Archive for January, 2006
Pearce posted this ad on his blog.
This is an ad for the pro-x fade faders, and the concept and video are fucking sweet. Check it out.
I love Champagne and I love good design. How could I not post this?
I ran across a link to this on a blog this morning and it was too sweet not to post.
I love the UI, and the load times are amazingly quick. This is way the web should/will work in the future!
P.S. Don’t get any ideas, I don’t have any practical use for this site.
As many of you already know Pixar was purchased by Disney for $7.4 Billion. Steve Jobs will become the largest Disney shareholder acquiring 7% of the company. (story)
Albertson’s, Inc., Boise, Idaho, announced on January 23rd that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the entire company to a consortium of investors for about $17.4 billion. (story)
Its interesting that the Alberson’s merger which is worth so much more than the Pixar deal has received relatively little press comparatively. It is especially surprising considering in some cities all of the grocery stores will be stocked by the same supplier. Price fixing anyone?
The Albertson’s story actually could effect consumers and families, yet the Disney-Pixar deal is much bigger news. Its an interesting juxtaposition to say the least.
I ran across this flickr today. It seems a graffiti artist named Eine completed the entire alphabet on the shop-front shutters in London. A few of the typography blogs are buzzing about the project, but I was more interested in how the shopkeepers felt about their doors being essentially vandalized.
I like this type of graffiti, the type that truly blends the line between art and mischief. I also like how the work is only visible at night when the stores close and pull down the security doors.
If it was my business, I’d keep my letter.
We would have zero problems with viruses and spyware.
Our team members could collaboratively work on the same document in real time while simultaneously while discussing the changes face to face over a video iChat.
The OS X goodies coupled with the Adobe Suite would enable to any team member to produce pro-level final products.
Our computers would work, and employees could get work done.
Our IT department could be outsourced saving money in the budget.
I realize this is a weird post, but battling daily with antiquated Windows based computers, buggy servers, sketchy email delivery, and constant crashes have turned me even more bitter toward the windows regime.
What is the point of technology if it hinders your employees? Was it worth saving money on hardware only to have your entire office stalled because of system failures and incompatibilities?
What is the true cost of a poor technology strategy?
I am always amazed when members of the general public open their mouthes.
rocketboom.com posted a vlog posing the question “Why is President Bush so awesome?”
The responses are priceless. View the video here
I snapped this picture through the windshield on the way to LAX. This was the best example of outdoor advertising I have run across. Perfectly targeted toward business travelers and paired with an amazingly strong statistic. Simple and effective.