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October 10 2012



A wave and a circle are both two-dimensional projections of a helix.

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June 11 2012

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October 11 2011

September 05 2011


August 13 2011

i am afraid i don't. but i appreciate it (when it's got something). do you?

July 03 2011


Today I saw

- Parents tossing baseballs with their kids
- A dozen couples ballroom-dancing on the pier to some guy's iPod and speakers
- People wearing Puerto Rican flags as capes (there had been a parade earlier)
- Passers-by dancing to a street choir's impromptu performance of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
- A non-heteronormative assortment of intimate couples in the park
- A semi-pro (?) basketball game on a public playground drawing a huge crowd
- And many other scenes of general merriment

It felt like I had stumbled onto a movie set where everyone was an extra in some cheesy rom-com told to act as stereotypically happy as possible.
I think all of these activities might be forbidden by law and/or general grumpiness in Vienna.
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This is so me. At that point in a relationship with someone new I'm just not ready for their name yet: I'm focused on handling the stressful situation of introducing myself, and I have nothing to associate their name with yet.
Let's first talk for a while and then exchange names.
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have not seen THX yet!! would join you for that...

April 14 2011

Don’t Mimic Real-World Interfaces

Ben Brooks on Lion’s iCal and overly skeumorphic design:

The way to get people to love a calendar app is not to make it look like what they used 10 years ago, but to make it better than what they used 10 years ago.


March 22 2011

March 20 2011

Xkcd’s Radiation Dose Chart

Radiation levels, in context. Excellent work (as usual) by Randall Munroe. Bonus points for the use of Monaco 10px.

March 16 2011

The fear of missing out

Caterina Fake on the fear and hope that underlies social media.

FOMO -Fear of Missing Out- is a great motivator of human behavior, and I think a crucial key to understanding social software, and why it works the way it does. Many people have studied the game mechanics that keep people collecting things (points, trophies, check-ins, mayorships, kudos). Others have studied how the neurochemistry that keeps us checking Facebook every five minutes is similar to the neurochemistry fueling addiction. Social media has made us even more aware of the things we are missing out on. You're home alone, but watching your friends status updates tell of a great party happening somewhere. You are aware of more parties than ever before. And, like gym memberships, adding Bergman movies to your Netflix queue and piling up unread copies of the New Yorker, watching these feeds gives you a sense that you're participating, not missing out, even when you are.

The last paragraph nutshells why I love the web so much. (via @bryce)

Tags: Caterina Fake

March 10 2011



Welcome to the new home of Quicksilver App: Mac OS X at your fingertips.

Like a Phoenix from the ashes!

And I’d just come to terms with Alfred’s lack of a ‘comma trick’ or Image Manipulation Actions equivalent.

Via Minima.

March 08 2011

i am glad he (i assume bc of the voice) did! send him all the best from me!

March 07 2011

Bestselling Kindle author Amanda Hocking on reproducing her success

"This is literally years of work you're seeing. And hours and hours of work each day."  


iPhone app by Benrik creates serendipitous encounters with strangers  

March 04 2011

Apple’s ‘Post-PC’ World

Josh Topolsky:

It won’t be a debate about displays, memory, wireless options — it will be a debate about the quality of the experience. Apple is not just eschewing the spec conversation in favor of a different conversation — it’s rendering those former conversations useless. It would be like trying to compare a race car to a deeply satisfying book. In a post-PC world, the experience of the product is central and significant above all else. It’s not the RAM or CPU speed, screen resolution or number of ports which dictate whether a product is valuable; it becomes purely about the experience of using the device.

The thing is, for some of us, it’s always been this way. That’s why we stuck with the Mac during the stretches where Intel CPUs were faster and cheaper. What the iPad changes is that it takes things even further in this experience-first/specs-second mindset. Spec-wise — CPU speed, RAM, storage, expandability, pixel-count — the iPad pales compared to a MacBook. But experience-wise, it’s better. The iPad is slower, but feels faster.

January 12 2011

What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?

or: how technology can make even 22-year-olds feel old  

December 22 2010

thanks for the additional info :)

December 14 2010

wunderschöne, hoch-ästhetische werbung. denke allerdings auch an intensive abdrücke und evtl. gebrochene schlüsselbeine die man hier nicht sieht.
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