Gathering Dust and Priorities

Sal "Bolts" with a broom and dust panToday, we clean.

This blog has been on an unexpected hiatus for the past few months, 3 to be exact since the last post.

In that time, the dust bunnies have been getting into plenty of trouble elsewhere on the internet. They’ve taken a real liking to social media, as you can now find them on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr too. With all their activities elsewhere online, I’ve neglected this blog = “been working hard at developing the characters and fleshing out stories for them.”

With everything in life, there seems to not be enough time to do everything you want. Rightly so, you have to choose where to spend your time. I have chosen to use my time the past few months to dedicate the free time I have available to the comics of the dust bunnies.

I hope to be more dedicated to this blog in the future, but as for the present time, it seems that the comic strip is of a higher precedence than the blog. Words are great, but for the dust bunnies, pictures connect better with people than the mere words of this blog, so the pictures will continue.

What have you neglected recently and what other thing received the newly freed time?

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Lain Lee 3 Design’s New Storefront

Since it’s been awhile since I had a chance to write a new post, I figured I’d use this space to spotlight a good friend and fellow designer, Lain Lee 3, who has just released his new Summer 2012 line of clothing.

Check out some of my favorites of his designs and go buy a shirt or III. You can find him online at his website: lainlee3design.com, on Twitter, and Facebook.

Amazing

Doodle Power

Mr. Doodle

Golden State of Mind

In the words of Lain Lee 3 himself, “Rock it hard, rock it fresh! Tell your friends!

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Your Attention Please

Rock falling on Frankie the ForceThe past month has been chaotic in mostly good ways. This has pushed my article writing on this blog out the window, temporarily.

I’ve not been updating this blog because frankly I haven’t had time, so to the 3 consistent readers out there, I apologize. I don’t know when the next branding related blog article will be posted, but in the mean time, you should read (and share) some Dust Bunny Mafia Comics over at http://comics.DustBunnyMafia.com. A new comic is added there every Friday.

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Azusa Pacific University

Last week I was able to venture around my old college again and shoot photos for a few hours, here are some of the best shots. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

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QR Codes and 21st Century

Yesterday afternoon, this email landed in my inbox:

Email from 21st Century Auto Insurance with an embedded QR CodeLike most auto-generated emails, I quickly skimmed it and was just about to move on when I noticed a QR Code embedded into the email. This caught me off guard. The first thought that went through my head was, “It’s great to see another company using newer technology,” which then quickly went to, “…but they have no clue what they are doing.” Why? What’s wrong with having a QR Code there, you may ask?

The problem with the QR code in this situation is that it’s embedded into an email, which people will either read on their computer or on a mobile device (tablet or cell phone). The irony is that the three main phones that have the capability to scan QR Codes are equipped with the technology to receive the email which the code is embedded. So I started wondering, how are you going to scan a QR Code in an email if you are reading it on a mobile phone? The other alternative option for scanning the code is to hold your phone up to the computer to scan a code, which requires more effort than is necessary and therefore was a good concept in theory, but not in implementation.

This is why it is important to have 1) solid testing, and 2) a firm understanding of the technology you are using in your marketing solutions.

Have you had any experiences like this? If so, what happened?

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