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My Favorite Comic Book Artist

Posted by timothysboller on July 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Featured in the video is one of my favorite comic book artists and now DC's resident main man with his Batman artworks --- Jim Lee. This is his interview during the San Diego Comic Con, the haven for geeks and nerds like me :)

Remembering D-Day My Own Way

Posted by timothysboller on June 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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Every single day, I work in front of mycomputer and get updated with all kinds of news from all over the world. OnJune 6, 2012, I noticed that there were few stories that centered on the 68thanniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. Naturally, I was saddened bythat fact, since D-Day is basically one of the most important days in ourcountry’s history. Without the bravery of our grandfathers, the Nazis wouldhave remained in power right up to this very moment.


So with the apparent lack of interest ofthe world about the anniversary of the D-Day landings, I did some D-Daycommemoration of my own. I went to the Discovery Channel Store online, andordered myself a copy of the Surviving D-Day DVD. They showed this documentarylast year on cable, but I’d very much like to have my own copy of the entirething.


I’ve already seen this documentary last year,but it’s worth watching over and over again. I still could not get over someseemingly minor details that spelled the difference between life and deathduring the invasion. Who would have thought that what they ate for breakfast ortheir water-soaked ropes made them walk the thin line between life and death?Also amazing to behold are the application of “magic” principles in modernwarfare, courtesy of real-life illusionists. If there’s one DVD that tells usthings we never read about in school, this would be it.

Life Is A Highway

Posted by timothysboller on June 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I am making this post on my blog's title because it is how I see life. You start in one point and end on another one but along the way, you will go through roadhumps, sceneries, traffics and clear roads. Basically the composition of our lives - trials, amazing friends and family, obstacles and then smooth-sailing success on career and love.


And just like a highway, we are in it for a long ride as well as short ones, life ends unexpectedly and the least we expect it. Some goes far beyond they were expected, some don't but just like every ride on the highway, you should enjoy it.


Live and love.

The History and the Evolution of Binding Machines

Posted by timothysboller on June 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever since the world began, man found a way to record and write agreements and documents. It all started with the use of stone tablets and paper was only discovered when the Egyptians started using papyrus as a writing material sometime around 3000BC. During the first century A.D., people printed religious texts on sheepskin and were considered the first documents that were bound together. In the late 1450s, Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor, built the first printing press that made use of movable type printing technology. Fifteen years after the invention of the printing press, Gutenberg bound the first Bible, which is now known as the Gutenberg Bible. The document was the first of many products from binding machines.


In 1868, David McConnell Smyth patented a sewing machine that he used to bind books. In 1895, the perfect binding instrument, which is a binding machine still being used today, were created. Since then, paperback books were slowly being accepted during the early 1900s, and perfect binding machines like Duplo DB-280 and the Standard BQ-150 were used. Today, you can see a lot of large binding machines that are able bind and secure documents with more than 200 to 300 pages.


After the 2nd World War, office workers were in high demand and inventors worked hard to develop machines that were able to bind printed material, without the added size. In the late 1950s and 1960s, velo, comb, and hole-punch binding machines began to arise. Businesses made use of these printing technologies to strengthen their company, as well as the US economy. Business owners recognized the potential of printed advertising, and it was between 1930s and the 1960s where the first catalogues were created. Fast forward into the future, we can see a lot of binding machines that are compact and come in different size and functionality. In summary, binding machines have literally left a mark in history and are continuing to move forward into the future.

How to Avoid Office Clutter and Stress with a Clean Desk

Posted by timothysboller on May 29, 2012 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Whether you have your own office at home or a separate workstation at a different place, you cannot avoid the stress of facing a dirty desk. I know this from experience because I work as a graphics artist and my desk is riddled with rough sketches, pencils, pens, and other paraphernalia for my work. Sometimes, I find it too troublesome to organize everything, so my desk is pretty much cluttered all the time. It can get irritating at times because I do not know where things are located sometimes. How does one avoid all of this?



The contents on top of your desk are big factors on how organized your desk is, regardless of the size and shape. On my end, I usually save a lot of desk space by using a dual monitor stand. Instead of placing my two pieces of 23” monitors on top of the desk, the mount will hold them. The mount is then securely clamped into the side of the desk. You can easily get this mounts for as little as $200, depending on how many monitors it can hold. With a monitor stand, you now have 25% more desk space to work with.


Another important piece of furniture that you cannot miss out on is a paper divider or holder. You can also make use of the drawers of your desk, if you have any. Instead of placing your papers mindlessly on top, you can simply place them in the divider or in the drawer to avoid clutter. For graphics artists like me, you can also buy different pencil holders or boxes to hold your sketching tools. If you shop smart, you can find tons of nifty and useful small furniture to clean up your desk. All you have to do is do some research and make the time to clean up your desk.


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