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Bittbox/Photoshop 101: True Black (CMYK).

75. 68. 67. 90.

12/21/14 • 11:52 AM • AdobeArtsBooksDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

EOSHD: Fuji X-T1 v3.0 firmware now available/24p video mode/full frame with Speed Booster ULTRA.

Of note.

12/19/14 • 10:48 AM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Supercharged: Akrapovic Full Moon Motorcycle Concept.

Wild. Art Deco and modern.

12/18/14 • 07:57 PM • DesignVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Poets & Writers: Typewriters in the 21st Century.

The USB Typewriter is a kit of electronica that, when installed on a typewriter, sends whatever is typed on the machine to an attached digital device—a computer, tablet, or smartphone—where it is stored as electronic, and thus editable and uploadable, text. The converted typewriter still works on its own, in the traditional fashion, with or without a device attached.

12/18/14 • 10:00 AM • ArtsBooksConsumptionDesignHistory • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: The US Navy’s new GhostSwimmer drone is terrifying.

Eventually, we’re going to weaponise them.”  Kinda attention-getting. I would have gone with a smaller flying fish. Unnoticed in the water, with both air and water capability. You don’t have time to react before it sails by.

12/17/14 • 08:19 PM • ComputingDesignPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: All-original Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona to be offered by its first and only owner.

Meh. I never admired the design of the Daytona. The curves don’t tug at my heartstrings. Liked my 240Z of the same year much better.

12/17/14 • 07:22 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Github/xooyoozoo: BPG Image Comparison.

BPG is pretty impressive. Look at the texture of hair as you compare.

12/16/14 • 10:44 AM • DesignInternetMobilePhotographyProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BittBox: Make a Dotted Line in Photoshop.

Omigod. Why didn’t I think of that?

12/12/14 • 02:03 PM • AdobeDesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Insider: Field Report on the New Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II.

Sounds promising.

12/12/14 • 01:18 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: A tale of two cités: can the Philharmonie de Paris bridge the social divide?

The Philharmonie’s banks of seating are nested inside the much larger shell of the hall, floating free of its walls, making for an intimate experience in a large space: ‘no audience member will be more than 32 metres away from the performers,’ says chief executive Laurent Bayle, ‘but the room is large enough to be very resonant.’” Looks quite interesting. Proof is in the sound, of course.

12/12/14 • 11:52 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryMusicTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hemmings: ‘Most expensive car crash’ Ferrari 250 GTO restored by Ferrari Classich.

No inkling of the final cost. But it sure is wonderful to see the short video of it out on the track for the first time since the crash. Lovely exhaust note.

12/10/14 • 11:44 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Storify: There is No Fold (with images, tweets).

Finally, someone with recognized authority calls BS on the myth. Thank GOD.

12/10/14 • 11:08 AM • DesignInternetMobileProgrammingWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Skeleton 2.0: Responsive CSS Boilerplate.

Lightweight. Not had an opportunity to try it yet, but bookmarked nonetheless.

12/09/14 • 08:09 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Luminous Landscape: Sony A7 MKII Hands On.

No Virginia, there is no 4K video. My guess is that this is being reserved for the anticipated A9 model due some time in early 2015 – at least according to the rumour mill.” That’s going to put a damper on sales ... a ‘better’ A9 model?

12/09/14 • 11:49 AM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Return of the Cafe Racers: Vibrations recycled Honda CB750.

Brilliant. Old signs and drums become the bodywork.

12/08/14 • 11:21 AM • ConsumptionDesignVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Mussolini’s mistress’s Alfa Romeo 6C Sport Berlinetta takes to the block.

It is also understood from Spögler’s documented recollections that this was the very car that Petacci and other members of her family drove in convoy from Milan in a bid to find refuge across the Italian border in 1945, only to be stopped by partisans close to Lake Como. Her fate after capture, along with that of Mussolini, is well known, and it is remarkable to think that her last journey took place in this incredible Alfa Romeo.” Beautiful, but given that history, not one I’d care to own.

12/06/14 • 05:05 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Moo Letterpress Business Cards.

Mass market letterpress. For a price.

12/05/14 • 01:53 PM • ArtsConsumptionDesignSmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Apostrophe CMS/Node, MongoDB.

So WYSIWYG, it kind of hurts my brain. YMMV.

12/05/14 • 10:50 AM • DesignProgrammingSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Classic Driver: Treasure trove of 60 barn-finds includes ‘lost’ Ferrari 250 GT SWB.

Oh. My. Freaking. God. Magazines! Rotting magazines. Unbelievable.

12/05/14 • 09:34 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Skyline: Evolving CSS Architecture.

Along the same lines as the previous post.

12/04/14 • 03:03 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Zurb: Foundation for Apps is Here!

I use Foundation quite a bit these days. Still playing with other frameworks, too. But this is nice to know about.

12/04/14 • 03:02 PM • DesignProgramming • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CR4: Ford’s Huge Gamble – the Aluminum F-150 – Goes into Production.

Hmmm. Depends on how good their engineers are at predicting stresses on the aluminum. Dents/shear failures are what I’d concern myself with. But 70-some-year-old aluminum airplanes are still flying around, too ... beautifully dented and dimpled, but airworthy.

12/03/14 • 02:36 PM • ConsumptionDesignGeneralVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Guardian: Why even an old ruin can be so elevating for the human spirit.

I’ve expressed this before; in travelling across the US, all the great WWII era buildings ... grand stone courthouses, libraries, post offices ... I wonder where that great civilization went, and what happened. Nowadays these things are insta-builds or prefabs. Glorified trailers, falling apart upon install.

12/01/14 • 11:14 AM • ArtsDesignHistory • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Australia’s Isis Downs sheep farm ‘car of kings’ arrives at Bonhams Bond Street Car Sale.

Taking in the Outback in style, they were. These old vehicles had some pretty outstanding suspensions. Model As and Ts will surprise you with their offroad capabilities.

11/30/14 • 12:50 PM • ConsumptionDesignHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Black Friday App & Book Deals for Developers, Designers & Entrepreneurs.

Some good stuff. Pixelmator is 50% off, if Adobe’s CC offerings are too dear for your overstressed wallet.

11/28/14 • 12:37 PM • AppleArtsDesignInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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