Saturday, April 3, 2010

Macintosh Plus iPad stand

Macintosh Plus iPad stand
Originally uploaded by mapgoblin
Beautiful blend of old vs. new.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Talk with a Web Designer

This image accurately depicts every conversation I've had with my family over the past 10 years when they ask "what do you do?" (thanks macfixer)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Twitscoop Knows What's Hot on Twitter

Twitscoop recently launched, which provides a tag cloud of the most popular chatter on Twitter. In what they claim is real-time, it's a fun tool that can prove handy to social media marketers. Imagine launching a campaign and watching real-time responses via user tweets.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

This American Life - An Animated Video

What a wonderful way to illustrate a light story about a couple that each saw a story differently. It's a playful way to spend 4 minutes. See it here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fun With Info Graphics

Stick Boredom
Originally uploaded by SA_Steve
This info graphic accurately depicts how I spent several hours of my week.

LEGO cupcakes -- brilliant!

lego cupcakes!
Originally uploaded by hello naomi
Mix and match cupcakes for fun? That will only last so long, once the pieces become consumed. These will disappear faster than leaving a small child with actual Lego pieces.

My wife was inspired by this artist, baked cupcakes last night and attempted to create fondant for her own designs. But the result was a gooey, slimy icing-like result that didn't resemble the dough-like consistency she was looking for. After further investigation this morning, 2 factors were the cause: not enough sugar, and not enough time to set. Only 16 ounces of sugar and 20 minutes to set just didn't cut it. However the results were still delicious.

She's welcome to continue to try, try again... because I'll always be the willing subject to sample the results!

Friday, May 16, 2008

FriendFeed is a Friend Indeed

This week I aggregated all of my social networks into a single source on FriendFeed. It's an interesting way to broadcast everything from Twitter, my blog(s), Pownce, YouTube, etc. And it's easy to view all of my friends' postings at a dashboard level.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Clever Desktop Background Switcher

I've really been enjoying John's Background Switcher application (for PC). This handy freeware changes my desktop image by pulling online photos, by keyword, of my choice.

This little app has a fairly robust feature set. Right now I have my settings calling images from Flickr tagged 'urban, city, sky' changing at 20 minute intervals. I realize there's plenty of other apps out there with similar functionality, but this suits my needs and runs flawlessly.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Antiquities by Christopher Conte

The Morning News features a recent short, but interesting interview of Christopher Conte. He's responsible for creating these antique, industrial, living-organism-like creatures. Christopher's day-job as a prosthetics and artificial limb manufacturer is chillingly apparent in many of his sculptures.

You can see his work at his next NY exhibition on April 5th at the Last Rites Gallery.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Teenage Girl Who Can Only Eat Tic Tacs

A diet of only Tic Tac's? Sigh... I once had the same problem with LifeSavers.

Thanks to The Morning News for the link.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Letting Users Accurately Resize Text

Increasingly web designers are developing a compassion for users who would like to read their content. What a novel idea. A List Apart provides an interesting analysis of addressing website typography in CSS (found here), comparing line heights, pixels vs. ems, body size by percent, etc.

An interesting debate and worth a read.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Radiohead Download Site No More?

Being a past customer of W.A.S.T.E., the distributor of Radiohead's recent Rainbows album, I received an email from the company this morning with a surprising message:

We also thought you'd like to know that the download area that is 'In Rainbows' will be shutting its doors on the 10th December so if you've not yet downloaded, here is the place to go

The discbox will still be available at w.a.s.t.e. until they have all gone. We then have no plans to make further stock."