3 Great Twitter Analytics - For all types of users

For commercial enterprises,casual twitter users and the curious people like me.These guys provide the data.

Klout - A favourite of mine.

 Analyzes and provides data for metrics like followers, who you follow, Retweets,True Reach , Percentile rankings, Trending and how people react to your messages to form a 'profile of your account to form a personality type.
The reason Klout is slower than others is because they do it properly and they also reference and backcheck your twitter data against all their other users so it takes a while.But its correct.

Can be updated every 6 days

Twitalyzer - Speedy service with a Wide scope

Expansive and speedy.Another favourite. Lots of metrics, lots of data.It even allows for comparison between accounts, personality and other useful graphs and charts like Network mapping. 

Can be updated every day or so

Tweet Stats Good amount of stats and a good layout
Get a good amount of data in about 2 minutes. To get your data for your network you would have to wait a few hourse however.A good and fairly holistic site that offers a few features those above do not.

Worthy of mention
TweetEffect -Shows you what tweets made you lose or gain followers and when.
TweetLevel- Decent

Also twitteranalyzer.com CONTAINS MALWARE. -_-


POLL: Help! Which comment for should I keep?

A. Intense Debate - Example
Generating traffic not only for myself, the poster but you, the commenter.If you comment and provide website info.It creates a permanent link to it that updates as your website updates.Kinda cool

Versatile .Can add additional plugins
Improved Administrative features - IP BLOCK :D

Slower load time
Kinda big

B.Google Standard - Example
Loads quickly

Cant IP Block
Drop down menus...really?


15 Gifts for an Architecture Student

In some haphazard order of importance. 

15 Pens - Rapidographs , Koh-I-noor , Microns ,Calligraphy pens,Gel ink and even Ball points are great. Re-fill ink is another idea.
14 Pencils and Markers - Prismacolour markers,pencil crayons and Pastels.For pencils get a range of pencils 6B to 6H
13 Paints - Acrylic , Watercolour , Gouache ,Oil paints, Ink . Its good to ask what medium they prefer.
12 THE BORING STUFF - Sketch Pads, Erasers , Sharpeners, Set Squares, all the run of the mill things that sound like lame presents but ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS NEED THEM. (Moleskines :D )
11 Large format Portfolio - To hold all their art and materials [24x36"]

10 A Place to sleep other than the ground -Cots , Inflatable beds , Sleeping bags
9 Coffee. - Get them some JABLUM. Best in the world
8 Electronics - Headphones to get in the zone,Camera to take pictures of your work , Scanner , Laptop, Printers the list goes on...
7 Drafting Table - Now they can work at home...sometimes
6 Power Tools -Get things cut and get them cut fast., Hand-held , Nothing huge and clunky,
Rotozip Saws [Recommended] ,Mini Circular Saws , Jig Saws etc

5 A sweater - ♫ For those cold lonely nights ♪
4 Arch Mag Subscription - Reading material is always great
3 A graphics tablet - Cannot stress how useful these are. Wacom sells these
2 Architectural books - Please see #4

1 Sleep. Give em a break sometimes

Congrats your now Gay...

By societies standards at least.
Stuff like this make me lol. Click to enlarge
Wallpaper :P here
Pass it along guys.


5 Architecture Blogs that are above the mundane

A Lot of "Architecture Blogs" out there just, copy paste, pick the best picture then Link and call it a day.
This post is dedicated to the blogs and resources out there that make an effort to give their readers something new and unique.


A popular arch blog. Manaugh writes on a variety of Architectural subjects something there is sure to interest you
Art and Design blog that really brings some fresh stuff to the table.


This is pretty heavy reading.That might turn off lots of people but dont knock it till you try it.

Jody Brown
Sketch everyday has a wonderful concept which im sure you've guessed already.A daily dose of architectural drawings.Its a good practice too for architects and students alike.
Sketch everyday is part of the InFILL group of sites check them out Here.

This is one of my favourites .Eikongraphia brings you some exotic articles that are so completely fresh, deep and insightful.So this was firmly planted in my number one spot but hey be your own judge.

Other Unique sites are 
Coffee with an Architect
ArchMaiik - An Architectural Comic

Oh and feel free to drop a comment saying "But what bout this blog?!"
Its always good to explore more stuff.


A Tribute -A wallpaper for the Console gamer

Maybe ill make more.  Didnt really turn out how i wanted but hey...


To the Architect - A series

Painting in the Background is The Professors Dream
Empty Version 1024x720 Here

Hopefully this will grow... :P


Bait Up # 2 - DarCHComic

I coloured this you can see it here.Personally I prefer the mostly monochrome one

Seriously though these are things I'm going to remember and bring up even at a reunion or some dinner party somewhere.The lulz shall be summoned.


Bait Up 01 - DarCHComic

Those who know...will know. LOL #Thatisall also #Twitter
This was actually pretty easy to do...Being Monochrome and all.
Also a part of my fasting from Photoshop.I have #2 almost done should drop tomm.

Also those who dont know...this may seem like a very odd comic lol

The perfect fonts for Anything...

A site dedicated to collecting the best of the best typography for use by anyone.These are open source fonts.Commercial and Personal use is allowed so long as you give credit to the author.

So far the selection is quite professional.After remastering my font collection I wanted fonts that were a bit more business like that I could use in projects and publications.I found what I was looking for.

With that said check out their site, submit some of your work and hopefully we'll see the collection expand.

These guys made this composition possible . Raleway thin + Chunk
Messing around with illustrator again


Idleness in Illustrator - The first couple of minutes

So I was testing out illustrator...this was the first couple of minutes before I started doing the previous post

Kahlil Gibran , The Prophet

Celebrating 4 years of relationship and 200+ blog posts
My favourote book on Philosophy,

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Then a mason came forth and said, Speak to us of Houses 

Your house is your larger body.
It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night

Then a scholar said, Speak to us of Talking,

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips,and sound is a diversion and a past time.
And in much of your talking,thinking is half murdered.

Then Almitra spoke and said , what of Love,

When love beckons to you , follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
For even as love crowns you
 so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth
 so is he for your pruning
But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleaseure.
It is better for you to pass out of loves threshing floor,
Into a season less world where you shall laugh,
 but not all of your laughter,and weep,
 but not all of your tears.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed.

Then Almitra spoke again and said,What of  Marriage

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls

Fill each others cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the Hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak and cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Then a woman came forth and said, Speak to us of Sorrow

The self same well from which your laughter rises
 was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,
 the more joy you can contain.

Is not the lute that soothes your spirit
 the very wood that was hollowed with knives?

When you are sorrowful, look into your heart
 and you shall see that in truth you are weeping 
for that which has been your delight.

The Prophet .pdf - Free  complete ebook 


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