Archive for September, 2007
If you’re like me, you occasionally like using the 3-D and other transition effects in Apple’s Keynote software. However, if you try exporting these videos to YouTube, you’ll find that they just don’t work. Between Apple’s exporting and YouTube’s importing, enough data is lost and/or compressed that the final result looks like crap. (While the [...]
Recently I happened to read some of Diego Rodriguez’s old blog posts, where he talks about fractal brands. Specifically, the best brands are fractal. Here’s a quote from his post: Definition of fractal, from Hyperdictionary: A fractal is a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be subdivided in parts, each of which is (at [...]
Courtesy of Guy Kawasaki, I recently read about a new business in the San Francisco area called TechShop. It looks awesome! I would love it if something like this came to London.
From the GQ interview, What is the greatest threat facing us now? People will say it’s terrorism. But are there any terrorists in the world who can change the American way of life or our political system? No. Can they knock down a building? Yes. Can they kill somebody? Yes. But can they change us? [...]
Strangely enough, this reminds me of rowing, or at least a few of our races.
From the New York Times article, “Molding the Ideal Islamic Citizen”. TEHRAN- The instructor held up an unfurled green condom as she lectured a dozen brides-to-be on details of family planning. But birth control was only one aspect of the class, provided by the government and mandatory for all couples before marriage. The other was [...]
… but I feel strangely compelled and repulsed. Why? Martha Stewart is now in the architecture, home-building and real-estate markets. Love her stuff? Well, now you can live in a house design that’s “inspired” by her own homes, and in a “Martha Stewart” community. My god… what has the world come to?
Hat tip to Marginal Revolution, the world’s most beautiful libraries can be found here. My favourite photos are below: