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Introducing Tofslie Inc. – The Creative Studio of Edwin Tofslie

As of next week I will be heading out on my own to start up my creative company for now called Tofslie Inc.  It will be a Creative Studio where I will be doing many aspects of direction, design, ideas and more. I will be taking on new clients, but already have the privilege of working with many great people including my friends at StatSheet.com. I primarily will work on my own yet work with many other freelancers who will allow me to take on projects that I would never be able to tackle by myself. I will continue to help out my current company with projects, but it is time for a change. Time to spend more time with family as my lovely girls Lacy and Ashley are growing up fast, work on health, and the flexibility will allow this.

I believe God has led me to this point over many years of working hard through the good and the bad. The past few months He has opened many doors to allow me to do this that I could not even dream would happen. It has been a difficult decision, but also exciting. Kelly my wife has been so supportive though the difficult decisions, and is behind me 110%. Thank you and love you. Also thank you for all my family and friends who have been in prayer and very supportive through everything.

I am already busy as can be setting up my transition and even though we do not know what tomorrow holds, as for now, we have each other, health, family, a bit (or a lot) of work and faith. Here we go…. :)

Feel free to check out more at http://www.tofslie.com and say hi.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm, filed under Blog News, Design, Interesting, News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Hood River, Oregon – Where I live

I thought I would do a simple post that shows pics of where I live, Hood River, Oregon. I will update this as I get more cool photos or add a bit more info about the area.

This is looking at Hood River from the Washington side of the river. You can see Mount Hood in the Background and Hood River, in the foreground. Hood River is not named for the River in the front (that is the Columbia) it is named for the river that flows from Mt. Hood to the Columbia River. You can see where the Hood River pours into the Columbia, Middle left.

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Took this shot above the Hood River Valley. Mount Hood is on the left, Hood River is on the right, down by the Gorge and Columbia River.

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Hood River has a great downtown.

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Hood River is located in the Columbia Gorge. It runs from Portland, east down the Columbia River for many miles.

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on February 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm, filed under Cool, Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Apple Evolution Poster – Now updated for 2009

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 27, 2009 at 1:46 am, filed under Computers, Cool, Images, Interesting, Technology and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

44th President

Obama 2008

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 20, 2009 at 11:44 am, filed under Cool, Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Obama’s Presidential Ride

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on January 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm, filed under Auto, Blog News, Cool, Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

389 Years Ago

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on November 7, 2008 at 11:47 pm, filed under Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Liberty

“Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.”

— Benjamin Franklin

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on September 7, 2008 at 9:14 pm, filed under Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

One Week of Food

Click the image below to view the large view of what people eat and the price they pay for a weeks worth of food.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on September 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm, filed under Food, Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Interesting and awesome 70’s photo

Found on Flickr

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on August 18, 2008 at 3:55 pm, filed under Interesting, Photography. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

A Map of Nations That Do Not Use The Metric System

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on August 13, 2008 at 9:26 am, filed under Images, Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

E-paper magazine cover coming to Esquire

[ read article via boingboing ]

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on July 30, 2008 at 11:15 pm, filed under Advertising, Awesome, Interesting, Technology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

The Quick Link Bible

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on July 1, 2008 at 10:38 pm, filed under Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Obama’s Site Mischief… Hacked? I just received this email.

Looks like something fishy is going on with the company that powers Obama’s website. Mainly looks like somebody is sending other users who signed up on the site stupid emails or they hacked the email list. Knowing how dirty politics is, I would assume it is some rouge Republican or Hillary Lover.

I just received this email below that says it was sent from Blue State Digital… http://bluestatedigital.com/ the software and company that runs Obama’s site. Yes the email says yahoo.com, but look below that “mailed-by:” If gmail is correct, bluestatedigital may have an open relay or indeed have been hacked. Maybe the forum is vulnerable, but they may have actually gotten the server.

Looks like somebody got a hold of the emails there or something. I think I signed up to get updates a long time ago to see who this Obama guy was. I am not a democrat or really a republican for that matter. I am more a Ron Paul type guy. Anyway, Very Weird, please Digg Below and get the word out about this.

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 11, 2008 at 9:59 pm, filed under Blog News, Interesting, News. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Hypermiling – How to be a hypermiler + 100 Tips on how to save gas.

The Basics

With gas going for more than four bucks a gallon, lots of people are ditching their SUVs in favor of hybrids. That’s great, but you don’t have to shell out that kind of cash to get better fuel economy. A few simple tricks can boost your fuel efficiency by 10 to 40 percent. No single technique will max your mileage, but add ’em up and you’ll squeeze 5, 10, even 15 more miles out of every gallon.
Hypermiling 101:

  1. Go easy on the accelerator and follow the speed limit. It’s a no brainer, but how many people actually drive 55 mph? Fuel economy drops like a stone above 60 mph, so slow down. You’ll bump your fuel economy by 7 to 23 percent.
  2. Take all the junk out of your trunk. Why are you hauling those tire chains in July? When’s the last time you used those golf clubs? That big brush guard with the million-candlepower lights may look cool, but it’s killing your fuel economy. Every 100 pounds of stuff you’re needlessly hauling around drops your fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. Ditch it and it’ll rise accordingly. While you’re at it, lose the roof rack and gain another 5 percent. Keep the spare though. You’ll need that.
  3. Get a tune-up and use the lightest viscosity oil your engine will live with. A well-tuned engine is an efficient engine, and lighter weight oil reduces drag. Can’t remember the last time you had a tune-up? Getting one could raise your fuel economy as much as 10 percent.
  4. Keep your tires properly inflated. The softer the tire, the greater the rolling resistance – and the more gas you burn. Being 10 pounds under pressure can cut fuel efficiency by 4 percent. Pump those babies up!
  5. Don’t idle. How many miles per gallon do you get sitting in the drive through? Zero, that’s how many. If you’re going to be stationary for more than 30 seconds, turn off the engine

Advanced

Advanced hypermiling: OK, you’ve mastered the basics. Now you’re ready for the big time.

  1. Buy a fuel economy gauge. Nothing will turn you into a hypermiler faster than seeing, in real time, exactly how much fuel you’re sucking down. If your car was built after 1995, fuel economy computers like ScanGauge are plug-and-play. Older cars may require a vacuum gauge, but they’re pretty easy to install.
  2. Coast. Hyper-milers suggest turning off the engine and coasting downhill. Be warned, though – automakers and some consumer groups say you could lose the power brakes and steering, making the car hard to turn and stop.
  3. Inflate tires to the maximum pressure listed on the sidewall. The pressure recommended by the automaker is a compromise between fuel efficiency, handling and comfort. If you want maximum efficiency, go for the maximum pressure. The ride quality will suffer, but you’ll get better mileage. Here, too, critics have a warning – over-inflating your tires could lead to premature wear and poor handling.
  4. Lay off the brakes. In traffic, maintain a slow creep instead of accelerating and braking. Ignore the horns and middle-finger salutes.
  5. Draft. This one’s controversial because it’s dangerous. But we trust you: Inch up behind, say, an 18-wheeler, and kill the engine as you enter its slipstream (you’ll feel it). You’re drafting now, getting pulled along by the truck’s gas instead of your own.

100+ Tips on how to save gas (after the jump)

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This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 10, 2008 at 4:14 pm, filed under Blog News, Interesting, Technology. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Make Your Own Nike Running Mini

This entry was written by Tofslie, posted on June 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm, filed under Cool, Interesting. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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