02.06.09 by Jeff

My Pecha Kucha!

As promised, here is my presentation at Pecha Kucha here in Vancouver. I was a bit nervous as I don’t normally speak in front of 500+ people and it was tricky to do it without any control over the slides but I survived!

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View the video below!

iPod-compatible video. (Right-click to download)

Listen to the audio. (Right-click to download)

Huge thanks to Bruce Sharpe for filming this and putting it online – he’s got a great video archive of Pecha Kucha presentations on his blog.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • That was so funny!

  • haha thanks eric!

  • Grace.J

    hahahahaha love it!

  • i’m sorry i missed it.
    glad to see the video though

  • haha, good stuff!
    congrats on the huge success in just one year! well done.

    • cheer wesley! hopefully things continue into year #2!

  • Shinead

    It’s finally here! great talk!

  • sierra

    hey – you did a great job of keeping it entertaining and balancing with insight into who you are and what you do. I’ve been to these in chicago b4 (there was one tonight i guess but i no longer live there…) nicely done.
    p.s- thanks for upkeeping an inspiring blog!

    • thanks Sierra! it really ended up being a lot of fun!

  • Wow, Jeff!
    That was so engaging!

    You are one funny dude!
    🙂

  • sr

    wicked! that Trevar Linden drawing should be a Basement Clothing T-shirt!

  • JUSSSTTTIINNNN

    i have a tiny toy of that pig-in-the-pickle-car
    GOOD CHOICE!

    • where did you get the toy? i am on a mission to collect Richard Scarry’s books but never thought about the toys

      • JUSSSTTTIINNNN

        hmm ive had that toy since i was litle so im not exactly sure where i got it, but it think it might’ve been from mcDonalds~ hmm

        ohman AND i remember we had “the busy world of richard scarry” video game for the sega genesis. i miss that.

  • Yeah, cool pecha kucha!

  • That was dope man. You dropped some knowledge.

  • that was great 🙂
    “DON’T COME TOO CLOSE” will stay with me forever.

    • i should scan in all the drawings from that one sketchbook they are hilarious

      • I think you should do a post about your drawings from that sketchbook. It’s always nice to see work from when you were young.

  • Ann

    jeff hamada, good man. 🙂

  • Corinna

    Haha I liked that, you’re funny Jeff 🙂

    Your first drawings made me smile, cause some of them were very similar to mine that age..

    good job!

  • thank you both! maybe my whole presentation shoulda been the drawings haha

    • Corinna

      the rest was great too 😉

  • Jon

    Great stuff!

  • Yeah, talented speaker. I’m glad you mentioned Denmark heh.. I believe that’s not very often that country is mentioned in the US heh..

    And funny to see the face behind this website heh..

    • im from Canada actually – the talk was here in Vancouver

  • Rebeca

    there was a pecha kucha night in my city once, very few were as entertaining and funny as you, superb job 🙂

  • Hi Jeff,

    Yeah, it was a great talk. It is also great that you are honest about yourself, how you approach you work and above all you expressed the humble character that most successful people have.

    I too get nervous when I have to present.

    Good for you for helping the people in Sri Lanka to build their homes after Tsunami. You took many meaningful and beautiful photos.

    • hey thanks for the kind words Cho-wai! my trip to Sri Lanka is probably the thing im most proud of and maybe the best experience of my entire life so far. i’d like to go back there actually

  • sorry.. ofcourse.. canada heh.

  • Yeah, that is a good idea.

  • Kyle

    Nice job, this is a great video and captured the evening very well.

    Cheers!

  • emily

    – but it has made me really want to see some of your ceramics work

  • Gretchen

    You were pretty awesome. I think everyone who presented was nervous. Your presentation was funny and you inspired a lot of people. Cheeeesy but true!

  • congrats!
    PKN is a fantastic event, I’ve been to the origin place in TOKYO and had a lot fun! 🙂

    • thanks Carol – i’d love to go there at some point, somehow i’ve been to Japan and not Tokyo.

  • pandora

    terrific job! very inspiring!

  • Ha good stuff, very inspiring. Richard Scarry takes me back. 🙂

  • woah, for some reason i thought you’d be a woman…





24.07.16 by Jeff

Pokémon Go: Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart

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Download: The Complete Pokédex Character Reference Chart

 

Pokémon Go has taking over my free time the past couple weeks, and it’s weird because I never watched the show and don’t play games on my phone. Is anyone else in the same boat?

I read about the guy who apparently found all the available Pokémon but I couldn’t find an image of all the revealed characters. I was also surprised that it was so difficult to dig up an entire chart of all the Pokémon silhouettes to be able to know whether something close to you is worth searching for. Any longtime fans of Pokémon will already be able to recognize the silhouettes but I’m not so a chart like this is kinda crucial! Consider this a tool for anyone new to show or the game.

The image above is essentially what it looks like to complete your entire Pokédex! This image above is the entire chart with all the characters revealed and below is the full chart as silhouettes (with and without titles). Full credit goes to Reddit user Jadael for posting the images here.

 

Essential Pokémon Go resources:

The Silph Road – this subreddit aims to be the largest online community of Pokémon Go users offering lots of findings.

Lvl 22 Player Giving Small Tips of Advice – this post on Reddit really answers every question you will have about the game and specific advice things like quickly levelling up.

Pokémon Go IV (Individual Values) Calculator – if you want to take the game to the nerdiest level possible, use the Google Doc linked here to accurately calculate if you should continue powering up your Pokémon or transfer it and move on.

 

Maybe I’m a huge nerd for liking this game but I can’t remember the last time I walked around my city and struck up as many conversations (albeit very nerdy conversations) with so many complete strangers of all ages. So far I’ve found 67 Pokémon and I’m level 17. Any other Booooooom readers playing?

Complete Pokédex Silhouette Reference Chart below!

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22.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jonas Burgert

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A selection of paintings by Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Oda Jaune

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I can’t stop looking at these paintings by artist Oda Jaune, who was born in Bulgaria and now lives and works in Paris. They’re just so weird! I love them. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Nicolas Dehghani

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Some fantastic work by Paris-based illustrator Nicolas Dehghani. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Amy Sol

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A selection of paintings by artist Amy Sol. More images below.

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