Being Geek

“Dreamweaver was attempting to be helpful, but the moment it reformatted my code, I threw a fit. YOU TOUCHED MY CODE. Dreamweaver never recovered from that horrendous first impression.”

(From Being Geek by Rands.)

Complexity in Software

“So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.

— Insight by Ryan at 37signals”

(From Minimal Mac.)

The Future (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist) « Der Feuilletonist

“The future is this place at a different time.

Bruce Sterling”

(From The Future (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist) « Der Feuilletonist.)

Welcome – Ommwriter

Ommwriter from Herraiz Soto on Vimeo.

“A wise man once said ‘We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch.’ With multiple windows and applications all vying for our attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around.

Ommwriter is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us today: our capacity to concentrate.”

(From Welcome - Ommwriter.)

Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems • AisleOne

“Grids have been in use long before graphic design became a discipline. During the 13th– and 14th-centuries, scribes used the Villard Diagram to organize their handwritten manuscripts. In the 15th-century, Gutenberg and others divided their pages using the Van de Graaf canon.

The use of a grid is not a trend, it’s a fundamental skill that designers should possess. Grids have been around a very long time and are an important part of the design process.”

(From Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems  • Blog Archive • AisleOne.)

Bassjump – Bassjump – Twelve South

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“MacBook never sounded better.
BassJump makes those great sounding, built-in MacBook speakers sound even better by adding mid- and low-frequencies through one well-designed, travel-sized subwoofer. It’s a smart, simple way to dramatically improve the sound of your MacBook without cluttering up your workspace with a clunky set of replacement speakers and cables. Once the BassJump software is installed, simply connect one single USB cable, launch iTunes and enjoy the new and improved sound of your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.”

(From Bassjump - Bassjump - Twelve South.)

kung fu grippe : Three things about Marco Arment

Long but good:

“I no longer cringe with guilt when I come across a 1000+ word anything that I know I want to read — but which I also know I have no time to read right now. So, I hit a button, and I forget about it. Now — especially combined with Marco and Nostrich’s not-missable Give Me Something to Read — I have no excuse not to lose myself in longer pieces of non-fiction whenever the opportunity presents itself.”

(From kung fu grippe : Three things about Marco Arment.)

❧ The Web Mind of Sebastian Waters – “Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe…

“‘Less is more.’ – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

‘More is more.’ – David Tudor

‘Less is less.’ – Jason Fried”

(From ❧ The Web Mind of Sebastian Waters - “Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.)

teehan+lax » iPhone Needs a New Home

That would be cool (they are actually building a working version, just for jailbroken iPhones, though):

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“I’d have loved for this post to be the introduction of our latest iPhone application. An application that introduces a new default optional home screen. A screen that doesn’t require you to scan for red dots with numbers inside of them. Instead it would display information and notifications of things that are new and relevant to you. We’ll all have to keep dreaming for the time being. Unless you’re willing to jailbreak your phone it simply isn’t possible to develop and implement this type of hostile UI takeover using the iPhone SDK.”

(From teehan+lax » Blog Archive » iPhone Needs a New Home.)

the ragbag – arial & helvetica on friday, i hosted a screening…

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“[…] there ARE other typefaces and one of them is helvetica […]”

(From the ragbag - arial & helvetica
on friday, i hosted a screening…
.)