Sunday, March 29, 2009

Progressive drop rates

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Jeff Kaplan has said some interesting things at this year’s GDC (expect a full account from us soon). One of them concerned a new technology that debuted in

Työmatkailun ihanuudesta

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Moni luulee, että kansanedustajien työmatkat olisivat jotain loma- tai huvimatkoja. Todellisuudessa nämä ovat kyllä työtä, paljon uuvuttavampaa työtä ja pidempiä päiviä kuin eduskunnassa istuminen….

Saturday, March 28, 2009

News: New online platforms are "another golden age"

Link: News: New online platforms are "another golden age"

Mythic’s Paul Barnett praises the freedom that iPhone, Flash and XBLA brings

GDC09: Takahashi says Noby Noby Boy was developed on 360

Link: GDC09: Takahashi says Noby Noby Boy was developed on 360




Speaking at GDC, Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi revealed that the PSN title Noby Noby Boy was developed on the Xbox 360. As to why it was then released exclusively on…

Overheard@GDC09: It's a small, small development community, be nice

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Sure, the video game industry is a multi-billion dollar behemoth, but behind it all are people — a few people … really, not as many as you’d think. So, while discussing his career…

Eurogamer on why OnLive is UnLikely to work

Link: Eurogamer on why OnLive is UnLikely to work

The new OnLive game streaming service sounds amazing — being able to play PC games from basically anything with a TV nearby is a dream for people tired of paying thousands of dollars to…

Friday, March 27, 2009

Jokakoti.fi

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Kun asialle laitetaan suuri suomalainen mediatalo ja tehtäväksi toteuttaa nettipalvelu, niin toimivan lopputuloksen aikaansaaminen on mahdoton tehtävä. Maikkari lanseerasi oman…

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Using Google APIs in an iPhone App

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Guest post by Tom Saxton, Idle Loop Software Design



In September, my small software company shipped our first iPhone app, a grocery list program called Grocophile. One of the most common…

Buzz Andersen: ‘What We Can Learn From MacHeist’

Link: Buzz Andersen: ‘What We Can Learn From MacHeist’

This is the smartest thing I’ve ever read regarding MacHeist. I wish I’d written this.

Kansalaisrohkeuden perikuva

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Vihdoinkin! Joku on saanut kunnolla tarpeekseen suomalaisten kauppiaiden kiskurihinnoista korkealuokkaisen oliiviöljyn kohdalla ja löytänyt luottopuristamon, jonka tuotteita aletaan maahamme tuomaan…

totes: it finally happened. i’m being fished by getty on flickr. 20% of sale and can’t use the...

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it finally happened. i’m being fished by getty on flickr.
20% of sale and can’t use the...


totes:


it finally happened. i’m being fished by getty on flickr.


20% of sale and can’t use the images elsewhere? oh helllllls no!


read: how getty is killing the stock photo industry


i…

Monday, March 23, 2009

Measuring the Design Process

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Scott Stevenson:

Visual design is often the polar opposite of engineering: trading hard edges for subjective decisions based on gut feelings and personal experiences. It’s messy, unpredictable,…

Richard Stallman: ‘The Javascript Trap’

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I waver between rolling my eyes at Stallman’s kookiness and admiring his singleminded determination.

My ‘Brands in Strategic Marketing” 23.3.09 guest lecture (Slideshare)

Link: My ‘Brands in Strategic Marketing” 23.3.09 guest lecture (Slideshare)

Here it is:



In this lecture I went through the most important findings of my thesis. At…

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kaksi vuotta hallitusta ja mikä toteutui?

Link: Kaksi vuotta hallitusta ja mikä toteutui?

Kaksi vuotta sitten kirjoitin heti eduskuntavaalien jälkeen postauksen nimeltä “Porvarihallitus, olkaa hyvät”. Kirjoitin silloin ennusteen tuloksen perusteella. Aika hyvin ennusteeni on…

It could happen to anyone

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magicmolly:

Legendary rocker Brian Wilson’s weight exploded in the years after his failed first attempt to complete the SMILE recordings - because he was eating too many birthday cakes.

He…

Friday, March 20, 2009

Apple Is a Design Company With Engineers; Google Is an Engineering Company With Designers

Link: Apple Is a Design Company With Engineers; Google Is an Engineering Company With Designers

Buzz Andersen, regarding Douglas Bowman’s description of the role of design at Google:

But I think a useful way to think about the difference between the two companies is: how likely is an…

Douglas Bowman Leaves Google

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Refreshingly honest look at Google’s engineering-dominated culture, from their first lead visual designer:

Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re…

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Guys + Augmented Reality

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A while ago (during christmas holidays) I familiarized myself with Augmented Reality.



After googling I found out through Mikko Haapoja’s blog that there was a toolkit for it for Flash. I got…

Gina Trapani Compares iPhone OS 3.0 to Android

Link: Gina Trapani Compares iPhone OS 3.0 to Android

Gina Trapani:

Personally, besides its Gmail client, the feature I love most about Android that the iPhone doesn’t come close to is Android’s pull-down “window shade” notification area, that lists…

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

on silver bullets

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In 1986, Fred Brooks suggested that there is no silver bullet. whenever something new comes along we like to repeat to ourselves, that there are no silver bullets. so I figured I’d go back and read…

Thursday, March 12, 2009

zerostyle: Hip-Hop mega mix in 8-bit from Mad Decent producer...

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Hip-Hop mega mix in 8-bit from Mad Decent producer...


zerostyle:


Hip-Hop mega mix in 8-bit from Mad Decent producer Tugboat.


Track List:
Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
T.I. – What You Know
Chamillionaire – Ridin’
Ludacris – What’s Ya…

mi adidas

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Adidas on lopulta lähtenyt customointi linjalle ja avannut mi adidas -palvelun. Jujuna on, että asiakas voi itse (tiettyjen reunaehtojen sisällä) suunnitella yksilölliset lenkkarit. Samanlaiset…

Tämä blogi vaarantaa lastesi moraalin

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Vantaalta alkoi ropista eilen sähköpostia:Vantaan koulujen tietokoneilta ei pääse lukemaan kaikkia tämän blogin kirjoituksia. Vantaan kouluissa käytetty nettisuodatin on nimittäin sitä mieltä, että…

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Top Ten List - March 2009

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I’ve been too damn busy getting my stuff together for the Japan trip tomorrow- not too busy to compile the monthly top 10 though. Here’s a real random list of songs I’ve been really feeling lately,…

Friday, March 6, 2009

Windows Mobile IE6

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Dieter Bohn’s “unboxing” video for the new Sprint Treo Pro spends a lot of time demonstrating the new IE6 browser for Windows Mobile. This is Microsoft’s latest and greatest mobile browser…

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Amazon Releases Free 'Kindle for iPhone' Application

Link: Amazon Releases Free 'Kindle for iPhone' Application

Amazon has released a free application that delivers Kindle book-reading to the iPhone:

Kindle for iPhone allows Apple iPhone and iPod touch owners to read Kindle books using a simple, easy-to-use…