Design


Nature and bricks and sunlight square by lemasney
I will likely write about my new path once a week or once a month. I'll share photos when appropriate, I think my work will change, but I still love to help people and teach. When people heard about my new adventure, they told me to capture and journal the adventure. This writing is for them as well as for me. Thanks to all of my friends for understanding and trusting that I have not lost my mind, I just let go of my stuff.

On universal human kindness cc-by lemasney


What I love about Google Calendar thumbnail and title
Number two of fifty-two is on one of my essential tools for productivity, time management, customer relationship management, task and to-do, and scheduling, Google Calendar! This was prompted by a conversation I was having with Ben Bakelaar and Peter Bromberg on Facebook about what I use for productivity and time management, and I said Google Calendar. When I got some feedback that their experience was less than stellar, I decided to share a screenshot of my GCal

What I love about Google Calendar: Productivity abundance cc-by lemasney


LeMasney Consulting Logo 2015
Are you happy with your online presence? If you've worked with me, you know how much I love helping businesses get started. You need a few things for the digital side, and a few things on the real-life side. I have helped thousands of people with technology, and a lot of them are pleased. Take a look at the Testimonials page for more on what people are saying. Then consider our Small Business Starter Package!

Branding Starter Package: What if it was easy?



What I love about inkscape thumbnail and title
Learn how to design your own original waveform tattoo with Inkscape, Audacity, and Linux! In this, the first of 52 planned videos for 2016, John LeMasney starts off the "What I love about..." series with a true love of his: Inkscape, the open source vector illustration application

What I love about Inkscape cc-by lemasney (1/52)


Sweetgum Seed lamp (detail), steel, glass, and LEDs, Robert Kuster and John LeMasney, 2015
I'm still very excited about the Photo Essay about Jedediah Higgins House though I'd love more people to see it. Have you checked it out yet? I've also been thinking alot about the social networking problem of chaos versus order, and how hashtags are a really great, open solution that many people are still confused about. Hashtags are an idea, simply, that collect other ideas. When I precede a word with a hash (#) it indicates that I am using it as a collector, group, or thread that leads to other content about that topic, because others have used that hashtag as well. I love WordPress in part because of how well it uses tags and categories as well as other metadata to prompt you to create a taxonomy (or folksonomy) of your content.

What’s going on in early October at LeMasney Consulting?




The Story of the 2015 Princeton Parklet Maple Seeds
The story of the maple seed hanging sculptures that are a part of the 2015 Princeton Parklet is a very interesting one, and I thought I'd share it as a way of thanking everyone involved in their creation. But first, some definitions.

The Story of the Maple Seeds at the 2015 Princeton ...


belief is nothing but - david hume cc-by lemasney
“Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.” ~David Hume. I decided to use Inkscape to illustrate this quote with some of my Instagram-based photos of a recent collaborative sculpture project I helped […]

Belief is nothing but – David Hume cc-by lemasney


When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything. cc-by lemasney 1
Hacking is the art of understanding something in a complete way, mastering it, for the sake of changing it to meet a need. Usually the result of hacking is innovations not introduced or intended in the original designs. Open source systems promote and benefit from hacking. Proprietary or closed systems make it harder to do that. Information, knowledge and recipes should be free, as in freedom.

My philosophy regarding the benefits of hacking