Tonight at Princeton Public Library: Design for Non-Designers

A waveform of me saying the word 'open' by lemasney.

Tonight, at 7 pm at Princeton Public Library, I’ll be introducing self-designated non-designers about the basics of graphic design for non-designers. It’s free to the public, no registration necessary, in the technology center. In the talk, I introduce the key ideas of graphic design to those who may never have had the discussion before: Fonts …

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A Symphonic way to bring people together, sustainably.

Symphonic logo by lemasney

What is Symphonic? I had a lot of fun designing this visual brand for Symphonic, an ideological company I’m thinking about that focuses on ways to bring people together. One of the themes that they might use to bring people together ideologically is through sustainability, another through making, another through understanding technology, and so on. I have …

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Where is technology going next?

Helen Keller quote by lemasney

In this article, John LeMasney ponders the answer to where is technology going next, focusing on the ideas of immersion, connectedness, and transportation.

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Tonight at PPL: Google Drive

cloud by lemasney

View image | gettyimages.com There’s a free and open to the public class tonight (4/15/2015) at Princeton Public Library at 7 pm on Google Drive. I’m excited for the session because in many of the conversations that I have with clients about how they manage documents and archives, I usually end up discussing Google Drive …

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Why do I post so much about nutrition?

bread by lemasney

I have learned a lot in my journey towards health. I know when and exactly how I am mis-eating, which I did not know before. I knew when I was eating badly, I knew when I was eating cleanly, but I did not know, numerically, to what degree either had as an effect on my fitness. I know now.

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Tonight at PMUG: On Evernote

Elephant by lemasney (Evernote)

Tonight at Princeton Theological Seminary, I’ll be joining the members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG) to discuss the various benefits of Evernote. http://pmug-nj.org/ Come and learn about how Evernote can help you to Take typed notes – You can use Evernote as a simple note taking application, and many people do only that. Take …

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My muesli recipe

Muesli recipe by lemasney

What is muesli, exactly? In case you’re wondering, Muesli is a rather de-sugared, de-oiled, de-processed form of what we know as granola. Instead of using sugar and oil to combine ingredients into a clump, we use muesli as a kind of flexible additive condiment, snack, or texturizer. As a result, it is a versatile and …

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Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable manchurian

While I was in Chicago, I had the opportunity to try a Hunan fusion place for lunch one day. I love spicy, and enjoy vegetarian dishes, but often only find the combination in Indian cuisine. I deeply heart Indian food for this and many other reasons. See also Roti. In the menu was the golden …

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Things I miss from home when I’m traveling.

Airplane made out of text by lemasney

I’ve been traveling a lot lately. I have been traveling, and just came home, and walked in, and it’s joyous. I decided to make a record of how I feel and why I feel that way. It’s important to note that I enjoyed my trips away, and it’s also important to note that I was …

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How I began to lose over 100 pounds, and change my nutritional lifestyle

John LeMasney before picture

I spent most of my life obese. Since I lost over 100 pounds in the second half of the 2000s, I have been able to maintain it fairly well, very easily, and without any monetary cost. It all started for me with a free book: “The Hacker’s Diet, notwithstanding its silly subtitle, is a serious …

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Editing order, publishing dates and sticky posts in WordPress

Editing order, publishing dates and sticky posts in WordPress

A client asked me recently how to affect the ways that posts show chronologically in WordPress. By default, WordPress shows the latest publish post first, the next most recent post next, and so on. This is affected mostly by the date at the time the post was published is set to the date of the …

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Self portrait in Inkscape by LeMasney

John LeMasney

Self portrait made in Inkscape using the bitmap trace tool, with two renders, and a dark cool palette. I would love to help you with your technology, teaching, training, and design needs. You can call me at 609 553 9498 or email me at john@lemasney.com. Check out my presentation portfolio. Check out my graphic design portfolio. …

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