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links for 2007-10-23

Flickr Places Announced Some great new geography and mapping integration coming from Flickr. The hot tags feature sounds like a good way to provide news-worthy streams of photos worldwide (or potential for tag-bombing?). (tags: flickr mapping geography maps photography geotagging) Information R/evolution (YouTube) The latest from Michael Wesch, who did the earlier “The Machine is […]

links for 2007-10-18

Amazon One-click Patent Rejected (pending rebuttal) This is awesome, and long overdue. (tags: law legal amazon patent intellectualproperty) I Played Through Episode Two Holding A Goddamn Gnome (Spoilers) Valve entirely out-did themselves with the achievements in the Orange Box. They’re an entire sixth game of their own, but this is surely the craziest. If only […]

links for 2007-10-12

New, Full Length Golden Compass Trailer! Looks even more amazing than the earlier trailer. I just hope they call it an “alethiometer” in the actual film. (tags: film goldencompass movie trailer)

Internationally Published Photographer? Dubai?

About a month ago I got a message on Flickr from a Japanese publishing company, CONEX Asia Network, requesting to use a photo of mine in a business magazine of theirs. Even more surprising was that they wanted to use it for Dubai Business Today which, “focuses on informing Japanese businessmen the various aspects of […]

Allow me to introduce you to Coffee Milk

Having gone to school in Rhode Island, I was exposed to the somewhat odd beverage of Coffee milk. Exactly as Wikipedia describes, it is a syrup-flavored milk similar in consistency to chocolate or strawberry milk. I knew it originated in Rhode Island and was common there, but didn’t realize it was so popular to be […]

links for 2007-10-09

Futurama – Benders Big Score – DVD-Trailer Hooray! Futurama is back! (YouTube) (tags: futurama dvd movie trailer humor)

links for 2007-10-06

How Creativity Is Killing the Culture Long but interesting write-up on how an over-abundance of creative people might lessening the quality of actual art, music, writing and most importantly: the audience for all that art. (tags: art creativity creative culture)

links for 2007-10-05

Visualizing Fitts’s Law Great explanation and examples of the principles involved in some fundamental human-computer interaction concepts. (tags: article design ia interaction interface hci usability ux) Play Doh: Sony Bravia Ad The latest Bravia ad with more large-scale colorful antics. (tags: sony video advertisement bravia)

links for 2007-10-02

Buy n Large Fake corporate website as part of the promotion for the next Pixar movie. This is supposed to be the company that built “Wall-E” the title character. (tags: pixar film movies disney marketing humor walle) Radiohead’s next album, In Rainbows Coming soon, downloadable from the site, with purchase prices entirely up to the […]