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    (Most Compact 20000mAh Portable Charger) Anker PowerCore 20100 - Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with Most Powerful 4.8A Output, PowerIQ Technology
    Anker

    This thing, you need. Run your smartphone for days.

  • Klear Screen iKlear Cleaning Kit for iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, LCD, Plasma TV, Computer Monitor and Keyboard (Cloth, Wipes and Spray)
    Klear Screen iKlear Cleaning Kit for iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, LCD, Plasma TV, Computer Monitor and Keyboard (Cloth, Wipes and Spray)
    Klear Screen

    I use this cleaner for my iPhone, iPad 3, iPad mini and MacBook Pro. It’s great all-around and won’t mess up the oleophobic coating on iOS device screens.

  • Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams
    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams
    Artic Silver

    If you’re having problems with your Adonit Jot capacitive touch stylus or Hex3 Jaja, you can improve its performance and reliability with careful application of thermal paste! For more on this, check out my capacitive touch stylus how-to fix-it guide. Months later (Sep 2013), my styli are still performing great!

  • Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint pressure sensitive stylus for iPad - Black
    Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint pressure sensitive stylus for iPad - Black
    Adonit

    Adonit Jot with Pixelpoint, works with a lot of new drawing apps on iPad.

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    Klear Screen's iKlear 8 oz. Pump Spray Bottle 7351-IKHP, Others, Electronics & Computers
    Klear Screen

    The stuff I use to keep my iPad screen nice and clean!

  • Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens
    Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens
    Studio Neat

    Awesome capacitive touch stylus created by Studio Neat. Great guys, great product. I use mine every day! Bradtastic Approved.

  • Adonit Jot Pro Stylus for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Other Touch Screens (ADJPG)
    Adonit Jot Pro Stylus for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Other Touch Screens (ADJPG)
    Adonit

    Adonit Jot Pro is an awesome capacitive touch stylus for iPad & other tablets.

  • Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad 3/4 - Walnut
    Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus for iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad 3/4 - Walnut
    FiftyThree

    Even if you consider yourself a casual doodler or note-taker, you’ll love this well designed stylus. Built for Paper by FiftyThree, the iPad app — however, many other apps support Pencil.

  • Bicycle Standard Index Playing Cards (Pack of 2)
    Bicycle Standard Index Playing Cards (Pack of 2)
    Sportsman Supply Inc.

    Playing Cards for your password creation or poker game!

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Thursday
May312012

Vector Art: Bradtastic Classic Abstract

by Brad Chin — please don’t steal art, we work hard on this stuff! :-)

As promised, here’s some classic art.

This dates back to around high school I think. I find it interesting, looking back at these old pieces, I wouldn’t use the same techniques today; there’s a lot that I would change, add and take away, but I still like the piece. (I probably wouldn’t post it otherwise!) But looking at it, I wonder, what do I like about this?

I see so many things that I’d do differently, and yet, there’s something other than nostalgia that speaks to me. It’s up to you to judge whether or not you think it’s good or bad, if it means anything… if it’s pretty, cluttered, whatever.

I like the colors. I like the flow, the feel. I like the background. I added the Bradtastic and saysBrad.com recently, and that might be my least favorite, though I dig it also.

Sometimes, I want some levity.

Recently, I’ve been posting pretty serious stuff. I’ve been working hard, and I’ve been very concerned with the state of our Union — America is in trouble, and there are many people seemingly apathetic, or perhaps willing, to let it crumble.

I live with a lot of pain. I’ve done everything that I can to cut back on the medicine, but that means that on average, the pain is worse. Some of my friends are suffering, too, in different ways, and I feel for them with empathy I wouldn’t have had when I created this piece, pixiestickhallucination. I hadn’t used any narcotic or any drug of any kind when I made this — no alcohol, nicotine… okay, caffeine, if that counts. Maybe ibuprofen (Advil).

I’ve had a hard few days; there was a fire in the building with toxic smoke — I still feel sick from it, nauseated and migraines come and go. I’m sore from rushing attempting to, hurredly, escape what I thought might’ve been a world-changing fire — not knowing I was moving toward the burning. Well. That’s life.

I suppose this piece reminds me of something else.

Maybe dreams. Life has changed so much. I don’t listen to music, watch TV and work simultaneously. I can’t, really. I’m listening to That’s All She Wrote (feat. Eminem)