26
Jan

Where On Earth Did All Our Stuff GO!?

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in marketing, science

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The past couple of years have been fairly busy around the Holiday Season as we thankfully try to keep up. Many of our creations are shipped to clients across the oceans. Prospective customers also ask if we ship to their country. The thought occurred to me one day that it would be good to have a visual representation of where our creations have journeyed across the planet over these many years. Here's how we did it.

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21
Nov

The Blown Glass Space Collection

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in blown glass

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Give Me Some Space! Many of our friends, colleagues and visitors to our blogs and websites are Space Buffs. Either they work in the space industry as scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists, teachers, space artists, or are just plain crazy about space. We are, too, and we work the space theme into a LOT of our creations. We have developed many different artworks in glass of various types

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19
Nov

Our Police Box Fridge – Refrigerate! Refrigerate!

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in studio

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All work and no play dulls the mind. For Halloween, Joy thought that it would be a great idea to dress up our refrigerator as a parody on a Police Public Call Box. It's a French Door, bottom roll-out freezer style, so the double door design of a Police Box fits right in. How to make it happen?

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2
Mar

LinkLinkWoodworking and Glassblowing — A Great Combination »

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in woodworking


Baptismal Font and Basin

Joy's recent post about: The creation of a Solid Fruitwood and Hardwood Baptismal Font to accompany one of our Cast Glass Baptismal Basins.

22
Jan

A Brush With Greatness – Stephen Hawking and Me?

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in blown glass

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Sometimes, surprises can be a very good thing. Many times they're not but this one is very welcome and special, indeed. Late Friday afternoon a message arrived from Donna Stevens, our good friend at the Planetary Society, informing us of their surprise.

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19
Dec

Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Condensed

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in plugin, WordPress

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WordPress 3.3 hit release just a few days ago, so I dived into the code of the new Admin system to figure out what had changed.

As with all things open source, if you have a good idea that stands the tests of use and time, eventually it will find its way into core. As a result, my code is shrinking some with each new release of WordPress

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7
Jul

Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Enhanced

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in plugin, WordPress

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With the release of WordPress 3.2, it's time for a plugin update. The Admin Screen layout and menus have changed a bit, many things for the better, and Ozh updated his plugin for v3.2 compatibility. My turn. Going in, my concern was how to make these new changes and not have WordPress 3.1.x users end up with screwed up menu bars. No way to know until I dived into

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