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links for 2007-06-30

Ambient Findability and The Future of Search Peter Morville’s Google tech talk (tags: video google techtalk ia information findability)

iPhone Day is Upon Us

I just got back from visiting a coworker waiting in line for the iPhone at the downtown Seattle mall AT&T store location. He’s been blogging his experience all day since 5AM, when he arrived first in line. He’s gotten Starbucks, lunch and the all-important Top Pot Doughnuts delivered to him in line, and somehow his […]

links for 2007-06-27

Waiting for iPhone A friend put together a site to blog his experience waiting for an iPhone on Friday, as well as getting info from people waiting in line across the country. (tags: iphone apple blog product) Hitchens Book Debunking The Deity Is Surprise Hit WSJ article on the early success of “God is Not […]

links for 2007-06-26

Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace Danah Boyd analyzes current trends of both sites and how they’ve been changing. (tags: culture social facebook myspace article research web) The Opaque Value Problem (or, Why do people use Twitter?) Great thoughts on why social networks or any new service can seem completely useless to one […]

links for 2007-06-24

I Heart Michel Gondry And His Cotton Ball Clouds Amusing parody of Michel Gondry and his eclectic style, in the form of an MTV-Cribs-esque visit to his house. (tags: video gondry film parody humor) How to solve a Rubik’s Cube (Part One) Straight-forward instructions on how to solve a Rubik’s cube, with the basic algorithms […]

links for 2007-06-23

The Facebook Problem Good overview of some issues with Facebook applications, along with the “I have 250,000 users, now what?” post linked therein. It’s also an amusing microcosm for the current problems with Web 2.0 sites (tags: web2.0 web internet facebook social) ‘Folksonomy’ tops most irritating list It doesn’t help that a coworker consistenly mispronounces […]

links for 2007-06-22

Microsoft Surface Parody Video Hilarious video parody of the new Microsoft Surface. You can find the original video and voiceover at microsoft.com/surface. “One day your computer will be a big-ass table…” (tags: microsoft surface touchscreen multitouch interaction design hardware) Steam-Driven Dreams: The Wondrously Whimsical World of Steampunk Image gallery from Wired showing some interesting gadgets, […]

When Web-scraping Doesn’t Cut It

When you search for my name on the “professional search directory” ZoomInfo, you get some very interesting results. My favorite: I’m pretty sure their web crawling/scraping algorithm needs a little tweaking. Somehow they also connected an article about New Hampshire history (circa 1770-1790) which also mentioned a “Captain Chase Taylor”. Again, they might want to […]

links for 2007-06-20

Rejected WiiPlay Games Parody video of Wii Play/Sports. Some of these look fun. (tags: humor parody wii nintendo video games videogames) Asshole driven development Scott Berkun outlines some of the lesser-known product development processes out there. (tags: software development humor process)

links for 2007-06-19

New Profession Unfolding In Beauty and Geekery Interesting thoughts from Thomas Vander Wal on the emerging need to blend quantitative statistics and analysis skills with design. (tags: statistics information ia analytics web design data)

links for 2007-06-17

Designer//Slash//Model Amusing parody video from Digital Kitchen of the high-end design world. “My designs are beautiful because I’m beautiful” (tags: design video humor parody fashion) WALL-E Movie Teaser Sneak peek at the next Pixar film. (tags: pixar disney cg animation 3d movies teaser trailer)

Reading makes you think

In my last post I meant to include a bit of what I’ve been reading lately. I’m not the world’s quickest reader by any means (mainly for lack of time I dedicate to it) but recently I’ve been on a bit of a geeky brain-food book kick. Interaction Design – This is basically a text […]

links for 2007-06-12

Apple Site Redesign and Announcements People are saying they were let down by the keynote, but Safari for Windows, tons of slick Leopard features, (somewhat) open iPhone development, and a redesigned Apple.com seems pretty good to me. (tags: apple iphone safari leopard osx keynote) Real-time Web Monitor Akamai global data traffic visualization. Is it any […]

It’s been a while

Wow, it’s been more than a month since writing an actual post here. This fixes that, and I hope to pick it up more going forward. The Spring has been pretty scattered with work and play, and weeks of rain and then sun. Some things that have been keeping me busy/distracted… TV season finales – […]

links for 2007-06-05

Apple – iPhone – TV Ads Consistent with Apple’s marketing patterns. Demo the real product differences first, and then later focus on brand/image. (tags: advertising apple iphone gadget technology video) The Original iPod TV Ad Great comparison to the new iPhone ads, demonstrating the product first. Back in the day before the dancing silhoettes. (Quicktime) […]