- An aircraft carrier entirely made of Lego It’s difficult to know how to react to this, except that it’s pretty beautiful and fascinating. I’m interested to know whether it’s based on any specifications or if it’s more of an interpretative work…
- Old but good and I’ve not linked to it before – the Microsoft iPod box redesign parody… Rumour has it that this was done by Microsoft themselves – probably someone relatively high up in a design department trying to make a point…
- Wired News reports on a French attempt to force Apple to use an interoperable standard for its music store I have to say my personal opinion is that this would be a very good thing. Holding your users to ransom seems to me a terrible idea and the agreement on a DRM solution that is popular and not limited to one supplier a much better one…
- Wired News’s review of V for Vendetta is a pretty fair representation of the film, I think… “But as it bounces between genres — a bit of melodrama, a dash of political intrigue, some half-hearted footage of a fascist dystopia — the film doesn’t seem to know how to look or feel”
- Be smarter at work, slack off suggests CNN money… It’s an interesting theory – that creativity comes from associative thinking and focusing away from your main objectives for a bit. Not sure about the glowing Google representation, but hey…
- Odeo has an old BBC radio report on blogging in which Heather Armstrong and I feature Nice flash interfaces, Odeo – I wonder if they make them available for people to present in post audio on their sites – sort of You Tube-ishly. That would be pretty cool.
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Odeo does have code that you can paste in to put the viewer on your site. If you click the HTML link underneath the viewer on any item it will give you the code.
That lego ship is so intense! Someone had a serious amount of freetime on their hands!
I couldn’t find any other place to do this, but thank you so much for putting your Carson Workshop talk online. I found it absolutely fascinating and, as a relative noob to the development world, it greatly upped my understanding of some very complex ideas.
Loving the iPod parody. It’s one of the best analogies I’ve seen for the usual designer vs. client struggle, ie. simplicity versus let’s-put-every-aspect-of-our-message-into-the-design. If I had a penny for every time I heard something along the lines of: “It looks fantastic, really cool, love it…but that whole area’s blank – can we put something in there?”…Grrrr.
Still, that’s the job.
Unless you work for Apple.
The Microsoft parody was apparently created by people in Microsoft as an example of the bad packaging they’ve often employed.
What is this resurgance with Lego. This is the 5 or 6th fantastic Lego model i’ve seen in 2 or 3 days, and is by far the bestest! wish i’d had enough bricks to do that when i were a nipper!!