Nice Things And Useful Things Found Around


John Brosio – painter – whose work I found via This Isn’t Happiness in my Tumblr stream.

Finn Dean – a painter and illustrator whose work I found in my Tumblr stream. If you don’t use Tumblr, I heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to find the things that otherwise just don’t appear on the radar.

If you don’t do anything else with this post, do take a look at Finn’s work.


Prototypo font creator that is currently in beta.

Today Yannick and Louis-Rémi have joined forces to revive Prototypo and make it even more awesome (and real)! It’ll be an online app, it’ll be open-source, it’ll be released soon, with your help!

Sendy self-hosted email newsletter hosted on Amazon SES.

Send newsletters, 100x cheaper via Amazon SES

Composer write once and send to many social networks utility. (6 Jan 2020 – No longer in business)

Composer allows you to write once, and publish everywhere. It enables you to post to multiple social networks simultaneously.

Trello Online Project Boards

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects and ideas into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process.

A Trello board can have a variety of uses and mean different things. For example, you can use Trello to plan a vacation, organize a marketing campaign, or track the launch of a new product.

If you want to join Trello and you want Trello to give me a month’s worth of Trello Gold for leading you to their service, leave a comment here and I will email you from within Trello. If you sign up from the link, I get a month of the Gold service. I have earned one month thus far but haven’t activated it. It isn’t a biggie and the full 12 months of the Gold service is $45/yr and you get…

Additional stickers and board backgrounds
Upload your own stickers, backgrounds, and emoji
Larger attachments
A very rare crown for your avatar

Like I said, it’s no biggie. The standard Trello allows Tamara and I to share boards, so we can use it as a project planning tool. We have other tools – and of course there is always Google Apps – but Trello is pretty and clean.


  1. Signed up for Composer, and my email also went to spam folder. The font site looks really interesting.

    Good to see you again.


    1. Nice to hear from you.

      My mother passed away. Not sure how much to write about it – part of me wants to shout it out.


      1. I almost suspected/sensed that that could have been the case. I’m truly sorry. There aren’t any words in these cases … at least I always find myself at a loss of what to say, because it feels so pointless to tell you that I’m thinking of you and I know what it feels like. Allow yourself to mourn.

        Had it been me; I’d write.


Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.