep out from underneath.