Don Orkoskey's Blog
On Don Orkoskey's blog you'll find articles I've write mostly about design, photography, ecological issues, social issues, and warnings about terrible companies. Read at your own risk. For questions, comments, or complaints write to me via the contact page.
Thumbtack.com Will Steal From Your Small Business
July 19, 2022: Thumbtack.com will steal from your small business. Theft is an integral part of Thumbtack’s business model. Don’t let them steal from you!
Design Challenge: Reducing Piles of Laundry in the Bedroom
August 18, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey discusses his design challenge: reducing piles of laundry in the bedroom.
Designing Weight Loss: Limiting Factors
June 25, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey discusses designing weight loss: limiting factors that he faced when losing weight.
Weight Loss As A Design Challenge
June 21, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about weight loss as a design challenge. Don lost over 100lbs in 1 year.
Peel Smart Remote Dumb Decision
May 24, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey talks about Samsung’s bloatware Peel Smart Remote which defaults to disrupting your phone’s ringer.
Cultural Consequences of Electric Car Charging
May 11, 2017: The cultural consequences of electric car charging have the potential to reshape the gas station experience in a profound way. Gasoline powered cars can be filled at a filling station in a few minutes and with the exception of full service stations the refueling requires us to remain at our car should the automatic shut-off fail or should it be a little overactive. Currently charging an electric car takes hours so it’s done while we sleep or while we work but all of that is going to change.
Calculating the Citizen Offset Cost Savings of Cities Such As Pittsburgh
May 10, 2017: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about calculating the citizen offset cost savings of cities such as Pittsburgh.
The Milk Bottle is Half Full
May 10, 2017: You might say that I’m a milk bottle is half full sort of person.
Heart and Soul
April 24, 2015: I’ve hear “poured our heart and soul into” a lot recently. Usually after a preventable failure. What would have prevented it? Brains
Small Engineered Wetland & Climate Change
October 25, 2013: Photographer, artist, and designer Don Orkoskey talks about small engineered wetland & climate change mitigation.
Permaculture and relocation
July 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer, designer, and artist Don Orkoskey discusses permaculture and relocation. As a species we move.
Straw Bale Workshop
May 27, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey recaps his experience at a Strawbale.com Straw Bale Workshop in West Virginia.