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  1. JQuery /OAS/ Flash interstitial ad

    June 10, 2009 by pfranzen

    For those of you familiar with OAS (open ad stream) you know it can a be a bit of pain to work with / troubleshoot / hack.  SO for your benefit I’m posting a little code snippet. This combines JQuery with the OAS tracking tags and some basic flash to build an interstitial ad. Downlad here: interstitial

  2. December 5, 2008 by pfranzen


    Phone button configs

    Turns out, way back in the day AT&T tested a bunch of methods for dialing a pushbutton phone, now THAT would’ve been a fun project.

  3. December 5, 2008 by pfranzen


    The story behind studio logos.

    MGM’s motto is: “Ars Gratia Artis” -> “Art for Art’s Sake.”

  4. December 3, 2008 by pfranzen

    Chris Pullman: What I’ve Learned

    The VP of design for WGBH and Yale professor talks about 10 things he’s learned over the past 35 years. The Skinny:

    1. Work on things that matter.
    2. Work with people you like and respect.
    3. Be nice.
    4. Have high standards
    5. Have a sense of humor.
    6. Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.
    7. Variety is the spice of life.
    8. Institutions have a character, just like people do.
    9. We’re all in the “understanding business.”
    10. You are what you eat.

    I wish I was this friggin’ eloquent