David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of the #18 Amazon best-seller, Design for Hackers

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Chicken/Duck Hybrid? Muscovy Duck!

May 27, 2005

On a recent photo shoot, I encountered this strange creature:

muscovy duck

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Photos From my Milwaukee Trip

May 22, 2005

Here’s a sampling of my photos from my recent trip to Milwaukee to see my friend get married – best wishes Tundé and Keira Fajemisin.

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Chicago Trip Photos: Millenium Park, Jay Ryan Posters

November 07, 2004

I made a last-minute trip to Chicago this weekend.

In Millenium Park, I saw the Crown Fountain

The Crown Fountain: Millennium Park

Which displays images via LEDs

Crown Fountain Detail: LEDs

Stood underneath the Cloud Gate sculpture

Cloud Gate Sculpture: Millennium Park

And saw an exhibit of Jay Ryan Concert Posters at Columbia College

Jay Ryan Posters Exhibit at Columbia College

Carpet Tile Sample Area Rug

October 19, 2004

I’ve found a great new use for the old carpet tile samples my Architecture firm gets. I taped together some matching samples to make a rug for my pad.

carpet tile sample rug

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Finally, An Ergonomic Desk for Dual Monitors, a Wacom Tablet and a Keyboard!

September 26, 2004

For years, my home computer setup has been in need of an ergonomic overhaul. Not able to find any computer workstations that adequately accommodated my non-traditional setup, I have been using an art table for my computer. To say that it has made computer use undesirable would be an understatement.

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This is Pretty Much the Coolest Tree Ever

August 01, 2004

My Minolta Dimage Xt

June 26, 2004

Most of the pictures you see on this site will have been taken with my Minolta Dimage Xt (its no longer available new on Amazon, but the Minolta Dimage Xg is, and I struggle to see any difference).

I did a great deal of research to find this camera, because I was sick of seeing photo-ops like I was able to capture in CAUTION: Inverted Chairs and not having a camera handy, or going to social gatherings where having a bulky camera was too inconvenient to hassle with. The camera is smaller than my wallet, lightweight, has a flash, zooms up to 3X and with a 256 MB SecureDigital Card, I can take up to 12 minutes of video, with sound, at 320×240 (VHS quality), at 15 frames per second (not VHS quality).

I used this camera to film my ski videos (featuring the music of Criteria), which I edited with iMovie, created the graphic animation with Flash.

The camera is not free of problems, however. Its battery tends to die very rapidly in the cold of skiing conditions, I once had to send it back to the factory for repair (under warranty) because the sliding door that covers the lens wouldn’t operate, and the optics, understandably given the camera’s small size, are not stellar. I also had an issue on a ski trip during which every evening I would replay the day’s movies on the hotel’s television set. After all of that replaying, stopping, rewinding, and slow-mo-ing, some of the quicktime movies became irrevocably corrupted. I now try to avoid replaying my precious videos off of the camera.

CAUTION: Inverted Chairs

June 26, 2004

I saw this odd scene on my way into the UNO Library today. Browsing through the design book section there, I happened to run into Design of Warning Labels and Instructions. If I get around to reading it, I’ll be sure to tell you about it.

The Red Balloon

June 05, 2004

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