Not a great work week. Too much going wrong, not enough time to do what I want or should be doing. Sigh. Still, spring is in the air and I did enjoy some tasty pancakes.
Picked up the Nintendo Switch and Zelda. Great new device with some clear rough edges and a feeling that I’ve picked up a kickstarter console. Zelda is bloody amazing.
How Ikea’s Billy bookcase took over the world – BBC News
Ikea’s humble bookcase epitomises a relentless pursuit of lower costs and acceptable functionality.
So simple but so useful. Still have some of these in the garage.
Startup workers see sexual harassment on ‘breathtaking’ scale in Silicon Valley | World news | The Guardian
Sexual misconduct, discrimination and retaliation are rampant and often ignored in tech startups that reject HR practices, women and people of color say
I take so much for granted. Some of the stories coming out from Silicon Valley are shocking.
How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool to Deceive Authorities Worldwide – The New York Times
A program uses data Uber collected to evade law enforcement in cities that resist the ride-hailing service, some current and former Uber employees said.
The Walled Off Hotel
Banksy and friends make their comment on Palestines plight.
SNEAKER BROKER on Vimeo
I’ve been picking up some more trainers recently and some of the prices on seemingly normal but exclusive trainers thanks to their brand or limited run is amazing. No different to ticket touts in my eyes.
The Video Game History Foundation Pitch Video – YouTube
This is great. It still annoys that gaming isn’t seen in the same light as other arts.
SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year | SpaceX
Exciting expensive but dangerous times.
Earth’s Orbiting Junkyard Threatens the Space Economy – Bloomberg
Rocket and satellite litter is endangering private space commerce. Enter the cosmic debris tracking industry.
Tourists always have to look out for litter, even in space.
Why Typography Matters — Especially At The Oscars
There was a major twist ending and a major snafu at the very end of the 2017 Academy Awards for the category of Best Picture. The wrong winner was declared. If you look back on the footage and…
Good analysis on what could have been done to help the presenters.
Hoefler&Co. on Twitter: “Ahoy @mantia. Nice work so far — here are some thoughts that might be useful. (Continues…) https://t.co/G0h49oB2uG”
This is why a touch/pencil interface is so good, and why Mac can sometimes feel a bit of a relic in comparison to the iPad and, dare I say it, to Windows as well.
Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up
If you ask anyone who knows me, I’m probably the biggest Apple fan they know. Ask for a suggestion of what computer to get, and I’ll almost certa…
Porsche Design’s Book One is a beautiful alternative to the Surface Book – The Verge
Microsoft surprised the world with its Surface Book hinge design, but it’s not the only company capable of creating a unique Windows-powered 2-in-1 laptop. Porsche Design unveiled its Book One at…
Really clever design. Expensive but delivers a lot in one device.
The Real Difference Between Google And Apple | Co.Design | business + design
Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.
Some good insight into what differentiates innovation at these companies.
Fed up with seeing crap presentations at work? Follow some of the advice on this site. Love it.
Alien: Covenant | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX – YouTube
The path to paradise begins in hell. Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchi…
Looking scarily good, but then so did Prometheus.
NEW Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer – WORLD PREMIERE – YouTube
This is the NEW trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and more, in theaters May 5th. Jimmy Kimmel Reveals What Really …
No Good Deed – YouTube
Zip it Stan Lee!
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