Happy 8th Birthday Sam. I love you more than popsicles!
Podlexing, is a podcast advertising network from Lex Friedman. It does what it says: Sells ad space on some of our favorite podcasts.
Straight out of an episode of Portlandia.
Amanda Ghassaei, 24, from San Francisco has created the world’s first laser-cut wooden records using songs from Radiohead and Joy Division.
Can you imagine what Mumford and Sons would sound like on wooden records?
My beard is growing as I type this.
‘the ledge’, by wavefort. NOT made in Europe, but in Portland, Oregon. Of course.
Google CEO Larry Page:
“Every story I read about Google is ‘us vs some other company’ or some stupid thing, and I just don’t find that very interesting. We should be building Great things that don’t exist. Being negative isn’t how we make progress. Most important things are not zero sum, there is a lot of opportunity out there.”
Or as my wife’s grandpa used to say: “This is the tiniest of violins and it’s only playing for you…”
Suggesting speed limits for the autobahn is as politically toxic in Germany as gun control is in America. But it’s time to hit the brakes on the country’s reckless driving culture, comments The Local’s Ben Knight.
Couldn’t agree more. I don’t love driving on American Freeways, but I hated driving on the German Autobahn. Hardly ever a long trip without the encounter of a serious, often fatal accident.
Facebook Home is not doing well, and it’s because it’s designers are all using iPhones.
Must be another huge problem for Apple. Oh wait?
A Seattle man dribbling a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil for charity died this morning after he was struck by a car in Lincoln City.
How fast the tables are turning. A few weeks ago everyone was raving about the beautiful design elements of Facebook Home. Now we’re all tossing it out to the trash, because no one is buying it.
All that great design talent at Facebook might just be polishing a turd. They are “just” building an app platform after all.
Square introduces the “Stand” for the iPad register. The next phase to replace the retail Point of Sale system with an iPad and a Square register. Pretty brilliant.
I wish tools like this would’ve been out there in 2007 when I opened my retail shop.
The gamification of banking?
These kinds of monetary systems are designed to get customers to lock in a bunch of cash they can’t later get back out (no refunds or exchanges in this program, of course), and they’re baited with “discounts” to get people to dump large amounts of cash into the ether.
Horrible idea by Amazon.
There we go again.
Some great thoughts on one of the last shows on TV I still like to watch: Shark Tank.
Opening sequence of 007′s Casino Royale completely done in LEGO.
Today seems to be Youtube day… so many awesome videos.
When old people buy new technology… oh my. And that guy wanted to become the President.
He recorded a revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity on board the International Space Station.
Epic, in every sense of the word.
Hamish McKenzie takes a look at how the Lord of the Rings has helped New Zealand’s tech industry.
I’m a huge sucker for posters like these. I setup a whole Pinterest board to capture the coolest ones I can find around the web.
(Link via Coudal)
Delta Spirit’s self-titled album ‘Delta Spirit’ released in 2012 is definitely on the list.
Roll down your windows and give it a whirl.
(My musical tastes are becoming more and more ‘Americanified’… scary thought).
Olympia, are you listening?
A new study from the New York Department of Transportation shows that streets that safely accommodate bicycle and pedestrian travel are especially good at boosting small businesses, even in a recession.
Could’ve told you that one.
Learn to code.
Because if you don’t know how to code, you might just be a monkey on a bicycle.
I’d like to welcome you all to the first issue of The Loop magazine. This magazine will serve as an extension of my interests on The Loop Web site, with articles written by some of the great authors I’ve come to know over my nearly 20 years writing about Apple. All of the articles have been written exclusively for the magazine.
Is there a way to marry the brilliance of modern magazine content publishing and delivery aka, the Newsstand, with the gloriousness of print magazine covers?
Now, that would be a winner, wouldn’t it. Currently book and magazine covers are worthless on e-versions. This needs to change.
Almost a lost art these days. Which makes them an art form now I suppose.
Computers break them, not humans. Make them hard for computers to crack, by using easy, obvious words YOU can easy remember, but don’t make sense to anyone else.
The white one. The delicious one. It’s time, to eat copious amounts of asparagus. And celebrates festivals around it, and have it as specials on every menu. It’s Spring time.
Peter Nixey offers some solutions to Apple’s photo mess:
Make iPhoto on the iPad and the iPhone work well. Make them do clever things to give me fast access to my photos from the cloud. You did it for iTunes, let’s bring the magic a second time. Let me harness power of that splendid little device direct from the loo.
A couple things he didn’t touch on, I want to throw in the mix to consider:
What photos show up on my Apple TV stream? How can I easily access them and change around which ones to show there. My family has very much enjoyed having the pictures be beamed to my screen, but I have no idea what pictures show up there and half the time I can’t update/change the pictures on there.
Families often manage multiple iDevices and take pictures on them, how can this be brought together in a way that it’s completely synced and works for everyone?
File Transporter by Connected Data offers Dropbox-like features of wireless home-sharing. Which could take on some of the tasks, but only iPhoto treats images like photos and not like files. You need to be able to manipulate them, edit them and share them easily across devices.
Hopefully Apple will solve this mess, for us and for our kids.
The LEGO Club Magazine picture shows an awesome steampunk-ish city with high-rise buildings, steam-engine cars and elevated trains, and of course airships of all sizes and shapes. There are also lots of gears and steam everywhere!