Archive for February, 2010
February 25, 201011:13am
The modern workplace is … optimised for interuption … interuption is the enemy of work, the enemy of productivity, the enemy of creativity, the enemy of everything
Managers are the biggest problem because their whole world is built around interuption. That’s what they do — management means interupting. “Let me call a meeting, because that’s what I do all day — call meetings”
If companies were more focus on getting rid of interuptions they’d get a whole lot more work done
via Big Think
February 24, 20104:08pm
These old fashioned social media books covers by Stéphane Massa-Bidal must have been great fun to make
February 15, 20108:45pm
Where does my money go? Here’s where.
More beautiful that useful visualisation of the proportion of colours in Flickr photos taken in throughout the year. Which side’s winter then?
February 10, 20108:38pm
I should spend more time on Google public data Explorer. The kind of visualisation that encourages discover of trends hidden in data
via Google Public Data Explorer
Christoph Niemann illustrates Google Maps with his usual wit
Townscape from the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, January 2009
February 5, 20107:24pm
I’ve been tasked with creating a suite of iPhone/iTouch home screen icons for work. Since we have a lot of apps in development the powers-that-be wanted to know how they would all look all together. Using this kit as a template I created a Photoshop action to automate the process. It was created in CS3
Download iPhone Springboard Photoshop Action
February 2, 20108:27pm
I kept a log of my dreams for 2.5 months, then categorized them by type, mood, cause, etc. through color and lines. I also provided a dream catalog with short, descriptive titles. The image created by the intersecting lines and circular calendar is representational of a dream catcher.
Rather beautifully rendered dream visualisation from Kailie Parrish, student of fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
I do not think there can be any life quite so demonstrative of character as that which we had on these expeditions. One sees a remarkable reassortment of values. Under ordinary conditions it is so easy to carry a point with a little bounce; self-assertion is a mask which covers many a weakness. As a rule we have neither the time nor the desire to look beneath it, and so it is that commonly we accept people on their own valuation. Here the outward show is nothing, it is the inward purpose that counts. So the ‘gods’ dwindle and the humble supplant them. Pretence is useless.
Robert Falcon Scott