Forrester: Social Technology is Like Sex. Now there’s a rich metaphor. Twitter as codpiece. Facebook as worn-out streetwalker. The mind boggles at the possibilities ...
Rest in peace, RSS. Sorry, dude, I don’t agree. Auto-generated Twitter feeds are largely chaff, slower to mentally parse, and take longer to weblog with ... until better software comes out.
Related: Tweeters use Twitter for Business. Mental note: set up separate business entity on Twitter, in copious and fictional spare time.
A BBEdit upgrade is available.
How to Turn Humdrum Photos into Cinematic Portraits. If you’re allergic to Photoshop, don’t click.
“Wouldn’t it be neat if I could take the designer’s work, import it into Flex and then interactively turn the design into real code?” Tobias talks about Adobe Flash Catalyst.
Many Twitters are quick quitters: study. “Twitter’s audience retention rate, or the percentage of a given month’s users who come back the following month, is currently about 40 percent.” I believe it, yet folks said weblogs were a flash in the pan, too.
Hey, Prince of Persia’s still around. I suppose it’s nice to have the 3D gimmickry ... I think companies should keep the classic versions available for a lower cost.
I miss ...
the KPT Spheroid Designer. After hours of use, I actually understood the interface and even enjoyed it.
Damien’s got a great article up: Building a Mac Tech Utilities Drive. I’d been wondering, now that I’m back on Mac, if DiskWarrior was worth picking up. Looks like it’s still just as great when you’ve got your kiester in a jam.
I think I just experienced retinal detachment.
New Scientist, Tech:
Innovation: Mind-reading headsets will change your brain. That’s all we need ... another excuse to not move around.
Zen and the art of emailing. “The average person sits at a computer for several hours a day and uses e-mail more than 50 times and instant messaging 70 times. And if the person interrupted by email happens to be at work, it will take 16 minutes and 33 seconds on average to get back to what he or she was doing previously ...” Time to decrease the refresh interval of email.
Refrigerator magnets ...
for Twitter. Twittermagnets.com. Alas, for my Twitter feed subscribers ... a new time-wasting addiction.
The art of the title sequence. ‘Quantum of Solace’, the title sequence, was such a letdown after ‘Casino Royale’.
Caustic Graphics launches real-time ray tracing platform. A custom hardware board (or more) is the way to do it. My old TVL system in the early 90’s used three true 32-bit buffer boards in a 286/386 Windows 2 PC, and I was doing live broadcast effects. The boards were interlinked, and I could ‘punch’ a mask or graphics to any of the three boards (with alpha channels). Loading into two boards while one displayed made up for the slower hard drive load times and slower CPUs of those days. I had all the effects of today’s Powerpoint or Keynote, along with live After Effects-style capabilities. Interface was simple, the graphics were optimized for video projection. Alas, TVL is no more. Can’t even rent the hardware now.
An introduction to cloud computing. Just for my own edification; hopefully I can forward this to a few clients to explain the tech. Haven’t watched it yet.
10 Reasons to Avoid Joomla. I’d rather stick icepicks in my eyes, than try to template some of the other CMSs. Major reason why I use Expression Engine.
The latest Twitter client du jour. This time, ‘Tweetie.’
Now what would really be cool is a canned, self-running tweet creator that adapts to your particular ‘voice.’ Enter your mood, what music you’re listening to, what news your reading, etc., and let ‘er rip. I mean, who needs to waste brainpower typing trivia?
Later: Oh, jeez. I think, therefore I tweet?
XHTML 2 vs. HTML 5: Real World Matters. The proliferation of new tags may throw me back even harder into BBEdit, using Tag Maker.