Category Archives: General

Sellwood Antique Stores

Emma Juhlin finally sent me another article. That chick rocks. She wrote a wonderful guide to the antique stores in Portland‘s Sellwood Neighborhood. It fits nicely with her other article about Bernadette Breu.

Cedar Cupolas at

We recently added cedar cupolas on the Thiese products make a very complimentary addition to our cedar vents and decorative shutters. Cupolas can be either decorative or functional, and provide extremely adequate ventilation when it comes to venting attics and barns.

Diamond Shaped Gable Vents

We have been getting bad about adding new products to…bad in the way that we don’t add enough. Luckily, Frank has been better about sending me photos, most recently he sent me a photo of a diamond shaped gable vent. So now I have added diamond vents to our website. I assume we will [...]

Why ReInvent the Wheel

Sometimes, I think I waste too much time trying writing custom scripts to perform functions similar to existing open source ones. Part of my problem in that regards is that I’m a control freak: there is always some special set of features that aren’t included in available packages, and I always convince myself that it [...]

Web Video vs. Cable

WebProNews published an article today entitled “The Future of Web Video“. YouTube might be the media darling (and I’m the old man who yearns from the halcyon days of the internet, when having a dot com name meant you could afford Network Solutions’ high fees and crappy email template registration thingy. The article barely glosses [...]

Quitting Smoking

Nine days ago, I accidently quit smoking. Pretty amazing, eh? I wasn’t planning on it, it just kind of happened. 7 days ago, it became a conscious effort, one which I have been doing well with. I decided to document in with a new blog: Kyle Quits Smoking

Portland Lighting

Jaime, the wonderful lady writing articles for PDXinteriors, has recently submitted an article about the importance of lighting as it pertains to interior design. She spoke briefly with David Ellis of Lux Lighting here in Portland. So if you are looking for some lighting tips, you know what to do. In addition, Emma Juhlin wrote [...]

Guide to Creating an Interior Design Program

We have posted a new interior design article on In this one, Jamie discusses the basics and importance of  creating a program for your interior design project. This should be helpful to the DIYers who visit that site, as well as remind the seasoned vets of their academic roots. Yeehaw!

New Bars Added To Eugene Barfly

I added about 13 bars in Eugene to the Eugene BarFly database. These include: Max’s Tavern Jo Federigo’s Horsehead Taylor’s Bar & Grill Diablo’s & Downtown Lounge Samurai Duck The Cooler The Old Pad Jameson’s Jimmy Mac’s Mac’s at the Vet’s Club John Henry’s Black Forest Tavern So there you are, review at will.

PDXinteriors Update III

I recently updated my Portland Interior Design site, with a nice new profile about antique decor and furniture, written by the wonderful Emma Juhlin. So that’s sweet.