Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A look behind Norman Rockwell's process


Thursday, June 25, 2009

MagCloud geeks wow 'em at Cannes Lions ad fest

Gisele Wertheim-Aymes reports from the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival:
Sorry to say, it's not the creative talent or marketers who are setting the agenda here. Sure there are cool ideas, but it's the geeks who have created and will create more and more tools, unlocking a world of free and flowing communication and importantly captivating consumer attention.
Coming from a magazine publishing background I marvelled at MagCloud....
As chief geek at MagCloud I couldn't be more proud :-), but let's be real: tools and services like these are nothing without creatives to drive them. What motivates me each day is seeing people discover MagCloud and doing things with it they never could before.

Friday, March 27, 2009

That Which I've Missed While Paying Attention - John Battelle's Searchblog

That Which I've Missed While Paying Attention - John Battelle's Searchblog: "I spent a good couple of hours at HP this week as well. FM has done business with nearly every division of HP over the past four years, and it's remarkable to spend time simmering in the culture of a company that is, in just about every way possible, Really Grown Up."

Damned with faint praise.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The world of money

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Out of the stone age -- for another year or two!

My dev workstation as of two days ago was about 5 years old. As usual it is so much trouble to recreate the work environment that you have accumulated over such a long time that performance has to get *really* bad before I'm willing to upgrade to a new system.

What is not obvious is that's two quad-core 64-bit CPUs. Along w/8GB of RAM, I am now a *much* happier camper! My qualitative experience exceeds what Vista tells me it is, and that's not bad.

Let's see how long this lasts before I'm waiting on disk swapping again....

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How it's made: a personal newspaper

Printing & finishing, ooh la la! Can't get enough of videos like these.

the most fun Ben's had all year from russelldavies on Vimeo.

By contrast, digital production in an HP Indigo shop seems so, well, tame. Modern technology always seems to lose the visceral qualities of what it replaces....

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

YouTube - The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

YouTube - The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

Saw The Ting Tings on a DirecTV special yesterday, they had our 2-year old dancing wildly (she's good!) and the 8-year old pounding out the beat. Quirky vocalizations reminiscent of B52s and Talking Heads, just great!