“Who am I?”

The teaser poster for season 4 of the AMC Originals series ‘MadMen’ was released last week. The poster is at once familiar, simple and says a tremendous amount about what’s to come:

Don Draper is starting over and has all the tools he needs; his suit, his phone, and his cigarettes. In addition, he has established his footing and is looking towards the future.

For those who haven’t... Read more »

Unconventional speed tests for the browser

With Apple going all coo-coo bananas lately, it’s nice to see that another one of our favorite “do no evil” companies are producing some super slick stuff.

Now that the beta is available for Mac, many of the artists here have opted to install Google’s browser, Chrome. Those who have used it are claiming that the speeds are “ridiculously fast.” While there are still some anomalies and glitches in the beta release,... Read more »

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park.”

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think that it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for... Read more »

Reflections on a Mote of Dust

“We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every... Read more »

Best Search Engines For Designers To Find Icons and Icon sets

For a stunning graphical user interface designers always need sharp and crisp icons. But sometimes there is not much time for designers to create them from scratch. So, what are your options? Well, Shred Design has put together a list of six (6) search engines which can be really helpful for you in your icon hunt.

1. IconFinder

Iconfinder provides high quality icons for webdesigners and developers in an easy and... Read more »

Bill Watterson’s Kenyon College Commencement

Bill Watterson has always been a tremendous source of “warm fuzzies” for us here at BG. His philosophy and values are an inspiration and there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t think of our old friends Calvin and Hobbes

Because of this, and our looming networking event coming up this April, we thought that re-posting Bill Watterson’s Kenyon College Commencement from May 20, 1990 was in order. It is our sincerest wish... Read more »

How to Save Money During the Early Days of a Startup

Mint.com has a decent writeup on avoiding some common pratfalls while starting up your new business.

FTA: “There’s a lot of commentary on how to start a business, how to court investors, and how to sell a business. One theme that consistently falls through the cracks, however, is what it takes to, and what it is like to start up and run your own company on the ground level.”

Definitely worth a... Read more »