Monthly Archives: December 2009

think big

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. […]

You gotta kick off with a killer

The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it […]

sky footage

Just a little snippet I shot over the holidays en route to see my nieces and nephews. The video camera on the iPhone 3G S is really handy.

iTablet

As anyone who reads this site knows, I love great design and thus – I love all things Apple (I also own a handful of shares of AAPL) and I have a deep respect for Steve Jobs. As much as I love Apple products, the press really needs to ease off the amount of published […]

Local (Real) Apps or Web Apps

While it may be true that there’s some developers abandoning the app model for HTML5, there’s certainly some that are sticking with the app model and making a nice living at it, like Tapulous, who it was discovered this month, is making over $1 million per month in App Store sales. It’s no doubt that […]

Nice spin, Nokia

Nokia’s EVP of Markets at Nokia, Anssi Vanjoki (via NYTImes.com): So why didn’t Nokia move more quickly to counter Apple and Research in Motion in smartphones? “We didn’t execute; we were aiming at too geeky a community,” he says. “Apple is made for the common man. It’s more for Joe Six-Pack than techno-geeks. But we […]

An answer to WHY

When evaluating one’s own work, a designer should continually ask herself why. Why did she use that color? Why did she place a particular element in that exact spot? Why is it that specific size? Perhaps these were intuitive decisions, but there was still a reason behind them. Understanding those reasons will make a designer […]

The ‘What’s Next’ mentality

Headlines like this reveal a lot of what’s wrong with consumerism, especially consumerism in technology. I’m used to seeing them on tech blogs like Gizmodo and Engadget, but no one is immune to it, even the Wall Street Journal. “The new Canon camera has 12 megapixels, but when is the 20 megapixel version coming?” “Why […]

thoughts on ActionScript 3.0

What do I think about ActionScript 3.0, as someone who hasn’t really coded a (micro)site in over a year (save for the splash page I just made for one of my clients at Roundarch, I hope no one ever has to see the redundant, convoluted code I created to make it work)? I like it. […]

it’s not that cold …yet.

…and even if they hadn’t told me, I would have known it was the coldest winter ever …because …I have not had one THOUGHT …I have not been able to complete a sentence in my own head. I find myself walking around going, ‘You know what I should really — FUCK IT’S COLD!’

NYT: Microsoft Is Losing Fight for Consumers

via the NYTimes.com: The underlying problem, Mr. Anderson said, is cultural. “Phones are consumer items, and Microsoft doesn’t have consumer DNA,” he said. Microsoft, surrender the whole battle for the consumer markets. Lose the Silverlight, you don’t know how to make emotional experiences. Put that Surface table out on the curb for recycling to pick […]