I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.
At :45 minutes past in my office, without fail, a symphony of chimes and bells from Androids and iPhones sound. This marks the reminder for the next meeting at the top of the hour. No longer a call to prayer, our mobile devices instead sound a call for assembly.
Go where the climate suits your clothes. - Woody Guthrie
I often waver between an unquenchable need for self-criticism and an optimistic appraisal about where I’ve found myself in my career. As this economy continues to fluctuate, designers should take a perspective on what we do as being a pretty good gig.
Thanks again for coming out to the ballyard this week for our Meetup. We had a great time talkin’ PhoneGap and watching the A’s beat the Dodgers 4-1. Looking forward to our next event and seeing you all around the meetups soon.
Another Surface parody, courtesy of @isaach. Mr Ballmer, wherever you go – there you are.
It takes a long time to become very young. - Pablo Picasso
Sometimes the best way to learn about the web design world is to close your browser and open up a book. Erin Kissane’s The Elements of Content Strategy does just that. Just one part of A Book Apart’s series of “brief books for people who make websites,” Elements covers content strategy’s basic principles, its origins and what it produces.
Had a great time last night watching your Oakland Athletics with a great group of devs who love PhoneGap and the new Cordova build. Thanks for coming to the meetup, we’re going to do it again in a fortnight.
The Business of APIs, more aptly described as a well-published pamphlet is a great starter to anyone interested in the use of APIs for business, either externally or internally.
Something about the synthetic nature of Gary Numan’s Cars being reproduced in a browser makes this my favorite of the Moog Doodles. #moogdoodle
With Devo playing at the MoMa last week, and the unfortunate passing of MCA, this track seemed to merge stories nicely.
I stumbled upon reference to this book when looking at requirements listed around a User Experience Designer position on Craigslist (not for me – a colleague’s posting, I swear). The posting required any potential applicant to have read the book, and have an opinion it’s merits.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? - John Wooden
Anything BOTH chimp and Kubrick-related makes it automatically my favorite animated GIF. Click through to full size image to see the monolithic petting. Courtesy of Teehan + Lax.
In addition to assaulting your fellow commuter’s eardrums, you can now also sear their retinas.
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This past weekend saw a great turnout for the Interaction Designers Association REDUX – a recap of talks presented in Dublin, Ireland in early February. The San Francisco chapter of the IxDA gathered at Adobe in China Basin on a glorious spring day.
I wonder how this evolved, whether a step in the stamping of letters got overwhelmed by the cadence and had trouble keeping up. It would be a great motivator to make sure you don’t miss the beat, but I can imagine large piles of letters at my desk – still waiting for the next verse to come around.
Wet. Wet. Wet. There’s nothing like the smell of damp nerd to get 35,000 people in the proper mindset to learn and experience the latest in technology trends here at SXSW.
We’re winding down our time here in Austin, and the nerd masses are readying to vacate town to be replaced by the much hipper and edgier music crowd.
Prior to attending Strata, I had participated and presented in several data visualization programs that housed within larger, related conferences
If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG -- Bill Gates
I once had a very wise teacher proclaim that using dial-up was like drinking beer through a straw. This was late 1999, and he was riding high with Flash design work and his newfangled DSL. Fast forward to a more tumultuous point of his life 18 months later and indeed, it was all straw for him, as his bandwidth was ruled an extraneous expense. Nostalgic memories of possibility as my 14.4k modem connected me to the knowledge base of the GHWBush world.
Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road. -- Stewart Brand
Another Kubrick Animated GIF, this time of Alex and his droogs drinking Moloko Vellocet at the Korova before a little ultra-violence.
The release of this version was a turning point of my teens. I was enough of a loser that I had developed my arcade skills to the point where I was ready to privatize to the console wars. Yet, the separator between good and great players was the joystick, as the default controller was too hard to do the special moves with. SNES, I am with you.
Earlier this year, we at had a great day at the ballgame with a number of developers of API-based applications. No easier way to get nerds together than to offer them free tickets, buy them beer and root, root, root for the home team. One API-guy in attendance was Kin Lane from the professional blog API Evangelist.
Five years ago, we thought of the Web as a new medium, not a new economy. -- Clement Mok
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. -- Omar Bradley