I’ve activated the new theme for my blog. I’m still working on it and tweaking it a little so you might notice things looking weird and/or not (fully) working from time to time. I also need to double check older content, deactivate old and unused plugins and remove stuff that’s not needed anymore. If there are any problems that persist after today let me know in a comment.
Work on the new design for my blog is progressing nicely. I think I have the major work done; now it’s mostly about fine tuning, testing in different browsers and devices, and making sure all the many years of old content looks decent in the new design. As things stand now, I’ll probably be putting the new design live during next week when most people are busy celebrating and pretending to be happy and traffic will be low. I’ll then be doing most of the fine tuning on the live blog; so if you see weird stuff happening you know I’m working on it.
When I first got the idea to develop QuantumGate back in 2006 I designed a logo for it that I could use in communications and in the software that I began working on at the time. The idea I had was that I wanted to show a couple of connected peers in the logomark, and the image that came to mind was what you can see on the right. There was no process behind it and no reasons for the proportions used. Read more ⟶
When I started working on the intro for my new website in late 2015 I knew I would eventually want some voice-over to go along with the titles appearing on screen. I had looked online for voice talent on websites like voices.com, and had found a few people that had the type of voice I was looking for. One of them — my first choice — was L. Harvey Gold. Read more ⟶
There’s a lot of thinking that went into the creation of the intro sequence that I have on the homepage of my new website. It’s based on years of my personal research into trying to find out more about life and about the reality that we live in, much of which you can read about in my post on the All Seeing Eye and the Cycle of Life. In this post I’ll go through the sequence and explain what you’re seeing. Read more ⟶
Yesterday I launched a brand new design for my main website at kareldonk.com. It was long overdue considering that the previous design was launched all the way back in May of 2011. Six years is a long time on the Internet, and the old design was technically just not up to today’s standards anymore. I began working on this new website design in early 2015 mostly in my spare time. Read more ⟶
Mind manipulation is deeply ingrained in our societies around the world as a result of thousands of years of deliberate effort and policy. It’s one of the essential ingredients in the current anti-social system of enslavement that we live in, where children are being exposed to mind manipulation (‘education’) starting at a very early age. Read more ⟶
Want to learn typography? The best book on the subject is “The Elements of Typographic Style” by Robert Bringhurst. This book is a masterpiece when it comes to the subject of typography and page design. Very often I come across people online who ask where they can learn about typography, and I see experienced designers being very mysterious about it, as if they’re hoarding and carefully guarding their knowledge. Read more ⟶
I came across a very good article written by Espen Brunborg titled “Is the Internet killing creativity?” Brunborg touches upon a number of interesting subjects, and I especially liked the following bit towards the end: But remember this: machines have no imagination. Robots work to a specific set of rules. They follow the recipe. They can’t create something that’s original and meaningful. They have no imagination. Read more ⟶