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The Pub / Re: Formula 1
« on: May 19, 2011, 12:58:31 PM »
I wish speed would replay the race in the day time. I have to get up really early to watch most of the races.

check out the BBCs website, they have an online streaming video site, there of course other means of getting the race videos...

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The Pub / Re: Formula 1
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:55:47 AM »
Not to derail my own thread but, speaking of drag racing check this out:

a 9 sec electric vw beetle

so awesome

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The Pub / Formula 1
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:22:26 AM »
Any F1 fans here?

I was a big fan when I was kid, and have gotten back into it over the past few years. This year has been the most exciting that I can remember with the new tire compounds, KERS and DRS.

Its such a shame the coverage in the US is such complete s***. But thanks to the internet, watching the BBC's F1 coverage makes me so jealous of people living in Europe, its absolutely the best sports coverage in the world. Martin Brundle, David Coulthard, the hilarious Eddie Jordan, Jake Humphrey, Crofty, Anthony Davidson, the list of excellent personalities seems to go on forever.

Everything about the BBC's show is great, and the banter and jabbing that goes on between the announcers is hilarious. Its so enjoyable that I watch everything from friday practice to the race on sunday.

I mostly cheer for Ferrari (Massa/Alonso), Team Lotus, McLaren and any team that Rubens Barrichello is a part of (he did beat the Stig afterall).

 I know there aren't alot of F1 fans in the US but I love it. Anyone else?

Tony

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Pimp My System / Re: My HERMS Cart
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:18:30 PM »
very cool, love the diamond plate!

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The Pub / Re: i love cartoons!!
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:11:30 PM »
Some of the other ones i remember from being a kid of the 80s:

Tranzor Z
Voltron
Speed Racer
Macross
Hong Kong Fooey
Magilla Gorilla
Catch the Pigeon (Dick Dastardly and Mutley)
Grape Ape
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse
Captain Caveman
Danger Mouse
Josie and the Pussycats
Pink Panther
Silverhawks
Thundarr the barbarian


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Electric stove-top: how far can you go?
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:59:21 PM »
I did a few full boil 5gal batches on an old electric stove, it took over an hour to get the water to boil initially and had to have it full blast to keep it at a roll but it did work. I'd hate to see how much electricity i actually used.

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The Pub / Re: Brewery Logo Design
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:21:23 PM »
Love it but . . .

I think it may lack some practicality.  The Old English looks great but will transfer poorly into smaller fonts.  Parts of the logo are outside the bounds of the graphic.  This make printing onto a tap handle more difficult, and making a mold for a specialty tap handle a pita.

Love the work
Great Potential

I think the word you're looking for is Blackletter, but the typeface doesn't really fit into that category either its more of a Monogram, but I understand your concerns at smaller sizes which is why if you notice, the inside of the glyphs are highly contrasted with lighter colors surrounded by darker/starker colors of the outline and solid drop shadow. This limits eye motion and centers attention to the solid inner detail  which actually makes it even MORE legible at smaller sizes as the edges will "disappear" as they get smaller with the added benefit of making the lighter colors stand out. Try to say that without taking a breathe!

As for the breakouts, its a design decision that focuses attention and guides the eye to specific places in the order you wish them to be seen, if that makes sense. Try this: Close your eyes and then open them really fast, whats the first thing you see on the logo? Whats the second? In my experience the eye is drawn initially to the large typeface not only because of its size and color scheme but because of how it breaks the boundary of the overall shape. Secondly my eyes go to the gun, another breakout.

If you look at the shape of the placard in the background and extend that out a half of an inch all the way around, that would be a good simple shape for the tap handle. Atleast that's what i had in mind when I first thought of it. Of course, you could go nuts with it and make the tap handle in the shape of the gun itself, but man that would be a ton of cash!

Thanks for the critique, without constructive feedback designers wouldn't learn and never get any better.

Cheers!
Tony

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Events / Re: Would It Be Considered Cheating?
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:47:24 AM »
nice video and kudos to the editor for using Helvetica instead of Arial.

As a graphic designer I think you'll appreciate this:
https://twitter.com/#!/prepresshulk

haha awesome!

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The Pub / Re: i love cartoons!!
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:57:14 AM »
Everyone should do themselves the favor of watching Archer, its got to be one of the top 3 funniest shows on tv right now. H Jon Benjamin also does the voice of Bob from Bob's Burgers, another show that's growing on me.

Speaking about "new" cartoons, I still think spongebob is one of the most original and funny compared to the rest of the crap on today. it totally reminds me of stuff like hanna barbera and looney tunes.

I dunno, maybe its just me getting old but stuff like inuyasha, naruto and pokemon just don't hold a candle to some of the older anime stuff like Battle of the Planets, Starblazers, etc

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The Pub / Re: Brewery Logo Design
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:21:53 AM »
Thanks for all of the positive feedback, I appreciate it!

Tony

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Events / Re: Would It Be Considered Cheating?
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:54:09 AM »
nice video and kudos to the editor for using Helvetica instead of Arial.

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I thought this might be of interest:

The talking points are up and the action alert has been made.

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild is asking New Jersey beer enthusiasts to reach out to their representatives in Trenton to support Senate bill 2870 and Assembly bill A3969.

The companion legislation would bring the rules under which the state's craft breweries operate more in line with marketplace conditions in the mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere nationally.


But back to the commercial brewing legislation.

Here's what the guild says is the aim of S2870 and A3969, which were referred to law and public safety committees in their respective chambers:

Remove the arbitrary cap (2 brew pubs) on the amount of brewpubs a company can open in the state. (Taking away this cap means brewpub businesses wishing to expand and create jobs in the state could without any unnecessary restrictions.)

Allow small breweries to sell beer directly to consumers from their brewery locations. (New Jersey wineries already have this privilege. Additionally, this element mirrors A3520, which was introduced back in November.)

Allow small brewers to sell their product at 10 locations across the state directly to consumers. (New Jersey wineries have this privilege already, bringing their product directly to consumers without any harmful impact on other wine or alcohol interests. Think BYOB restaurants with this one.)

Allow small breweries and brewpubs to offer samples to consumers both at their brewery or offsite at such things as charity events and festivals.

Allow brewpubs to sell their beer at other bars and restaurants that they own but do not brew beer onsite, yet have a retail consumption license.

Allow brewpubs to sell their beer off-premise in the same manner as small breweries through the wholesale distribution chain. (This would allow consumers to buy their favorite brewpub beer at other locations in the state.)

Increase the amount of craft beer both New Jersey’s small breweries and brewpubs could produce annually.

The current regulations were enacted in the early 1990s, a time when craft brewing in New Jersey seemed faddish, more likely to remain a niche interest and not grow into a part of the state's manufacturing base.



I only copied the most interesting bits, the entire article can be found here:

http://beerstainedletter.blogspot.com/2011/05/guild-puts-out-action-alert-for-brewery.html

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The Pub / Re: i love cartoons!!
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:05:47 AM »
love it all, i think i have 50GB of looney tunes on my media server

Torrent link pls?

I believe he means on the household intranet. Linux based media server?

Yes, internal media server (mac mini). I received the Looney Toons Golden Collection DVDs as a gift and ripped them all to the server for easy access. best. gift. ever.

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The Pub / Re: i love cartoons!!
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:09:52 PM »
love it all, i think i have 50GB of looney tunes on my media server

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The Pub / Re: How long has it been?
« on: May 17, 2011, 07:33:26 PM »
The short version:

Used to brew at a buddy's house (he owned all the equipment and had a perfect basement for racking) then I moved. 12 years later my wife bought me a Mr Beer kit, I got the bug again and bought all new equipment this year.

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