Kill Bill – by Murat Palta. See more.
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“We have over a million apps on iOS. We have over half-million that have been optimized for iPad. That half-million compares to 1,000 for Android tablets. That’s one of the reasons, although not the only reason, why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app.” – Tim Cook
Half a million! But not Instagram, for example, which is just a “crappy stretched out smartphone” version. Tim assumes optimising for iPad holds some exclusive additional value, when a system that dynamically handles various screen sizes has some fairly obvious advantages of it’s own – one being: inflated phone layouts don’t look like cartoony pieces of shit with an inch of wasted screen padded around the app.
“Hurry Up” – Chris Piascik
What’s a hobo nickel? I’m glad you asked!
“The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coins, essentially resulting in miniature bas reliefs. The nickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favoured coin for this purpose.” – Wikipedia
Via David Archer
Minnesota Jim, meanwhile, seems a little confused by the proceedings. His victory seemed, at least in part, based on his age. At 83, he’s one of the few surviving bridgers — hoboes that rode on both steam- and diesel-powered trains during their time — and winning seemed to be a kind of lifetime achievement award. But he cautiously told the local paper that kids today shouldn’t ride the rails. “The trains show no mercy.”
Leon Nicholls recently uncovered code in Google’s Chromecast that may allow for ads on the “ready to cast” screen.
Geek.com picked up the idea and posited the possibility of video preroll ads, wondering if advertising may pave the way for Google to give the devices away for free (Google have mused on ad supported hardware in the past).
Street art. Brunswick, Melbourne.
Photo taken using Android Photo Sphere.
In Android version 4.2, Google added #photosphere to the Android camera. It’s a mode that lets you take multiple images in 3D space to create your own “Street View” type image using only your smartphone (see Views in Google Maps for a beautiful, rich introduction to Photo Spheres).
Sure, Photo Spheres are amazing when you go the full 360°, but the mode seems almost custom made for photographing street art. Here’s a few tips for getting a great fish-eye effect using your Android camera.
So, apparently it doesn’t take much to get Google spouting quotes from The Big Lebowski. What an age we live in.
I’ve wanted to do this for a while. Today was a good day, lots of stuff in the bag! Continue Reading…